Ethan Cowan

How do people move through life?
How does life move through people?

Hi, I'm Ethan

I give Feldenkrais lessons using a transparent generosity model. During COVID19, I am teaching over zoom. If you'd like to talk about working together, please schedule an intro call.

My mission is to help Somatic Education increase choice and decrease compulsion in the modern world.

What folks are saying:

"One of my biggest challenges is being very speedy, and constantly rushing in my body. So having the experience of, for an hour, slowing things so much. It leaves a tail of me being able to do that more during the week."

"The biggest overall thing is finding this sense of my body making sense of things, my nervous system making sense of things without there being a cognitive explanation."

My timeline

I was born in Menlo Park, CA in 1985. My father worked as a systems administrator for a computer company and my mother ran her own commercial interior design firm. We moved to Boulder, CO in 1995 because my parents were burnt out by the work culture of Silicon Valley. As a young person, I was passionate about gymnastics, skateboarding and music.

I got a liberal education from Oberlin College between 2003-2007. My honors thesis was a Mystory called 'The Oberlin Bachelor Machine.' At Oberlin, I also got involved in contemporary dance performance and discovered the field of Somatics.

After college, I moved to New York City where I danced in the Contact Improvisation community and became a student of the Feldenkrais method.

I didn't feel at home on the east coast, so I moved back to northern California in 2010, where I completed my four year Feldenkrais training with Dennis Leri.

In 2013, I moved back to Boulder to live close to my family, where I've lived ever since.