Leslie Sprouse Carson & Christopher Carson
Together as Harmonic Collaborators in Symphonein
In the spring of 2001, as they attended the Guild for Structural Integration Advanced Training Program in Kauai, Hawaii, Leslie and Christopher met for the first time. It didn't take long for the two of them to become inseparable as they basked under the wisdom of the teachings of Emmett Hutchins, Peter Melchoir, Nilce Silviera, and the sensual, poetic, and nurturing environment of Hawaii.
At the completion of the Advanced Training, Leslie returned to her practice in Amarillo, Texas, and Christopher returned back to his practice in Port Townsend, Washington. Over the next six months, each would visit the others' home town as they tried to determine what path their lives would take together. It was during this period of time that their first collaboration in four-handed work took place with Leslie's clients in Amarillo. The work was received with great success, which facilitated their decision to live and practice together in Amarillo. In the late fall of 2001, Christopher moved to Amarillo to join Leslie and practice together full time. The following June of 2002 found Leslie and Christopher back again to Kauai, Hawaii, to celebrate their wedding with family and friends on the garden island.
Come dance with me my love
beneath the silver light of the moon
and the empty darkness of the night sky.
Together in movement and stillness,
emptiness and fullness,
where the seeds of creativity
fall together within our hearts.
In the early spring of 2004, Leslie and Christopher opened a second Structural Integration practice in Austin, Texas, in order to test the viability of offering only four-handed sessions there. Again, as in Amarillo previously, the four-handed sessions were received with a positive response as people enjoyed the rapid and dynamic changes to their bodies, along with the diversity of relationship with the two practioners that this form of work offered. Since that time, Leslie and Christopher have continued to maintain active practices in Amarillo.