Saturday 5 August, 9.00am to 4.30pm

With Shona Innes, Rinske Ginsberg, Naomi Richards, John Howard.

  • Orientation & Introductions: 9 - 9.30
  • Session 1 - John Howard: The Perceptible Breath 9.30-11.00
  • Session 2 - Rinske Ginsberg: Energy and Presence 11.30-1.00pm
  • Lunch 1.00 to 2.00 followed by rest and integration time.
  • Session 3 - Naomi Richards: Feldenkrais - Awareness through Movement (ATM): 2:30 - 3:45
  • Session 4 - Conclusion: Breathing and reflections 3:45 - 4:30

    Shona Innes: Todd Alignment & Ideokinesis - For these Days of Practice the Ideokinetic work will be integrated into the other 3 sessions to enhance and support their content.

$150 full, $80 concession at trybooking. Limit of 15 participants.

John Howard - Middendorf Breathwork

Middendorf Breathwork approaches somatic awareness through connecting with breath that is allowed to come and go on its own. It is a gentle, deep and joyful work.

To let the breath come, let it go, and wait until it comes back on its own is to perceive the unconscious function of the breath. A movement emerges, a connection to the human wholeness, and the possibility to get to know and experience oneself (Ilse Middendorf, The Perceptible Breath 1990).

John Howard is director of the Body Voice Centre in Footscray. He teaches body-based voice and extended voice work, and is an accredited Middendorf Breathwork practitioner. He sings with the MSO chorus, with Tierce de Picardie, and with his family choir.

Rinske Ginsberg - Presence and Energy

Slow down, you move too fast, you got to make the morning last - Simon & Garfunkel

Creative practices to generate physical energy and assist us to attend to and connect with the present moment.

Rinske is Lecturer in Actor’s Body at VCA Theatre and has taught movement to actors and performers most of her life.

Naomi Richards - Feldenkrais

"Movement is life, without movement life is unthinkable." Moshe Feldenkrais

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons offer unique structures to pay attention to oneself and refreshing alternatives to the well worn habits that create that 'self'.

Naomi Richards graduated as a Feldenkrais practitioner in 1997. Her enduring interest in the Method rests largely in the ingenious structures of the ATM lessons and the rich benefits they give us.

Shona Innes - “ Todd Alignment and Ideokinesis

‘Imagination transforms the body’ - Barbara Clark.

Ideokinesis is the practice of imagining a moving image with your body - encouraging mechanical balance and integrating imagination and sensory experience.

During this Day of Practice the work with Ideokinesis will be integrated into the other 3 modalities to enhance and support the experience.

Shona has taught Ideokinesis and Todd Alignment in tertiary institutions and public classes settings for many years. Since 1998 she has also taught the Alexander Technique in private practice.

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