A conversation between Patrick Cassidy and Kirstie Simson.
In progressive circles we feel comfortable with the idea of psychological, emotional, and even spiritual development. But what about evolving through the body?
What is the difference between the need to train, discipline and control the body, and all the ideas associated with this we have inherited from our culture, and allowing the body’s own intelligence to emerge and guide us?
This is a conversation between two celebrated exponents of the nature of embodied intelligence.
Patrick Cassidy is a 6th dan Aikikai and is the chief instructor at Aikido Montreux in Switzerland. He has studied the art of Aikido for over 30 years.
Kirstie Simson is a legendary teacher and award-winning performer of Dance Improvisation, with training in Contact Improvisation, Aikido, and Somatic Practices.
They will be leading a workshop together at Emergence Foundation’s Summer Event, 22-23 July 2023, Regenerating Culture: What are the Drivers of Change?