Many of us have been mostly sedentary since childhood. If we begin to practice yoga, walk, run, swim, or bicycle for fitness, we often lack awareness requisite to moving well. A skilled trainer can guide us in learning to move with effectiveness and ease. Thousands of diverse people—young and old, elite athlete and severely limited—have done this through Movement Magic.
In Movement Magic we provide a disciplined—yet relaxed and informal—context for learning. Participants benefit from an ecological approach in which instructors integrate principles of physics, physiology, and psychology to induce relaxation, increase kinesthetic and emotional awareness. In group classes and in one-on-one instruction, students progress along unique, individually-tailored paths, where next steps are easy extensions of skills already mastered.
We offer Movement Magic to assist people in becoming more adaptive—healthier in the largest sense. Although Magic instructors present myriad ideas pertinent to bio-mechanical technique, and students consistently develop greater proficiency, most Movement Magic participants come to view mastery of technique as an inevitable consequence, rather than as a primary objective. This shift in attitude is born of realization that in learning to move, as in any experience, we may find partial answers to questions like: “Who am I?”“To what purposes do I live?” and “How do I know these things?”
More accurate perceptions of how we are, why we are this way, and how else we might be are both a benefit of, and a prerequisite to many kinds of successful adaptation. With such meta-learning we may challenge and overthrow habits of a lifetime to produce deep and lasting change. Many Movement Magic participants report dramatic positive shifts in attitude, greater satisfaction at work and play, and better relationships with people in all spheres of their lives.
Like many Magic activities, Movement Magic is sustained by voluntary gift. Current instruction is funded by those who have learned before. Participants are invited to contribute so that others may benefit as they have.