Final Class - Wednesday, November 17

Joan Arnold

Dance and the Alexander Technique


Movement Research

Eden's Expressway

537 Broadway between Prince & Spring

November 3, 10, 17
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Class is $14
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The Alexander Technique's simple, accessible tools are a boon to dancers
who seek to avoid injury while enlivening body and mind.  Join Joan Arnold
for an exploration of the Technique through breath and movement. 

Joan brings her long experience in dance and yoga to help students resolve
a wide range of body problems and find more comfort, resiliency and
expressiveness through the body.  We will access awareness of
our internal
rhythms to support improved technique and fresh improvisations.

Alexander Technique looks at the way we carry out our intentions. Often we use a process that is habitual, unconscious, and counterproductive. The technique offers a practice of staying open and alert in the moment, observing our familiar tensions and choosing to move without them.  Beginning with the assumption that we are perfectly designed for movement and balance, we engage our mind to undo layers of interference, creating opportunity for change.

Joan Arnold by Sara MatthewsJoan Arnold has been a movement

educator for more than 30 years, teaching

dance, exercise, yoga and the Alexander

Technique. Formerly Director of Special

Programs at the Laban Institute of Movement

Studies, she has a private practice in NYC

and teaches workshops at yoga studios

highlighting her synthesis of Anusara Yoga's

alignment principles with Alexander Technique. 

She has written on teaching improvisation for

Contact Quarterly and has written essays and

features on mind/body subjects for national

magazines.  She performed with the Improvisational

Dance Ensemble in the 80s, in Woodstock

with Mark DeGarmo in September, 2009,

and with Christopher Williams at Dance New

Amsterdam in June, 2010.  As Executive Director

of the Ancram Opera House in upstate New York,

she teaches ongoing yoga classes and co-produces

music, dance and theater events.


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