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“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – A. Ashe
SHEN TAO APPROACH MOVEMENT LAB
SAT: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Through a series of choreographed exercises on our equipment, you will learn how to experiment with the material slowly. As we move through the four stages of open, coordinate, strengthen, and stretch / traction, you will receive suggestions and guidance from the instructor to help you develop and deepen the communication process between your cognitive mind and your inner-body intelligence, the neuro-muscular system. The goal of this approach is to ultimately accelerate the learning process.
TUE: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
A variation of the Shen Tao Approach class, Shen Tao for Dancers consists of a more demanding vocabulary and technique. Although each class is customized for the students and their current needs, such as recovery from an injury, the ultimate goal is to fine-tune or micro-adjust the dancers’ technique through a hands on approach combined with the Shen Tao principles of communicating to one’s inner-self.
Class will follow the open, coordinate, strengthen, and stretch / traction format.
HOW TO HELP PEOPLE
MON 6PM – 8PM
How to Help People is for anyone looking to help people either professionally or out of love. The goal is to teach the application of the Shen Tao approach from the conscious mind of the teacher to the body of the person they are assisting. We want teachers of all professions to know how to effectively communicate to life outside of their own body. You can expect to learn how to identify your client’s edge, or the amount of pain they can handle, cultivate an intuition about what your client needs in terms of assisted touch, and learn how to relate to them with your own body weight and voice.