Fields of Study: An Introduction to Somatics with Julie Mulvihill & Tina Kambour
March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 26th
@ Sweet Yield Studio
629 W. Sheridan Ave, Ste #103
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Fields of Study: An Introduction to Somatic Movement with Julie Mulvihill & Tina Kambour with facilitators Hannah Ashford & Paige Fischer
DESCRIPTION: Feeling disconnected from your body? Are you stuck in your movement practice? Join us for an afternoon workshop and experience a different way of connecting to your body through gentle movement and mindful connection.
What is Somatics? Somatics is a field within bodywork and movement studies that emphasizes the mind-body connection and internal experience. Simply put, somatics is about bringing attention to your movement patterns, whether big or small, and your internal sensations as you move through them. Somatic techniques are commonly used in bodywork, psychotherapy, dance, and spiritual practices.
PLEASE NOTE: One does not need to be a dancer or advanced mover to participate in this workshop. Movers from all walks of life are welcome!
OUR SOMATICS TEACHER & THEIR PRACTICES:
Julie Mulvihill, Alexander Technique™
The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change movement habits in our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. It can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and other daily activities. (Definition from alexandertechnique.com)
Tina Kambour, BodyMind Dancing™
BodyMind Dancing™ is a unique synthesis of some of the finest forms of somatic education: the language of human movement – Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals which teach movement efficiency and Body-Mind Centering® which helps to bring consciousness to all parts of the body. As a whole, BodyMind Dancing™ is an anatomically informed dance experience that integrates technical skill building exercises with improvisation. Each student has an experience that both invites introspection and awareness of self while meeting the best practices in fitness. (Definition from dynamicembodiment.org)
1:00pm: Welcome Circle
A moment to share our intentions for our time together, set rules, and explain the movements of our day.
1:30pm: Alexander Technique™ with Julie Mulvilhill
An introduction to Alexander Technique™ with Julie Mulvihill. Wear something comfortable to move in and open your mind, heart, and senses.
2:45pm: You Choose Breakout Session
A gentle break between sessions so our brains and bodies can hug all we have learned so far. Choose between quiet time at the studio or a sunshine walk to Myriad Gardens with workshop attendees.
3:15pm: BodyMind Dancing™ with Tina Kambour
An introduction to BodyMind Dancing™ with Tina Kambour. Wear something comfortable to move in and open your mind, heart, and senses.
4:30pm: Closing Circle
A final moment to receive and pass along the gifts of our time together. This will serve as a final moment of connection and celebration before we all go out into the world.
Welcomed: $75 | This option is for those who self-identify as having an abundance of resources and can comfortably meet their own needs with extra to pass along to others.
Supported: $55 | This option is for those who self-identify as middle income and can meet their basic needs with some expendable income.
Student: $35 | This option is for students and for those who self-identify as low or slow income and struggle to make ends meet with little to no expendable income.
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