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Conscious Dancer with Mark Metz | Awakening your Body Intelligence

Hosted by Mark Metz – Founder of the Dance First Association and publisher of Conscious Dancer magazine. Learn about somatics, embodiment, and mind-body health as the leaders in the field of conscious dance share their stories with the man who coined the term.

Thanks for listening to the Conscious Dancer Podcast!

Your source for inspiration and insight from the world’s foremost modality founders and movement experts. Get tools and tips to bring more body intelligence into your life today and hear the stories about their formative years that these luminaries rarely tell during their trainings. Your host is Mark Metz—publisher of Conscious Dancer Magazine and founder of the Dance First Association. Thanks for sharing this podcast with your friends and welcome to the movement for a better world!

#37 – Andrea Issacs – Founder of Enneamotion

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: general|

Andrea Isaacs, the creator of EnneaMotion, has been a trustworthy guide in the personal and spiritual realms for thirty years. Learn about her signature method and find out how the enneagram can transform you [...]

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#35 – Erica Hornthal – Founder of Chicago Dance Therapy

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Erica Hornthal is a leader in the world of Dance Movement Therapy and in this interview you'll learn a great deal about the field and how the practice helps a wide variety of people [...]

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#34 – Sofiah Thom – Temple Body Arts leader and co-founder of Danyasa Eco-Retreat

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Sofiah Thom is an all-around somatic pioneer with a wealth of experience and an original approach. Learn about her unique offerings and her history in the field of conscious dance. [...]

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#33 – Wendy Roman – Co-founder of Rhythmwood Retreat and host of the Rhythmwood Soul Journey

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Wendy Roman is a well-loved leader trained in several modalities including the Nia Technique, Soul Motion, and Dance Our Way Home. She created the Rhythmwood Retreat together with her husband building the lodge and [...]

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#32 – YaAcov Darling Khan: Founder of Movement Medicine

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

We cover a wide range of topics and get deep into some movement philosophy in this second interview with the founder of Movement Medicine. One of the most articulate and well-spoken leaders in the [...]

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#31 – Dr. Lori Baudino BC-DMT: Noted parenting expert and Dance / Movement Therapist.

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

This is an amazing interview that's full of insights and practical tips for anyone with kids or an interest in Dance/Movement Therapy in general. Dr. Lori Baudino is an inspiring leader in the field [...]

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#30 – JoAnna Mendl-Shaw – Creator of The Equus Projects

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Super inspiring interview with a leader in inter-species communication, JoAnna Mendl-Shaw is a long-time innovator bringing horses and dancers together in a wide variety of settings. Learn about what we have to gain about [...]

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#29 – Jamie Marich: Creator of Dancing Mindfulness

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: general|

Jamie Marich is the creator of Dancing Mindfulness and author of the book by the same name. She's the founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, an educational organization dedicated to serving a variety [...]

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#28 – Avital Miller: Author of Healing Happens – 23 Stories of Healing Against All Odds

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: general|

Meet Avital Miller, dancer, healer, author, and health and wellness advisor. After turning her own supposedly incurable health conditions around she became inspired to learn how to help others along the holistic path. Her [...]

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#27 – Ya’Acov Darling Khan: Co-creator of Movement Medicine

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: general|

This interview will blow your mind, his story of meeting his mentor is beyond belief! Enjoy this amazing conversation! Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes [...]

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#26 – Alana Shaw: Founder of Turning the Wheel

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Alana Shaw is the founding director of Turning the Wheel, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the leadership and embodiment skills of the upcoming generation of leaders. Subscribe to the [...]

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#25 – Jonathan Horan: Director of 5Rhythms Global and leader of The Dancing Path

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Born dancing at Esalen, and tasked with carrying the torch of 5Rhythms after the passing of his mother Gabrielle Roth, Jonathan describes his early journey and what it's like to sit at the helm [...]

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#24 – Sanford Lewis: Director of An Intimate Dance.

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

You'll have a much better understanding of Contact Improv and the dynamic global culture around it after listening to this interview with environmental lawyer / documentary film producer. Listen now and host a screening [...]

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#23 – Banafsheh Sayyad: Creator of Dance of Oneness®

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

You'll be inspired by the depth and clarity of Banafsheh's approach to life, movement, and spirit. This Iranian-born master dance artists 'transformational philosophy' is grounded in the work of Rumi and carries with it an [...]

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#22 – Howard Glasser: Founder of the Children’s Success Foundation and creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Meet the man who is behind a movement towards logical way of rearing our children. In a recent article in Esquire Magazine "The Drugging of the American Boy" where they note the shocking statistics [...]

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#21 – Kathy Altman & Lori Saltzman: Twin forces behind Open Floor Movement

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Exciting conversation with two of the main leaders behind Open Floor Movement and Open Floor International. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes

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#20 – Ekayani: Vision and voice of Yoga on the Dance Floor.

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Ekayani is the singularly-titled inspiration behind Yoga on the Dance Floor. Together with creative partner and electronic dance musician Tom Glide, they offer a music and dance experience that is on another level. She [...]

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#19 – Adrianne Tabet: Founder of the Moving Steps Foundation

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

You are going to have a much deeper understanding of the transformative power of dance in peoples lives after listening to this interview. Learn how she has established a program with in a very [...]

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#18 – Erica Ross, founder of Dance Our Way Home and leader of The Move in Toronto

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Delighted to feature a mover and shaker from up north that's been on our radar for a long time. She's got a great story to tell going back to the early days of disco [...]

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#17 – Kellita, creator of Showgirl Awakening

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

Today you are meeting Kellita, an award-winning showgirl and burlesque dancer, and creator of the transformative mentorship program designed to unleash your inner showgirl and lead you to the streets of San Francisco for [...]

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#16 – Maureen ‘Momo’ Freehill: Founder of Butopia and creator of The Present Movement

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

With a background in multiple disciplines including Japanese Butoh and radical environmentalism, 'Momo' is a mover and shaker on the rise that you should know about. She's an articulate advocate for the body's role [...]

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#15 – Dr. James Gordon: Founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC.

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: general|

This man's work is in total alignmenet with our work here at Dance First. In this interview you'll learn how policy as changing and how holistic methods are being recognized as beneficial to a [...]

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#14 – Adelle Brewer: Founder of the Synergy Studio in San Antonio and leading Nia trainer

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

Adelle has a vibrant spirit and inspiring attitude. Learn how her childhood vision gave her a thread to her current work. This leader is a powerhouse in her local community, and has put San [...]

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#13 – Sridhar Silberfein: Founder of Bhakti Fest

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: general|

Sridhar has an amazing story that rarely gets told, we're treated to a tour of turning points along the journey from humble health food pioneer to leading festival phenomenon. Learn about his work with [...]

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