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Step-by-step to genuine understanding.

My UnCarved Block Program is a detailed record and distillation of 45+ years of intensive mind-body work. Get started today.

On Stillness

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We all want stillness. States likened to peace, rest, harmony, always seem just out of reach. Yeah, I don't do that. This method doesn't foster that feeling. It's designed to reveal your intrinsic stillness, but you have to do some serious work to gain understanding. Now, I'm not criticizing other methods that give people relief from their suffering. I'm presenting this approach as an alternative to what you already know. Having inquired for almost 50 years, I'm confident that my approach is unique.

"The way of stillness, a path, the route, the method, anything that leads to striving, is not what I'm talking about. Cultivated stillness is not true stillness." - me

Be a Slacker - Six Aspects of Minding the Slack

Backlash and Slack in Gear Train

The slack of which I speak can only be felt after cultivating coupled power and experiencing a bit of 'noninterference' in meditation. Conceptually, this definition is analogous to the slack of a geartrain. Slack for our purposes is defined as the range between 'softness-weakness' and 'strength-vigor'. This experiential range is subjective, and arises exclusively from interoceptive signals received from the deep core stabilizers. Here's my six aspects of minding the slack:

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 have codified these experiences into concrete and transmissible methods, 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 while also embracing complexity and uncertainty is better.

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 focus. You can improve your mind-body integration to discover and maintain a new normal.

The 5 Mental Models of Transformation


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.

Intro To Standing Meditation

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We all experience stress. Over time we develop painful habits to compensate. Learn to undo these painful habits.

Unbreakable Center

There is no avoiding stress. What if stress made you stronger? Our mind-body training is designed to help you meet the demands of modern life. Keep your Unbreakable Centertm.

UCB Mind-Body Inventory

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This #mindbody training increases increases energy while calming the mind. Prerequisites: None

UCB Movement Primitives

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UCB Movement Primitives are moving meditations that support better posture. Better posture produces deep changes in mind and body. Learn to relax while improving range of motion. Get more energy. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. This is a group class so get your 8-12 of your friends together and contact Kelley.