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BODYMINDMOVEMENT WORKSHOPS WITH MARK TAYLOR: PATHWAYS TO TRANSFORMATION OF BODY & MIND

Mark Taylor Workshop

Coming in November
Friday evening November 14 and Saturday afternoon November 15 Mark will be co-teaching with elements own Ellen Barlow

More details coming soon.

BODYMINDMOVEMENT is for people interested in movement disciplines— GYROTONIC® exercise, 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).