Core Energetics is a dynamic body-based process that works with our unconscious resistance to being fully alive and present. Radical Aliveness is leadership training that teaches us to bring our full selves to life. It's powerful, challenging, and exhilarating work. It's about learning to connect to our deepest self, letting go of old patterns, discovering true self responsibility, and reclaiming all our energy and power.  


Core Energetics was developed by John Pierrakos in the 1970s, evolving out of his work with Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core works with the body as a means of exploring the unconscious mind. Physical techniques are used to support the expression of held-back feelings, with the intention of bringing consciousness to them. The liberation and integration of these feelings brings greater awareness, presence, self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and renewed connection to the physical, mental, and spiritual vitality that is our birthright. 

Radical Aliveness was developed by Ann Bradney, a former student of Pierrakos. RA works with group dynamics.  It's organizing principle is leadership through participation, presence, and a willingness to follow any thought, feeling, or impulse. It teaches us to surrender to life; to tolerate chaos, conflict, and the unknown; and to trust that when we step all the way into who we are, we are of service to a greater good. 






David Sutcliffe has been working as a film and television actor for 25 years. He's also a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner, a graduate of The Radical Aliveness/Core Energetics Institute of Southern California and The Institute of Core Energetics in New York. He is the founder of Radical Aliveness Toronto and leads workshops in Toronto and Los Angeles.