The Integrated Self (Workshop 1)
I work with the Alexander Technique principle: taking the pressure off ourselves, by freeing our neck, head and back through gentle movements allows us to breath better, to move easily and to feel present.
The aim of the Alexander Technique practice is that of becoming aware of our patterns of misuse, unlearning them to the point of becoming free from those habits and from that undesirable tension.
We find more appropriate constructive responses that work during the movement class, but most importantly we learn a principle to be applied in daily life, under almost all circumstances.
Regaining posture control and efficient movement restores balance and provides greater energy improving life quality and performance.
Posture is not (only) an aesthetic factor, rather it is about allowing our own skeletal design to work well, without interference from bad habits.
I guide students through a practice of awareness. Through a highly refined movement practice, our proprioception is reset and we become also clearer in thinking, and in wish. Clear intentions come out from poise, movement from stillness.
Rhythmical Structures & Expressive Performance (Workshop 2)
The aim of this workshop that of challenging coordination in specific time frames and dynamics, through rhythmical patterns (body percussion) and sensory explorations.
Through repetition of rhythmical patterns the body and mind enter a new state of coherence with each other. This is useful as a body-mind practice as it brings about concentration and dynamism at the same time.
Heart starts pumping more blood, all muscle chains and the postural reflexes are activated, endorphins are released. We immediately feel more connected and empowered, but also, at the same time, we are using logic, calculation, measuring the steps in terms of time, pulse, rhythm. Left brain and right brain work together, rhythmical movements are activated by neurones as logic sequences and embodied, recognised as coherent with our innermost instinctual nature.