L.E.A.P. with Richard Goldsand

Learn, Explore, Awaken, & Play

Welcome to the very first LEAP podcast where I talk with teachers, coaches, artists and authors about Leaning, Exploring, Awakening and Playing, and how we can improve our health and well-being as well as advance the evolution of humanity for ourselves and our children.

Shownotes for L.E.A.P. Podcast #1

In this interview, I talk with Feldenkrais Method Practitioner Richard Goldsand about his work with high level athletes, dancers and more recently, embodied leadership. Rich shares some good stories about how he put his reputation on the line to gain credibility with athletes and how he works with them. Later in our conversation, he describes how he works with the students in the “Transformational Leadership and Embodied Activism” course at Arizona State University with Mary Margaret Fonow.

 

Richard Goldsand is a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais practitioner with 25 years of experience. He is a faculty associate in the ASU Department of Dance where he teaches the Feldenkrais method and in the School of Social Transformation where he co-teaches a course on Transformational Leadership and Embodied Activism with Mary Margaret Fonow.

Rich’s private practice has include has included extensive work with Arizona State Baseball, Arizona State Women’s Basketball, and United States Diving. Rich’s clients range from infants to senior citizens to elite athletes. At various times, he has worked with major league baseball players Glenallen Hill, Rick Wilkins, and Barry Bonds, LPGA professionals Beth Daniel, Shelley Hamlin, Janet Anderson and Alice Ritzman, and 1996 U.S. Olympic Diving champion Melisa Moses . Rich has been a member of the Faculty of Arizona State University since 2000.

Links for Richard:

Homepage 

Blog post on embodied leadership from MS. Magazine 

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