This practice will explore the meeting point of two of the most ancient movement arts: martial arts and dance. We aim to develop movement intelligence using the core principles practiced and inspired from these worlds, blending the arts and methods of Capoeira, Boxing, BJJ, Contact Improvisation, Fighting Monkey and Ido Portal.
We will practise soft acrobatics, floor work and animalistic locomotion, learning to kick, defend, grapple and share weight. We will play with partnering and group movement, using different props for creative and innovative games. We will challenge each other in a seriously playful way, developing an elastic body, an adaptable mind and our fighting spirit in a safe space. Emphasis in the training will be placed on developing mobility, coordination, rhythm, agility and strength. We will explore the connection between body, mind and spirit and awake the fighter / dancer that is ingrained in our DNA.
Join Shian Love for a slow and sensual flow class which will have you feeling more grounded, connected and aligned in your body.
In this 60min class, we will weave together postures, creative flows and breathing exercises which will support you to feel at home in your body. All set to a creative playlist which is played a little louder then your regular “background music” to give the class a dance-like feel and enhance a deeper embodied experience.
Shian holds a safe and welcoming space to move in a way which feels authentic to you. Offering modifications along the way, this class is open to dancers and yogis of all levels.
This movement intelligence class will run for 6 consecutive weeks. It offers the opportunity to slow down, acknowledge the body’s innate intelligence, retrieve knowledge about key aspects of the body’s movement patterns and practice the Bones for Life learning tools in small doses. This work has been mostly shared in 4 hour monthly workshops, or private sessions, however, regular group work is very effective in teaching the patterns as a long lasting and transformative practice for life and wellness.
Movement Intelligence and Bones for Life is based based on Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ approach to somatic learning has been developed by his student Dr. Ruthy Alon. In these classes you will gain new insights to your own movement practice and work with the Bones For Life sequences to improve and refine your posture and mobility. Often using the 7m long wraps, these methods are very effective and quite different to more conventional exercises. The main key point is that you will leave feeling better! The exercises are fun, and can be done by individuals with a wide range of ages and abilities.
No experience necessary, all are welcome to come
Movement Research is a laboratory for dropping in to the body, listening with intention and moving from impulse. It serves as a playground, a place to explore beyond habitual ways, witness the expression of the self and take care of what your body needs. Using imagery and textures while researching along with others stimulates new possibilities and a sort of co-creation of the moment. No dance experience necessary, everyone can access the benefit of connecting to their body and their unleashed movements.
This meditation incorporates a series of postures, breath, and sound, or kriyas and pranayama to create a meditative experience that helps facilitate transformation in the body, mind and soul. Come and experience how subtle Kriya practices and chanting mantras can create a profound silence where all the chatter of mind ceases and you can connect to the source effortlessly.
Suitable for all levels of meditators.
Come dressed in loose fitting, preferably natural fabric clothing and bring a cushion or a yoga mat to sit on.
Community class by donation ($10 suggestion)