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Body Rolling Workshop: Spine
Saturday. March 22, 12:15-1:45pm (with Rosalie Begun)
Way of the Happy Fascia!
Saturday April 5, 2-4pm $45
$40 in advance, Save $5 if you register before March 15
Unravel tension from your toes to your ears along myofascial meridians (long fibrous pathways of connective tissue that contract and adhere from habitual movement and posture). Unwind and release trigger points to experience profound freedom in your body and movement.
This workshop fuses trigger point release, yin/restorative yoga, and meditative techniques that enhance our capacity to release tension and release deep into your fascial layer.
Please bring at least 2 tennis balls and a clean tube sock.
Your teacher, Ariele, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a long time yoga teacher, and an advocate for depth and quality in yoga practice and instruction.
BODYMINDMOVEMENT WORKSHOPS WITH MARK TAYLOR: PATHWAYS TO TRANSFORMATION OF BODY & MIND
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 AT ELEMENTS CENTER
BALANCING THE THREE BRAINS: 12:30 – 3:30 PM
EMBODYING YOUR PELVIC FLOOR: 4 – 6 PM
BODYMINDMOVEMENT is for people interested in movement disciplines—gyrotonics, dance, yoga, and martial arts—and therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy, physical therapy, bodywork, and massage. Using embodied anatomy and developmental movement principles we embrace the healing potential of mindful movement.
BALANCING THE THREE BRAINS
In Balancing the Three Brains you will explore the relationship between the three intrinsic brains of the body: the head-brain, the brain of the heart, and the brain of the guts. By inviting the intelligence of each center to work in harmony with the others, you can re-pattern unhelpful responses to stress and identify patterns of behavior that will support personal development and transformation. Based on experiential learning, the workshop utilizes explorations in anatomy, movement, guided imagery, and touch.
EMBODYING YOUR PELVIC FLOOR
Your pelvic floor is a muscle, a proprioceptive organ, a diaphragm, and an energetic center. It organizes and regulates the flow of energy, movement, and breath to your lower extremities and supports the weight of your organs. Understanding the anatomy of your pelvic floor will help you align your trunk, relieve stress in your legs, and diminish strain patterns throughout your body. In Embodying Your Pelvic Floor you will use the techniques of somatic movement education—guided meditation, movement awareness, and embodied anatomy—to reconnect with and celebrate your pelvic floor.
Mark Taylor directs the Center for BodyMindMovement, with sites in Pittsburgh, PA, Eugene, OR, and Mexico City, co-directed the Embodied Performing Arts Program in London, UK, and served as program director for the School for Body-Mind Centering. He was artistic director and choreographer for Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Mark Taylor & Friends in New York, and served on the dance faculties of Princeton University (USA) and the University of Limerick (Ireland). Mark maintains a private movement therapy practice in Pittsburgh, trained as a yoga teacher with the Himalayan Institute, and serves on the board of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).