2017 Movement Sessions

All sessions held in: Rm# 1715 Band Room

Sunday, June 25th (room 1715)

1:00pm-1:30pm    Restorative Exercise: Kelly Wilson

Nutritious Movement is an alignment based whole body movement program created using principles of biology, geometry, physics, 

engineering and applying them to the human body.  Each of the exercises was designed to support the natural function of the body 

and to help develop the strength and flexibility which is vital to health.  Many of these exercises have been regularly incorporated 

into my Body Mapping courses and students love them.  In particular, they love what happens to their whole body when they  work 

on their feet and legs.  For this session, please bring a yoga mat and wear clothes that you allow to you comfortably work on the 

floor.  If you have access to a yoga strap and a tennis ball/Yoga Tune up ball, please bring them as well. 


1:30pm - 2:00pm    Groundworks: Ruth Kasckow

Groundwork is a series of gentle movement explorations to heighten one's awareness and sensitivity. Each movement is designed 

to  unravel how we move and to unlock muscular tension that gets in the way of freedom and good function. Special attention is 


to full spinal movement, hip rotation, arm rotation, and how the body responds as a whole. Groundwork, developed by Los Angeles-

based Feldenkrais Practitioner Diane Park is rooted in the Feldenkrais Method. 

2:00pm - 2:30pm   Constructive Rest:    Shawn Copeland

"Since 2002, I have been exploring the practice of constructive rest as a structure for self care and refining the body map.  In this 

session, I will introduce constructive rest to those who might be new to the practice, and lead you through a session where we will 

explore how the Dart procedures and the developmental path can be combined to ease the movement to and away from the floor."

Monday, June 26th (room 1715)

10:00am -11:00am   “Measurable Effects…”  Paper Presentation:  Teri Slade (see member presentations)

10:30am -11:00am   Tongue-Twisters: Movement Exercises for Mapping: Doug Johnson

In this workshop we will explore combinations of movements that are counterintuitive and challenging. These movements require 

us to go against our default settings because they involve apparently contradictory intentions: a slow motion that supports a faster 

motion, a powerful motion that contains a motion with delicate fine control. This exploration improves our maps but also helps 

prepare our minds and bodies for elements of musical performance that require us to operate on multiple layers of intention 


Tuesday, June 27th (room 1715)

1:00pm - 1:30pm    Yoga:  Susan Wilkes

Warm Ups for Choral Musicians

This session offers stretches and movement activities for singers as part of a dynamic choral warm up. Specifically highlighting 

areas of vocal tension, this set of warm ups will demonstrate exercises to energize and prepare for focus and concentration as well 

as relaxation stretches that are based in yogic practice.  Sharing of ideas and techniques are welcome!

Wednesday, June 28th (room 1715)

1:00pm - 1:30pm   Argentine Tango:  Teri Slade

Traditional Argentine tango is a dance which requires an acute awareness of oneself, one's partner and the other dancers on the 

floor. Each step, its size, direction, and articulation, are led and followed through subtle movements that are communicated and 

interpreted. In the tango movement interest session, we will use our connection to ourselves, our surroundings, and each other, to 

communicate through movement. Come for the full hour, or for one of the half hour slots. Partner not required.

2:00pm - 2:30pm    Primal Movement:    Vanessa Mulvey

Experience the coordination building movements we used as infants to uncover connection and coordination.  This session will

focus on Dr. Perry Nickelston's "Primal Five" from Stop Chasing Pain.

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