Podcast: Dance Psychologist Dr. Peter Lovatt

Podcast: Dance Psychologist Dr. Peter Lovatt

Alicia Clarke

Dance psychologist and teacher Peter Lovatt, author of The Dance Cure, believes every human being was born to dance.

Dr. Peter Lovatt is a dance psychologist, former professional dancer, and current teacher at the Royal Ballet School in London, UK. He is the founder of the Dance Psychology Lab at the University of Hertfordshire and has been a featured speaker alongside Barack Obama, Oprah, and Sir Richard Branson.

Dr. Lovatt's book The Dance Cure, reviewed in the March/April 2021 issue of Spirituality & Health, includes dance-based prescriptions to help improve mental and physical health. An excerpt, “Emotions in Motion” from his book is also featured in the issue.

In this episode, Rabbi Rami and Dr. Lovatt discuss the universality of dancing within the human condition.

“I believe every single human being is born to dance.”

Later Lovatt explains how dancing is scientifically proven to improve your mood, alter your state of being, and even positively impact a number of mental and physical health conditions. They close out their conversation by exploring how dancing is the window to the human soul.

Read our review of The Dance Cure from the March/April 2021 issue.

Learn more about Dr. Peter Lovatt at

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