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Interview with Annie Thoe

It’s time to get yourself fully connected!

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie are thrilled to be joined by Annie Thoe, Feldenkrais practitioner, teacher, and Movement Consultant at Sensing Vitality. Annie shares her knowledge about connecting one's awareness with the wisdom of nature and the body for self-healing.

Annie’s life changed after finding a Feldenkrais practitioner that guided her through the healing process of a knee injury. This somatic methodology taught her how to find connections inwards and outwards in her body using concrete exercises to become aware of sensory inputs. Additionally, she talks about how opening up to nature and its wisdom can help people feel embodied, calming their minds. Using different animals and elements as examples, Annie draws parallels between humans and nature that, when recognized, can be a vital source of lessons and learnings.

Tune in to this episode to learn about how we can clear inner conflict within us by using nature’s and our body’s wisdom!

About our Guest - Annie Thoe

Annie Thoe is Feldenkrais Teacher, Assistant Feldenkrais Trainer, and Nature Awareness Teacher with a private practice in Seattle. She teaches online classes and workshops combining Feldenkrais and Nature Awareness for healing, inner guidance, ease of movement, and creativity. Her work over the past 35 years draws from many healing modalities, naturalist studies, tracking and survival, meditation, and martial arts. Her nature-themed online classes and Youtube videos help connect one’s awareness with the wisdom of the natural world and the body for self-healing. She has an extensive video and audio library on her Patreon site: Sensing Vitality, published numerous articles, and can be contacted at

Her next public online workshop at the Feldenkrais National Conference is Sunday, Oct. 2 Pulled into the Present- Sensing Mass, Orbits, and Bones

This workshop helps coordinate the ease with your chest, shoulders, head, and neck. You will use a stone or weight held in your hand to simulate the effect of an orbit around the body. The movements draw from three Feldenkrais and Nature Awareness series that explore how to work with gravity and clarify the pull of forces on the body for improving alignment and ease. If you struggle with focusing on the past or worrying about the future, this workshop will help you move into the present with amazing ease.

Recent Published Article in FGNA newsletter on the workshop:

Bones and Stones - Finding the Present Across Time

If you’d like us to speak at your organization about conflict, stress, team-building, or leadership, work with your team virtually, or coach you or leaders on your team, reach out to us!

If you enjoyed the show, please share the podcast with your family and friends, or post a five-star review on iTunes. Rating and reviewing the show helps spread the word, which means less friction and suffering for everyone, and who doesn’t want that?

Key Take-Aways

  • What the Feldenkrais methodology is and its uses.

  • Which specific exercises help you feel embodied and mindful.

  • How senses and emotions affect your physical body.

  • What the connection between human beings and nature is.

  • How opening up to nature and its wisdom can help you feel embodied and calm your mind.


  • Follow and connect with Annie Thoe on LinkedIn.

  • Visit the Sensing Vitality Website!

Listen to past episodes of the Podcast on Apple Podcasts.


CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

Download the eBook, How to Talk About Difficult Topics, today!

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