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Deconstructing Movement or Why Primitives


Over the decades of training and teaching I have generally held that constant change is important and have tried to avoid the traps of sentimentality and routine. As I am codifying these experiences into something concrete and reliably transmissible, students ask for simplification. I try, but really, I feel that simplifiction is the most compelling trap of all. I'll do it, but will also show how seeking simplification when embracing complexity and uncertainty might be better.

Holiday Schedule 2020 - Rest and Recovery


Due to the pandemic I have maintained our class schedule without a significant break since January. I hope all use this time to rest and recover. Here's a little something on the importance of deep sleep and Alzheimer's...

TCB - ARCS Method

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Rediscover Natural Power and Grace

TCB - Tai Chi Boost is a series of gentle movements comprising a 'form' that improves posture and balance. Our neuroscience-based meditation methods increase mental strength. You can improve your mind-body integration to discover and maintain a new normal.


The 5 Mental Models of Transformation

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Can you get from here to there without a map? Without a clear path you are lost. Mind-Body training without a destination is lost time. The UnCarved Block Program provides a method to transform yourself. To become more comfortable in your own skin. To be more powerful and relaxed. Get more energy to live better. Return To The UnCarved Block.

Tensegrity, Neuroanatomy and Coupled Power

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The tensegrity model is great abstraction of our body structure. Neuroanatomy offers deeper insight into movement. Neither approach imparts the specific understanding that enables us to be more powerful and comfortable in our own skin.