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).
Why we have emotions - With Dan Newby
Emotional literacy coach trainer Dan joins me to discuss Newfield, emotional intelligence, the “why” of emotions, mood, the “logic” of emotions, emotions as messengers, moods, cultural factors, competencies and navigating emotions, working with the body, classic mistakes, and how we impact others.
A fascinating, vibrant one.
Continuum - With Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz
Continuum Movement teacher Donnalea joins me to discuss Emilie Conrad, Haiti, fluidity, form vs freedom, practises, pleasure, “sounding”, online vs in-person, Stephen Porges, the passing of founders, the politics of the body, and cultural appropriation. A succulent feast of somatic exploration.
Reversed embodiment - With Alexander Bard
Public intellectual and philosopher Alexander joins me to discuss the music industry, “f**k off money”, technology as god, syntheism, Zoroastrianism, Freddy Mercury, Scandinavia, why we’re not just logos, language, the internet revolution, America and empire, sex and gender, “tonality”, and more! A wide-ranging deep one.
COVID Isolation Syndrome - With Adam Barley and Guy Sengstock
Conscious dance teacher A’dam Barley and Circling Founder Guy join me to discuss the COVID lockdown and unmet needs. We discuss health, co-regulation, trauma, Zoom vs in-person, isolation, risk, online intimacy, movement, novelty, holistic health, NVC, and grieving. We end with some helpful somatic practices to reduce CIS. A really important and slightly risky conversation that needs having now.
Mark's story. Experimenting, connecting and finding purpose - With Mark Walsh
Mark's story. Experimenting, connecting and finding purpose, passion and learning to make a living from it. Unscripted, unrehearsed real life story - with Mark Walsh from Purpose Black Belt.
Men, masks, emotions - With Ashanti Branch
Founder of youth development worker Ever Forward Ashanti joins me to discuss growing up without men, “more money more problems”, school and social issues, not having a language to get help, anger, boys and crying, the COVID pressure cooker, “behind the mask”, being “fully known”, being scary as a guy, validation, being assaulted and more. A touching and deeply important one.
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Fun, enthused and relevant
Such appreciation of your guests and training techniques, with fun stories throughout! Loved listening to your humor, understanding and enjoyment of all physical modalities. You’re the bomb!
I wanted to like this podcast as I've been interested in embodiment and know Mark has been in this arena for a long time. After listening to a few episodes, though, I noticed that Mark often treats female guests quite differently than male guests, especially if those female guests aren't friends of his. A good example? Listen to the Nadia Munla episode from March 25, 2019. Hear how he interrupts her, patronizes her, angrily argues with her that men have always had it just as hard as women, and then thanks her for the fun debate at the end. Last episode I'll ever listen to.
Grateful my partner opened my mind up to this Podcast. Highly recommend.