27 episodios

This Thing Called Movement is a podcast exploring the unique experiences and journeys of people’s movement journeys, detailing not only the specifics of which movement practices people are engaging in, but diving into the deeper aspects of how Movement connects us in all other aspects of life.

This Thing Called Movement Marie Janicek

    • Salud y forma física

This Thing Called Movement is a podcast exploring the unique experiences and journeys of people’s movement journeys, detailing not only the specifics of which movement practices people are engaging in, but diving into the deeper aspects of how Movement connects us in all other aspects of life.

    Episode 26: Preparing for the Unpredictable, featuring Annie Vo

    Episode 26: Preparing for the Unpredictable, featuring Annie Vo

    Episode 26: Preparing for the Unpredictable, featuring Annie Vo

    Annie Vo is a highly accredited fitness professional and a true veteran in the field. She has taken on many leadership roles during her career, including business founder and owner, educator as Senior Instructor of RKC and Team Leader for PCC, and also services clients through her private personal training business in NYC. In addition to her work as an educator and trainer, she is also studying for a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology. I have the deepest respect for Annie; she is such a devout professional in her work and is so authentically committed to honing her craft in as many facets and possible, and I am honored that she devoted her time to record with me and share her story here.

    In this episode we discussed Annie’s induction into fitness, her relationships with different fitness modalities, specifically weight lifting and kettlebells, and most uniquely a recent unexpected and unfortunate attack she suffered this past year in NYC. This gave us both a very different lens to explore and unpack her movement history, how movement has influenced her life, and got us talking about the complexities of confrontation and aggression in social situations. One of my favorite components of our conversation was Annie’s explanation of how to manage our resources of time, focus, and effort, and how these resources are always being shifted into different parts of our lives depending on the choices we make in allocating them.

    To connect further with Annie and to learn more her work, you can contact her through her website or Dragon Door, both of which are listed below:

    www.annievo.com

    www.dragondoor.com


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    Episode 25: Subjective Experience vs Objective Observables, featuring Jason Hamera

    Episode 25: Subjective Experience vs Objective Observables, featuring Jason Hamera

    Jason Hamera is an accomplished professional in the fitness industry, holding the title of Director of Education for Procedos, a training system and tool developed to create a structure around increasing variability within movement patterns. He is highly intelligent, studiously thoughtful in all the choices he makes, and takes on his role as a leader in the fitness industry with great integrity and humility. His passion regarding the value of education and understanding how to improve the ways we share, teach, and expand knowledge is contagious, and I am thrilled to share Jason’s brilliance with you all in the conversation we created here.



    We discussed the importance of honoring both sides of the spectrum of movement and exercise, understanding the relevance of both, and developing the sensitivity to shift along the scale between the two to reinforce one another. Another big point we circled around several times was the distinction between subjective experience of the professional/practitioner, versus objective observables within movement and exercise. And finally, my favorite point Jason honed in on is the difference between instruction and education, and how education is the self-sustaining model that the fitness industry is currently missing. These are just a few of the many topics covered here, and I hope you all enjoy tuning into this episode as much as I did recording it.



    To connect further with Jason and to learn more his work, you can check out his Instagram or contact him directly through the email addresses listed below:



    Instagram: 

    @jason.procedos



    Email: 

    jason@procedos.com

    Jason.hamera@gmail.com

     

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    • 1h 14 min
    Episode 24: Moving with Meaning, featuring Marissa Hamera

    Episode 24: Moving with Meaning, featuring Marissa Hamera

    Marissa Hamera is a holistic health coach and an educator in the fitness field, specifically as a Master Trainer for Procedos. Similarly to myself, Marissa also hails from a professional dance background and found her way into fitness through her recovery from a series of injuries sustained during her dance career. She is incredibly thoughtful in her expertise, generous in her service to others, and holds a distinctively warm and welcoming presence for everyone she interacts with.



    I loved digging into some of the nuances of Marissa’s experiences in dance, specifically her connection to Graham technique, what drew her to it, and how it shaped her understanding of the world and herself. We discussed the importance of diversity of  movement practices, and how cultivating that diversity of movement ultimately supports all of the movement practices you are engaging with. And finally, one of the cornerstones of our conversation here was the importance of small scale changes and movement initiatives, and expanding on how there is no such thing as insignificant effort when it comes to movement and taking care of your body. I am so grateful to Marissa for devoting her time to recording with me and sharing her experiences and insight with all of us- this was such a fun conversation to have and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!



    To connect further with Marissa and learn more about her work, you can find her through her Instagram and website listed below:



    IG:

    @marissahamera

    Email:

    Marissa.hamera@gmail.com



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    • 57 min
    Episode 23: Exploring the Movement of Consciousness with Miriam Van Groen

    Episode 23: Exploring the Movement of Consciousness with Miriam Van Groen

    Miriam van Groen is a fascinating human being, on the leading edge of facilitating some incredible and unconventional work. She specializes in Guided Tripping, an intentional practice that uses psychedelic substances as tools for opening awareness and creating fluid integration between blocked aspects of our consciousness. She observes and guides movement on an entirely different level, looking at the movement of thoughts, feelings, memory, of our consciousness as a whole, and how that ripples into the rest of our lives as a result. Psychedelics facilitate a high level of access to our bodies and felt sense, that can create a blueprint for that connection to continue in day-to-day life. Naturally, I was incredibly drawn to Miriam and her work, especially given the foundational premise of intentionality around the substances, the space, and the experience itself.


    We created an incredibly rich dialogue together, exploring the interwoven nature of consciousness, the mind, the body, and the psyche. A few of my favorite topics we covered included understanding the default mode network we operate from and how to rewire it, the importance of being able to show up in work, relationships, and in life as your whole self, and how minor shifts in framing perspective create huge changes in how you relate to your world and experiences, specifically shifting from controlling and fixing to exploring and allowing curiosity to lead. There really were so may incredible threads we touched on, and I am so grateful Miriam took the time out of her incredibly busy work and travel schedule to meet with me and share her insights.


    To connect further with Miriam and learn more about her work, you can find her through her website listed below:


    www.guidedtripping.com


    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/guidedtripping/


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    • 1h 19 min
    Episode 22: Prioritizing Process over Product, featuring Ara Morton

    Episode 22: Prioritizing Process over Product, featuring Ara Morton

    Ara is an incredible climbing instructor and coach. I had the pleasure of meeting him this past fall and sharing movement practices, life stories, and exchanging so many different ideas about the relevance of movement in our lives. Ara has a particularly unique relationship with movement in the sense that climbing was a modality that took him completely by surprise, and resulted in his entire life become transformed by it and becoming more entrenched in it. He is incredibly impassioned by the wide variety of life skills and principles climbing demonstrates, and how the practice of climbing itself lends to assimilating many important life lessons.



    We discussed the distinction of process over product, and how the very nature and culture of climbing is all centered around the never ending opportunities for growth and challenging oneself. Another important topic was the importance of facing both fear and failure, and how encountering both of these components with regularity allows us to be more adaptable and confident in life. And finally, we got to dig into the value of movement as a vehicle of healing, on a wide variety of spectrums. This episode was so much fun and we expanded so many different topics and concepts here- I hope you all find as much enjoyment listening to this conversation as I had in creating it!



    To connect further with Ara and to learn more about his work at Beta Climbing and Fitness, you can check out their Instagram page or their website listed below:



    Beta Climbing and Fitness:

    https://www.betarocks.com/

    @betarocks

     

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    • 1h 14 min
    Episode 21: Living Inside of Your Authenticity, featuring Tim Brainard

    Episode 21: Living Inside of Your Authenticity, featuring Tim Brainard

    Timothy is a trailblazer, completely upending the way we not only see the world around us, but most importantly how we choose to live in it. His invention and development of WholeSystem Human is a unique integration of the various methodologies and practices that Tim has put to use in his life in order to find his authenticity and live within it elegantly. His various services and offerings within WholeSystem Human allow him to facilitate the same experience for every one of his clients with a sensitivity and profound understanding of human experience and feeling I have rarely seen. Not only have I had the incredible pleasure of being able to be in consistent conversation with his intuitive brilliance, but I’ve also been on the receiving end of his Mirror Sessions and other offerings and was blown away by the clarity and integration his time and focus delivered to me.



    We had perhaps one of the most stimulating conversations I’ve had in my lifetime in the course of this episode. The major thread that lead us through it all was our exploration of words and their power; both as vessels of meaning that shift in context of conversation and time, and also in their ability to be containers for larger ideas and concepts, some of which by nature cannot be defined. Relationship ended up becoming a keystone topic of this conversation, and we extrapolated the many different ways relationship shows up in almost every aspect of our lives. And finally, perhaps my favorite part of this conversation was Tim’s discovery of sensitivity as the greatest gift movement has offered him. I cannot begin to lay out all the incredible wisdom and enthusiasm that permeates this whole episode, but I am thrilled that Tim and I were able to capture our excitement on all these topics and share it through this recording.  



     To connect further with Tim and to learn more his work, you can check out his website or his Facebook profile listed below:



    www.wholesystemhuman.com
     

    Facebook: WholeSystem Human

    https://www.facebook.com/wholesystemhuman/

    Facebook: Timothy Brainard

    https://www.facebook.com/timothyrbrainard

     
     

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    • 1h 11 min

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