085. Kyle ‘Just Sole’ and Dinita ‘Queen Di’ Clark: Street Dance, culture, and community

Some things go beyond a passion to become a way of life… For Kyle ‘Just Sole’ and Dinita ‘Queen Di’ Clark that way of life is street dance. They share their story; how they started dancing, their backgrounds, and their work as choreographers and professors. Just Sole and Queen Di describe their experiences with dance, from clubbing to teaching, and explain the culture  and community of street dance. They discuss family, home and travel, and how dance weaves through everything in their lives.

Kyle ‘Just Sole’ and Dinita ‘Queen Dinita’ Clark are dancers, choreographers, educators, and parents. Currently college professors, they have competed, taught, traveled, and performed together around the world for the last decade. Just Sole and Queen Di founded the “Just Sole! Street Dance Theater” company, and educational program “Funky Sole Fundamentals” to preserve the culture and styles of hip hop, funk, and house dance.

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084. Thomas Droge and Brenda Kahn: Story, history, and self-perception

If you want to know someone, have a conversation with them. But if you want to know who they really are, have a conversation with their partner. Thomas Droge and Brenda Kahn share their story and how they’ve changed over the years. They explore the idea of our internal narratives and self-perceptions, finding your own way, and the human experience of time. Brenda and Thomas discuss ways to change the world and the importance of investigating your history.

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083. Cara-Michele Nether: Aikido, wellness, and honesty

Unexpectedly inheriting an Aikido school may sound overwhelming, but Cara-Michele Nether took it in stride. She sits down to share her journey in Aikido and acupuncture, and what she’s learned from both. Cara-Michele unpacks her views on overall health, and how she helps people improve their lives by focusing on their ‘why.’ She discusses her grandmother, the importance of self-awareness, and her thoughts on Aikido’s usefulness.

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082. Thea Rae: Programming, Stunts, and Cross training

Any mind hell-bent on problem solving inevitably seeks challenge. Thea Rae discusses many things, including her movement background, coding, and stunt work. She unpacks the connections between her art, movement, aerial circus, and programming. Thea explains her varied interests: stunts, circus, cycling, climbing, and ice skating, and why cross training is so important to her practice.

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081. Andrew Suseno: Ancestors, Parcon Resilience, and Racism

Andrew Suseno’s Parcon goes beyond the physical to create community and fight racism. Andrew discusses his family, ancestors, and their role in his identity. We explore what Parcon is, why he created Parcon Resilience, and his vision for the anti-racist work it does. Andrew unpacks various pieces of racism in modern America, how Parcon Resilience addresses it, and shares why the work he does inspires him.

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080. Nikkie Zanevsky: Coaching, inclusivity, and empathy

When she first learned about parkour back in ’06, Nikkie Zanevsky never dreamed it would lead to her quitting her day job and starting her own movement company. Nikkie sits down to reflect on her approach to coaching, structuring classes, and creating an experience for her students. She shares her own methods of learning and growing, and how it impacts her coaching. Nikkie shares her insights on success, inclusivity and gender in parkour, and the importance of starting before you’re ready. 

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079. Bryan Riggins: Awareness, process, and books

Bryan Riggins discusses his motivation, goals, and process of training descents, and his experiences and relationship with fear. He shares how it relates to his love of coaching children, and the challenges he personally works on. Bryan unpacks his reasons for training parkour before delving into the many books that have influenced him and what is on his reading list.

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078. Tuline Kinaci: Tantra, authenticity, and eye contact

Tuline Kinaci openly discusses her experiences with tantra, explaining what it is, what it means to her, and how it relates to her goals with Lovecraft Collective. She shares her thoughts on the power of eye contact, radical honesty, and interpersonal communication. Tuline delves into her love of climbing, her relationship with movement, sexuality, and how the two are connected.

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077. Craig Constantine: End of season 3, 2019 recap, and looking ahead

Craig reflects on 2019, thanking the team, and the people who have helped along the way. He recaps what Movers Mindset accomplished in 2019; the podcast being just one area of focus. He shares some plans and hints for what’s coming for 2020 and in season 4.

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076. US Parkour Association (part 4 of 4): Competition, certifications, and a request

In the final episode about the US Parkour Association, the board discusses USPK’s stance and role within competition. They share their ideas around coaching certifications, whether the board will create one, and what it will mean for existing certifications. The board address the Federation of International Gymnastics, and share what each of us can do to help parkour. 

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075. Craig Constantine: The value of trade

Craig discusses thinking of interactions as trades of value, whether or not money is used in the process. He explains how we trade directly and indirectly with others daily, and the effects of bringing third parties into trades. Craig talks about ways to trade directly with Movers Mindset; online, offline or by supporting the project financially.

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074. Tyson Cecka: Obstacles, artistry, and depression

Tyson Cecka unpacks his design process, how he began to build parkour obstacles, and where he finds inspiration. He discusses his current plans and goals, and explains why he doesn’t consider himself a great artist or creator. Tyson shares his experiences with depression, how it’s affected his life, and how he’s working through it.

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