Steve James is, quite possibly the human, fiery bearded re-incarnation of  Yoda.

Timeless wisdom emerges from him through impeccably Zen sentences and movement patterns. He’s funny in an off-beat dry, British way.

There is a mystical quality to his presence- a peaceful power that emanates from deep within.

Steve officially lives on a boat in the UK where he sometimes hangs out practicing deep meditation and contemplation. But for the most part he travels the world as a teacher of somatic practices, meditation, yoga.

Those fortunate enough to work with him are pioneering entrepreneur CEO’s and multi-billion dollar fund managers to multiple Grammy-winning musical artists and Oscar-winning actors.

I had the honour of spending 5 days with Steve and Michaela Boehm as they co-facilitated an immersion into tantra, intimacy and “erotic friction”. Each morning Steve led us through movement approach called the Movement Koan® Method,

Become aware of the raw sensory data that reveals the presence of your body“, is an example of one of the few sentences he deemed necessary to guide us into a deeper state of awareness.

For 5 days, I was captivated by his noble quietness and deep wisdom.

So… as you can imagine I made damn sure to invite him onto the Flowstate Peformance podcast so you could also taste the wisdom and hear us philosophise and to dive into his background as an elite athlete, a dedicated student of contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behaviour.

We ended up having one of the most free-flowing conversations yet had on the show. Afterwards Steve said to: “We kinda rambled on there. D’you think anyone wants to hear that stuff?”

I replied: “That’s exactly what they want to hear!”

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So… listen in as I chat with Steve James, the Guru Viking if you want to learn about:

  • Ritual and his child-hood direct experiences of mysticism
  • Steve’s child-hood perceptions of God… “God was the smell of the incense”.
  • How Karate and fencing influenced his development
  • How to prioritise and make hard decisions
  • Erotic friction, sexual chemistry and the “art of pulling apart”
  • The power of rituals: “Consistency is more important that duration”.
  • 3 amazing reasons to learn a new language (Steve is learning Tibetan)
  • Men’s work, outdoor survival and re-wilding

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Jiro Taylor

Author Jiro Taylor

I'm the founder of Flowstate and the host of FlowTribe. I'm on a mission to live in the flow of life and contribute to this beautiful planet we live on. My work is in helping others achieve sustainable inner growth, and working with CEO's and businesses to optimise meaning, performance and positive impact. Personally, I find my flow through writing, coaching founders, and playing in the oceans, jungles and forests of the world.

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