1. How would you define your personal practice?
I would define my personal practice as a constant engagement and curiosity with how the human body moves. I become fascinated by limitations and how to trick the brain into allowing one to do the things their mind tells them they can’t. I love to teach myself different movements and then pass that knowledge on to any willing participant.

2. What turning points have you encountered on your movement journey?
I have encountered many turning points! From the beginning where I thought I had to move the way others do, to thinking I could never be “that good” because I’ve never had official training, thinking I had to compete to be recognized, and being afraid to be too sensual in my movement and attracting the wrong attention. I used to think that I wouldn’t be taken seriously because I wasn’t strong enough, educated enough, flexible enough, or social enough. I thought I could only focus on one area of movement at a time in order to achieve any real results. Each of these limiting beliefs eventually came to the light and created various turning points in my mindset so as to expand the way I moved, created, and taught. Most of these turning points were realizations that were a long time coming and have shaped the way I live, so they aren’t just for the classroom or individual practices but have helped me to develop as a person.

 

3.  What role has injury played in cultivating your current niche?
Injury has really helped me expand as well. I would tend to only do certain moves on particular sides. Once injury would set in I would be forced to develop movement on the opposite side. Although I haven’t really been able to duplicate my exact movements on both sides, injury has helped me to try new things and develop more of a curiosity for how the body moves.
 

4.  Do you consider yourself a teacher?  Why or why not?
I am most definitely a teacher! There are very few things I love more than teaching! I get such a great energy of inspiration and pure satisfaction when I teach. I’ve been teaching for 9 years now and didn’t fully embrace it at fist because I didn’t think I had that much to offer. After things got rolling I realized I have very valuable information and I absolutely love giving that information to others. I often times don’t even practice for myself anymore, I practice to learn new things to give to others. Teaching has developed into a pure passion experience for me and I am a bit obsessed with the results over the years!

 

5.  What has been your experience with physical education, both in the schooling system and sought out knowledge/ know-how elsewhere?
P.E. when I was growing up was incredibly boring for me. I attended 7 different schools in 2 different states and was never excited about P.E. it was always the most basic of movement and sports, which I never got in to. The movement classes that I have sought out since are more of free flowing and allowing for free play as opposed to a rigid structure, one size fits all type of moving. I enjoy the type of education that allows for freedom in thinking, ideas, and body creativity.

 

6.  How do you involve your mind/ emotions into your physical routines?
I try not to involve my mind unless it’s the creative process! Generally my mind gets in the way by saying something is too hard, out of my flexibility/strength range, or physically impossible. If I have a gut feeling, I go with it. If it feels right, I do it. If my body says move, I move. The mind is only allowed to come in to play when I have to critically think of how to execute a move that my body does not naturally understand.

 

7.  What are your personal aspirations regarding movement?  How do you hope to find purpose and use in the skills you have built?  
Personal aspirations as well as purpose: I just want to get the world moving for their own benefit! I want as many people as possible to feel the enjoyment of being able to move freely in their everyday life. Everyone is capable of living a full life with their desired range of movement and I want to help as many of those people that believe in themselves as possible.
 

8.  How can people find/ contact you?  Do you have a site or social media handle to share?
Instagram: @fittoparty
Facebook: Krystyle Bryn
I also have a personal YouTube where I share all of my videos: Krystyle Bryn

 

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