Gil Hedley has created the word "somanaut" to describe those who explore the inner space of the body, and who discover there the rich terrain of themselves. Gil teaches in a field which he calls integral anatomy. Participants in his dissection workshops and lecture slideshows come from a wide variety of healing modalities as well as the world of fitness, including the Pilates community.
In October 2010, Gil came and spent a day engaging the local community in what he calls an "Integral Anatomy Intensive," during which he took us on a tour through the whole body, layer by layer, from an integral perspective. The following day, we filmed Gil exploring some follow up questions from the daylong course.
We at Pilates Anytime feel a particular resonance with Gil's approach to the body in particular and transformation in general. As Pilates instructors and practitioners, we explore the body through movement and exercise. Gil's integral approach highlights the very same continuities, and supports the kind of personal transformations which are at the heart of a sustained Pilates practice. We welcome him to our site, and are happy to share this conversation with our site members.
What You'll Need: No props needed