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Embodiment Matters
Embodiment Matters is an ongoing, rich conversation about what it really means to be embodied, and why and how embodiment matters so much in our daily lives and in our world. Our guests include wise and insightful teachers from the realms of somatics, Buddhism, meditation, social justice, indigenous teachers, psychotherapy, soulful living, mythology, movement arts, bodywork, martial arts, neuroscience, environmentalists, and more. 
 
In our conversations, we explore a wide range of topics around waking up and being embodied, and offer guided practices to help return to your embodiment as a source of wisdom, guidance and intimacy with life. 

Our Latest Episodes

We Were Made For These Times: A Conversation with Kaira Jewel Lingo

We Were Made For These Times: A conversation with Kaira Jewel Lingo In this conversation with Kaira, we explore many rich topics including: embodiment and mindfulness as not separate her new book We Were Made…

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You Were Born Into Beauty as Beauty for a Joyful Life, and That’s the Truth: A Deep and Wide Conversation With Pat McCabe, Woman Stands Shining

In this rich conversation with wise woman Pat McCabe we explore many topics including embodiment as a core practice of decolonization and her trouble with the word “decolonizing” healing after cultural severance through Indian boarding…

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Embodying Spontaneity: A Conversation With Jozef Frucek of Fighting Monkey

Embodying Spontaneity, A Conversation With Jozef Frucek of Fighting Monkey In this conversation, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Jozef Frucek. He and Linda Kapetanea are the creators of Fighting Monkey, which is…

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I Wish You Heartbreak- An Exploration of the 19 Ways With Deena Metzger

I Wish You Heartbreak – An Exploration of the 19 Ways with Deena Metzger We’re so grateful and honored to begin the 3rd season of the Embodiment Matters podcast by sharing with you this rich…

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Deep Liberation: A Conversation With Langston Kahn

Greetings listener friends, We are delighted to share with you our recent conversation with Langston Kahn. Langston Kahn is a black, queer teacher and shamanic practitioner who specializes in radical human transformation, ancestral healing, and…

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Sacred Instructions: A Conversation With Sherri Mitchell

We’re so grateful to be able to share this inspired conversation with the amazing Sherri Mitchell, Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset. We absolutely love her book, Sacred Instructions, and highly recommend it! While we only touched on…

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Embodiment and Social Justice: A Conversation With Reverend angel Kyodo williams and Dr. Scott Lyons

Embodiment & Social Justice We shared such a potent and enlivening conversation with Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Dr. Scott Lyons. In this conversation we talk about an upcoming training they are hosting called the…

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Embodiment and the Journey of Soul Initiation: A Conversation With Bill Plotkin, PhD

Embodiment and the Journey of Soul Initiation with Bill Plotkin, PhD What a powerful conversation we shared, exploring Plotkin’s new book, the Journey of Soul Initiation as well as exploring his vast body of work….

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Take Heart: A Conversation With Kathleen Dean Moore

I’m so thrilled to share this episode with you, dear listeners, in which I have the privilege of interviewing one of my hero-writers, Kathleen Dean Moore, whose 2016 book Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and…

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Embodying Sacred Activism: A Conversation With Cynthia Jurs

Friends, we are thrilled to be able to share our recent interview with the incredible  Cynthia Jurs with you.   Before sharing her official bio, I want to tell you that I find Cynthia to…

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The Mythic Masculine: A Conversation With Ian MacKenzie

In this episode, Carl speaks with Ian MacKenzie, host of the Mythic Masculine Podcast. Ian MacKenzie is a filmmaker, speaker, and writer who lives on the Salish Sea with his partner and son. His films…

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Uncommon Considerations in the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Dr. Bayo Akomolafe

Uncommon Considerations in the Anthropocene An Interview with Dr. Bayo Akomolafe Friends, we’re thrilled to share with you this most recent interview with our dear friend, Dr. Bayo Akomolafe. Bayo is a poet, philosopher, psychologist,…

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A Mythic Response to Our Times: A Conversation With Michael Meade

In this profoundly deep and freewheeling conversation, we cover so much soulful ground. We begin with one of our favorite topics that Michael Meade has been teaching on for years: Your innate genius. He tells…

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In the Absence of The Ordinary: A Conversation With Francis Weller

Hello, listener friends! We’re delighted to share with you our most recent conversation with our dear friend and mentor, Francis Weller, psychotherapist, soul-activist, and author of the life-changing book The Wild Edge of Sorrow, as…

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Embodying A Sacred Relationship With Earth: A Conversation Steven Martyn of The Sacred Gardener

We had such an enlivening conversation with Steven which we’re so excited to share with you! In this conversation we talk about Steven’s history – which included leaving civilization as a young man to live…

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Embodiment and Relationships With Jan Dworkin, PhD

Friends, I had such an inspiring and useful conversation with Jan Dworkin! I loved her unique and powerful definition of embodiment. We spoke about human relationships in so many ways – what makes a “successful…

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Embodying the Spirit of Poetry: A Conversation with Brooke Mcnamara

We had such a lovely and enlivening conversation with beautiful Brooke McNamara, who is a gifted poet, dance-theater artist, zen monk, teacher and mama, and whose poetry we ADORE. In this conversation, we talk about…

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Embodiment Matters Featuring Sharon Blackie

Embodying an Enchanted Life with Dr. Sharon Blackie

Oh friends, this is such a rich conversation that I’m thrilled to share with you. I (Erin) had the great pleasure of speaking with award-winning writer, Dr. Sharon Blackie, whose written work and online courses…

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Natural Movement: A Conversation with Erwan Le Corre

In this episode, Carl speaks with Erwan Le Corre. Erwan is the founder of MovNat, which is a system of movement and embodied learning that helps people to grow the movement skills, physiological preparedness, and…

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The Work That Reconnects

In this episode, Erin speaks with three trainers of The Work That Reconnects: Mutima Imani, Molly Brown, and Constance Washburn. We explore an overview of this pioneering body of work that includes Deep Ecology, Systems…

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Embodying the Wisdom of Ayurveda With Sunny Rose Healey

In this episode I speak with my dear friend, Sunny Rose Healey, Ayurvedic practitioner and teacher. In this episode we talk about: • a basic introduction to Ayurveda • 4 wise questions to ask to…

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Nights Of Grief and Mystery with Stephen Jenkinson

In this episode we speak with Stephen Jenkinson. Stephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School. He has written several books, including Die Wise: A Manifesto For…

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Francis Weller on Embodiment Matters Podcast

A Response To Our Times With Francis Weller

In this, our second conversation with Francis Weller, we once again have a wonderful, deep conversation covering many soulful topics, including: Letting go of searching for an answer, and instead leaning into our own unique…

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Summer Greetings, New Podcasts, And Much More

A note from Carl and Erin: Greetings Friends! First, we want to extend a warm welcome to those new folks who have found their way into our world. We’re so glad you’re here! We also want to…

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Embodiment Matters Featuring David Abram

Remembering our Animal Senses and Sensuous Relationship With the Living World with David Abram

Oh, what a shimmering, gorgeous, living, and enlivening conversation with one of the great embodied thinkers of our time! We loved interviewing David Abram and know you’ll enjoy this episode in which we explore, through…

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Embodiment Matters Featuring Loch Kelly

Embodying Effortless Mindfulness with Loch Kelly

Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW, is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Lochteaches in a non-sectarian human being lineage using an adult education style based in the earliest non-dual wisdom traditions, modern…

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Animism, Embodiment, and Ancestral Healing with Daniel Foor

In this episode we share a deeply nourishing conversation with Daniel Foor, PhD, author of Ancestral Medicine and creator of the Practical Animism course. We explore embodiment as inter-relationship and indebtedness to the other-than-human world,…

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Grounded Spirituality with Jeff Brown

In this lively episode, we take a conversational wild ride as we speak with author, filmmaker and iconoclast, Jeff Brown, of soulshaping.com. We speak about embodiment (of course!), consumerism preying on the uncentered, conscious armoring,…

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Your Intelligent Body: A Conversation with Robert Bosnak

In this episode, Erin speaks with Jungian analyst, dreamworker, and originator of MQ (embodied intelligence), Robert Bosnak. We talk about what embodiment means, about learning from dreams, about animism, about the necessity of taking a…

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A Living Body A Living Earth A Conversation with Charles Eisenstein

A Living Body, A Living Earth: A Conversation with Charles Eisenstein

In this powerful conversation, we speak with Charles Eisenstein. Charles is a teacher, author, speaker, deep-thinker, and a good-hearted human being who asks great questions. His work challenges many of the deep stories and narratives…

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Creativity, Embodiment, and Healing: A Conversation with Karen Wallace

In this episode, we playfully explore the territory of embodiment and creativity with Karen Wallace, M.Ed. BCATR. We speak about trauma, creativity, play, making things, and so much more. This conversation was so personally enriching for…

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Embodiment Matters Featuring Michael Meade

Mythic By Nature: A Conversation with Micheal Meade

Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, mythologist, writer, scholar, and teacher. He has written several great books including The Genius Myth, Fate And Destiny, and his newest book, Awakening The Soul: A Deep Response to…

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The Case For Elderhood: A Conversation With Stephen Jenkinson

In this episode (our longest yet, and worth every minute!) we have the great pleasure to speak to the inimitable Stephen Jenkinson. Stephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the…

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Embodiment Matters Featuring Dr. Don and Diane St. John

A Conversation with Diane and Don St. John

In this episode we talk with Don & Diane St. John. Diane is a somatic counsellor, coach and Continuum Teacher. Don is a somatic-relational psychotherapist, Continuum Teacher and author. We explore many topics related to…

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Ecosomatics: A Conversation with Chandler Stevens

Chandler Stevens is a somatic coach. He’s developing and organizing a body of work known as Ecosomatics, which revolves around the connections between body, mind, and environment. In his private coaching practice, he focuses on…

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Embodying Resilience: A Conversation With Dr. Don St. John

In this conversation we speak with Dr. Don St John. Don is a psychotherapist, Hellerwork trainer, and Continuum Practitioner (among many other things,) and he wrote “Healing The Wounds of Childhood: A Psychologist’s Journey and…

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The Light Longs for the Dark: A Conversation with Bayo Akómoláfé

In this episode, we speak with the brilliant Bayo Akomolafe about embodiment, non-binary thinking, thoughts on the future of our world, activism, indigeneity, entanglement, and so much more. You’re in for a treat!    …

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Decolonization: A Conversation with Dr. Leny Strobel

In this episode, Erin speaks with Dr. Leny Strobel about her decades of work in decolonization,  as a Philipino-American, as well as in her role as a “settler” in her home in Northern California, and…

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Embodiment Matters Featuring Francis Weller

Stretched Between Gratitude and Grief- A Conversation with Francis Weller

In this episode we speak with Francis about what it means to live a soulful life, about the importance and value of grief, and about the challenges we face living in a culture fixated on…

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Lara Vesta

A Conversation with Lara Veleda Vesta

In this episode, Erin speaks with Lara Veleda Vesta, creator of The Wild Soul School and author of the Moon Divas Guidebook. In our conversation, we explore many powerful topics including embodiment, Lara’s journey navigating…

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Kinde Nebeker

A Conversation with Kinde Nebeker

In this episode, Erin speaks with Kinde Nebeker, founder of New Moon Rites of Passage about embodiment, about the importance of modern rites of passage, about the great joy inherent in tending grief, about Kinde’s…

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Philip Shepherd

A conversation with Philip Shepherd

In this episode, we speak with Philip Shepherd, author of New Self, New World and Radical Wholeness about his reflections on embodiment and why it matters. After Philip guides us into a brief practice of experiencing our embodied selves…

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A Conversation with Russell Delman

In this episode we speak with Russell Delman, founder of the Embodied Life School and Feldenkrais Method (R) trainer. In our conversation we explore Russell’s reflections on what embodiment means and why it matters in…

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Diane Hamilton

A Conversation with Diane Hamilton

In this episode we speak with Diane Hamilton, author of Everything is Workable and The Zen of You and Me, as well as a mediator, international trainer in facilitation, and lineage holder and teacher at the Two Arrows…

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A Conversation with Erin and Carl

In this episode, Erin and Carl speak with each other about embodiment, about why it matters, and explore many topics including their journeys into the realms of learning and teaching somatic work, the connections between…

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