John Muir: Embodied and Embedded

John Muir: Embodied and Embedded

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~  John Muir   In her introduction to The Resurgence of the Real, Charlene Spretnak asserts, “that the actual presence and power of body, nature...

Interbeing, Embodiment and Improvisation

Interbeing, Embodiment and Improvisation

Through my experience as an improvisational dancer, I have become increasingly embodied, learning to feel within myself moment to moment and watch what is arising.  I have learned to pay close attention to the interrelationship of feelings, impulses, and thoughts, as...

Peace is Every Move

Peace is Every Move

Although I hadn’t read Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peace is Every Step, I became very intrigued with the concept implied by the title.  As an improvisational movement and dance person, I have long been fascinated with how the foot contacts the earth, as well as how everyday...

The Anatomy of the Here and Now

The Anatomy of the Here and Now

THE ANATOMY OF THE HERE AND NOW  Body, True Nature, and Rejuvenation  a workshop or ongoing class   Introduction In my work, I have been inspired by the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as my own somatic experience and the wisdom of many other approaches,...