- Lena Wiseman
"My mother taught me to knit with both hands - to be ambidextrous.
The reason given was - it's good for you."
- Moishe Feldenkrais
1972 - Attended Awareness Through Movement Workshops.
"Through Dr. Feldenkrais, I became acquainted with and influenced
by movement notation. I could now talk and write about
movement. This enabled me to notate my own awareness training
technique, "Wiseman Technique"
which developed out of my dance background-an existential physicists
point of view."
- Benedictine Spirituality
1980 - 1981 - 2 year resident artist in Westminster Abbey, Mission
B.C. as assistant to Father Dunstan Massey on the high
relief sculpture project.
- Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh (Osho) - Spiritual Master
1985 - Took Sanyas November 9th and was given the name Swami
- Anthony Robbins - "Unlimited Power"
- Werner Erhart - Participated in the Forum, Relationships
Workshop, IFLP Training
Let gravity do the work - article by Renee
Doruyter, The Province Lifestyles, 1980
"We take advantage of the fact that every voluntary movement
of the body can be reversed," Wiseman says "The muscle contracts
or relaxes, and both produce movement. One is active, working
against gravity; the other is passive... There is also resultant
movement, the shift in the passive part of the body when making
an active movement. By eliminating any blockage of energy, and
all stress and strain, the body becomes more efficient. ...I look
at what I do as the physical part of meditation."
Wiseman's technique now on ice - article
by Gordon McIntyre, The Province Sports, December 11, 1998
Padam Wiseman trained and toured with the National, Royal
Winnipeg and Royal ballets. He has a technique named after him
for training figure skaters and ballet dancers, the Wiseman technique.
A sculptor, he was commissioned to make 2 bronze statues of Rudolph
Nureyev, (1 - 2)
in St. Petersburg - two of four in the likeness of the great Russian
ballet star that grace the beautiful baroque capital of the Czars.
But the biggest kick the 62 year old West Ender gets these days
is lacing on his figure skates. "I wandered by the West End Community
Centre like so many people do and saw something I liked," said
Wiseman, a native of Unity Sask. "I skate every day now." It's
a long road from the Saskatchewan town to the West End, through
tours of Russia with the ballet to teaching dance to sculpting.
"I had a Russian mother and she encouraged me to dance as a kid,"
he said. "And then I found out dancing existed as a profession
and that was all I needed."