122. Ancestral Movement – Simon Thakur

Creator of Ancestral Movement Simon Thakur joins me to talk monkeys, martial arts and humans. We chat Asian martial arts, the Indian spiritual look, the pros and cons of the life of a traveling student, evolutionary theory, Flow states in nature, primate movement, movement from other stages of our evolution, why we should reclaim our evolutionary movement, the limitations of movement, movement in tribal dance, doggy style, healing the disconnect from nature, the dangers of idealising tribal cultures and pretending you’re other animals, the healing properties of movement, how to choose a practice as a mature mover, having integrity as an embodiment trainer and opening up of worlds by humbling oneself. An amble through evolution. 




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Mark Walsh

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Patricia Aguirre

Patricia is a Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Family Constellations Facilitator. She is a lead trainer of the Trauma Coaching certification and the Courage to Lead course for female facilitators.

Karin van Maanen

Karin is a yoga & meditation teacher and embodiment trainer with an MSc in Mindfulness Studies. She's co-author of Embodied Meditation and is lead trainer on the Embodied Meditation and Embodied Toolkit certifications.

Christina Dohr

Christina is an embodiment coach and somatic educator with an MSc in Social Sciences. She's co-lead trainer on the Certification of Embodiment Coaching and Courage to Lead courses. Christina combines her work as an Aikido blackbelt, dance and improvisation in guiding groups and individuals.


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