Certified Skinner Releasing Instructor
Lucid Body Dance Classes - starts October 18th
11am-12:15pm - Tuesdays at ZUZI! Theater
Lucid Body Dance Class involves movement rituals and studies rooted in Skinner releasing principles, images, improvisation and authentic movement. In this class we will look at the internal landscape of the body and how it relates to the external landscape of our world. We will move from a felt (kinesthetic) movement experience to be explored and expanded. There will be lots of breathe awareness and an opportunity for gentle hands on approaches to a spacious alignment, full of beauty and grace. Be prepared for some deep listening to the rhythms of the the body and playful, spontaneous explosions of movement. Bring your curious self! Open to a new way of inhabiting your precious body. This class holds the space for nurturance in safety and trust.
Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is an innovative approach to dance and movement training developed by Joan Skinner in the early 1960s.
SRT reveals the natural grace in every human being and taps into transforming states of consciousness that awaken the Dance within. SRT lets us practice letting go: letting go of stress, letting go of unnecessary holding in our body, letting go of pre-conceptions about what is supposed to happen, letting go of fear of awkwardness, letting go of the belief that we somehow don't have the “right body.”
“It is a powerful form of play.”
become an inner landscape
of crystal clear pools now and then...
sunlight casts radiance into the pools
they shimmer for a moment
then become still and clear once more
Through this practice we find energy and power. We rediscover our natural alignment, improving strength and flexibility, thus awakening creativity and spontaneity.
The poetic imagery used in SRT often conveys a sense of effortlessness – of being moved rather than commanding movement. SRT fosters a safe environment in which the individual can release excess tension and open into spaciousness.|
Who is it for?
Anyone who wants to move in a new and enlivening way. Anyone who would like to find beauty in self discovery. Anyone who is curious about a more expanded, spacious and grounded alignment. Anyone who wants to free creativity or creative blocks.
What does a class with Nanette include?
Individual movement time.
Music specifically chosen to enhance the visualization and movement experience.
Partner graphics - a gentle, hands on reminder of how our body can move more effortlessly.
Quotes from participants:
“Releasing encourages and allows people to experience kinesthetic rediscovery of, and return to, the natural state of suspended ecstasy within our bodies.”
“Each class invokes and gives space to practice freer and more satisfying movement, as well as what my whole self ventures to be—soft, pulsing, strong, dynamically still.”