What It's About
Started in August 2016, Hearten Practices is about the philosophy and training in movement and self-defense. Movement is an overall expression of who we are. Our bodies carry out basic locomotive functions that are informed by our intentions, such as to stand, run, jump, and walk as well as to heal and recover health and strength. The mental, spiritual and physical aspects of ourselves culminates and manifest in true movement when we are in full alignment. Our environment at times have the effect of separating the mind from the body. Signals from the environment tells our bodies how to act, independent of our intentions.
It is through movement that we engage the
physical world with our spiritual self. Through a series of specifically
designed movement, dialogue and meditation the work is toward an integrated
self that expresses, health, purpose and compassion. Since the movement studied and practiced are
largely drawn from martial arts principles, effective practical self-defense
skills are a benefit of this process
BA in Philosophy, with a concentration on the Philosophy of Mind, which considers mental events, consciousness and their relationship to the physical body, notably the brain.
Decades of study and practice in working with energy and examining how subtle energy in our environment affects our bodies as well as how we transmit energy through our intentions, how we naturally self heal.
Decades of practice in the various forms of Martial Arts.