Friday, August 28, 2020
Brooke McNamara’s “FOOD AND WATER” is #212 in the never-ending series called BACKSTORY OF THE POEM
Brooke McNamara Biography: “I completed the Falling Awake Life Coach Training in the Bay Area in 2008, and have been serving clients throughout the U.S. ever since. I also offer online classes in mindfulness and creative awakening; explore them here.
Additionally, I hold a BA in Dance and English from Connecticut College, where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude, and an MFA in Dance with a focus on somatic studies/ yoga from CU Boulder. I’ve danced professionally for over a decade and toured internationally with LEVYdance (San Francisco), Malashock and Dancers (San Diego), in my own creative work with Lauren Beale, and in the work of many other truly phenomenal choreographers to whom I am artistically indebted and grateful.
I am now on Faculty at Naropa University in the Yoga Studies department. I’m also co-director with Lauren Beale of Eunice Embodiment, an organization through which we offer cutting edge dance-theater performances, movement education, creative practice labs, and performance salons for the community.
I have practiced meditation intensively in the Zen tradition for the past eight years, and been empowered by my teacher to instruct others in the art and practice of Zen meditation.
I’m also a poet and published my first book,“Feed Your Vow,” in 2015. I live with my huge-hearted husband and two adorable, wild sons in Boulder, CO.