Permaculture for the Body, Permaculture Princess Podcast, Uncategorized

PPP 26: Surmounting Physical & Mental Barriers through Natural Movement & Play w/ Axiom Parkour’s Travis Tetting

This is Episode #26 and today, I am introducing you to a great friend who practices and teaches parkour! 

Travis Tetting is a local to the southeast Wisconsin area, and I was lucky enough to meet him at our local YMCA. Today we are jumping/leaping/vaulting/(all the puns) into a discussion of parkour and all things movement! Now, you may be wondering what parkour and permaculture have to do with one another, but as I have explored the “parkour” world and the concepts of natural movement and intentional play, I have learned that the philosophies that guide the parkour and permaculture world, are actually quite similar or at the very least, complimentary!

So, stick around to meet this awesome human, who as a husband, homeschooling father of 3 boys, and “on the move” business owner, is taking precious time to chat with us!!

Warning: The audio in this podcast was a little touchy, but the content is so worth the listen! Please seek to overlook the audio mishaps in hopes of fully hearing the message within!

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • About Travis Tetting and his passion for Parkour!
  • The background of Parkour/street running, and how Parkour really comes from a background of just seeing challenges and seeking to overcome them. Travis trains parkour with the focus of “knowing what you can do, and knowing what you can’t do, yet”
  • The difference between movement and exercise.
  • Parkour has very specific movements and methods, but can be used and molded around various landscapes, equipment and levels of experience.
  • How to get past the “scarier” parts of practicing parkour…heights, complicated movements etc. (Hint: It’s mind work!)
  • How overcoming physical boundaries can help us overcome boundaries in other areas of our lives, whether physical or otherwise.
  • How the goal of giving more than we take is an abundance mindset.
  • Being aware of our mental self talk, and how play is so important!
  • Travis’ winter goals! (Front Hand Spring! :))
  • Being content and happy and how these grateful emotions can lead us to greater abundance. Also, how giving more generously can pour back into your own life!

Resources We Mention:

Axiom Parkour

Travis Tetting Youtube Channel

Dr. Julie Angel

Dr. Julie Angel Documentaries

Seeking Parkour Generations


This show is brought to you by ME and my super supportive family! If you would like to support this process, please leave me a review, share with your friends/family, pray for us, and/or pay it forward by helping others in need.

Intro/Outro Music by Scott Holmes, “A Wee Tipple”

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