I am a practitioner and teacher of movement and relational somatics. My nearly three decades of movement experience includes extensive study of Asian internal martial arts, yoga, capoeria angola, social dance, acroyoga, and contact improv. I have been fortunate to have learned from several of the best teachers in the world in their respective disciplines. I have been teaching in the US and internationally since the early 2000s.
My interest in interpersonal connection has also led me on a journey through communities that embrace and honor the erotic energies typically excluded from traditional movement practices. My primary area of focus in this context has been the Japanese art of tying people with rope, often called shibari (“tying” in Japanese) or kinbaku, but I have also presented classes on many other topics pertaining to relationships and sexuality. I practice and teach tying as a partnered movement art.
My somatics work is currently centered around facilitating healing at both the individual and community levels through movement and connection. I teach and perform at a small number of events each year that align with this intention. Feel free to reach out to find out about upcoming public classes and events, or if you would like to inquire about private tuition or coaching.
I can be reached via email at jon @ kediart.com or on Instagram @jonkediart.