This show is all about exploring the connections and continuity of body, mind, and environment. I'll be talking with leaders and thinkers in movement, embodiment, somatic education, and more to help build an understanding of how we can find more wholeness in a fragmented world.
How To Have Your Own Back (w/ Jay Fields)
Jay Fields, M.A. E-RYT is a somatic educator, therapeutic coach and author who has taught embodied self-awareness practices to individuals and organizations for 19 years. Her approach to helping people have their own back at work and in life is grounded, playful, empathic and intelligent. Jay received her BA in Psychosocial Health and Human Movement from the College of William and Mary and her masters in Integral Transformative Education from Prescott College. She is the author of the book Teaching People, Not Poses and is on the board for The School of Lost Borders. When not working with clients or facilitating trainings, you can find Jay riding her motorcycle in the mountains outside of Ojai, California where she lives.
Body & Earth with Andrea Olsen
I absolutely loved this conversation. Andrea Olsen does incredible work exploring dance, embodiment, and our relationship to the world around us.
Andrea Olsen, dance artist, author, and educator, is a Professor Emerita of Dance at Middlebury College, and a certified teacher of Holden QiGong and Embodyoga®. She is author of a triad of books on the body: Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy, Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide, and The Place of Dance: A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making with colleague Caryn McHose, and numerous articles and chapters in anthologies. Recent projects include continuing the Body and Earth: Seven Web-Based Somatic Excursions film project with Scotty Hardwig and Caryn McHose (http://body-earth.org), co-hosting the first-ever arts series at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA with Tangut Degfay ’18 (http://go.miis.edu/arts18), and facilitating an Embodied Intelligence series of films and lectures with colleague Nükhet Kardam (http://sites.middlebury.edu/embody/). She is currently touring a new dance with text, Awakening Grace: Six Somatic Tools and will be a Fulbright Specialist at LASALLE College of the Arts
in Singapore in April, 2019 (http://andrea-olsen.com).
The Ecosomatics Podcast: Environment, Ethics, & Embodiment with Don Hanlon Johnson
In this episode I talk with Don Hanlon Johnson about environment, ethics, and embodiment. He's one of the original thinkers in the field and the founder of the first graduate program in Somatics. In a practice like this it's wise to know your roots. For somatics & embodiment, Don is right there.
Body, Brain, and Behavior: Get Smarter About the Stuff That Matters Most
Research shows that EQ, or emotional intelligence, sets apart the successful and satisfied from the frustrated and struggling. But few people realize that our emotional and social intelligence emerge out of our somatic intelligence. Our capacity for courage, vision, resilience, connection, and leadership all have neurobiological roots. That’s great news, because it gives us a concrete path to train ourselves to embody vital life skills, such as a powerful presence, grace under pressure, and the ability to inspire others and resolve conflict. Just as we can build bigger biceps by lifting weights, we can train for greater resilience, better communication, and more influential leadership by tapping the wisdom of the body. These are skills that every body needs.
Constructal Law & The Physics of Life with Professor Adrian Bejan
In this episode I talk with Adrian Bejan.
Adrian Bejan received the Benjamin Franklin Medal for "Thermodynamics and constructal theory," which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems.
His degrees are from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.1971, M.S.1972, Ph.D.1975). At Duke University, he is the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor. He authored 30 books and 650 peer-refereed journal articles, and was awarded 18 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries.
Professor Bejan’s impact on thermal sciences is highlighted by his original methods of theory, modeling, analysis and design that today are associated with his name: entropy generation minimization, scale analysis, temperature-heat diagram, intersection of asymptotes, constructal law, design and evolution in nature.
Spaces That Move Us With Caitlin Pontrella
In this episode I talk with Caitlin Pontrella, the executive director of Parkour Visions. In addition to her role in the organization we talk about her broader focus on designing spaces that create more opportunities for movement and what that means for our culture at large.
Great topics and presenters
I love the podcast topics that are explored and the people interviewed are phenomenal. The last one posted with Andrea Olson was not edited and that was awkward to listen to your prep and debrief about how it would be edited. Just thought I’d try to inform Chandler somehow so he could fix that.