Movement for Makers

Last August I recorded a PBS program (Fit2Stitch), where I taught a small yoga segment for sewists (it hasn’t even aired yet. PBS keeps moving the season of F2S back… Now it won’t be out until sometime in the fall). The yoga was prop based (a chair), and restorative in nature.

That, along with working one-on-one with quite a few clients that are artists, and crafters – in my day job as a trainer – I began sharing that yoga to help them stretch out and open up after hours spent working their particular craft.

For the last few months I’ve been working on (along with my wonderful wife) a new online yoga -based training business and website. It’s called Movement for Makers. It is an entry level platform to learn and practice yoga – built around a specific niche – crafters, artists, sewists, quilters… Anyone that spends time making things with their hands, sweat, vision, and talent, though really most anyone could use it, and benefit from it. 

(For all my movement maven friends here, this – at least at the beginning – is going to be a REALLY basic platform. Don’t expect to see any of the harder-flow-based yoga/movement play you’re all used to).

Check us out! We’d love to hear from you!

Movement for Makers

Movement for Makers Discussion Group

Prioritizing Play

I love to experiment and play with all kinds of movement: calisthenics, flow-based ground locomotion, Oly lifting, kettlebells, steel clubs, arm balancing, Parkour, yoga, gymnastics, sprinting, running, biking, rowing, etc… But, if I only have “X” time to train, and have the opportunity, I dig MMA (and it’s component “parts:” boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, submission grappling – as well as: knife, stick, and gun-fu), and would rather play any/all of those than almost any of the others. No contest.

Does that make me a bad person?

Healing Arts Family Medicine LLC Review

One of those things I don’t do very often, write a review of a local business.

Recently I had a physical done at Healing Arts Family Medicine LLC. I have been going to this clinic for going on twenty years, and normally these folks are great at what they do. The medical staff is top notch, especially Stacey Davisson – who is the person I see primarily.

This is the first time I would give them a negative review. Due to a coding error on their part – which they refuse to fix – I am being billed directly for the service, rather than having it paid for by insurance, which covers the physical 100%. Money out of pocket, that could be put to other uses.

I did everything I was supposed to do – correctly. They coded me for going over blood draw results instead of a physical, even though they have it in the books, that I asked for a physical specifically.

The office manager told me she couldn’t help me. How hard is it to recode a piece of paper/computer screen?

Due to their error, I am being charged several hundred dollars for a physical that should have been covered by insurance (that I also have paid for – like getting double dipped!).

In the past few years I have often sent people their way, as I liked their service(s). I will not do that any longer, unless I see a massive positive change in their business practices.

The needs of their patients should ALWAYS come before anything else, including their lack of interest/hardship in changing paperwork.

A year ago, I’d have given Healing Arts 4 out of 5 on a rating scale. Now, maybe a two.

Got a Meeting? Take a Walk

An excellent Tedtalk about movement, rethinking problem solving, and how getting “outside the box,” can help thinking “outside the box.” Even if you’re retired this can have some huge impact in your life. Check it out!