The Embodiment Podcast

In-depth explorations of yoga, martial arts, body therapy, dance, theatre, bodywork and other embodied topics; featuring expert guests from around the world, practical tips and experiential exercises.

with Mark Walsh

Founder of The Embodied Facilitator CourseEmbodied Yoga Principles, Integration Training and The Embodiment Podcast

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180. Circling – with Guy Sengstock

Circling founder Guy joins me to discuss childhood weightlifting, masculine excess and surrender, the beginnings of Circling, inter-subjective mediation, listening, conflict, being "weird", the dance conversation, technology and communication, Martin Buber's I and...

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179. Spiral Dynamics – with Christopher Cooke

Stage development consultant Christopher joins me to discuss Clare Grave's Spiral Dynamics. We talk integral consciousness, life conditions, drug use, human emergence, "autistic" learning style, agriculture and the environment, misunderstandings of developmental...

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177. Jewish mysticism – With Gavriel Strauss

Jewish mystical specialist Gavriel joins me today. We discuss the Jewish tradition and its more Mystical side, exploring such topics as: trauma (ancestral and personal), Shabbat, Passover, the relevance of Judaism to everyone, the essence of the Jewish practice, the...

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176. Coaching and embodiment – with Mark Walsh

A solo one where I go though the main models, tips and tools I use for coaching with the body. I describe the main skill-sets involved and offer practical techniques. [iframe style="border:none"...

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175. Creative yet rigorous – With Dieter Rehberg

Somatic movement therapist Dieter joins me to discuss the Central European tradition, innovation, expressive dance, beginners vs intermediate teaching, operational language, Buddhist mind theory, self-organising, dialogue, "jamming", somatic movement coaching, what...

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174. Body tripping – with Andrew Venezia

Psychedelic trip guide Andrew joins me to discuss his work, "set and setting", dosage, the 60's, safety, integrating states, ibogaine, increasing extremity, the relationship of the body to psychedelics, trauma, are some substances more "bodily", the guided tripping...

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173. Magik and measurement – with Adrian Cox

Yoga teacher Adrian joins me to discuss going from drug addiction to practice. We talk Rick Astley, Thailand, what magik is, intention, ritual, the "law" of attraction, the elements, angels, modern postural yoga, rebirthing and breath-work, does yoga make you wiser,...

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172. Somatics 2.0 – With Jamie McHugh

Somatic movement specialist Jamie McHugh joins me to talk creative dance, community dance, Laban movement choirs, Anna Halprin, online work, the "basic 5", developmental movement, the body politic, humane technology, busyness, "digesting" information, feeling safe and...

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171. Love, loss and levels – with Ken Wilber

Integral philosopher Ken Wilber joins me for a deeply personal as well as cerebral interview. Ken opens up about his life, loves, body practices, obsessive search for integration and the state of world politics. Heart and head, an epic interview. ...

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170. Stalking Psoas – with Liz Koch

Psoas queen Liz Koch joins us to discuss the "muscle of the soul". We talk body as process, language of the body, cannibalism, anatomy vs embryology, fight-flight, car seats, birth, sex, modern disconnection and more. [iframe...

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169. Hakomi – with Jaci Hull

Body therapist Jaci Hull joins me to discuss the Hakomi Method of Mindfulness-Cantered Somatic Therapy. We discuss the weird name, it's basic methods like "taking over", tracking and contact statements; underlying emotions, nourishment and satisfaction, relational...

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168. Embodied Relating – with John Thompson 

The co-founder of Circling Europe John Thompson joins me to discuss his beginnings as an integral tennis coach, postmodernism, "quadrants", Circling, intuition, connection, relating, surrendered leadership, being in the moment, facts vs opinions, and the current "take...

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166. Working with trauma – with Irene Lyon (from TEC)

Irene Lyon is one of the world's leading experts in working with trauma. In this interview she touches base on what trauma actually is, she explores together with Mark Walsh how events affects the person's body-systems and what allows them to process the situation,...

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165. Why embodiment – why Womanhood? – with Susie Heath

Coach trainer and women's embodiment teacher Susie joins me to discuss coaching, Tony Robbins, dance, why work with embodiment, "transformation", practice, state to trait, being a woman in a yang world, "femininity", the lead edge, young women and the commodification...

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164. Zen and meditation – with Diane Musho Hamilton (from TEC)

Diane is a zen teacher and highly skilled mediator and facilitator. In this interview with Mark Walsh, she talks about how the body and mindful awareness is crucial for conflict resolution, shadow playing out in conflict and zen. Please note this is the audio of an...

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163. Posture and trauma – With Betsy Polatin

Alexander technique teacher and trauma educator Betsy joins me today. We discuss her background in dance, how she discovered trauma work, Somatic Experiencing and Peter Levine, why somatic practitioners need to know about trauma, somatic influence, Stephen Porges,...

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162. Food, men and money – with Charles Eisenstein 

Writer and environmental activist Charles joins me to discuss the story and consequences of disconnection. We cover many topics that connect to this such as community, masculinity, objectification, the gift economy, feminine rage, control, myth and more. A deep...

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161. Leadership Embodiment – with Wendy Palmer (from TEC)

In this very practical session with easy and down to earth instructions, Wendy is bringing Aikido and Mindfulness together. Out of that she developed a model of embodiment leadership used successfully for many years within big companies and organizations. Please note...

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