A weekly podcast for everyone who is interested in the body as more than just a brain-taxi. The podcast contains in-depth explorations of embodied topics, and hosts guests from around the world. Speakers have expertise in diverse embodied areas from yoga, to martial arts, to body therapy, to dance, to theatre, to bodywork. The podcast is also full of practical tips and experiential exercises. It can sometimes be a bit cheeky and contains swearing so bear that in mind. With Mark Walsh of The Embodied Facilitator Course (http://embodiedfacilitator.com) and Embodied Yoga Principles (https://www.embodiedyogaprinciples.com).
What are you going to do with that? Place, Embodiment and the Saltwater Songlines Project - With Narelle Carter-Quinlan
Narelle Carter-Quinlan joins Allison Lindsay to talk about the human embodied connection with the places we inhabit, embodied ecology, mapping our bodies to the lands that we inhabit, the Saltwater Songlines Project, using dance and movement to create relationships with the land, climate crisis and the role of the feminine consciousness in shifting our relationships to earth, and how to understand and honour the lands that we visit.
Experiential Anatomy, Nina Wehnert, Mark Walsh
Dancer and BMC teacher Nina joins me to discuss experimental anatomy, empathy, gender, loving the body, lockdowns, German vs English, body parts and language, competition, lockdown, touch, and COVID dysregulation. A delicious and important one.
Compassion, healing and Havening Technique - With Robin Youngson
Robin Youngson joins Allison Lindsay to talk about the role of compassion in healing, shifting mindsets in the medical profession, the importance of connection and human touch for healing, the science of compassion, breaking the brain link to trauma, rituals to create presence when working with clients, Havening technique.
Open Floor Dance, Shiatsu and authentic embodiment - With Anna Du Vé
Anna Du Vé joins Allison Lindsay to talk about open floor dance and its role as a channel to connect with ourselves and our deepest authenticity, the dance floor as a microcosm of life, the power of inquiry and creating connection to ritual, using the philosophy of Shiatsu to inform our embodiment, the Four Hungers, exploring the human lifecycle through the seasons and movement, art as process and process as art.
Optimising our life experience through mental fitness - With Jimi Hunt
Jimi Hunt joins Allison Lindsay to talk about rebranding mental health, the mental fitness continuum, body-based practices to quieten your mind, the power of meditation, storytelling as a means to shift the debate around mental health, opting into our own healing, and creating your own mental fitness toolbox.
Putting spirituality to work - With Paul Gibbons
Author and leadership trainer Paul join me to discuss healing, Ken Wilber, capitalism, types of spirituality, the will to power vs the will to service, female leadership, inner and outer, “hippie stuff in business”, embodiment and leadership, what learning is, the “religious hole”, poker and more. A clever far-reaching one.
Super informative and easy to listen to
So many podcasts!! Lots to learn about embodiment from so many different people - how exciting is that! Thanks you for putting all these together, a great resource for anyone wanting to connect and tune in to their body and ‘how they are’
Really interesting speakers with insightful perspectives
I really enjoy the conversational format of these podcasts and the speakers are really interesting. I love the concept of the body being so much more than a brain taxi! It's so true and can be so healing to really tap into your own body wisdom.
Also love the special episodes where Mark gets interviewed by his wife, haha!
Host needs to interrupt less
I enjoy listening to the invited guests, especially the guests of colour who discuss trauma healing with specific reference to cultural and racial experiences of being in the world.
I have listened to several episodes of this podcast to get a feel for the podcast as a whole + hear from the insightful guests. I am increasingly frustrated at the host’s tendency to repeatedly interrupt the guests. The host needs better training in listening.
The host is also not very sensitive when broaching topics with guests about their personal experiences of trauma. Again, more training in how the ask sensitive questions, how to listen + how to pause.
There are very few embodiment podcasts out there + if I could listen to these guests on a different podcast with a different host who paid more attention to listening + on creating a well rounded listening experience, I would.
Again, love the guests. The host needs more training + practice in listening + asking questions more sensitively