Behind the Movement host, Kyle Fincham, speaks with different movement practitioners to discuss their journeys, philosophies, and insight.
#98 - Jarlo Ilano
Physical Therapist (MPT) since 1998 and board certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (2011 to 2021). Extensive postgraduate training in neck and back rehabilitation with an emphasis in manual therapy. Certified Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) through Evidence in Motion Institutes of Health Professions in partnership with Purdue University (2020).
Jarlo Ilano has been teaching martial arts for over 20 years, with a primary focus on Filipino Martial Arts. His main goal is to teach students how to fight effectively as quickly as possible and enjoy their training.
#97 - Anna Grundström
With experience spanning twenty- five years of dancing, choreographing, performing, coaching, teaching, and facilitating, Anna has reached an expert level of personal development through movement, and uses her knowledge to coach clients through their own journeys as a BodyMind Movement Facilitator. She is deeply passionate about the body-mind practice and somatic experiencing, and works to nurture that connection for people via movement in her signature method and class 'Unstructured', which she offers in person and online. She incorporates dance and movement in various ways spanning from artistry to healing, and everything in between.
#96 - Shai Faran
I am a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer, originally from Israel and based in Berlin.
After studying dance and working as a dancer in Israel, I moved to Europe, where I expanded my knowledge and started to develop my research, practice and methods of teaching and creating. Upon moving to Europe, I participated in a one year post-graduate studies at SEAD, Salzburg, where I met Martin Kilvady, who became my close teacher and mentor for the following 10 years. While learning closely and collaborating frequently with Martin, I have also worked with different choreographers and performed around Europe.
For 6 years I’ve been a part of the Ido Portal team and taught in his events around the world. Working with Ido has opened a bridge for me to the Movement world which allowed me to share my knowledge and experience from the dance field with a wide range of movement practitioners.
In the last few years I have been teaching contemporary dance and improvisation in different frames for professional dancers, BA and MA education programs, in professional dance companies and in open workshops around the world, while developing my own choreographic work and working as a freelance dancer and teacher.
#95 - Tracee Kafer
Dance was a first love for Tracee Kafer, who began at 3 and went on to journey through well over 30 years of training and experience in classical and contemporary genres. She’s moved though these landscapes of student, performer, nationally-ranked competitor, world-traveling teacher, NY-based choreographer, and in the last decade alone shifted passionately and purposefully to the realms of the explorer; practicing and facilitating her own ever-evolving freestyle movement methods to become untethered from genre, style, convention, and apparatus. She believes that if you can move, you can dance, and in honoring that process as a life practice, you can live in a world of personal awareness, connection, and freedom.
Tracee created Finding Your Freestyle® (FYF) in 2012, a movement and lifestyle enterprise that encourages freedom in movement, expression, creativity and community. Tracee has facilitated workshops and intensives in the FYF methods internationally, and has fostered a global community of “freestylers” who regularly utilize the practices in their own movement, creative endeavors, and life. In the last 6 years, Tracee has hosted immersive movement retreats as well in New York, Sedona, San Diego, and Costa Rica.
A true inspiration addict with an insatiable appetite for both the cerebral and esoteric, Tracee is currently studying to facilitate Family and Systemic Constellations, practices integrative tarot and crystal work, is Reiki-attuned, certified in HypnoConstellations™ and Floor Flow®, and is a dedicated meditator (trained in guiding with Jeff Warren), bibliophile, and graphic arts nerd.
Additionally, Tracee spends the other half of her creative life as a graphic designer and creative director for the world-renowned pole and aerial dance studio, Body & Pole. In years past she has worked with many other movement brands such as elevatED Teacher Trainings, Black Girls Pole, Train P3, Bodybinds, as well as Apple, Inc. as a Software Trainer.
#94 - Meri Burgess
Meri Burgess is a circus artist, dancer, software developer, and general art-and-movement enthusiast based in the front range of Colorado. She specializes in pole dance and cyr wheel, but has also frequently performed aerial, contortion, stilt walking, and roller skating. Meri is known for her experimental conceptual pole performances, working with unique invented apparatuses such as the "tree pole", and developing and integrating bespoke AI and motion tracking technology into her work. She graduated from the Frequent Flyers professional training program in aerial dance performance in 2015, is the 2020 Pole Sport Organization national artistic pole champion, and currently runs Inanimate 48, an annual apparatus based dance-meets-film event that takes place online and is open to anyone who wishes to exercise their creativity with weight bearing objects.
#93 - Aaron Cantor Pt. 2
Aaron, 43, male. Son of Philip and Anne Cantor. Brother of Gabriel. Father of Bodhi and Jasper. Grew up in Japan and Brazil. Traveled the world pursuing enlightenment and self mastery. Yoga, meditation, martial arts, breathwork, bodywork, biohacking, dance, athletics...Got really good at somethings. Was really successful teaching somethings and that evolved over 20 years into a body of work I called "primal pratice"... not sure what to call it now. My focus currently is 1)stories (mythic) 2)games (embodied) 3) practice (enacted intention) as portals into deep encounters with the Great Unknown (life, the universe and everything). Seems to me that "Play" is what we become when we enter the portals. I'm amazed and grateful to be embodied and em-worlded here with you. If you are reading this, I prey we can play together someday.
Behind the Movement is my favorite.
Kyle and his guests have given me to much to think about and digest. The variety of content really stays true to the idea of striving to be a generalist. I can’t tell you how many times I pause an episode to write down an author’s name or a martial art that I’ve never heard of. For my fellow seekers of useful and interesting material, this podcast is a must!!! Thanks Kyle! Keep it up!!!
After listening to Kyle converse with Carl Paoli, and then Fabio I was hooked. Great to hear genuine and passionate humans share their truths.
Kyle chats with a variety of people from the movement field. Each person brings a different perspective and interesting anecdotal stories. I enjoy it.