India Harville is an African American, queer, disabled/chronically ill, femme, access-centered movement dancer/performance artist, somatic bodyworker, social justice activist/educator. All of these identities deeply inform her work. India is dedicated to supporting people with personal and collective healing and transformation with an emphasis on embodying our truths.
India considers herself to be a life long student of all things related to being in a body. She studies dance, bodywork, and somatics as she strives to understand what are the complexities of being in a body; what are the gifts of embodiment and how can we be with the challenges of embodiment with a little more ease? India is always asking questions and finds that her favorite questions have no answers. India loves the body, because despite studying it for twenty years, she still has so many unanswerable questions.
India comes to Wise Body as a place to deepen her exploration of her own embodiment in conjunction with other people interested in doing the same. India enters this space as much student as facilitator, excited for more to revealed to all of us over time.
India is originally from Michigan, but considers herself a Bay Area convert after living here for over fifteen years. When India is not busy with her work, she enjoys time in nature, reading, and playing with her kitten. To find out more about India, please visit her website lovingtheskinyouarein.com.
bruin christopher runyan is a white-settler, disabled&chronically ill, queer, non-binary transgender femme, somatic counselor and coach, fierce abolitionist, cranio-sacral therapist and rural homosteader. they own and operate wise body somatics and are obsessed with creating more beginner-affirming containers and helping folks better align their values and visions with kinesthetic practices.
bruin has been studying and practicing politicized somatics for the better part of a decade for his own healing, for the healing of his clients, and for the healing all of his larger communities.
bruin hails originally from the west coast and has made himself a home in the woods of central vermont for the last five years. he is an avid kitchen witch, steward of a small herd of mini-Nubian milking goats, grower of food stuff, ukulele doodler and reader of all things sci-fi and speculative.
bruin is ecstatic about bringing the work of somatics and wise body to a larger audience and getting to partner with power house brilliance like that of india. they believe fervently in the possibilities and actualities of collective liberation and the healing and alive-ness that it will bring us all.