Alana Shaw is the founder and executive director of Turning the Wheel, a national nonprofit that has touched the lives of over 100,000 people in more than 1000 diverse schools and organizations around the country. Alana has facilitated joyful and healing movement events in cities in the US and Canada for over 30 years. Her dynamic and energetic presentation style is both humorous and transforming, and consistently positive and uplifting for her audiences.
“Few books available today lay out such specific steps on how to strengthen the individual and simultaneously build bonds to the community. Alana Shaw, in a clear and heartfelt manner provides such a map with her book, “The Body Now.”
Through a basic workshop outline, sequential movement exercises, music and reflection, participants are invited to connect to their bodies – it’s truth, memoires and joy. Facilitators of this process will learn how to guide both individuals and groups to the deeper wisdom within.”
Bernice H. Hill, Senior Training Analyst, C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado
“There are many paths to transformation, and none will take you there without bringing the body along. Alana Shaw’s landmark volume, “The Body Now,” is a practical toolbox full of active practices and wise philosophy designed to guide your path with ease.
Boiling down her five decades of somatic leadership with Turning the Wheel into one easy-to-understand cookbook of creative movement methods and ideas, this is the guide you need to lead, whether you are a new facilitator or a seasoned mentor.
Infusing future generations with the gifts of embodiment is essential work for humankind—“The Body Now” makes it easy for you to pick up the torch and light the way.”
Mark Metz—Executive Director, Dance First Association, Conscious Dancer Magazine