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Julia’s Podcast series Bodhisattva Conversations with….. Ian Donnelly

Ian Donnelly is a renowned level 5 performance analyst, of which there are only a small group in the world.

In our podcast, Ian shares with us his journey from being a semi-professional football player to qualifying as a PE teacher, his development as a coach in the States, and his pioneering influence, bringing performance analysis into top-level sport.

Here he talks about the expansion of this over the last 25-years and maintains that it is still a relationship that is at the core of the coach & athlete dynamic.


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I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running.

I have also worked in the lives of others as a guide, counsellor, healer and teacher for over 40 years.

I lived as a nomad for 6 years with my husband Anadi, but my inner voice brought me back to the UK in May 2019 and I have been living and working and running in London since then….