Dynamic Softness in Contact Improvisation, 29 February – 1 March 2020, Žíl in Orlice Mountains CZECH

In this workshop we will vigorously deepen our delight in contact improvisation and we will widen the range of our possibilities in dance. We will become living modelling clay which is able to adapt to partner’s ceaselessly changing shape of the body; perfectly naturally and smoothly.

We will widen the area and increase the amount of points through which we communicate with a partner and we will thus gain ability to shift our weight as smoothly as if we were a single being. Spreading wider in the space we will learn to keep number of potential ways which we can take in every single moment. For others we will become a partner with whome the dance is a wildly flowing movement gameexperience of excitement and also understanding.

Joe Stoller (USA)

He has been researching and teaching movement, touch, and somatic awareness since 1998. He is a Feldenkrais Method teacher, Contact Improvisation teacher, and a Shengzhen Qigong instructor. He is also a registered massage therapist integrating Shiatsu, Phenomenal Touch, Myofascial Release and Somatic Education.

Throughout his international career, he has received a Watson Fellowship for research on Contact Improvisation(CI) in diverse cultures, taught regular Qigong and Awareness Through Movement classes at the Present Moment Retreat (Mexico), and danced extensively with Tumblebones in Boulder (USA).

As a massage therapist he has worked in various contexts including a therapeutic center specialized for athletes, a yoga retreat center, high class spas and in private practice in The United States France. His approach to teaching encourages processes of transformation and learning something new while holding a deep respect for people finding their own way.

This all is going to happen in the foothills of Orlice mountains in a house called Žíl on a vast meadow next to a forest. You go here by train or by bus. The nearest stations: Pěčín, Javornice – Přím, Rychnov nad Kněžnou. Address: Přím 33, Javornice, GPS 50.169522, 16.392851

The workshop is intensive, arrivals on Friday after 18:00, leaving on Sunday evening.

Price 130 EUR. If the deposit of 55 EUR is paid before 15 February the price is 115 EUR.

Price for meals and accommodation 50 EUR.

Registration

Bodywork According to Moshe Feldenkrais, MASSAGE TRAINING, 24 – 28 February 2020, Orlice Mountain CZECH

Five days of intensive classes of the Feldenkrais Method in the field of bodywork and massage. Application of knowledge, skills and insights of the Feldenkrais Method into your therapeutic work. The Feldenkrais Method has genuinely sophisticated approach to bodywork through touches. It is based on specific findings on how to use touch to pass on information and as a means of communication. This training is an outstanding opportunity to acquire new information.

Bodywork in the Feldenkrais Method is very thoroughly worked-out, it is a method of its own. The Feldenkrais Method offers particular insights on using touch as a means of communication that effects underlying patterns of movement, posture, limitation, stress and efficiency. Functional Integration, the bodywork aspect of the Feldenkrais Method, is its own in depth method that takes years to learn. However, many of its underlying principles and skills can substantially enrich other Massage Practices and can form the basis of a unique style of massage.

During this week we will focus on three areas:

  • the power of reducing effort
  • integrative skeletal contact
  • mobilization as holistic re-learning

These content areas transform a massage session into a dialog with the aspects of a receiver which organize tonus, movement and self perception. The result is a deep somatic experience of transformation.

During the training you will learn several skills which will enhance your bodywork to a new level. We will also pursue somatic needs of the practitioner. Using Body Awareness techniques you will find out how to spare energy during sessions. Moreover, you will learn how to work in such a way that prevents from harms that are often found in massage profesisions.

Joe Stoller (USA)

He gained more than 20 years of experience in the most demanding posts in the United States. He worked as massage therapist in the therapeutic centre for professional sportsmen and later on in several top-class health resorts. Finally he opened up his own successful private practice in USA and France. He is teacher of Feldenkrail Method, instructor of Shengzhen Qigong and teacher of contact improvisation. He is also registered masseur who integrates the techniques of Shiatsu, Phenomenal Touch, Myofascial Release and Somatic Education.

During his manifold international career he also provided Awareness Through Movement courses at the Present Moment Retreat (Mexico), he received the Watson Fellowhip for Contact Improvisation research in diverse cultures, and danced extensively withTumblebones in Boulder (USA). His approach to teaching encourages processes of transformation and learning something new while holding a deep respect for people finding their own way.

This all is going to happen in the foothills of Orlice mountains in a house called Žíl on a vast meadow next to a forest. You go here by train or by bus. The nearest stations: Pěčín, Javornice – Přím, Rychnov nad Kněžnou. Address: Přím 33, Javornice, GPS 50.169522, 16.392851

The workshop is intensive, arrivals on Monday before 12:00, leaving on Friday at 16:00.

Price 240 EUR. If the deposit of 90 EUR is paid before 24 January the price is 210 EUR.

Price for accommodation and meal 100 EUR.

REGISTRATION

Healing What is Beyond Control. Feldenkrais 22 – 23 February 2020, PRAGUE

Workshop of healing the posture through the Feldenkrais Method and Awareness Through Movement approach. Our posture plays a crucial role in the correct functioning of physiological processes in our body. In large extent it affects the way different parts of the body are being burdened and worn-out. Indisputable effect of the posture can be seen on the psyche, the way we deal with situations, enjoy our days and feel happy in our life. During this workshop you will teach your body to find new posture habits in such a way that it understands it a is open to it.

There are two main pitfalls when we try to correct our posture ourselves. The first one being the fact that although you feel the pain or limitation very clearly at some specific place, the cause of this is in most cases in a completely different part of the body. If we feel the pain in the back for instance, only very rarely the stretching will help us, eventhough we intuitively do that. Such additional burden for the affected part can even worsen the situation. The second pitfall is a belief that we can impose the movement habits to the body by force. Such an approach only brings new limitations to already limited motoric system. The only possible solution is using the holistic approach which can communicate with the body and restore healthy habits in each part of the body.

Using Feldenkrais Method you will be able to enhance movement of your limbs, hips, body, neck and head subtly. You will restore healthy movement habits in all parts of the body which are key to healhy posture. Such posture will give you painless feeling of motion freedom. Posture that will give you support in you daily living. During the workshop you will experience joy of newly discovered somatic feelings of freedom and lightness and you will find out that already learning process itself can be a deliberating experience that you will wish to get more and more.

Joe Stoller (USA)

He gained more than 20 years of experience in the most demanding posts in the United States. He worked as massage therapist in the therapeutic centre for professional sportsmen and later on in several top-class health resorts. Finally he opened up his own successful private practice in USA and France. He is teacher of Feldenkrail Method, instructor of Shengzhen Qigong and teacher of contact improvisation. He is also registered masseur who integrates the techniques of Shiatsu, Phenomenal Touch, Myofascial Release and Somatic Education.

During his manifold international career he also provided Awareness Through Movement courses at the Present Moment Retreat (Mexico), he received the Watson Fellowhip for Contact Improvisation research in diverse cultures, and danced extensively withTumblebones in Boulder (USA). His approach to teaching encourages processes of transformation and learning something new while holding a deep respect for people finding their own way.

Held at Druna in Prague

The workshop is intensive: Saturday 9:00 – 18:00 and Sunday 09:00 – 17:00.

Price 140 EUR. If the deposit of 40 EUR is paid before 2 February the price is 120 EUR.

Registration

En contact avec le souffle. Atelier de contact impro à Chambéry 26 janvier

En contact avec le souffle.

Simple et profond, nous travaillerons de nombreuses façons pour que la respiration soutienne notre danse. La respiration nous aide à rester présent à nous-mêmes et à trouver des gestes qui sont juste. Il est également essentiel d’explorer un large éventail d’expressivité.

Au-delà de l’individu, la respiration crée un riche moyen de communication à travers lequel nous pouvons nous sentir, nous soutenir et danser les uns avec les autres.

Le dimanche 26 janvier.
L’atelier aura lieu de 14h30 à 17h dans la salle Mosaïque à Chambéry le haut*. Il sera suivi d’une jam de 17h30 à 19h30.

Inscription dans la limite des places disponibles et renseignements par mail à : contact.impro.chambery@gmail.com

– adhésion à l’association Artisance pour l’année: à partir de 5€

– 15€/12€/18€ l’atelier (tarif normal/petit budget/tarif soutien)**

– jam gratuite

L’atelier est ouvert aux débutant.e.s comme aux expérimenté.e.s. Aucun pré-requis nécessaire.

La jam est ouverte à celles et ceux qui ont suivi l’atelier ou qui ont déjà une pratique en contact improvisation. Elle nécessite une adhésion à l’association Artisance.

Les ateliers et jams auront lieu tous les derniers dimanches de chaque mois, de septembre à juin, flyer disponible sur demande!

Atelier pre-Jam à CUSY, 12 Octobre, “Cadres de Référence”.

 

à CUSY

le samedi 12 octobre, 2019

à 14h30 et sera suivi d’une jam.

Cadres de Référence.

J’ai découvert que la danse est très différente lorsqu’elle est principalement orientée vers mon partenaire ou principalement vers l’espace libre, notre centre ou le sol. Nous explorerons divers «cadres de référence» qui permettent à la fois la connexion et la liberté. Un transfert fluide entre les cadres de référence permet une facilité de mouvement, que ce soit en contact ou en dehors du contact. Cela rejoint le thème de «l’orientation», une recherche fondamentale que je trouve à la fois dans le Contact Improvisation et dans la Méthode Feldenkrais®.

Bio

J’aime enquêter et partager le mouvement fondé sur la conscience somatique interne. Je suis principalement impliqué dans l’enseignement et la recherche de mouvements à travers la Méthode Feldenkrais® et le contact improvisation. Depuis mon départ là où j’ai grandi dans le Colorado aux États-Unis, j’ai vécu, dansé et enseigné dans de nombreux endroits du monde entier au cours des 20 dernières années. La diversité et le contraste des rencontres que j’ai partagées dans différents espaces culturels continuent de me nourrir et de m’encourager à partager et à créer. . En parallèle à l’enseignement du CI, je suis également instructeur de Shengzhen Qigong, de la Méthode Feldenkrais®, et professionnel en massage. Ma passion est de faciliter l’échange et le développement d’une sagesse somatique. www.joestoller.com

 

 

Inscriptions et info:

carpediem.contactimpro@gmail.com

STAGE, le Soin du Dos avec Feldenkrais et Massage, 1 Décembre 2019 à MENS

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Une journée consacrée à prendre soin de votre dos avec la Méthode Feldenkrais et les techniques de massage.

La matinée sera consacrée à l’exploration et l’écoute du corps en mouvement avec la Méthode FELDENKRAIS, une approche douce dont la pratique améliore votre confort de vie et vous guide vers l’épanouissement.

Dans l’après-midi, nous partagerons et développerons notre capacité à toucher et aider les autres en pratiquant des techniques de massage.

Vous pouvez venir à la journée entière ou à la moitié.

 

Heures :  Dimanche 1 Décembre 10h-13h, et 14h30-18h.

Lieu : RDV à Mixage,  153 rue du Dr Sénebier Mens 38710

Tarif:

  • Journée complete : 55€ – 40€ – 25€   (en fonction de vos moyens)+adh 2€
  • Demi Journée : 35€ – 25€ – 15€   (en fonction de vos moyens)+adh 2€

Inscriptions: Joe@joestoller.com   06 45 43 48 78

Info: www.joestoller.com

avec l’association Lou.K Zarba