Building on the last Helsinki BodySchool workshop Caring For Our Necks, here we’ll examine in more detail how the use of the eyes influences our movement. We will do this primarily through the Feldenkrais Method. There will be two Awareness Through Movement classes each day. Although this is a continuation of the previous workshop, if you missed it and still want to join then no problem.
The inspiration for this and the previous workshop is to share some of the insights I gained from suffering and subsequently healing from a serious neck injury: a herniated disk for which an operation was eventually recommended. I chose the self-healing path instead and now I’m well on the way to recovery. Though I wouldn’t wish the injury on anyone, I feel nonetheless that I have an enhanced awareness of how I feel and use my neck as a result of the process I went through.
For me, working with the eyes has brought new clarity and ease in the area of my neck as well as my whole self. Better than before!!!
BodySchool is a workshop series that applies somatic and postmodern dance practices to everyday life situations. The workshops move fluidly between lecture and class formats maintaining a sense of lightness, ease and good humour. There is nothing in these workshops to get right. The aim instead is to foster a physical dialogue with ourselves and the environment in which we become empowered to be our own experts.
My work is founded upon my interest to create the conditions to meet ourselves afresh with a childlike sense of wonder. I try do this through engaging playfully with our innate curiosity unhindered by expectation. This attitude, as much as the material itself, is what I offer through my work.
There are only 10 places available so please book ahead to reserve your place
Teaching time: Friday 15th April from 18-21.00 and Saturday 16th April from 11-14.00
Cost: 60 €
Location: Small private studio in Jollas – address is Prikitie 10 B, 00850 Helsinki
Travel : 85 bus from Herttoniemi metro station – takes about 10mins
More info and registration : email me