Movers Mindset

Movers Mindset

Hello, I'm Craig Constantine. In this podcast I talk with movement enthusiasts to learn who they are, what they do, and why they do it. This podcast is part of the Movers Mindset project, which I started so I could explore movement's underlying motivations, and movement's fundamental place in society. Interested?


May 21, 2024 40 mins

Iron Gump joins Craig Constantine to share how meditative strength training bridges the gap between physical exertion and mindful awareness.

"This is what you were talking about earlier. The meditative aspect. What I call it is meditative strength training (MiST). The meditative aspect is developing the awareness as you move, and then maintaining that awareness as you move. So taking very simple exercises— […] So that people fe...

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George McGowan discusses his journey through Parkour and his philosophical approach to movement, sharing insights on achieving perfection through relentless practice and creativity.

"I think that carried over into my style, and then as I progressed it just got more… I was more critical of myself. But it's my style of training, and I want the line to be—in my eyes—perfect and if I'm happy with it, then that's all that matters. A...

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March 20, 2024 38 mins

Jamie Holmes joins Craig to discuss life's admin tasks, her journey through holistic healing from melanoma, and insights into the world of circus arts and personal fitness showcasing her multifaceted life and philosophies.

I think it was three months from when I had my first, initial consult with my surgeon, and he said, "okay I can get you in. It's going to be a bit harder because you're doing both hips at once, but I can get ...

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March 2, 2024 34 mins

Giles D'Souza shares his journey from navigating the bustling streets of Mumbai to finding tranquility in movement, as he and Craig Constantine unravel the essence of living fully in the moment amidst the chaos of modern life.

"You can take this time for yourself. You can take this time for your clients— take this time for this— and anything above that is it's fine. Just let it go." ~ Giles D'Souza, 3:15

Giles D'Souza and C...

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February 26, 2024 32 mins

Anna Bezuglova transforms the mundane into sacred practice, challenging our perceptions of daily life and movement with insights from her unique journey and teaching philosophy.

"The dialogue of sacredness of deep meaning is something that is often connected to daily things. It's not only the physical practice that I treat in such a way but also just daily moments and living life. Being present to it all the time— and it doesn'...

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February 13, 2024 52 mins

Julie Angel describes her multifaceted approach to movement, breath–work, and life as 'everything everywhere all at once,' revealing a seamless blend of creativity, transformation, and minimalism in her practices.

"I'm really lazy. I'm a high performance slacker. And so it has to be simple and minimalist in doing it. If there's any practice where it's like: You need to buy all of this equipment, and you need to do all of these ...

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February 7, 2024 36 mins

Andrew Suseno joins Craig to describe how Moving Rasa transforms trauma into collective healing and empowerment through movement, redefining personal boundaries and identity in profound ways.

Andrew Suseno describes the transformative work of Moving Rasa, a continuation from his earlier focus on Parcon Resilience. Andrew and Craig begin with an introduction to two upcoming retreats designed for Asian American Pacific Islanders a...

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January 30, 2024 33 mins

Jeremy Fein, a coach who embraces the power of conversation, joins Craig to talk about the complexities of podcasting and coaching, revealing his journey from creating a successful podcast to purposefully pausing it to refocus.

"[Coaching sessions are] much better when they're not recorded, right? They're better for the client, which is what matters. And so podcasting felt like a way that I could maybe bridge a gap between the ...

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January 26, 2024 32 mins

John Baker discusses his approach to blending traditional and digital media in art, emphasizing exploration and his love for movement, while exploring the possibility of combining these passions into a sustainable career.

"[3 words to describe your practice?] The first one that comes to mind, which is pretty cliche, is: playful. It's important to be playful and exploring, and not be so serious. Next one is softness. I guess it ...

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January 10, 2024 33 mins

René Scavington joins Craig to discuss the evolution of parkour, his new film and his ongoing quest for innovation and wonder.

"I feel like if I'm trying to do bigger jumps, there's a smaller window of time because I'm eventually going to tip off in power output. But flips and other freestyle type moves, I feel like I can age with those a little better. […] I think if we're going to expect anything out of me, I would say it mig...

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December 15, 2023 40 mins

Vincent Thibault joins Craig to discuss the dance between movement and mindfulness, and the balance of effort and ease in training Art du Déplacement.

You don't have to pretend that you're in top shape. If you're not in top shape that very day you just do what you can. You can be yourself and the whole notion of ease is actually very profound, and that's where my personal training connects with meditation […] One of the first t...

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December 6, 2023 31 mins

Chris Garay joins Craig to discuss balancing varied practices, and how much discipline is actually required for intentional growth.

The conversation revolves around their shared interest in fitness, as they discuss aspects of physical training, the significance of community in fitness spaces, and the challenges of prioritizing various physical practices effectively.

When we show up, we know that [we're trying] to get better ...

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November 28, 2023 35 mins

Rodrigo Pimentel discusses his catastrophic stroke, and his journey back from the near-death experience.

This is what's happening— there's no point in being angry or being bitter. […] and the only thing I can do about it— or rather, in many ways, I can't do anything about it right now. What I can do is not panic. And not get bitter. All of that will only make me stop… it will only make it worse. This came sort of naturally. I t...

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November 19, 2023 32 mins

Hayley Chilvers joins Craig Constantine to dissect the essence of movement, and to unravel the intricate balance between self-expression and engaging with others.

Hayley and Craig talk about movement and podcasting, and the fine balance between personal authenticity and audience engagement. They explore challenges of remaining true to oneself while considering the audience's experience. Hayley draws from her recent business deve...

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November 15, 2023 37 mins

Soisci Porchetta joins Craig Constantine to discuss the significance of the unexpected, creative expression, and faith in transformative practices.

[…] as a student, [you] cannot be spending 90% of your time with me […] for the majority of people, I really am this— like a supplement. Take these organic fresh herbs and go and thrive. But you have to go and hunt your own meat and vegetables and forage and, you know, have your own...

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November 3, 2023 32 mins

Amina Shareef Ali joins Craig Constantine in a conversation ranging from punk rock to social movements, intertwined values, and the role of parkour in personal transformation.

…so these are transformative conceptual frameworks that have influenced me. But something, I think [critical …], is that they haven't displaced each other. They've necessarily— …in order for it to be, really, a meaningful transformation and not just some ...

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September 28, 2023 28 mins

Craig Constantine and Bane free-dive into the world of training alone, where challenges are intrinsic and progress is incremental.

Bane discusses the personal nature of parkour practice. He emphasizes the idea that "your movement is your own," highlighting the deeply individualized and intrinsic aspect of the discipline. He also discusses the balance between solo training and group training, noting that both have their advantage...

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September 27, 2023 29 mins

Join Craig Constantine and Ryland Lanagan as they discuss Ryland's journey towards longevity, where functional fitness and the sheer joy of movement lead to a healthier and happier life.

[When asked what gets adults engaged?] 100%, it is fun. Fun is that common ingredient… Everybody that gives themselves permission to come in and maybe falter in front of strangers or put themselves out there— Once you're willing to do that and ...

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July 20, 2023 26 mins

Auraiya Madrid highlights the significance of creating meaningful relationships, embracing creativity, and being intentional in her practice, offering insight into her journey as a performer, athlete, and gym owner.

I try to live my life [without regrets] because you do the best with what you know and what you have at the moment. Generally, as long as you're doing that, that's all you can do. ~ Auraiya Madrid 18' 55"

Craig ...

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July 13, 2023 28 mins

"I want to see the world and get a well-rounded view of what's happening… You can read the news, watch the news all day, but you're going to get a biased opinion." ~ Evan Beyer, 12'23"

Discover Evan's desire to break free from the confines of his hometown and venture into different cultures, with Italy as his potential next destination, as he seeks to expand his perspective and embrace new challenges.

Evan Beyer shares his t...

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