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What are You Here to Do?

Every living thing on this planet is a gift, enriching the whole organism that is earth. Every plant, insect, animal, and every human. We all came here with something to give: an offering that is totally unique to us. Nobody else can do it quite the same. It is our life task to learn what

Spiritual Practice, Healing, and Art

During my work, stuff comes up. There’s often a strong sense of moving through it in a way that feels like healing, to use the original meaning of the word which is related to wholeness, and holiness. We become more completely ourselves.  Because of this common experience, there’s a tendency to think of it as

Grieving is Medicine

Everything seems normal here.  I can hear the guy who lives across the street fixing up the garden shed he’s been working on for months.  The sparrows are a riot in the tangled threads of Russian vine spilling over into our garden from next door.  I’m just back from taking my youngest to school, all

Movement Practice in Focus

Sometimes it’s great to just dance. Never mind trying to get anywhere or achieve anything. Just dance.  Often however, I need to take a step within myself. I want to achieve something, such as to get out of my head or release some pent-up feelings, enquire into a relationship dynamic or clarify a life-choice, etc. Things like that.  Knowing clearly what our intention makes

Movement, home, alone?

The land for miles around where we live is littered with my graves.  The tree I danced underneath last year, showered with blossom; the hill where I sang to the rising sun; the dark ground I pawed at in anguish; the cliff edge where I wept and rocked myself back into connection; the favourite bit

Men, Violence and Evolution

A white man in his fifties . . .  For many people, I am automatically and understandably representative of ‘the problem’. It’s easy for me to see that point of view. Humans like me have been and are particularly instrumental in perpetuating the horrifying story of separation and dominance that is ravaging the planet. For me, the dominance-battle most close

What? How? When?

What? How? When? WHAT are you struggling with? HOW can movement help? WHEN is the right time for something other than movement? This is the recording from the recent Q&A session on movement practice. Some interesting themes came out…

Valentine’s? For Real . . .

Valentine’s? For Real . . . I like the idea of a day to celebrate loving, despite the commercial hype. But the reality is, many of us are alone right now, or in relationships that are cracking under the strain of lockdown isolation.   So here are three music mixes for you to journey with,

Lights, Shadows, and Loving Wisely

“Energy flows where attention goes” is a profound piece of wisdom, handed down from the Hawaiian Kahuna lineage. But understanding what to do with that is subtle. A blunt reading of it would conclude that the best course of action is then to pay attention to everything that is ‘positive’ and healthy, and what we desire to experience. The light.

Micro-practices: bringing it all back home

When I first started using dance as a practice, I had already been sitting in meditation an hour a day for years, so it came naturally to me to do the same with movement. Almost religiously, I would clear aside an hour a day to dance. Then one day, I got the clear sense that today’s ‘lesson’ was not to practice at all. Rather shocked…

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