As is relates to movement and self expression, I grew up spending a significant amount of time playing competition sports and doing theatre, commercial acting, modeling and public speaking - baseball, football, soccer, track and field, volleyball, BMX racing, ballet, tap dancing, signing and spoken word poetry slams. I was all over the place and always getting in trouble. A friend gave me a yoga book around the age of 19 that changed my life. It was like a manual for my body. I had never been given one of those before. Mobility, breathing and meditation. Whoa! It blew my mind.
After playing a game of squash one day I stumbled upon parkour, freerunning and art du deplacement. I've since had the great opportunity to be taught by most of the Yamakasi founders - Chau Belle, Yann Hnautra, Laurent Piemontesi and Williams Belle.
We started Urban Movement in 2011, I left an IT career in 2013 and then MovNat, a.k.a. Natural Movement, came into the picture. I've since become a Master MovNat Train and have been on their instructor team for about five years.
Running UMOVE is all I do now, and I love it! I've since been influenced by so many other amazing movers. I can't wait to learn more and share with you what I know."
- Cameron Pratto