4 Saturdays: April 7-14-21 & 28, 2018. Learn refinement techniques to take your Acroyoga skills from surviving the basics to thriving intermediate-advanced poses and sequences with finesse and grace. With fine anatomical technique detail and a thorough understanding of the needs of the human body in general and each body in particular, flyers and bases can help each other have an acro experience that is more pleasant and more beautiful, opening the door to increasingly advanced possibilities.Find out more »
with Eva Geueke. In this session we will free our shoulders, shoulder girdle, wrist, hands and spine. This is a great opportunity for folks who use their hands a lot - from massage therapists to cooks and those who work on the computer. Moshe Feldenkrais developed a wonderful set of lessons to create more freedom and mobility in the joints without using force or stretching. It works like magic, almost in your sleep. Try it and you will see!Find out more »
Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 3:30-6:30pm. This open level movement exploration and contemporary dance workshop mindfully trains the brain alongside the body, to develop awareness and choice. The workshop will range from meditative to impulsive, but with an 'as we are, not as we want to be' approach. Tools and guiding are offered throughout the workshop to enable subtle and gross awareness and develop presence.Find out more »
Sundays, 9:15 - 10:30 am. April 7, 14, 21 & 28. The focus of the routine Joy, by Ann Christiansen, is to sense life force energy, experience Joy! The intent is to sustain and increase the sensation of Joy, tweaking as needed, to create sustainability in the body.
Renée teaches you tools to unpack each song of a Nia routine, musically and choreographically. She shares insights from her 15 years of Nia practice and teaching, including life lessons from both of Nia’s founders, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas.Find out more »
Uncover a deeper understanding of who you are as a dancer/mover through your creation of the mask. We are instinctively drawn to images of the face where the “movements of the Soul” are revealed. In today’s workshop, you, the mask-maker, will freeze a moment of this inner story, revealing the natural strengths and talents of the dancer within. This workshop will involve your senses and and your intellects of body, mind and spirit.Find out more »
with Eva Geueke. Awaken your heart and heal yourself by delving into the wisdom of “your inner biology”. Through breath, sound and movement, we invite our inner waters to penetrate and saturate all the different layers of ourselves: muscles, connective tissue, organs and cells. Learning awareness of the body and the self translates into awareness of others and our surroundings. We gain the virtues of peace, self-love with compassion for others, and gentleness with strength.Find out more »
with Eva Geueke. This workshop helps your spine to untwist, to realign, and to self-heal. We use the sophisticated movement sequences of the Feldenkrais® Method and Eva’s Smart Moves to re-find spinal health, regain your range of motion and undo tension and pain.
In the course of this workshop, you will learn easy and gentle movements to take your health into your own hands. Instead of being adjusted or treated time and time again by others, you can now learn what it is that causes you discomfort, tension or effort, and learn how to avoid it. THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT FROM LAST MONTH'S SCOLIOSIS WORKSHOP.
with Eva Geueke. Moshe Feldenkrais discovered that if the lungs glide freely the neck is also free. Attend our workshop to find out how! If you would like to increase the mobility of the ribcage and the lungs to free the Neck, Back and shoulder girdle - this workshop is for you! You will learn efficient breathing, and how to be elongated and upright from the inside out.Find out more »
Learn to prevent or reduce joint damage and pain in ankles, knees and neck. Precise movement coordination is vitally important to preventing inflammation and to healing your joints. Knees need to work in tandem with well-functioning hip joints and ankles. Did you know a well-balanced head will enhance your knees’ wellness? Learn to organize your spine and neck muscles so that the weight will be distributed more evenly over your knees. These Feldenkrais® lessons will help you improve mobility and movement function.Find out more »
Learn to make better use of the powerhouse of your locomotion: your hip-pelvis-lower back connection. We will refine our perception of HOW we walk in these lessons.The hip joints are part of the pelvis. The psoas muscle connects the legs to the lower back through the pelvis. Opening the hip flexors in this workshop increases healthy mobility and prevents hip damage. These Feldenkrais® movements enable you to sense the connection of your legs into your pelvis and torso so that all parts work together for powerful, flexible movement! Your lower back will also benefit.Find out more »
Brought to us by our own Murat Demurtas, Roxie Menzies originally taught him Pilates and fueled his fire for impassioned dance…..
James Brown said it straight, "MAKE IT FUNKY," and that's exactly what we're gonna do! This class is a delicious blend of traditional, contemporary and stylized African and Caribbean movements fused with all things funky. Be prepared to sweat, have fun and get your groove on! Roxy Menzies has been a lover of movement her whole life!
Even in stillness our physical, energetic, spiritual and emotional bodies continue to pulsate and create rhythms.
Also with Roxy:
Pilates Foundations Workshops - Saturdays, June 2 & 9 and
Pilates Groove Workshops - Sundays, June 3 & 10.
There's a saying in the Pilates world: "If it's easy then it's not Pilates." The simplest-looking exercises, when done with greater awareness, are the most challenging and set you up for the more advanced work. In this workshop we'll delve deeper into the Pilates foundations to take your practice to the next level. Roxy believes we are all healers and we all have the capacity to deeply connect our mind, body and spirit and have fun doing it!
**you can check out Roxy on Instagram @roxyspiral and YouTube as Roxy MenziesFind out more »
Sign up now! $25 Relax and restore while we take you on a journey through restful, prop-supported postures to the sounds and vibrations of crystal bowls and gongs. Infusing these two offerings creates a fully immersive experience. Sound bathing stimulates the alpha and theta brain waves that are associated with deep meditative and peaceful states, highly conducive to healing. This class is designed to slow down the heart and respiratory system to create a therapeutic effect on the mind and…Find out more »
This is something fun. We'll take the first half of the workshop breaking down the exercises and building up a Pilates and functional movement sequence to music. By the end of the class the participants will be moving to music, like a dance and getting quite the workout. The vision of Roxy's work is to guide individual's to explore their own movement capabilities – to stand, walk and fulfill any daily activity or sport with grace and length.Find out more »