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Daily Inspiration: Meet Tarnie Fulloon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tarnie Fulloon.

Hi Tarnie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Born in NSW, Australia on a sheep and lamb producing property. Grew up in the “cold country” where we had snow in winter. Lived on 2000 acres with up to 6000 sheep, six working dogs and a motorbike each for mustering for my younger brother, my father and myself. My mother refused to ride the bike!

Went to New England Girls School (NEGS) for high school after schooling in a two-room building for primary school. Studied Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, specializing in Sports Medicine. After marrying my college love and living in Rome and London, we bought a home in Mosman, a suburb on Sydney Harbour, and set up a sports medicine practice: Mosman Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Practice. In 1994 came to USA to do my Masters in Applied Psychology that leads to a certification in Movement Expression. I used to play competitive tennis and was one of the joys in my life. Because I had injured my neck in a diving accident. I eventually had to choose between tennis or my physiotherapy work and chose the latter. When I found the movement practice, I felt I had “returned home” replacing my love of tennis and have danced ever since. The movement work has informed how I treat and teach the body-mind approach to healing. I healed a great deal myself through the movement practices.

In 2003, I married Ulf Israelsson, my soul mate, and we live in a beautiful sanctuary of a home in Altadena (Pasadena). Ulf is a deep space physicist at JPL and manages the microgravity program office. He brought two children to the marriage and they both now live overseas. Ulf is Swedish and both have lived and studied there and now one lives in London and the other in Barcelona. We don’t have any animals at the moment but have loved our cats over the years. I love to hike the mountains around here, go to Santa Monica every week and walk the beach (Ulf runs), entertain – not at present – (we both love to cook), travel, and spend time with our friends and family. Our garden that we started from scratch brings me much joy also. I also enjoy meditating, dancing, nourishing myself with good food and going on five days silent retreats once a year – again not possible this past year.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Health: Intermittent chronic neck pain and digestive issues due to food allergies Mental: Over the years, have struggled with “I am not good enough” Emotions: Struggled with anxiety – many years ago was somewhat debilitating Challenges now are living through the Pandemic and not being able to visit our families back “home” or the kids who are overseas.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
1981 Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy University of Sydney 1998 Owned my own practice – Mosman Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Center 1996 Graduated with Masters in Arts in Applied Psychology 1997 Certified in Movement Expression 1998 Set up BodyFreedom® – a body-mind physical therapy practice/ Tarnie Fulloon 2017 Re-branded to Body Centered Medicine® – a body therapy transformational practice In 2000, I was lucky enough to work as a physiotherapy at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia. In my early physiotherapy years, I worked with local, state and Olympic level athletes. 200o was my swan song out of sports medicine as I dedicated myself more the body-mind practice of healing through physical body symptoms. Body Centered Medicine® (BCM) method incorporates many different tools and techniques to heal at the root cause of pain. The pain could be physical, mental, or emotional. Through somatic and embodiment practices such as sensation tracking, movement, body dialogue, meditation and more BCM unlocks the message of pain, anxiety, body symptoms and emotional issues to bring and restore health, healing, well-being and freedom from your pain.

How do you think about happiness?
Happiness is: – My home and garden … a sacred space – My relationship with my husband (even in the uncomfortable moments) – Movement, meditation, dance and going deeply within – My work, my clients, the depth of exploration and revelation – Teaching my work to others – My family and friends – Walking, hiking, being outside, being in my garden – The Ocean – I want to live by it again one day.

Pricing:

  • Free Body Centered Meditations on Tuesday’s at 5 pm
  • Movement and Meditation Thursday morning class $15
  • Fundamentals of Body Centered Medicine $299

Contact Info:

  • Email: tarnie@tarniefulloon.com
  • Website: www.tarniefulloon.com
  • Instagram: @tarniefulloon
  • Facebook: @tarniefulloon
  • Twitter: @tarniefulloon
  • Youtube: @tarniefulloon

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