What is Evolve Move Play?
Learn to move like a human, to reclaim your capacity to move with flow over grass, rocks, and trees, play with sticks and stones, and learn to develop yourself through contact, roughhousing, dance and combatives. Reconnect with nature and develop your aliveness in movement to become more resilient embodied human.
What is the purpose?
Ok so humans evolved to do specific movements, who cares if we don’t need to do them today. Why do we train these things if we don’t need to chase down mammoths and fight off invading tribes?
At Evolve Move Play we believe the highest purpose of movement practice is create deeper aliveness, deeper embodiment and deeper engagement with the world.
We believe that movement in nature where we evolved, engages us and develops us on far more levels then movement in the gym, we believe that in fact natural movement is a physical form of nutrition that when missing from a person’s life leads to Ill health the same way that not eating a whole food diet is bad for your health.
We believe that the fundamental natural movements are whole foods for physical development and exercises are supplements.
When we have to live a unnatural life, then we do need exercises to help us compensate for what is missing but we have made the mistake of focusing too much the supplements in our research and practice of physical education.
Our approach to physical education has tended to look at the human in a reductionist way, a set of parts to be improved, but the potential of movement training goes far deeper than better abs or a tighter butt. We are not a body and mind we are a body-mind and every aspect of us cognitive, emotional and physical is affected by how we move.
The way we move and the environments we move through, impact our moods, our alertness, awareness and focus, they can make us strong and robust not just for lifting weight but for dealing with cold and heat, for deal with abrasions and bruise, even the way our mind handles pain both emotional and physical is deeply affected by our movement practice.
We believe to develop the strongest, most adaptable most resilient and happiest human beings you need to give them movement and it needs to be rooted in the movements we evolved for.. Move Like a Human to live and feel alive as human truly should.