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EXPLORE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH SAM TYSON

EXPLORE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH SAM TYSON
Time Time

1pm-4pm

Date Date
TBC
Price Price

£30

This workshop will explore the line between physical practice and play, between structure and improvisation. It will draw inspiration from Sam’s background in contemporary dance and contact improvisation, alongside his current movement practice centred around microbatics and gymnastics.
 
The workshop will be divided into 3 parts. The first hour will be spent exploring play, softening and efficiency of movement through the lens of physical partner games. In the second hour we will isolate specific acrobatic movements: cartwheel variations, the macaco and QDR. Each will be broken down into its fundamental building blocks so that participants can go away with a clear understanding of how to go a ways and practice these on their own.
The final hour of the workshop will look at integrating play into the microbatics practice through the improvisation.
 
Participants will leave the workshop with the feeling that the brain and body have worked hard!

Bio

Sam Tyson is a movement coach: he works with his students to explore a generalist approach to movement, combining gymnastic strength, dance, acrobatics, climbing, parkour, contact improvisation and movement games.
 
Sam’s work draws inspiration from the Ido Portal Method, and on concepts from Playfight and Fighting Monkey, alongside his 8 years of experience in professional dance and 10 years of competitive martial arts.
 
Sam is always looking to explore and learn, and his desire to teach flows naturally from his curiosity to figure things out. You’ll usually find him climbing a tree, or the side of a building, upside down in a park or out hiking and wild swimming somewhere beautiful.”

VINYASA BREATH & MOVE WITH CALLUM STERLING

VINYASA BREATH & MOVE  WITH CALLUM STERLING
Time Time

2-4pm

Date Date
TBC
Price Price

£12 Early Bird
before 3rd October
£15 thereafter

Callum will lead a vinyasa style class utilising and guiding breath work, meditation , music and movement exploration. Welcome to all levels, all that is needed is enthusiasm and an open mind.
 
Callum would like to emphasise a safer space for all races, genders, sexualities and orientations will be provided. The space is especially embracive of BIPOC and members of the LGBTQI+ community. Language and actions will be used with sensitivity and awareness.

 
Something that I took away from the most recent global pandemic was that we need to dedicate more time and energy to things which truly make us happy. Yoga, the study and the teaching of it is has always deeply resonated with me and I am now dedicating more time to this lifestyle alongside my career as a professional dancer. Let’s start living life the best way that we can” ~ Callum

Bio

Callum has been exploring their journey with yoga for over ten years.

Certified by the Vidyanand Transformational Yoga Centre and Yoga Alliance in: Transformational Yoga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.
A professional in physical movement after having spent 11 years as a professional dancer.
Callum has taught movement in the form of dance for ten years for beginners through to professionals.

TAI CHI Workshop with Redmond Entwistle

TAI CHI Workshop with Redmond Entwistle
Time Time

2-4pm

Date Date
TBC
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 slippers 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.