The word Phainesthai (from the greek root word of phenomenon) means 'to shine forth' or 'to show/reveal itself.' This one word summarizes our philosophy succinctly and animates every aspect of our 3 Pillar Praxis. We aim to facilitate your developmental growth and enhance your physical, mental, and interpersonal health and performance so that you can shine forth more fully in all areas of your life.
Our 3 Pillar Praxis
Praxis refers to the process by which an idea or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized; or it can refer to the act itself of engaging, applying, exercising, or practicing ideas. We learn, integrate, and cultivate mastery of any idea, skill, or behaviour through conscious, repetitive, and consistent practice. This is when learning (knowledge acquisition) becomes development (knowledge application). When we learn something and then do something with that learning, we start to encode that learning as a "way of being" - a habit. Therefore, we not only need the relevant and specific information to make progress towards a valued goal, we need the praxis - the process of integrating and embodying the information, behaviours, and skills.
Praxis 1: Coaching
Coaching is a human communication and change process dedicated to enabling profound and lasting transformations in our self-defined goals. It encourages and stimulates us to perform at a higher level while accelerating our development and unleashing our potential.
Praxis 2: Movement
Our movement system is the biological/physical foundation of our "self-as-instrument." A regular movement practice that enhances the quality and capacity of our movement system is paramount to our personal and professional effectiveness, presence, and performance.
Food is much more than just fuel for our bodies. It's information. It's a story about what we value. Every dietary decision we make sends a message - make this protein, release that hormone, trigger this process etc. - to direct and shape our health, energy, productivity, and performance.