AIKIDO | POSTURAL ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP
FELDEKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGHMOVEMENT
TRANCE DANCE EXPERIENCE WITH DRUMMING
(additional offerings by studio renters)
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TRANCE DANCE EXPERIENCE
with Kimberly Beroset
Live drumming by Michael Kenny to recorded music specifically designed for Trance Dance!
Saturday, September 6, 7p-10p
$25 in advance
$30 at the door
$40 w/ friend registration and carpooling
The Trance Dance Experience is a unique blend of body movement, healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythms, transformational breathing techniques and the innovative use of a blindfold or bandana - together stimulating a 'trance' state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being. Driven by unique musical soundtracks recorded specifically for healing, Trance Dance takes participants on an 'inner journey' not limited to normal perceptions of space/time. Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic and eastern dance cultures for thousands of years. Trance Dance is a contemporary approach that brings together the richness of these ancient rituals with some startlingly effective modern techniques. Through Trance Dance we disappear, becoming more like spirit, and simultaneously less attached to life's ordinary difficulties, making it possible at these moments to let these problems go.
Learn more about the Trance Dance method at www.trancedance.com.
Bring a dark colored, NON-see through bandana, scarf or blindfold with you in addition to water in a closed container. Use of your blindfold is required to particpate.
Participants MUST arrive by 7 pm to be a part of the Trance Dance experience.* The Trance Dance experience includes ½ hour orientation and sharing, blindfolded dance, time to transition out of the trance state and a closing circle. * Everyone is required to attend the orientation to participate, even if you have attended a Trance Dance orientation in the past.
Michael Kenny MMT, MT-BC is a Dallas area music therapist, sound healer and educator. As president of Drums Not Guns and the only TaKeTiNa Rhythm teacher in TX, Michael’s lifelong journey to understand and utilize music and the creative arts as a healing force continues today with his use of rhythm as a transformational process.
POSTURAL ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP
with Valerie Rogers
Saturday, August 2, 2:30p-4:30p ENROLL NOW
$25 if registered by 7/30, $35 thereafter
Proper alignment of the whole body starts with the feet. If the feet are out of alignment everything will be out of alignment. Starting from the ground up we will learn how to anatomically align the body to establish correct posture for standing, walking, sitting and balancing.
Correct alignment helps:
· allieviate back pain
· relieve joint and muscle pain
· relieve inflamed nerves
· correct foot problems
Proper alignment creates more space and allows the breath to become fuller. With more space, the organs and neurological system begin to function properly.
Stop sliding down the slippery slope of misuse and begin the journey of change. When we use the body the way it’s designed to be used we start functioning better and feeling better.
The focus of this workshop is learning how to align the body to achieve optimal health.
Open to all levels. Feel free to takes notes.
Valerie is the creator of Chogaflow, Yoga Alliance Certified, and a Registered Massage Therapist. She has a unique, fun, eclectic teaching style with emphasis on alignment and safety. Visit Valerie’s website or email Valerie for more information. ChogaFlow class with Valerie is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:40p.
with Leah Misty
drop-in community class: $5 donation suggested
Saturday, next date tba, 2:30p-3:15p,
Humans were designed to laugh. Laughter is nature's stress-buster. It lifts our spirits with a happy high that makes us feel good and improves our behavior towards others. We all know that laughter makes us feel good. Laughter is gentle exercise. It fill your lungs and body with oxygen, deep-clears your breathing passages and exercises your lungs. When we laugh our bodies release a cocktail of hormones & chemicals that have startling positive effects on our system. Stress is reduced, blood pressure drops, depression is lifted, your immune system is boosted & more. Western science is just starting to discover the great effects of laughter. Laughter Yoga provides the opportunity to laugh, without reason, to enjoy the countless benefits to body and spirit that laughter offers.
"Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood. Last year I highlighted Laughter Yoga on my TV program. I've tried it, and it works." Oprah Winfrey
About Leah Misty: Holistic health is her passion. Leah is greatly appreciative of laughter as an emotional release and a mood lifter. Silliness and breathing techniques make for a powerful healing combination that she delights in sharing with others. In addition to being a laughter yoga leader, she is also a Thai yoga-massage therapist, a crystal energy jewelry designer and a Reiki master-teacher.
FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT®
with Angela Alston
6-week series: $95 in advance, $105 at door if space available
6 Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30p
June 24-August 5 (skip 7/15)
August 12-September 16 ENROLL NOW
It may be possible to begin in the middle of a series or "drop in" to a class ($20) if space permits; please call the studio in advance.
“A few minutes of Feldenkrais can give you the flexibility & postural benefits of hours of stretching exercises.”— Anne Rosenthal, PhD
Are you recovering from injury? Dealing with chronic pain? Would you like to move with greater ease? Would you simply like to know your physical self better?
If you answered “Yes” to at least one of these questions, you’ll benefit from Awareness Through Movement (ATM®), the active version of The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education.
Each lesson begins with simple movements, which gradually increase in complexity, all organized around a function such as hip opening, movement of the shoulder girdle, or organizing head and neck.
“Wow, that was incredible. It’s hard to believe little movements can do so much, but obviously they do.”—Janet A., after her first ATM class
PLEASE NOTE: Mats and props are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own mat specifically designed for the Feldenkrais practice, which may be purchased online at WellMats.
Instructor Angela Alston, GCFP, MFA, began taking Awareness Through Movement® in 1996. She trained in The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education in New York, Houston, and Chicago and was certified to teach ATM® in 2008. Angel also offers Functional Integration® private sessions. Angela has studied a variety of movement forms, including yoga and dance, and she is an award-winning maker of dance films. She has an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in philosophy and biology from Swarthmore College.