Craig Mallett - Physical Alchemy
Craig Mallett - the founder of Aware Relaxed Connected - is currently touring Europe teaching his Body Awakening and Repatterning techniques in both solo and collaborative workshops, drawing from an extensive background in various physical cultivation methods.
From 2003 - 2012 Craig studied the arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan, Cha Quan and Yang style Taiji under his first teacher Dapeng Wang. In 2011 he began expanding his education to include gymnastics and gymnastic strength training, various natural/global movement modalities, parkour, strength, conditioning and flexibility. He has trained under some of the brightest minds in the world and learned directly from his good friends Kit Laughlin of Stretch Therapy, Simon Thakur of Ancestral Movement and many more notable figures in the physical education community. In 2013 he worked for MovNat teaching the Australian and New Zealand workshops on their behalf. He also spent many years practicing urban dance styles in his spare time, and has trained with many of the worlds top professional dancers, including Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' dancers Nick Bass and Devin Jamieson, and 'So You Think You Can Dance' choreographers Napoleon Dúmo.
Since 2014 Craig has been focusing on his studies of the Da Xuan tradition of Daoism under his teacher Serge Augier and has recently joined forces with Dave Wardman to continue his exploration of personal cultivation under the banner of Physical Alchemy.
Craig is now bringing all of this together to present his workshops on 'Body Awakening & Repatterning', and 'Physical Cultivation Methods of the Chinese Martial Arts'.
Have a look at the interview Ardour did with Craig as part of their "Ardour meets..." series at one of his workshops in Wildfoot, Belfast last year: