My training methods have been informed by my exploration of various movement disciplines and my research into psychology and anthropology .  I have spent over 10 years building my practice of physical training as well as a philosophy that is aligned with how I view the world.    The result is a way of moving and living that I have come to call Free Movement.  

Some people are motivated by athletics and competition. Some choose to specialize in a particular discipline or art.  And there are many who use exercise to better their health.  I have experienced pros and cons in all these different perspectives.  Free Movement takes the most useful aspects of each approach to build a healthy body and mind.

Free Movement training is rooted in 3 principles that span the body and mind: PRACTICAL, PLAYFUL, PERSONAL

  1. Practical training develops the basic skills necessary for active everyday living. Movements like lifting, carrying, balancing, running, and jumping are the foundation of what it means to move like a human.
  2. Play is a powerful way to learn and interact that brings joy and creativity into our lives. Research has shown the extensive physical and mental benefits of play.  It’s essential for adults to reclaim the ability to play.
  3. Personal expression of movement is essential for building balanced health.  Everyone has a  unique movement signature to develop.  This expression  helps us overcome negativity like comparisons to others or self-judgement.  In place, it promotes a sense of inner balance and external connection.

I use Free Movement to coach individuals to build their own practice.  The process is unique for everyone but I offer a set of tools to encourage that process to unfold.  You can read more About Me and if you’re looking to experience amazing physical health, increase your energy and well-being,  Contact Me and let’s arrange a consultation.

The Philosophy of Free Movement

  1. Movement is a vehicle to practice mindfulness and develop self-awareness.
  2. Mastery of our ability to move contributes to the formation of positive self-image and self-confidence.
  3. Training for high quality movement enhances performance and promotes longevity.
  4. Movement has the capacity to heal injury and correct dysfunction.
  5. Movement training should increase the ability to meet practical demands and build capacity for self-expression.
  6. Everyone is responsible for their own movement practice.
  7. Movement is a pathway to experience greater freedom.
  8. Movement is central to our lives and can be integrated into every waking hour, i.e. the movement culture.