008: Griffin and Savannah finally meet in Morocco! - approaching coaching as life-long students of a variety of disciplines to build a unique coaching practice & link mental health support
Almost five years into a friendship forged across oceans, Griffin and Savannah finally met in person in Tangier, Morocco.
In Episode 8, we have physically united to record our first episode in the same room, and on the same microphone!
With a week and a half together in Morocco, we both got hit with some kind of virus or wind-swept sinus allergy - while feeling pressure to do all the things within the scope of the limited time we have together, it was an opportunity to listen to our bodies. There is often temptation to dive into moments like this as if they are a "once in a lifetime" experience. But - we strived to balance a healthy amount of low-intensity exploration, fun photo shoots, good food, and plenty of rest.
We reflect on the idea that cramming a full agenda into travel can often be more stressful than the daily lives that we are choosing to "vacation" from.
As we dive deeper into our conversation, we explore navigating coaching and serving clients from a place of having had to heal ourselves. With both of our backgrounds, we have come from imperfect places - whether physically or mentally. Rather than specifically intending to become coaches, we both worked hard to improve our lives on a personal level - and later, realized how powerful our growth has been in our lives, and elevated our practices to support others to heal their lives.
Instead of following a cookie cutter coaching method, we prefer to pull from a variety of disciplines, create an organically varied practice, and make it our own. We recognize there is no "right" way that fits everyone, but combine a broad range of interests together.
Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. Cuz, really, what is inspiration if not backed by action?
Grab your notebook and dig in:
With today's episode, we invite you to get curious about what labels you are identifying with that might be limiting your growth. Where are these labels holding you back from taking personal responsibility for actions that may be negatively impacting both yourself and others?
Enjoy, and feel free to reach out to either of us if you're seeking deeper support!
CONNECT WITH US!
Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com
Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions / primalrevolution.com
GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centres around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, & natural movement patterns.
Courage, discipline, & accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability, martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance.
SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, & model, she specialises in fine art nude landscapes & applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalising nakedness. Currently building a bridge between Bellingham, Washington and Stockholm, Sweden.