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Holistic & Honing

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Amelia Chan   One word that got thrown around a lot in the early 2000’s was “holistic”. The official definition of “holistic” is “characterized by the belief that the parts of something are interconnected and can be explained only by reference to the whole.” The trend was very much about doing things that were supposed […]

Rehab Order of Operations

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Giving AF (Part 3): Environments for Exploration

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Jereme Sanders   Part 1: Trust & Honesty Part 2: Awareness Before Advice   Through building this circle of awareness we can more effectively share discoveries rather than simple techniques. For example, often times in my own life it has been discovering the epiphany of a new technique, a breakthrough in strength/mobility or the overcoming […]

Giving AF (Part 1): Trust & Honesty

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Jereme Sanders   [AF in this instance means ‘Actionable Feedback’, but secondary title to this series is “Student Centered Teaching Practices”]   As a teacher we want to make sure we find the right answers for the problems that arise in our students. The answer may not always be the ones we are used to, […]

A Shared Struggle

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Steph Lee   Playing with recoil in a restraining costume while in residency for Brutally Submissive. The process fed me so much, creatively and energetically, and I had a lot to reflect after. Mostly, I want to know how to research the performative possibilities within myself and find out how many layers my dancing can […]

The Origin of Adaptable Polarity (Part 2): Neutrality

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Jordan Terry   “Attraction and repulsion are the two opposite poles of action. These must blend into a Neuter [neutral] pole as purpose and usefulness in the economy of function. The end of this circuit is balance, as the completion of the objective of motion and expression of life. This is polarity in its triune […]

The Origin of Adaptable Polarity (Part 1) : Opposites

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Jordan Terry   Adaptable Polarity (AP) developed from the idea that we, as humans, need to adapt to all sorts of occasions in our lives. It, also, came about from noticing that the world we live in is continually moving and consistently inconsistent. This movement of life does however have a fundamental principle to flow […]

Am I Doing It Right?

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Craig Mallett   One of the most common questions I get when teaching people new to the Daoist approach is “am I doing it right?” While perfectly understandable in a modern world that encourages us all to not ever feel like we’re good enough (the honest answer “no, it’s terrible because you’re a beginner and […]

Removing, Not Adding

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Craig Mallett   We often say in the tradition that the Daoist way is one of removing, not adding. Yet the first thing we do is learn a million practices. So what do we mean by this? It’s useful to remind ourselves that the exercises (and the way we exercise) are the tools we use to aid […]

A Clear & Sincere Desire

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A Note To Self

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Christian Paev   a note to self   ”persist – from Latin persistere, from per- ‘through, steadfastly’ + sistere ‘to stand’ ”   To the people who pursue change in their lives and especially to my own self.   Systems have capacity.   Not using any of the capacities you possess would shrink them like […]

Moving at the Speed of Trust

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Feedback, Process, and Accomplishment

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Jenn Pilotti   As a coach or movement specialist, when do you give people feedback regarding their performance? Do you do it in the middle of the movement? Do you do it after? And after you have sussed out when what do you give feedback on? Do you give feedback on how the movement is […]