As cofounder of New Equations®, Alan Sheets, Soultype 5, has been doing research to develop New Equations for over 21 years. Since 1994, when he and Siska Tovey made the pioneering discoveries of the nine Soultypes®, Postures of Strength®, Movement Centers™, Facial Expressions of Strength™, and developed Soultyping®, Alan has dedicated his life to finding out more about how humanity can function at a higher spiritual level. He and Siska travel internationally to teach, do research, and they have Soultyped thousands of people through their Soultype Portal Identification and Education Service.
Alan is cofounder of the New Equations Advanced Training Organization, a program for those who wish to become New Equations Certified Teachers. New Equations offers other programs as well to help people learn to use the wisdom of their soul and become more deeply aligned with their spirituality.
Alan was born in Boise, Idaho, USA. Boise was a small town at the time with only one very small library and he needed more to support his curious nature, so he spent many evenings exploring the night sky with his telescope. At 8 years of age he decided to become an astronomer when he grew up. After high school he was accepted to Columbia College where he pursued this dream. Various events seemed to take him in other directions, but he ultimately became more intimately involved in the exploration of the universe than he ever could have foreseen.
One of Alan’s most profound experiences was watching Moshe Feldenkrais, the founder of the Feldenkrais Method, treat one of his daughters who has Cerebral Palsy. This inspired Alan to train with Feldenkrais who showed him the unlimited potential for rehabilitating the physical body by engaging the nervous system. In 1984 Alan received his certification as a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Alan and Siska opened their own clinic and for over 10 years they brought alternative physical therapies to their community.
Alan’s training in science and background as a research scientist helped him to make observations and insights needed to move New Equations forward. He feels particularly indebted to his relationship with Linus Pauling, the only person to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes, who supported Alan’s ability to do research in a dispassionate and clear minded way.
During their years of research and development in New Equations, Alan and Siska have made connections with many wonderful people and also with beings from the universe who are supporting the consciousness of the soul through the nine Forces of Nature.
In 2009, Alan, Siska, and conductor / musician Siv Roland of Norway, came together as The Sound Aligners and cofounded New Equations Music. They create music that aligns the body’s spirituality to the spirituality of the universe which helps people move forward in a peaceful way. The Sound Aligners travel worldwide presenting New Equations Music concerts.
In 2018 Siska and Alan’s book Nine Forces As One Movement – The Universal Presence will be available, together with their new translation of the Tao Te Ching.
Alan has run daily since he was 16 years old as one of his contemplative grounding practices, and he holds a black belt in Aikido. He currently resides in Northern California, USA, with Siska Tovey and their cat, Tiger.
We human beings are all on a path of spiritual evolution. I did not really realize what that meant until Siska and I made the discoveries that are part of what we now call New Equations. We were not searching for spiritual truth. We were merely looking for a way to more deeply understand ourselves and others. What we discovered was that there are nine different types of human beings at the spiritual level and each type functions in the world differently. By investigating and learning to open ourselves up to the differences between the various spiritual types we got a much greater appreciation for what it means to be human.
New Equations and New Equations Music help people to live from their soul. Our soul and spirituality give our physical bodies an alignment and strength that creates balance and growth. We were all born with nine Spiritual Portals that give our physicality the alignments needed to develop and become more in harmony and in connection to the always evolving universe.
New Equations helps people move into a more spiritual existence so we can all stay in synch and function as one. Then the magic happens.
— Alan Sheets
- Cofounder, New Equations®
- Cofounder, New Equations Music®
- Co-author, Nine Forces As One Movement – The Universal Presence
- Co-author, The Tao Te Ching – Translation
- Cofounder, New Equations Advanced Training Organization
- Cofounder, Self Care Center Physical Therapy
- Certification, Feldenkrais® Method
- Research Assistant, Stanford University and Linus Pauling Institute
- MS Biology, University of California, San Diego, CA
- BA Physics, Columbia College, New York, NY
- Black Belt, Aikido