Welcome

Mission

Liberated Body is where body nerds unite. There is so much exceptional work going on in the wide variety of somatic fields* and at Liberated Body we are building bridges between disciplines and diving into the latest insights about this wondrous thing we get to live in.

The podcast is where you can listen to somatic thought leaders talk about the universes inside of us and what it means to live in a body in the modern world.

The courses with exceptional teachers, anatomists, and researchers are in development… so stay tuned. Because it’s going to be good.

*What exactly do we mean by the “somatic fields”? It encompasses a wide variety of manual and movement therapy professions. A very short list would include yoga teachers, massage therapists, structural integrators (Rolfers),  Pilates teachers, Bowen practitioners, Alexander and Feldenkrais teachers… It also includes those who are anatomists, researchers, physiotherapists, surgeons… well you can see why we shortened it to “somatic fields” yes? 

Founder

Brooke--6Well hi there! I’m Brooke Thomas, and I’m a lifelong learner who came to embodiment the hard way.

I grew up with a variety of physical and neurological challenges related to a birth injury (cord strangulation), and fortunately that has led me to a career path that I am wildly passionate about.

My desire to continually connect with the expanding wisdom about our bodies as whole, living organisms (as opposed to parts-based machines…) has led me to reach out to many people who are much, much smarter than I am. Fortunately most of them agree to talk with me on the podcast! 

I have been in the field as a Rolfing practitioner and movement educator for over fifteen years, and these days I divide my time between my practice and Liberated Body-where I get to make a digital home for lovely body nerds like you.

Write me at brooke@liberatedbody.com and tell me how you’re making the world a more embodied place! I love to hear about all the good work going on out there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Patty July 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    Did one of your presenters state that there are no muscles in hands?

    • Brooke July 30, 2014 at 12:53 am #

      I wish I could recall exactly what post you’re referencing, I believe it may have actually been an article I wrote on Breaking Muscles?? But I do remember the quote. It wasn’t “no muscles in the hands”, rather it was referencing that there are no muscles that are ONLY finger muscles. Rather, the muscles that control the fingers begin in the forearm. It was a way to illustrate that the chain of command for movement is rarely precisely local. I hope this helps : )

  2. Peter Baverso February 14, 2015 at 3:46 am #

    Hi Brooke – I love the Liberated Body podcast! I’m a Foundation Training certified teacher and it was awesome hearing your discussion with Dr. Goodman!! Foundation Training really helps empower pain free movement. I also loved your recent interview with Dr Levin. Thank you for all you do!

    I wanted to suggest a guest for an upcoming Liberated Body podcast. James Knight, the creative movement pioneer behind Gentle Somatic Yoga. I discovered James’ work and found the movement practice to be very liberating at a very deep level within the body and mind. James provides exceptional guidance and he knows so much about movement and how to free the body from restrictions in movement. Even more important is James’ compassion – even in his videos he resonates with compassion and giving. I believe your listeners would love to learn more about James’ work. James also works with older adults and desk workers and wow – we can be liberated at any age! Brooke, please consider interviewing James. Here’s his website: http://www.gentlesomaticyoga.com/index.html#.VN7C-FPF94Y and
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesKnightGYSE
    Thanks so much Brooke!
    Have an awesome Valentines Day!
    Namaste,
    Peter

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