What is the Wisdom of the Body?
It is a System of Physical Movements.
It is not only a system of movement it – is an approach – an attitude toward the body – which encourages mindfulness and listening to what the body itself has to say. On the lighter side it is a lot of fun to do and feels good as well!
Because the human being at his time in history is at a critical juncture.
The choice is to become more robot like, more mechanical or …
more human. This is even more true with children and more urgent. And the constant herding of people with information needs to make way for a life of feeling and good humor.
The base of the brain is re-booted or re-set. I teach the movements to re-set or re-activate the primary instincts or primary brain-heart-gut centers. The experience of this is “getting back into your skin”. Or grounding yourself back into your body. Rediscovering your body, and in doing so feeling better in it.
What Are The Results
So far I have taught Wisdom of the Body for about twelve years. And it has split into specialisations and special branches annotated to different needs. And several people have tried to copy my work as well – they think if one does some basic crawling and “frolicking about” or have a Physical Therapy Degree or “Yoga Certificate” and then some acrobatics they have have movement education! well Wisdom of the Body is much more profound than that! but you must have had genuine profound teaching for long periods with real teachers to know the difference. And you must have worked on the body for a long time. And I have and do and am now 60 years old having began my training in martial arts at 11 and yoga at 18. So I have a huge wealth of experience and that includes my own injuries and those of others, teaching classes of all ages and working with children intensely for ten years (as well as with their parents!) as well as doing extreme martial arts work overseas and for long periods – and studying various ethnic medical systems Tibetan, Vedic, Unani, Chinese…so Wisdom of the Body is not something simply slapped together for a quick second income on the weekend! It is not about the Yoga pants and getting a mat! It is not about the T-shirt and the Certificate! (yes I do certify my students if they become serious) It is about my life and experience. And I usually accompany my lessons with story telling either of my experiences or from the ancient myths which support the Wisdom of the Body. I find the history of physical training and medicine fascinating and I like to share that. Without fail I can say each person and each group I work with has found it helpful and effective to whatever their needs were and are. Often I will begin a class with questions from the students and create a lesson plan based on their questions – on the spot! And these classes are the most efficient because they address the needs of that group. I am teaching at present in about 6 countries using the Wisdom of the Body but am now cutting back on travel for my own health’s sake. For those who want to begin on their own I have 8 individual lessons which can be put on a flash drive or Dropbox. You can click over to the “Products” for more information or email me directly. Because of Skype I can do corrections with you on line or send quick videos from my iPad. From the Wisdom of the Body I am also able to branch into a Classical Physical Training Method like Indian Hatha Yoga or Persian Yoga or a Chinese Martial Art without the problems of physical distortions of the body or cultural and behavioral issues which indigenous cultures tend to carry and transfer into the student…Wisdom of the Body is very genuine complete Physical Education of the highest caliber.