Forging Fluidity: on navigating primal purpose

Griffin Coombs & Savannah Wishart

​​You are listening to Forging Fluidity with Savannah Wishart and Griffin Coombs, where we come together in organic dialog to humbly navigate the idea of “primal purpose” – exploring conversations around physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being on the quest for a truly conscious and meaningful human experience. Join us in consciously leaning into a life that feels nothing less than fully alive. read less
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008: Griffin and Savannah finally meet in Morocco! - approaching coaching as life-long students of a variety of disciplines to build a unique coaching practice & link mental health support
Mar 23 2023
008: Griffin and Savannah finally meet in Morocco! - approaching coaching as life-long students of a variety of disciplines to build a unique coaching practice & link mental health support
Almost five years into a friendship forged across oceans, Griffin and Savannah finally met in person in Tangier, Morocco. In Episode 8, we have physically united to record our first episode in the same room, and on the same microphone! With a week and a half together in Morocco, we both got hit with some kind of virus or wind-swept sinus allergy - while feeling pressure to do all the things within the scope of the limited time we have together, it was an opportunity to listen to our bodies. There is often temptation to dive into moments like this as if they are a "once in a lifetime" experience. But - we strived to balance a healthy amount of low-intensity exploration, fun photo shoots, good food, and plenty of rest. We reflect on the idea that cramming a full agenda into travel can often be more stressful than the daily lives that we are choosing to "vacation" from. As we dive deeper into our conversation, we explore navigating coaching and serving clients from a place of having had to heal ourselves. With both of our backgrounds, we have come from imperfect places - whether physically or mentally. Rather than specifically intending to become coaches, we both worked hard to improve our lives on a personal level - and later, realized how powerful our growth has been in our lives, and elevated our practices to support others to heal their lives. Instead of following a cookie cutter coaching method, we prefer to pull from a variety of disciplines, create an organically varied practice, and make it our own. We recognize there is no "right" way that fits everyone, but combine a broad range of interests together. YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. Cuz, really, what is inspiration if not backed by action? Grab your notebook and dig in: With today's episode, we invite you to get curious about what labels you are identifying with that might be limiting your growth. Where are these labels holding you back from taking personal responsibility for actions that may be negatively impacting both yourself and others? Enjoy, and feel free to reach out to either of us if you're seeking deeper support! CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions  / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centres around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, & natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline, & accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability,  martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, & model, she specialises in fine art nude landscapes & applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalising nakedness. Currently building a bridge between Bellingham, Washington and Stockholm, Sweden.
007: Fed the F*ck Up - what unexpected opportunities do you make space for when you shift the gears of self worth from scarcity to expansive abundance?
Dec 20 2022
007: Fed the F*ck Up - what unexpected opportunities do you make space for when you shift the gears of self worth from scarcity to expansive abundance?
Today we’re ruminating on the unexpected possibilities that come to the surface when we’re so fed up with trying to maintain some amount of control in our lives, and instead throw our hands in the air with an exasperated declaration of “fuck it.”  As a tribute to taking this liberating stance, today’s episode is completely unedited and uncut - stumbling and fumbling our way against perfectionism. We share some shifts of perspective from our lives, stepping out of a scarcity mindset and into a space of expansive abundance. YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. Cuz, really, what is inspiration if not backed by action? With today's episode, we invite you to feel into curiosity about something you're afraid to do. First, we invite you to weave this positive affirmation into your mindset: I am worth being pursued.  Second - grab a journal, boil a pot of tea, and let's dive in - Ask yourself: how do I want to support myself?  This may be monetarily related to how you want to support yourself; or perhaps it is related to how you nourish your body, mind, or emotional health.If you are afraid to do something - ask yourself: am I really afraid of being a failure, or am I actually afraid of being successful? And if that feels difficult to access, start with a visualization. Close your eyes and invite your imagination.  What would this feel like if this went the way I want it to go? What would it feel like to get what I’m after? If this brings in anxiety/fear/a rush of “oh my god this is soooo scary” - return to that original question: Am I afraid of failing or the responsibility that comes with success? Enjoy, and feel free to reach out to either of us if you're seeking deeper support! CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions  / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centres around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, & natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline, & accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability,  martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, & model, she specialises in fine art nude landscapes & applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalising nakedness. Currently building a bridge between Bellingham, Washington and Stockholm, Sweden.
006: Leaning into Resistance - is resistance an indicator to push forward with integrity, or to take a step backward and reassess your core values?
Nov 16 2022
006: Leaning into Resistance - is resistance an indicator to push forward with integrity, or to take a step backward and reassess your core values?
Today we circle back to the intention we shared in our Pilot Episode: sharing with vulnerability the truth that as coaches, we don't hold all of the answers. We peel back feelings of resistance behind a shared opportunity, as well as individual experiences within our separate lives.  In our follow-up conversation off script, we joked: "We are always elevating our lives with a commitment to do measurably hard things, and yet, here we are becoming paralyzed by a closet of clothes." These are the moments that humble us, infused with a playful willingness to laugh at seemingly silly glitches in our imperfect human experience.  True to our theme of resistance, it took several weeks to publish this episode. Hey, what can we say - sometimes we need a taste of our own medicine.  Resistance can show up in a variety of ways. It might look like self-doubt and self-imposed limitations. Perhaps it feels like fear and procrastination - as if your entire body is avoiding "eye contact" with life itself.  YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. With today's episode, we invite you to get curious about areas in your life where you're procrastinating or avoiding. Grab a journal, boil a pot of tea, and let's dive in - Does whatever I'm resisting feel like fear or trepidation? What am I holding onto that I'm afraid to release? Are my fears coming from a scarcity mindset? If yes, how can I shift the mental narrative to be more abundant?Is what I'm resisting in alignment with my values, or is the resistance a sign that moving forward will move me out of integrity? Enjoy, and feel free to reach out to either of us if you're seeking deeper support!  CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions  / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centers around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, & natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline, & accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability,  martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, & model, she specializes in fine art nude landscapes & applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalizing nakedness. Currently building a bridge between Bellingham, Washington and Stockholm, Sweden.
005: Understanding functional movement as a pathway to freedom - What the modern fitness industry is getting wrong about functional fitness
Sep 10 2022
005: Understanding functional movement as a pathway to freedom - What the modern fitness industry is getting wrong about functional fitness
Today we take a deep dive into functional fitness movement patterns, & why most training modalities today are approaching "functional training" from incorrect & sometimes dangerous angles. Griffin breaks down common misconceptions within the modern fitness industry, backed by certifications with ISSA, specializations in corrective exercise & yoga, Animal Flow Level 1, and XPT performance breathing.  YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. With today's episode, Griffin shares tangible steps in how to optimize your training within the compartment of a week. If you are looking to shift your training, get started applying this baseline to optimize your movement as a functional human: 2x 45 minutes of Zone 2 training2x a movement you love doing2x strength/resistance training1x Zone 5 intervals make morning for mobility or myofascial release Want to go deeper on all things physical? Check Griffin's separate Move with Coombs Podcast or book a consultation with him. REFERENCES:  Dr. Peter Attia's approach to longevityOne of a Kind FitnessFunctional Patterns Michael's Easter's "The Comfort Crisis"Christopher McDougall's "Born to Run" CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions  / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centers around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, & natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline, & accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability,  martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, & model, she specializes in fine art nude landscapes & applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalizing nakedness. You can currently find her learning to surf & skimboard in Ericeira, Portugal.
004: Can You Be Alone Without Feeling Lonely? - intentional solitude to cultivate a deeper relationship with yourself
Aug 24 2022
004: Can You Be Alone Without Feeling Lonely? - intentional solitude to cultivate a deeper relationship with yourself
Today we talk about the importance of carving out alone time in a modern society that continues to get louder & busier. How can we clear the excess static to create space of solitude in a way that is conducive to accelerated self awareness & growth? It is not just about being alone, but being alone with intention. It’s easy to be alone when distracted by external stimulation: stuck on netflix, scrolling through social media. Not only do those activities have an abundance of negative side effects, but they also tend to make us feel even more alone. Beyond living in a world that is consistently becoming louder, faster, & busier, there is the possibility to feel an uncomfortable shame when we’re in solitude. Some of it might relate to our ancestral tribal roots when we relied on social connection for survival; & it may be related to social conditioning as children when popularity often was a measure of your worth. Being alone is an opportunity to expand a greater sense of self awareness & foster a relationship with yourself. Only then can we be clear on what we truly want for ourselves without outside influence & expectations from other people. YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. With the theme of today's episode, we invite you to create space this week to spend intentional alone time with yourself. If it feels uncomfortable, lean into curiosity. What is making you resist spending quality time with yourself, & nothing else? Some of our favourite ways to get you started: A consciously curated morning routine with stillness, breathing, meditation, or gentle movement.Drinking coffee in silence with your thoughts, or a notebook & pen.Hiking or rucking in the wilderness - use the AllTrails App to explore!Go into nature to calm the nervous system. Do you have favourite ways to spend in solitude? Please share, we would love to add conscious practices to our list! Want to go deeper? We’re a message away. CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions  / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centers around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, & natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline, & accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability,  martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams.
003: What if your naked body is the only medicine you need? - using nudity as a tool for self development
Aug 15 2022
003: What if your naked body is the only medicine you need? - using nudity as a tool for self development
What happens when you remove sexual contexts, cultural stigmas, & social judgments from nudity? Today we talk about how to lean into the natural way of being a naked, primal human, diving beneath the surface of Savannah’s nude photography & self portraiture work. When we consciously remove the layers of clothing from our body with intention, it allows us to begin a process to remove emotional layers from the mind. By creating self awareness around our body image & shifting the way we relate to ourselves, we open a path of potential for elevated emotional, mental, & physical well-being.  We touch on mental health & body dysmorphia, & how viewing ourselves - literally - through another lens, can show us an alternate & uncommon perspective of how our body looks.  Taking nakedness beyond the mirror, we expand on our need as humans to connect with nature on a skin-deep level, with an "Earthing" practice.  Find Savannah's nude work at The Beast Goddess.  YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. With today's episode, your invitation is to dip your toes into mirror work. Create some space for stillness, drop into your body, & come face to face with your reflection. Sit with your imperfections. In the beginning, it's normal to experience feelings of discomfort. The intention is that over time, those feelings will shift into acceptance, & eventually transform into self-love.  If this is new for you, allow yourself to lean into curiosity. How do you feel?  Want to go deeper? We’re a message away. CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centers around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, & natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline, & accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability,  martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance. If you thought strength, mobility, & coordination were separate from each other…well…Griffin is here to show you something new. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, & model, she specializes in fine art nude landscapes & applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalizing nakedness. You can currently find her learning to surf & skimboard in Ericeira, Portugal.
002: Creating Harmony Between the Masculine & Feminine: find freedom through structure
Aug 1 2022
002: Creating Harmony Between the Masculine & Feminine: find freedom through structure
Today, we shine a light on the background of how we chose our name, “Forging Fluidity” - for us, a way to honour the polarities that exist between the Masculine & Feminine, & how the energies show up in our lives. As we go deeper into the layers of masculine & feminine, we explore how discipline & structure create a foundation for freedom & flow - referencing Mike Fitch’s ideology that “structure gives us freedom”; & Jocko Willink’s concept that “discipline equals freedom.” Living in a modern world that celebrates encourages the “hustle & grind” culture that so often leads to burnout & illness, how do we find harmony in maintaining a front-sight focus that has freedom to evolve as we grow? That harmony is easiest to achieve when the energies are woven together, rather than bouncing between extremes. When we take the time to carve out a conscious space to initiate an honest re-evaluation of our goals, it is an act of extreme courage - because many of us do not live in social circles where growth is encouraged or celebrated. To take personal responsibility has two sides: sometimes it means maintaining the discipline to stay true to the path you are walking; other times it means having the wisdom to know when it’s time to recalibrate your compass & pivot. YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to go deeper. Create some space for stillness, drop into your body, & ask yourself: What words come to mind when I think of masculine & feminine? How do those energies show up in my daily life? Am I swinging a pendulum between two extremes?If yes - how can I begin to weave them together in my daily life, so that I don’t feel an urge to “escape” my life? Want to go deeper? We’re a message away. CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement & breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centers around guiding all types of people to define & explore their approach to fitness & physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism & self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, and natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline, and accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind & body need at any given time, & owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability,  martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, & performance breathing, Griffin approaches training & coaching with this level of nuance & holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health & performance. If you thought strength, mobility, & coordination were separate from each other…well…Griffin is here to show you something new. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, & sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential & consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, & model, she specializes in fine art nude landscapes & applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalizing nakedness. You can currently find her learning to surf & skimboard in Ericeira, Portugal.
001: Pilot Episode - How do we forge fluidity? - with Griffin Coombs & Savannah Wishart
Jul 27 2022
001: Pilot Episode - How do we forge fluidity? - with Griffin Coombs & Savannah Wishart
Welcome to Forging Fluidity: on navigating primal perspective.  Griffin Coombs and Savannah Wishart come together in organic dialog to weave together various layers of the consciously-lived (and unpretentious) human experience. As coaches and lifelong athletes, we invite you into our personal journeys of transformation, growth, and challenge - how we support ourselves, each other, and our clients in the constant state of change across the full spectrum of life. Connecting with core values around primal health, functional movement, nutrient-dense nutrition, mindset, breath-work, and everything in-between - Griffin and Savannah have forged a strong friendship fueled by deeply powerful conversations around their experiences navigating the modern world with uncommon perspectives. YOUR INVITATION: Each episode, we invite you to interact with us. With today's episode, your invitation is to grab a pen and journal. Create some space for stillness, drop into your body, and ask yourself:  How do you get out of your head and into your body? If you are naturally always in your head, going deeper into your head might not be supportive. Where do you naturally gravitate?  As we discuss morning rituals as part of our Pilot, Griffin emphasizes that as someone who naturally spends a lot of time in his headspace, he gets more value out of prioritizing physical movement.  On the other hand, as a writer, Savannah uses words and a pen to pull thoughts out of her head, allowing for a lighter energy.  Not sure where to get started in dropping down into your body? Contact either of us to get started!  CONNECT WITH US! Griffin Coombs @thenorthstarbody / thenorthstarbody.com Savannah Wishart @primalrevolutions / primalrevolution.com GRIFFIN IS: a movement and breathing coach based in Tangier, Morocco, whose work centers around guiding all types of people to define and explore their approach to fitness and physical wellbeing in a way that supports their natural athleticism and self-expression in their bodies. This includes helping seasoned fitness enthusiasts to “level up” by closing their gaps in some of the most overlooked areas of physicality: physical freedom, authenticity, and natural movement patterns. Courage, discipline,  and accountability in your training doesn’t always mean grinding hard every day. It means knowing what your mind and body need at any given time, and owning the responsibility of giving that to yourself. With a breadth of coaching experience in corrective exercise, bodyweight strength training, mobility & stability,  martial arts & combatives, Animal Flow®, and performance breathing, Griffin approaches training and coaching with this level of nuance and holistic understanding of the body that is non-negotiable for those seeking optimal health and performance. If you thought strength, mobility, and coordination were separate from each other…well…Griffin is here to show you something new. SAVANNAH IS: always identifying as a multi-dimensional human being. As a CFL1 trainer, Unbeatable Mind coach, and sensual embodiment coach for men, she supports people to tap into their maximum human potential and consciously curate the life of their dreams. As a writer, photographer, and model, she specializes in fine art nude landscapes and applies nudity as a transformative tool for healing the nervous system. Advocate for normalizing nakedness. You can currently find her learning to surf & skimboard in Ericeira, Portugal.