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This Thing Called Movement

This Thing Called Movement

By Marie Janicek
This Thing Called Movement is a podcast exploring the unique experiences and journeys of people’s movement journeys, detailing not only the specifics of which movement practices people are engaging in, but diving into the deeper aspects of how Movement connects us in all other aspects of life.
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Episode 23: Exploring the Movement of Consciousness with Miriam Van Groen

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Episode 26: Preparing for the Unpredictable, featuring Annie Vo
Episode 26: Preparing for the Unpredictable, featuring Annie Vo Annie Vo is a highly accredited fitness professional and a true veteran in the field. She has taken on many leadership roles during her career, including business founder and owner, educator as Senior Instructor of RKC and Team Leader for PCC, and also services clients through her private personal training business in NYC. In addition to her work as an educator and trainer, she is also studying for a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology. I have the deepest respect for Annie; she is such a devout professional in her work and is so authentically committed to honing her craft in as many facets and possible, and I am honored that she devoted her time to record with me and share her story here. In this episode we discussed Annie’s induction into fitness, her relationships with different fitness modalities, specifically weight lifting and kettlebells, and most uniquely a recent unexpected and unfortunate attack she suffered this past year in NYC. This gave us both a very different lens to explore and unpack her movement history, how movement has influenced her life, and got us talking about the complexities of confrontation and aggression in social situations. One of my favorite components of our conversation was Annie’s explanation of how to manage our resources of time, focus, and effort, and how these resources are always being shifted into different parts of our lives depending on the choices we make in allocating them. To connect further with Annie and to learn more her work, you can contact her through her website or Dragon Door, both of which are listed below: www.annievo.com www.dragondoor.com Lastly- be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:03:45
July 12, 2019
Episode 25: Subjective Experience vs Objective Observables, featuring Jason Hamera
Jason Hamera is an accomplished professional in the fitness industry, holding the title of Director of Education for Procedos, a training system and tool developed to create a structure around increasing variability within movement patterns. He is highly intelligent, studiously thoughtful in all the choices he makes, and takes on his role as a leader in the fitness industry with great integrity and humility. His passion regarding the value of education and understanding how to improve the ways we share, teach, and expand knowledge is contagious, and I am thrilled to share Jason’s brilliance with you all in the conversation we created here. We discussed the importance of honoring both sides of the spectrum of movement and exercise, understanding the relevance of both, and developing the sensitivity to shift along the scale between the two to reinforce one another. Another big point we circled around several times was the distinction between subjective experience of the professional/practitioner, versus objective observables within movement and exercise. And finally, my favorite point Jason honed in on is the difference between instruction and education, and how education is the self-sustaining model that the fitness industry is currently missing. These are just a few of the many topics covered here, and I hope you all enjoy tuning into this episode as much as I did recording it. To connect further with Jason and to learn more his work, you can check out his Instagram or contact him directly through the email addresses listed below: Instagram:  @jason.procedos Email:  jason@procedos.com Jason.hamera@gmail.com   Lastly- be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:14:36
May 24, 2019
Episode 24: Moving with Meaning, featuring Marissa Hamera
Marissa Hamera is a holistic health coach and an educator in the fitness field, specifically as a Master Trainer for Procedos. Similarly to myself, Marissa also hails from a professional dance background and found her way into fitness through her recovery from a series of injuries sustained during her dance career. She is incredibly thoughtful in her expertise, generous in her service to others, and holds a distinctively warm and welcoming presence for everyone she interacts with. I loved digging into some of the nuances of Marissa’s experiences in dance, specifically her connection to Graham technique, what drew her to it, and how it shaped her understanding of the world and herself. We discussed the importance of diversity of  movement practices, and how cultivating that diversity of movement ultimately supports all of the movement practices you are engaging with. And finally, one of the cornerstones of our conversation here was the importance of small scale changes and movement initiatives, and expanding on how there is no such thing as insignificant effort when it comes to movement and taking care of your body. I am so grateful to Marissa for devoting her time to recording with me and sharing her experiences and insight with all of us- this was such a fun conversation to have and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did! To connect further with Marissa and learn more about her work, you can find her through her Instagram and website listed below: IG: @marissahamera Email: Marissa.hamera@gmail.com Lastly- be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
57:40
May 17, 2019
Episode 23: Exploring the Movement of Consciousness with Miriam Van Groen
Miriam van Groen is a fascinating human being, on the leading edge of facilitating some incredible and unconventional work. She specializes in Guided Tripping, an intentional practice that uses psychedelic substances as tools for opening awareness and creating fluid integration between blocked aspects of our consciousness. She observes and guides movement on an entirely different level, looking at the movement of thoughts, feelings, memory, of our consciousness as a whole, and how that ripples into the rest of our lives as a result. Psychedelics facilitate a high level of access to our bodies and felt sense, that can create a blueprint for that connection to continue in day-to-day life. Naturally, I was incredibly drawn to Miriam and her work, especially given the foundational premise of intentionality around the substances, the space, and the experience itself. We created an incredibly rich dialogue together, exploring the interwoven nature of consciousness, the mind, the body, and the psyche. A few of my favorite topics we covered included understanding the default mode network we operate from and how to rewire it, the importance of being able to show up in work, relationships, and in life as your whole self, and how minor shifts in framing perspective create huge changes in how you relate to your world and experiences, specifically shifting from controlling and fixing to exploring and allowing curiosity to lead. There really were so may incredible threads we touched on, and I am so grateful Miriam took the time out of her incredibly busy work and travel schedule to meet with me and share her insights. To connect further with Miriam and learn more about her work, you can find her through her website listed below: www.guidedtripping.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guidedtripping/ Lastly- be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:19:11
May 3, 2019
Episode 22: Prioritizing Process over Product, featuring Ara Morton
Ara is an incredible climbing instructor and coach. I had the pleasure of meeting him this past fall and sharing movement practices, life stories, and exchanging so many different ideas about the relevance of movement in our lives. Ara has a particularly unique relationship with movement in the sense that climbing was a modality that took him completely by surprise, and resulted in his entire life become transformed by it and becoming more entrenched in it. He is incredibly impassioned by the wide variety of life skills and principles climbing demonstrates, and how the practice of climbing itself lends to assimilating many important life lessons. We discussed the distinction of process over product, and how the very nature and culture of climbing is all centered around the never ending opportunities for growth and challenging oneself. Another important topic was the importance of facing both fear and failure, and how encountering both of these components with regularity allows us to be more adaptable and confident in life. And finally, we got to dig into the value of movement as a vehicle of healing, on a wide variety of spectrums. This episode was so much fun and we expanded so many different topics and concepts here- I hope you all find as much enjoyment listening to this conversation as I had in creating it! To connect further with Ara and to learn more about his work at Beta Climbing and Fitness, you can check out their Instagram page or their website listed below: Beta Climbing and Fitness: https://www.betarocks.com/ @betarocks   Lastly- be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:14:03
April 26, 2019
Episode 21: Living Inside of Your Authenticity, featuring Tim Brainard
Timothy is a trailblazer, completely upending the way we not only see the world around us, but most importantly how we choose to live in it. His invention and development of WholeSystem Human is a unique integration of the various methodologies and practices that Tim has put to use in his life in order to find his authenticity and live within it elegantly. His various services and offerings within WholeSystem Human allow him to facilitate the same experience for every one of his clients with a sensitivity and profound understanding of human experience and feeling I have rarely seen. Not only have I had the incredible pleasure of being able to be in consistent conversation with his intuitive brilliance, but I’ve also been on the receiving end of his Mirror Sessions and other offerings and was blown away by the clarity and integration his time and focus delivered to me. We had perhaps one of the most stimulating conversations I’ve had in my lifetime in the course of this episode. The major thread that lead us through it all was our exploration of words and their power; both as vessels of meaning that shift in context of conversation and time, and also in their ability to be containers for larger ideas and concepts, some of which by nature cannot be defined. Relationship ended up becoming a keystone topic of this conversation, and we extrapolated the many different ways relationship shows up in almost every aspect of our lives. And finally, perhaps my favorite part of this conversation was Tim’s discovery of sensitivity as the greatest gift movement has offered him. I cannot begin to lay out all the incredible wisdom and enthusiasm that permeates this whole episode, but I am thrilled that Tim and I were able to capture our excitement on all these topics and share it through this recording.    To connect further with Tim and to learn more his work, you can check out his website or his Facebook profile listed below: www.wholesystemhuman.com   Facebook: WholeSystem Human https://www.facebook.com/wholesystemhuman/ Facebook: Timothy Brainard https://www.facebook.com/timothyrbrainard     Lastly- be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:11:35
April 19, 2019
Episode 20: Building Resilience through Variability, featuring John Sinclair
John is a highly accomplished sport and health engineer, educator, and businessman, devoted to helping people maximize not only sport specific performance optimization, but also in increasing life-span and longevity through health-oriented movement practices. For John, his principle focus in all of his work is health; how to promote better health in the body, what movement practices allow for health to flourish, and the various perspective shifts we can begin to make as a society to bring ourselves back into alignment with health. He is one of the most intelligent and impassioned people I know, and I am so grateful that he took the time to share his experiences and insight with us in this episode.  Our conversation lead us into some of the glaring discrepancies between the fitness industry and what being healthy actually looks and feels like, we discussed the relevance of relationship to movement, and how important it is for us to make decisions regarding our movement practice based on what we do or don’t like, and finally, how movement is always valuable for our bodies and our health, no matter how seemingly insignificant or inconsequential we may judge it to be. This was an incredibly profound and important conversation, one that brilliantly illustrated some of the gaps between the health we believe we are achieving in practices promoted by fitness at large and highlighting what true health actually looks like. John’s expertise and advice is always highly relevant, informative, and actionable; and I hope you walk away from this episode as inspired as I was recording it.  To connect further with John and learn more his work, you can check out his Instagram or head over to the website of his company My Take Seven listed below: @authentichealthcoach   www.mytakeseven.com   Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:00:48
April 12, 2019
Episode 19: The Journey Towards Mastery with Alisha Smith
Alisha Smith is a highly-esteemed fitness professional, having worked across a multitude of roles and positions during her 15 years in the field. Currently, she is co-director of Integral, an aerial arts and movement studio in Sydney Australia while also serving as a Master Instructor for Animal Flow. I am so excited to share this episode featuring Alisha, as she is such a thoughtful individual with so much passion for her craft, always seeking to gain more understanding in how she can be of even better service to her community and the world at large. It’s rare to meet someone who takes such serious consideration of utilizing their passion to help others make significant life changes, and Alisha is one of those special people out there. We discussed the value of the learning process, and how coming into practices as a novice and how being on the journey of developing your mastery is such a rich place to live in and experience, the importance of listening to our bodies and being willing to receive all the information that is being held there, and one of my favorite topics, the importance of tuning into your own curiosity and interests in order to help spark and fuel your movement journey. I enjoyed every moment of this conversation and am so grateful to Alisha for generously sharing her experiences, her passion, and her love for movement with us all! To connect further with Alisha, you can head over to her business website and Instagram account, or follow her on her personal IG listed below: www.integralaerial.com @integralaerial @itsalishasmith  Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:02:32
April 5, 2019
Episode 18: Reconnecting to Our Humanity, featuring Jessica McCarthy
Jessica McCarthy is a dancer, healer, teacher, and so much more. Her work centers around holistic integration using movement, plant medicine, and reconnecting back to ourselves through ancient rituals of our ancestors. Jess and I had so many commonalities we discovered in this episode, including our mutual love of nature, tree-hugging, and dancing freely outdoors. She has such a deep sensorial and emotional connection to movement, the earth, and how these two powerful forces can create massive shifts when paired together. You can’t help but feel a grounded sense of safety and nourishment when hearing Jess speak- and that energy effortlessly flows through her work as well. Some of the topics we unpacked included the concept of vulnerability, and how to navigate it when it comes up in our movement practices, the relevance of nature in reconnecting to our bodies and our humanity, and the power of sound. This was an exciting conversation for me to have as we uncovered new connecting threads between movement and life, and I hope you all enjoy listening to this episode as much as I did recording it! To connect further with Jess directly, you can head over to her website and Instagram account listed below: www.luminousarchitecture.com  @luminousarchitecture  Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:12:11
March 29, 2019
Episode 17: Enhancing Cognitive Functions via Movement, featuring Ryan Glatt
Ryan is a Brain Health Coach and Psychometrist working for the Pacific Brain Health Center. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a brain health coach and don’t know what a psychometrist is, it’s because Ryan is at the forefront of an entirely new approach to training, movement, and exercise. Rather than of working with movement to create change in the body, Ryan’s research and work application is centered around how to create cognitive changes in the brain as a result of how we move our bodies. In other words, the movement protocols you engage with make targeted changes to how your brain works and improve specific cognitive functions. This has big implications for how we relate to and understand movement as a practice. We had a fascinating conversation dissecting some of the intricacies of Ryan’s work and experience, looking into what lead him into the unique and highly relevant field he is in now, the wide array of impact different movement strategies have on the many aspects of cognitive function, and how we can begin to reorganize our understanding of movement so we can use it not just for the health of our bodies, but also our brains. I loved digging into some of the science of brain health and it’s connection to movement, and Ryan brilliantly showcased the value of movement as a medium that goes far beyond expanding physical prowess. I hope you all enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it, and walk away a little more inspired and excited to get moving! To connect further with Ryan and learn more his work, you can check out his website or his Instagram profile listed below: www.ryanglatt.com @glatt.somatiq If you want to learn more about the Online Cognitive Training Course Ryan has created for health professionals, head over to the following link: https://somatiq.co/course-landing-page/     And finally, for the Cognitive Kali referenced in the episode, you can find it here: https://www.cognitivekali.com/   Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
58:30
March 22, 2019
Episode 16: Finding Authenticity, featuring Matthew Tolstoy
Matthew holds many different titles: he is a doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, a hypnotherapist, as well as a Strength Coach for the NYC Ballet. In addition to being an incredibly versatile and accomplished professional in the medical, rehabilitative, and performance realms, Matt is also a deep thinker. I am so honored that he gave his time to share his experiences and understanding of movement on this episode- we got to unpack so many fascinating connections to movement and how it creates shifts in our lives.   A few stand-out moments of our conversation included; how the voice is a vessel to gauge a person’s sense of authenticity and comfort within themselves, the relative youth of the fitness and rehabilitation industries and the difficulties that these fields navigate as a result, the importance of relational experience in movement and rehabilitative practices, and finally, allowing the freedom for joy to come through in movement and in life. I loved every moment of this conversation and hope you all enjoy listening in to our musings and banter recorded here. To connect further with Matt and learn more his work, you can check out his website or find him on Instagram as listed below: www.matthewtolstoy.com   @matttolstoy   Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:00:45
March 15, 2019
Episode 15: Creating HOME, featuring Jules Bakshi
Jules Bakshi is a dancer, choreographer, holistic personal trainer, and a newly minted business owner. Her new movement/dance/fitness studio, GOOD MOVE, will be opening in Williamsburg Brooklyn spring 2019, where she is weaving together the movement experiences and practices that have had the greatest transformative affect in her life. She seeks to not only deliver these mediums to the public in a welcoming and nourishing manner, but also to create a supportive community that helps everyone step into the best version of themselves.  Jules is an incredibly intelligent, talented, and intuitive woman. She lives her life with fierce conviction in service to her friends, her family, and her clientele, and I am so honored that she came onto the podcast to share her journey and experiences surrounding movement. I hope you all enjoy the conversation we created here as we unpacked our mutual love for movement together.  To connect further with Jules directly or to visit GOOD MOVE, you can head over to the following websites and Instagram accounts listed below: Jules Bakshi @juiceboxshi www.bodyelectricnyc.com www.hotbitchnyc.com GOOD MOVE @goodmoveny www.goodmovenyc.com  Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:20:33
March 8, 2019
Episode 14: Using Movement to Create Positive Change, featuring Gary Stockdale
Gary is a functional movement specialist who devotes his work and practice to changing the relationships people have with their bodies. His perspective goes so much deeper than just the anatomy and biomechanics of what’s limiting someone in their ability to experience their full capacity for athleticism and performance; he sees the connection between all things. He asks us to investigate the reflective nature of our relationships with others and what that shows us about our relationship with ourselves, how our emotions and feelings in a given situation affect our ability to authentically be present, and much more. Given all of our common passions and interests, Gary and I were able to expand on some really exciting principles in our conversation here and I am thrilled to share it with you all! To connect further with Gary and learn more his work, you can check out his Instagram handle or his YouTube channel listed below: @gfunctional www.youtube.com/channel/UCepoTdRjAubxJjI2YIvPJGQ Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:00:58
March 1, 2019
Episode 13: Moving into Femininity featuring Mia Goedecke
Mia is an incredibly empathetic soul who is so deeply rooted in her passion for movement and its ability to transform our lives. As a personal trainer and enlightenment coach, Mia’s work centers on helping women get in touch with their femininity through their movement practices, and being able to embrace it deeper in their day to day as a result. Her experience lead to some fascinating discussions including the importance of connecting to both masculine and feminine energy, the gift of allowing yourself to be as fully present in the feeling of movement itself, and also the importance of slowing movement down to build heightened self-awareness. I am so grateful to Mia for sharing her connection to movement with us on this episode, and hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did! To connect further with Mia and learn more about her work, you can head over to her website or her Instagram account. www.miagoedecke.com @miagoedecke Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:00:42
February 22, 2019
Episode 12: Opening the Mind through Movement with Elizabeth Chitty Sandoval
Elizabeth Chitty Sandoval is one of the wisest and most deeply empathetic people I’ve encountered. Her sensitivity to the many ways our bodies communicate with us allow her to draw incredibly sophisticated connections between movement and how it influences our lives.  She works as a craniosacral therapist and structural integration specialist, and also holds the title of Director of the Colorado School of Energy Studies in Boulder, Colorado.  Elizabeth's life and work are focused on how to create clearer perspective around the signals our body is giving us all the time, and how to listen more closely to those signals in order to reap the benefits of that innate intelligence. I loved every moment of this conversation with Elizabeth and hope you all enjoy it as much as I did! To connect further with Elizabeth and learn more about her work, you can head over to her website or her Instagram account. www.biodynamicsinmotion.com @biodynamicsinmotion Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:16:18
February 15, 2019
Episode 11: Exploration in Movement Artistry featuring Tony Testa
Tony Testa is a standout choreographer, director, and producer in the dance industry. His deep respect and appreciation for dance as an art form is truly mesmerizing, and with that he continues to be an active observer, philosopher, and lifelong student of the medium as his work with movement expands. I am so grateful that Tony took the time to chat with me in this episode, and that through our conversation together you will have the pleasure of experiencing the intersection of movement, art, and dance, through his eyes. So much of what was shared here has inspired me in my own life, and I am thrilled to offer these kernels of wisdom to you all as well. To connect further with Tony and learn more about his work, you can head over to his website or search his name through Youtube and Vimeo.  www.tonytestaofficial.com Vimeo and Youtube: search Tony Testa   Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
43:50
February 8, 2019
Episode 10: MVMNT PHLSPHY, featuring Shaina and Bryan Baira
Shaina Branfman Baira and Bryan Strimpel Baira are a choreographic and teaching duo with a unique perspective on the medium of dance. For them, dance and life are in fact the same thing. They approach their work in dance as a multifaceted form of research to shape deeper understandings and better inform the decisions we make as human beings relating to ourselves, others, and the greater whole. Together, the three of us unpacked many hidden connections of how movement and life are always influenced by one another, making this a particularly rich and stimulating conversation, and I am thrilled to be sharing it with you all. To connect further with Shaina and Bryan and learn more about their work, you can head over to their Instagram account or to their website listed below. @mvmntphlsphy www.baira.co   Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:01:38
February 1, 2019
Episode 9: The Archetypes of Movement, featuring Matthew Retallack
Matthew Retallack is one of the sharpest and most deeply focused fitness professionals I have met in my lifetime. His background working as an osteopath and a personal trainer coupled with his interests in mixed martial arts yoga create his incredibly unique perspective on movement and it’s connection to the body and our life. One of the standout elements of how Matthew discusses movement is his ability to tie it into almost anything he relates to, which made this conversation incredibly exciting as we jumped into some really interesting tangents along the way.  To connect further with Matthew and learn more about his work, you can head over to his Instagram account and drop him a line there. @mretmovement   Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:13:58
January 25, 2019
Episode 8: Building Confidence through Movement, featuring Venus Lau
 Venus Lau is an incredibly passionate and accredited Personal Trainer and based out of L.A. One of the distinguishing elements that Venus brings to the table in her movement work is her emphasis on connecting Mind, Body, and most importantly, FUN! She brings so much humor and joy into her online presence, her programs, and all the various communities she engages with, helping make fitness and exercise accessible and fun for everyone. I am so honored to be able to share our conversation with you all, and hope you enjoy listening in as we unpack Venus’ many perspectives and experiences with movement.  To connect further with Venus and learn more about her work, you can head over to her website, her Instagram account or check out her movement program, Strength and Flow! www.venusfit.com @venus2bfab Strength and Flow Program https://venusfit.teachable.com/ Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
47:20
January 18, 2019
Episode 7: Trusting the Body's Wisdom, featuring Chandler Stevens
Chandler Stevens is an incredible movement coach whose work centers around how embodiment translates into the rest of our lives. Through his self-created practice of Ecosomatics, he helps his clients feel at home in their bodies so they can show up as the greatest version of themselves in all areas of their lives. He thinks deeply about big and small questions, and creates beautifully open environments and opportunities for people to begin to discover and integrate with their whole selves. I am so thrilled Chandler took the time to record this episode, as we share many common passions and interests and got to unpack many of them through our conversation together.   To connect further with Chandler and learn more about his work, you can head over to his website, his Instagram account, or Facebook: www.chandlerstevens.com @chandlerthemover FB: Chandler Stevens Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
54:10
January 11, 2019
Episode 6: Allowing Curiosity to Lead, featuring Yoo-Sun Park
Yoo-Sun is a woman who wears many hats and has worked in several industries. A professional violinist, a SLT Master Instructor, and last but certainly not least, she is an entrepreneur. I had the pleasure of meeting her during her co-creation and development of a whole new kind of social media platform, DIEMlife. Her passion for helping people achieve their hopes and dreams runs deeply through every element of her work and her life, and I am so honored that we were able to record so much of Yoo-Sun’s wisdom through experience in this episode.  To connect further with Yoo-Sun and learn more about her work, you can head over to her personal Instagram account or check out DIEMlife on IG or through it’s website. @_yoosunpark_ @diemlife www.diem.life   Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
47:17
January 4, 2019
Episode 5: Leaning into Exploration with Kate Galliett
Kate Galliett is one of the most accomplished and seasoned movement coaches in the fitness industry. She wholeheartedly focuses on helping people realize the unlimited potential of their bodies as well as their overall movement capacity. Along with instilling a vibrant sense of exploration and curiosity within her coaching programs, Kate herself continues to expand her own growth through exploring new interests and curiosities as they come her way. I am so grateful I was able to speak with Kate in this episode, and I hope you all enjoy our conversation as much as I did! To connect further with Kate and learn more about her work, you can head over to her website, or to her Facebook group, as well as her Instagram accounts: www.fitforreallife.com @theunbreakablebody @kategalliett Move Well Essentials Facebook Group (you can Google it to find it) Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
56:38
December 28, 2018
Episode 4: The Importance of Creativity featuring Nick Konow
Nick Konow is a very unique kind of movement teacher. He is primarily interested in debunking everything you know about movement, creativity, art, and even the world in order to show you something unseen or hidden within yourself. Along with interrogating the mainstream, Nick is deeply passionate about being honest and real with people and delivering far past the realms of a traditional movement coach. I am so excited to share this recording of our conversation together as we unpacked many aspects of movement that inspire and excite us. To connect further with Nick and learn more his work, you can check out his website with his various offerings or follow his Instagram handle listed below: @worldmvmt www.graceinmvmnt.com nick@graceinmvmnt.com Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
57:54
December 21, 2018
Episode 3: Cultivating Gratitude for Movement with Casey Tom
Casey Tom is well established in many roles throughout the fitness industry but what she is most well known for is her work with nutrition coaching. Casey is one of the most bright, sunny, and passionate people I know in the world. Her big heart and love for everyone she meets creates a sense of warmth, compassion, and success. Casey and I discussed her movement journey, specifically a severe brain injury she sustained in young adulthood that changed her life forever. This pivotal moment has left her with an incredibly deep sense of gratitude and respect for the human body and our ability to move with it. We also dug into the connections movement has created for Casey in her life, helping her to create family and close relationships of many kinds. And perhaps my favorite topic, the importance of meeting your movement urges and desires when they arise. To connect further with Casey, you can find her on Instagram and through her website and email (some have changed from the initial recording- see below). @caseytomnutrition www.icanutritioncoaching.com casey@icannutritionalcoaching.com Be sure to share this episode with your family and friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
38:26
December 14, 2018
Episode 2: Finding Direction Through Orientation with Magi Pierce
Magi Pierce is a wonderfully accomplished, thoughtful, and devoted yoga instructor and educator in NYC. She has been teaching for over a decade, and expertly weaves together the spirituality, physicality, and deeper connection that yoga offers. As a student in her classes Magi has opened many new windows and perspectives for how to connect to my own body through movement, and as she continues to grow and evolve her practice, her classes, and her workshops do as well. I am honored to know her and am so grateful to share her insight with you all in this episode. Namaste! To connect with Magi or take class with her, head over to her website or follow her on Instagram. @magipierce www.magipierce.com Be sure to share this episode with friends and family if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
01:02:27
December 6, 2018
Episode 1: Creating Love Story in Movement, featuring Mike Fitch
Mike Fitch is an incredible professional in the fitness community. He is best known for his creation and development of Animal Flow and The Bodyweight Athlete, and even in the midst of his success he remains humble and curious as he continues to expand on and develop his own personal relationship to movement. I am so honored to know Mike and to be able to share his story and insights with you in this episode. To connect further with Mike and learn more his work, you can check out his websites offering his programs or follow the Instagram handles listed below: @mikebgt @animalflowofficial www.animalflow.com www.bodyweightathlete.com Be sure to share this episode with friends if you enjoyed listening, and of course please leave us a review if you liked what you heard!
49:33
November 29, 2018
Introduction
Meet Marie Janicek, host and creator of This Thing Called Movement. In this episode, Marie shares her background and inspiration in launching this podcast, as well as describing what to expect on future episodes!
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