The Skinner Releasing community is mourning the loss of our beloved teacher Robert Davidson.

I have fond memories of Bob as my teacher and later a guiding force behind the training of Skinner Releasing teachers. Memories of Bob teaching a class; providing stepping stones into the unknown and new depths. Memories of Bob watching and waiting in silence as his classes enabled growth and new found awareness, revealing to us all the knowledge that “it is all dance”.

Bob possessed such a deep understanding of this beautiful work. Those of us who danced with him over the years observed the importance of his contributions to Joan Skinner’s work.

And, in his later life, Bob’s devotion to the training of new teachers and his gentle insistence that new teachers understand the specific underpinnings of Joan’s poetic movement practice. His insights will forever be entwined the many strand of Skinner Releasing’s creative fabric. We are saddened at the news of his death. Yet unquestionably he is with us.

Theresa Moriarty

Board President

Skinner Releasing Institute

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