We need each other to heal.
imBODIED is built on the belief that we can only heal if we heal in connection with others. As social animals, we’re designed to learn, grow, and thrive in safe, nurturing connection. When that doesn’t happen, we can get stuck in protection mode, constantly strategizing—afraid of what we crave most in life: contact.
This is the dis-ease of today.
And this has oriented much of how we approach healing.
What if our yoga mats and cushions have become our cubicles?
The number of us who are panicked, anxious, numbed out, lonely, etc. is an epidemic. And, without quite realizing it, we feel isolated even in our pursuits to heal. The mainstream ethos tells us we need more stillness, self care, and more individual skills, strength, and resilience to feel better—to feel healed. But while we're busy working on ourselves, we struggle–trying to fix ourselves to get somewhere else. We continually crave others, yet believe our need for contact means we have more work to do. But nourishing contact with each other is vital medicine for our time.
imBODIED brings us back together.
During imBODIED classes and workshops, we practice and share openly as a group. By feeding our systems a feeling of communal safety, we peel back patterns of isolation and extreme self-reliance. We feel what it is to not have to go it alone. We move to teach the cells of our body that embodied presence and action are possible.
imBODIED is a gym for our nervous system, helping us learn to stay present within the ups and downs of our days. By blending somatic awareness, self-generated movement (inspired by Ohad Naharin’s Gaga), nervous system regulation principles, and group sharing, imBODIED offers a path for increasing our capacity to engage with life—together.
And we begin wherever we are. No previous movement experience—or experience with somatics—is required.