Momentum: Conscious Movement
(Last update: 6/7/17)

Meet your M:CM team

Meshi Chavez at pivotalmassage@mac.com or 503-730-2737

Winky Wheeler at wwd@comcast.net or 503-788-8060

Meshi Chavez

Winky Wheeler

Meshi Chavez

What is the most trouble you have been in?
When I was in high school, several friends and I got arrested for stealing a park toy. It was a giant metal bumble bee, on a spring. The kind you would ride in a sand box. 7 police cars pulled us over!
Favorite quote?
Brave Up! Brave Buffalo
What new activity would you like to try?
My mother and sister just finished their second triathlon and I'm envious. I'm hoping to catch up to them.
DVD you’d recommend?
Right now I'm really into stupid funny movies! Shawn of the dead, SuperBad, Zoolander, Blades of Glory ...
If money is no object, what would you do?
I would be creating large scale dance performances and touring the world.
Chore I hate the most.
I hate to do laundry. Well, I hate to fold laundry. It's right up there with stopping to put gas in the car.
What I’d like to be remembered for?
I would love to be remembered for my sharp wit and that I was kind.
4 elements – earth, wind, fire, water – which do you identify most with? Why?
I believe I connect with all of the elements at different times. In each situation we step into if we listen, we can use the elements to teach us how to relate and interact with that situation.
One thing I admire about Winky:
I love that she is a black belt....I love a woman who can kick butt!
Six words to describe my dance these days:
Sharp, environmental, steady, subtle, focused, experimental.
What I admire about the dancers:
I love what our dancers bring to the dance floor: magic, heart, vulnerability, and presence.

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Winky Wheeler

How long I’ve lived in Portland:
21 years.
What I love most about living in Portland:
Most everything - the people, the land. I feel at home with the folks who make their home in such a beautiful place. There’s an openness and dedication to goodness that I resonate with.
Favorite Quote:
Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
What new activity would you like to try:
Dragon boat racing.
4 elements earth, wind, fire, water which do you identify most with? Why?"
Water. I love the water...Ocean, river, lakes, all of it. When I'm in it I love the feeling of weightlessness, of moving horizontally through the world. The silencing of the outer world by the underwater world, mixed with the amplified sound of my own breath. The look of bubbles in the sunlight and the texture and rhythm of waves. It’s beauty, power and deep mystery.
One thing I admire about Meshi:
His creative innovation. Meshi is always creatively engaged, moving his ideas around, stretching and exploring whether it's as a teacher, dancer, or just in life. In a lesser person this could be a flighty characteristic, but Meshi also possesses an inner strength of dedication and loyalty to the process. This manifests in a tremendous, grounded, flowing creativity and innovation.
Six words to describe my dance these days:
Bit of you. Bunch of me.
What I admire about the dancers:
The willingness to engage, discover and wait for the mystery of the dance to arrive. The willingness to engage, discover and drop in when the mystery of the dance arrives.
Chore I hate most:
Mowing the lawn. I don't know why but I hate it.
Favorite dessert:
Ice cream, followed closely by chocolate chip cookies!
Favorite movie:
Monsters Inc.
One item I can’t live without:
My sketchbook.

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