Arts and leisure - Dance
Workshop Weekend: The Reliable Pelvis
Friday 26 Aug from 18:00-21:00 h & Saturday 27 Aug from 10:00-13:00 h.
- Natalie Heller
No previous dance experience required. Curiosity about the body is an advantage.
Have you ever wondered if all the problems to your back pain lie in how your pelvis is supporting you? This beautiful structure is made up of 3 bones: the 2 iliac bones and the sacrum. The sacrum is the base of your spine and the iliac bones connect to your legs. The pelvis is the bridge between upper and lower body. These bones can be twisted, lifted, dropped on one side or on both causing an imbalance in how your body is supported.
In this workshop we will focus on 2 things: understanding the anatomy of the pelvis, and learning to become aware of how you (individually) are using your pelvis and what you can do to help your pelvis support you.
You can expect:
- To learn about the anatomy of the pelvic girdle, the changes in
the aging pelvis, the relation between the pelvis and the upper
and lower body parts.
- To practice palpating your own pelvis to sense where and how
your bones lie
- An introduction to the biodynamics of the pelvis
- To release tension around the pelvic area through subtle and
- Hands-on partner work to help you deepen your experience of
the location and movement of your pelvic girdle.
- Exploring this new information through movement
- To experience as sense of freedom in the pelvic area
NB: The pelvic area can hold psyschosomatic stress. If you feel like this is the case for you and are interested in this workshop, please get in touch with Natalie Heller first.
Natalie Heller is a choreographer and dance artist. She has an MA in ‘Creative Practice’ from Trinity Laban and professional training from Dance New Amsterdam (NYC), Movement Research (NYC), Siobhan Davies Studios (London) and Ecole Supérieure de l’Enseignement de la Danse (Montpellier, France). She is interested in body awareness and in helping her students develop energy efficient movement pathways. It was on her exploration of different movement methodologies that she discovered Ashtanga Yoga, Pilates, Thai massage, Body Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing, Feldenkrais, Klein Technique and many others. She has been taking movement workshops for over twenty years and has been trained by key players in the field (including Gill Clarke, KJ, Holmes, Malcolm Manning, Eva Karczag and many others). She has been teaching movement techniques since 2006.
More about Natalie: www.natalieheller.com and www.practicingsomatics.com
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