11/24 – Franklin Method Dance Conditioning

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Dance Conditioning Workshop

with Carol Guidry

Sunday, November 24, 2013
$45 Prepaid, $60 at the door
More info or to pre-pay: carolguidry.com or 661-618-6181

Franklin Method Dance Conditioning is practiced by dancers from Julliard to the Royal Ballet School to elicit lasting and rapid improvement to their balance, flexibility and strength by developing the body’s natural strategies for stabilization through dynamic alignment, as opposed to tension.

Classes include brief demonstrations of anatomy and bio-mechanics using anatomical models and common objects to create vivid and accurate images of what bones and muscles do in movement. Exercises for embodying one’s bio-function can include ball rolling, elastic band exercises, self-massage, mental simulation of movement (MSM), and movements from ballet and yoga. Embodying the anatomy improves physical awareness, proprioception and consequently function. Though the workshop focuses on many muscle and joint overuse symptoms that dancers commonly experience the workshop content can be applied to any form of exercise and is suitable for any level of fitness. Elastic bands, balls and other props provided.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Strong, Supple and Springy Spine
  • Psoas-Activating Your Inner Core
  • Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
  • The Art & Joy of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Hope to see you there!

11/24 – Cup of Blessings Workshop

Please join us for

The Cup of Blessings Workshop:

Healing Ourselves & the Global Community by Strengthening the Neutral Mind (a.k.a. Heart Chakra)

Saturday, November 24
8:00 – 10:30 pm

$45 at the door or $40 early RSVP: islandsq@aol.com

Join Healing Arts Practitioners Lisa Rouppas and Mary Frances Spencer in a unifying workshop to strengthen the neutral mind (heart chakra) and replenish our cup of blessings. A high-vibrating soundbath with aromatherapeutic essential oils will begin the journey. Hands-on mini body-work sessions for each attendee will follow. Modalities include Myofascial Release Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Energy & Chakra balancing, and Aromatherapy. An Intuitive Movement experience will close the workshop along with a gentle group meditation.

9/21 – Join us for T.E.M.P.T.

Therapeutic Expressive Movement Progression Techniques

An All-Levels Workshop with Taryn Wayne

September 21, 7 – 9 p.m.

T.E.M.P.T. stands for Therapeutic Expressive Movement Progression Techniques. This flowing movement progression system conditions and integrates all parts of the physical body in an organized manner, and invites the energy self to come along for the ride. It is meant for everyone: from the non-mover, to the highly-trained athlete, to the experienced dancer.