Owen Allen

THE WEIRD MAN

Owen was born in Atherton, North Queensland, Australia. He still lives there.
He grew up on a farm near a small town of Tolga. He asked questions about the nature of, well, everything. This often attracted the comment, "You think too much." or "You're weird". For many years Owen took these things to mean that he was not going to, ever, find a thorough conversation. Nonetheless, he had a dogged belief in the inquiry and has come to recognise the appellation, weird, as life-giving. 

FORMATION & TRANSFORMATION 

His formative and transformative experiences in life have included: a natural attraction to the impossible as a child through the bible, fantasy, and science; as a child and youth negotiating abusive adults; as a servant studying and practicing physiotherapy; as a seeker finding a spiritual home in the Baha'i Faith; as a young adventurer treking among mountain villages of Papua New Guinea; as a husband and father, raising three sons; as a leader sitting honorarily on boards of national rural health organisations in Australia; as a mature adult creating innovative method in optimising physicality, dance and embodied cognition, travelling to find a network of contributors, dancers, theatre-makers, environmentalists, and peacemakers.
This website is the masthead for taking these innovations across the world and to continue to source and support contributors and innovators.

EMBODIED PRACTICES

Owen has been practicing physiotherapy for 38 years. He's gotten to see a few things about the the nature of the human form and its movement. He has now created a set of online tools and an online clinic to provide access to the busy person, the remote person, and the "I can take care of myself" person.
Owen was drawn to dance, here referencing contemporary forms, and, in particular artistic and experimental work, in 2011. He has since facilitated community classes with adults of various capabilities including performances with rural men and women from which he has now designed a facilitator training program, rEvolve. 

COMMUNITY & CONTRIBUTION

Our network of conversations is the most important factor in our wellbeing. Community doesn't just happen. It requires leadership. Community leaders abound in all sorts of communities. The create the communities through insight, invite, and support. For many of us community might seem like a struggle. It takes some transformation of ourselves to meet community with ease. "The Weird Man" podcast is an online conversation with Owen about any issue that could do with a transformation. "The Weird Man" invites your engagement and supports your transformative endeavours in the world.

EVENTS

Life can seem like a myriad of projects and events. Owen is a keen documenter of the events he attends. The events he would like to point you to are those relating to his work with Community, Transformation, Dance, Health, and Travel.