I am a queer male multidisciplinary artist, somatic researcher and holistic bodyworker based in Toronto, Canada. With backgrounds in contemporary dance, musical composition, videography and healing work, my journey has been one of creativity and curiosity. I have lived in 5 countries, planted trees, worked on organic farms, taught piano, performed on stages in Berlin, NYC, Montreal & Toronto. www.robertkingsbury.ca
The core motivating principle for me in my practice is to be engaged in the investigation of relational embodiment. Experiences in dance, music, bodywork & therapy have helped me to come further into myself. I have worked through my own postural imbalances, holding patterns, relational/developmental & sexual trauma and slowly re-negotiated intense unresolved states of anxiety, depression and grief that were held in my body. I aim to be a support for anyone who is drawn to this path of deep resolution and renewal.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy 350 hour training with Stillpoint, NYC, taught by Franklyn Sills, Shannon Dailey, Clara Favale & Christina Barrow (2016)
Somatic Experiencing 216 hour training with Berns Galloway
Assisted Beginning 1, 2, 3 & Intermediate 1
Pre and Perinatal Residential Level 1 72 hour Intensive with Myrna Martin
Pre and Perinatal Residential Level 2 72 hour Intensive with Myrna Martin
5-day Birth Process with Myrna Martin and personal study by her video course
Gestalt Therapy Training: currently in 4th year of 5 year training
Seeing clients through the Gestalt Student Clinic since late 2021
Visceral Manipulation (VM1, 2, 3 & 4 with Ken Frey, Annabel Mackenzie, )
Volunteer Training and ongoing volunteer work with the Toronto Distress Centre in their Peer Support Program for Survivors of loss to suicide & homicide.
2 month mentorship in 'Facilitating somatic research' with dance artist and Craniosacral Therapist Shannon Cooney in Berlin, Germany, supported by the Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fund.
Jaap Van der Waal's 5day course 'The Embryo in us' on embryological development.
Personal study in the Alexander technique with Boaz Freeman since 2012
Significant experience with Contact Improvisation, Experiential Anatomy, Body Mind Centering, Yoga & Feldenkrais through workshops and study.