Pressure, Tendinopathy, & Movement


Jenn Pilotti   I recently went down a rabbit hole, like I sometimes do, about tendinopathy. Tendinopathy is a poorly understood cause of pain attributed to overuse. It happens at the tendon, the structure that connects muscle to bone. Pain is weird. It’s multi-faceted and difficult to pinpoint. We can sometimes feel when the injury […]

Meeting Oneself


Nadia Genois   I have always loved dancing. I remember when I was little, going to see The Nutcracker with my father. Imagination fertile, body touched, I came back announcing that I wanted to be a rat in The Nutcracker. Note the rat here, we will come back to it. Maybe. It took several years […]

Medicating with Movement

Neurons Concept

Jenn Pilotti   I am having one of those weeks, a week where a lot of the people around me are upset, or anxious, or depressed. A week where there is a sense of heaviness encompassing the people I interact with regularly, which makes me feel like I am being held down under a thick, […]

A Practical Exploration of Pain and Healing

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Jenn Pilotti   I was doing Russian dancers recently, a move I have always struggled with (for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, a Russian dancer is a one armed backbend that dynamically switches to the other arm by shifting your weight forward to your feet). I learned that if […]

Coaching Feeling


Jenn Pilotti   I was talking with a physical therapist a few weeks ago. He has worked with everything from professional athletes to seniors recovering from hip surgery. When I asked how he felt about working with athletes, he said, “athletes are easy. It’s general population clients that are difficult.”   I have heard this […]

We Must Feel


Nick Konow   When practicing a skill, hunt for the feeling.   A stretch is present in all the yielding, pushing, reaching, grasping and pulling that we do.   We just might not be looking for it.   If we search for the stretched tissue, we can get clearer on the contraction we are producing […]

Perception, Permission, And Possibility


I was struck by a question the other day: How do we perceive what’s real?  What are the boundaries we live by, and what compels us to follow them? It’s something I’ve been deeply curious about in my work as a somatic coach.  Very often I find that when someone develops more options for better […]