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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!
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 [...]
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. Subscribe [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
#22 – Howard Glasser: Founder of the Children’s Success Foundation and creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach.
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 [...]
Exciting conversation with two of the main leaders behind Open Floor Movement and Open Floor International. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Shooting a different dance video every day for a year might seem daunting for some, but not for Mary Pinizzotto. Armed with only a laptop and a handheld video camera, she succeeded in [...]
#11 – Katie Hendricks: Body Intelligence expert and transformational co-founder of the Hendricks Institute.
Filled with tips and practical advice for facilitators who are eager to cultivate transformation into their practices, this interview with Katie Hendricks will inspire you to bring your gifts to the world. Drawing [...]
#10 – Gay Hendricks: Reknowned relationship and noir fiction writer, and key force behind the Body Intelligence Summit.
In one of our most inspiring interviews to date, Gay Hendricks shares his early fall into embodiment, and names some very interesting figures along the way, including Ram Dass fresh from his first [...]
Sondra Fraleigh is a living legend who has an incredible depth of knowledge about the roots and origins of somatics and movement therapy. She's one of very few people fortunate enough to have [...]
You'll learn some fascinating things about Nia and the inspirational leader at the helm. Debbie shares some key insights into the evolution of one of the worlds top modalities, and reveals her secret [...]
#6 – Lamara Heartwell: Co-founder of the Body Intelligence Summit and Co-host of the Conscious Dancer podcast
This is a lively recap of the Body Intelligence Summit. We're both excited about the themes and throughlines that appeared and devoted most of this call to connecting the dots between the wide [...]
In which Samantha relates the surpising stories of her early years and more. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes
A delightful conversation with Cynthia Winton-Henry about leadershipo, play and improvisation, the pillars of InterPlay. Subscribe to the Conscious Dancer Podcast on iTunes
Inspiring interview conducted by Mark Metz and Jade Blackadar with Daria Halprin at the historic Mountain Home Studios in Marin where she and her mother Anna Halprin have developed the Life/Art Process. [...]