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Reconnection Through Movement – Open Level Movement Workshop

Reconnection Through Movement – Open Level Movement Workshop
Time Time

1-4pm

Date Date
26th September 2021
Price Price

£25 Early Bird before 19th Sept/ £30 thereafter

As a multidisciplinary mover, Aneta would like to share with you some examples and insights into her training which helped her to create a body able to adapt to various physical challenges and movement stimulus.

Aneta will introduce students to the results of many years worth of movement research between capoeira, her own practice and her training as a professional dancer.
During workshops, she prioritiesan ethical and individual approach to the students and supportive group dynamic that’s why the upcoming training has limited spaces available.

MOVEMENT APPROACH:

This workshop is the result of over 16 years of research and physical practice within many different movement cultures. Using mediums such as Soft Acrobatics, Floor Work, Qi Gong, Release Technique, Flying Low, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation and some Capoeira concepts of playfulness and resilient body.

Aneta would like to explore the body in the relation to self, others and the concepts of internal and external space. We will investigate ways to incorporate the total physical awareness necessary for Capoeira, whose roots partly lie in the art of fighting, into the more meditative world of release technique.

The aim is to introduce the possibility of building soft transitions between different movement forms and between different movement dynamics. We will be looking at the importance of breathing, physical and internal space, mental preparation, the psychosomatic system and the anatomy to search for the most effective way to use the body in specific movement tasks, flow and movement sequences.

(not previous experience required, suitable for everyone with regular physical practice)

Bio

Aneta Zwierzynska is a professional dancer, performer, capoeira teacher and choreographer. Aneta obtained a double MA degree from Anton Bruckner University in Austria in Movement Research and Dance Pedagogy. She has trained and worked in Poland, Greece, France, Portugal, Austria, Brazil and the U.K. Her movement research was sponsored by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Her first movement research was carried out in Brazil based on the possibility to exchange the knowledge and experience from contemporary dance and capoeira practice. Her second master degree was inspired by the Dance movement Psychotherapist Beatrice Allegranti from Roheampton University.
 
She based her thesis on exploring the topics of body politics and embodied ethics. In her pedagogical and movement practice Aneta is using her knowledge and experience from different movement cultures such as: contemporary dance, release technique, yoga, gyro-kinesis, qi gong, capoeira , flying low, floor work, bartenieff fundamentals, spiral dynamics and contact improvisation. She was performing with various dance companies in Europe and Brazil. Some which include E33 Dance Company (Rambert Theatre), Guarini Dance Company, Animal Radio, Sean Graham, Alter Dance, Theatre, Modrzejewska, Breaking Convention (Saddler Wells Theatre), Liz King, D.ID, Tanztheater Springschuh (Tanz Quartier), and Schauaacker Feat Cia, Teater Avatar. Currently she is working as dancer/ performer for Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre.
She was also main choreographer of a life performance by Eliza Wren/ LoEx music . She teaches regular classes and workshops and promotes her unique combination of contemporary dance and capoeira.. She teaches professional classes internationally for such as institutions as Artdanse Toulouse, Danc.c.e Athens Greece , Studio 26s -Thessaloniki, The Place London, London Studio Center, Rambert, Grotowski Institute. In 2016, she was selected to be the main choreographer for the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture. Aneta is also certificated Yoga teacher by Nepal Yoga Home.

YOGA FOUNDATIONS : Asana Clinic for the beginners mind with Giuliana Majo

YOGA FOUNDATIONS : Asana Clinic for the beginners mind with Giuliana Majo
Time Time

2-4pm

Date Date
3rd October
Price Price

£20

Have you considered taking up yoga or deepening your knowledge of yoga alignment to refine your practice?
If yes, come and join us at this workshop!
 
Don’t worry if you can’t see or touch your toes, all are very welcome from beginners to and all levels of practitioner.
 
The Yoga basics workshop provides the underlying structure to support you if you are new to be able to enter an open level class with confidence and for advanced students, there are huge benefits from exploring alignment essentials presented in this workshop.
 
We’ll focus on asana, the physical positioning of the body and take time to break down some key fundamentals that can be applied to all asana.
You will learn how yoga props (equipment) can support you to experience the shape in good alignment as well as breath awareness and how this can give insight both on and off the mat.
We’ll explore some Yoga philosophy and ideas to give you an understanding of how a Yoga practice and the tools it offers can support you in your everyday life. This may be the start of your journey into the practice or a time after a period of reflection that you’d like to hit the reset button on the direction you’re moving in by taking time out for yourself to pause.
 
Yoga is a transformational practice, if you’re interested in making some changes however big or small, the first step is to find what works for you. It may be an active, dynamic asana based class or a restful, restorative practice. We’ll look at both ends of the spectrum in this workshop to give you a taste of what you might like to explore further.

Bio

Giuliana is an ex dancer, a vinyasa flow & restorative yoga teacher and a physiotherapist in training.style.
She is also one of three founders of TripSpace where she takes care of the overall programme.

She has been dancing for 25 years, practicing yoga for 18 years.
Giuliana is a Yoga Campus and London Contemporary Dance School alumna and has recently been asked by Internationally renown Yoga Teacher Judith Hanson Lasater to assist her on her next Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course in London.

Try TAI CHI Workshop with Redmond Entwistle

Try TAI CHI Workshop with Redmond Entwistle
Time Time

2-4pm

Date Date
17th October
Price Price

£16

After learning a series of simple but fundamental Tai Chi exercises, we will cover the core principles of Tai Chi and begin learning the sequence of movements of the Tai Chi form. The workshop will quickly introduce you to another way of using your body, starting you along the road of living and moving through relaxation, timing and connection.
 
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and flat-soled sloppers or socks.
 
Tai Chi, or its full name T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a Chinese internal martial art that is believed to have been invented in the 12th century by the Daoist monk Zhang Sanfeng. However, it is far more than a martial art, embodying elements of Daoist and Confucian philosophy in order to cultivate agility, health and mental and physical balance. The ‘form’, or sequence of movements, takes around 10-12 minutes to complete. In the understanding of traditional Chinese medicine, these movements aid the circulation of vital energy, or Qi, around your body. As well as supporting your health it can calm and centre your mind. From a western medical perspective the exercise is considered an aid to improving balance, bone density and lowering blood pressure through gentle, low impact movement. Beyond its value for mental and physical health, it is an all-encompassing art form through which to cultivate one’s spirit and learn to fully engage with life in a calm, responsive and joyful way.

Bio

Redmond Entwistle began learning Tai Chi in 1995 with John Eastman, a New York student of Cheng Man-ch’ing’s.
In 2006 he moved to New York and began to study with Maggie Newman, a senior New York student of Cheng Man-ch’ing’s. In 2013 he was given permission to teach by Maggie.
He has been teaching since he returned to the UK in 2015.
Over the years he has also received valued input from other students of Cheng Man-ch’ing, including Carol Yamasaki, Ed Young and Ben Lo, and more recently Natasha Gorky Young.
He has also trained with other second generation teachers, including Lucas Van der Aart, Tom Daly, Lenzie Williams, Weiming Yuan and Fred Hao.
He is certified as an advanced instructor by the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. He continues to be in awe of this subtle and profound art and to search for a deeper understanding of it.