Owen Allen

Owen

was born in Atherton, North Queensland, Australia. He still lives there. He grew up on a farm near a small town of Tolga, where he developed a dogged belief in an unrestrained inquiry of the world.

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, his legacy projects are found in: creating an innovative method in optimising physicality, dance and embodied cognition; and designing conversations in leadership for a global community. He is now routinely travelling in Australia and the USA, building 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. 
In 2011, Owen was drawn to dance, contemporary forms, and, in particular artistic and experimental work. 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. They create the communities through insight, invite, and support. For many of us community might seem like a struggle. It takes some transformation of ourselves as leaders to meet community with ease.
Owen completed the Being a Leader Course of the Erhard-Jensen Initiaive in Cancun, Mexico, October 2018, in order to advance his dance program and to develop community leadership world-wide. 

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, Leadership, and Travel.