WHO & WHAT
Leralee Whittle is a dance and video artist and founder of Embodiment Field, a body of work developed over 30 years. Her art and teaching is informed by EF:
In Embodiment Field processes we work in “expanded embodiment”, or ways of working with Attention that unites Bodymind with Source, Earth, Field and other- for purposes of composing, healing, empathetic living and fuller collaboration.
We teach embodiment practices, relational thinking and perform territories to promote heightened connectivity.
E F cross-pollinates with other professionals in the embodiment field, including, but not limited to dance, somatics, quantum field studies, philosophy, ethics, Rock n’Roll performance, performance studies, quantum physics, high performance sports, transpersonal psychology, Taoist Chi-Kung, energy medicine and more.
Real world actions matter. Relational thinking and embodiment practices give you tools to be in the world, but not of it, so presence and empathy are naturally extended to other, in the “potentialized” moment.
Life affirming practices?
Intellectually, we know attention must extend beyond anthropocentric interests. Our future and that of other species depends on it. We need experiences that grow empathy through a sense of connectivity. Intellect alone doesn’t do it. Embodiment Field practices impact quality of life through re-educating human and humanity- through embodiment that makes us present and collaborative- with all who share the planet.
The knowledge we teach counters death affirming practices such as plundering the earth for profit. We offer practices that fuel us to connect with inherent wealth, including a relationship with the planet. Through practice, actions become more humane and new possibilities in communication arise. More and more people are finding ways to exercise social response-ability whether creating harmony, connecting art and life or extending empathy to others.
What do you practice?