Categories for Dave Wardman

Physical Re-patterning Work

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I am interested in Change.  Specifically I am interested in transmutation of human beings across all levels. My studies have taken me through a diverse range of fields of inquiry:  firstly at university and crucible of the martial arts dojo; body work training and apprenticeship with an embodied philosopher; studies with jivamukta and alchemists. But before all this had happened I had a particular, profound experience regarding the physical body that set me drifting along a virtuous course. So, let ...Read More

Body Tessellations II – Paradoxical Stretching

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In late 2014 I wrote the original Body Tessellations article.  Two years on now the Body Tessellation stretching work has become a hallmark of the Re-patterning Stretching syllabus within the Physical Alchemy method.  More than this, tinkering with this strange concept has led to structural changes within my body; students bodies and even the ‘body’ of the method – this practical experimentation has actually yielded insights that changed the structure of Physical Alchemy (as will be discussed below)! As I ...Read More

Re-patterning Work

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We are robotic. We are of a disenchanted patterning.  Fitness, therapy, wellness, these things don’t concern me.  What concerns me is lack of aliveness, super-charged false-I patterns, humans walking around in a half-life, unable to escape the gravity of their mediocrity.  Dis-embodiment, bureaucratization, homogenization. Re-patterning Work is a framing metaphor for the use of my of physical cultivation, stretching and awareness exercises to evoke re-enchantment in humans.  The guiding principles are explicitly not those of fitness, performance, health or wellness ...Read More