Intercultural Roots

‘raising consciousness through embodied practice worldwide’

Embodied practices, whether indigenous, traditional or contemporary, exist because they have continued to be relevant to people’s needs. They are often holistic, whole-person or ‘body-mind-spirit’ practices that have much in common with one another and may even have historical connections going back hundreds or even thousands of years.

This Intercultural Roots website provides powerful tools that support our members worldwide so that more people can benefit from the education, arts, health and relief of hardship benefits that embodied practices can bring about. We welcome membership from individuals, organisations and even corporate partners. Our Trustees currently consist of embodied research practitioner-scholars from the UK, USA, Canada, Brazil and Colombia and our growing Advisory Group currently has 80 members from more than 24 countries. 

Intercultural Roots (IR) is an embodied practice movement that brings the not-for-profit, public and private sectors together as one,  raising consciousness through embodied practice worldwide to benefit each and every person in ecology with the environment. IR is available for you to work through. We have spent years creating a flexible, fluid infrastructure that you can utilise in order to build, resource and administer local, national or international projects. Contact us to discuss how we can support you to manifest your ideas!

IR is an exciting partnership, based on embodied practice, between two UK registered charities that both operate worldwide:

i) Intercultural Roots for Traditional Embodied Arts (advancing education, the arts and relief of hardship) – educating people about indigenous and traditional embodied arts; conducting research to preserve, sustain and disseminate cultural heritage; and, the relief of hardship in indigenous communities.

ii) Intercultural Roots for Public Health (advancing education and health) – promoting community participation in healthy recreation in particular Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Dance; educating people about the proven health benefits; and, promoting best practice in delivery through teacher training (train-the-trainer).

What we do:


  • Facilitate the organisation and promotion of collaborative workshopsperformances and teacher training internationally;
  • Provide access to research through conducting embodied research projects and sharing results from relevant research;
  • Attract funding so that we can give grants to embodied practitioners, researchers and indigenous communities to support them to do what they do best and to preserve and sustain cultural heritage.
  • Provide ways in which members can exchange and host one another and thereby access venues, spaces or studio laboratories in which to teachperform, collaborate, and research, at much reduced costs.


Join us by Registering to become a Member.