Moving Mindfully

Moving with Ease and Joy Exploring Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method

Course content will include playful, enjoyable work on standing, walking, sitting, reaching and more. Some considerable time will be spent lying on the floor and help will be readily available for anyone who may find getting up and down difficult. Some sections will include carefully facilitated hands on pair work which most people find helpful and enjoyable. This is a great opportunity to spend a day achieving increased body awareness, reducing stress, and enhancing ease and pleasure in everyday movements and in your yoga/Pilates/dance classes/gym sessions. Both Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais Method allow us to let go of some of the habitual postural and movement habits acquired over a lifetime which limit our freedom and efficiency in movement.

TEAM WORK

Juliana and  Hammond have been running residential dance and body awareness weekends together for around 20 years, developing increasingly effective ways of combining their skills and experience and a real passion for creating an environment where participants with a variety of backgrounds can learn, develop and discover new and more enjoyable ways of moving and being.

Juliana Brustik is a qualified Feldenkrais practitioner and has also many years’ experience as a dance teacher, performer and choreographer. www.julianabrustik-dance.com Judy Hammond a qualified Alexander Technique practitioner, teaches classes and residential courses all over the UK and annually in Greece, and has practices in Herts and London. www.movingmindfully.com

What to bring and wear: Please bring a yoga mat or similar and wear loose, comfortable clothing. There will be a 50 minute tea break. You can bring your own refreshments or go to any of the cafes nearby. Hot drinks, biscuits and fruit are provided.

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Date

Saturday 25th May 2019

Time  1-7pm

Cost £75 Early Bird reduction: if you pay the total amount by 20th March you receive a £10 reduction

Venue

Chisenhale Dance Space,
64-84 Chisenhale Rd,
London E3 5QZ

Booking Enquires

077808 22843
julbrustik@yahoo.co.uk

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Egyptian Dance Weekend
Classical style with musicians

Intensive Dance Weekend with musicians for advanced dancers, performers and teachers.

 

Day One: Fine tuning your instrument 1-7pm

 

Our instrument is our body and mind! With the help of a rich variety of bodywork, relaxation and technical dance work we will refine our ability to sense how we use ourselves when we move through space responding to the music. Feeling more in control of ourselves and freed up in our spine and joints allows us to become another instrument and truly communicate with the music. Our body can sing!

 

Day Two: Being part of the band 10-4.30pm

 

This day will start with a dance preparation before the band arrives. The focus of this second day is to listen with your whole self to the live music and respond to the nuances and the layering in the compositions. You are another instrument communicating with the band, allowing for subtle interaction. Interwoven throughout the day there will be short sections of body work to enhance your alignment, spatial awareness and strengthen your performance skills.

MUSICIANS

We are looking forward again to working with three of the top musicians from the Arab music world!

  • Emile Bassili – violine
  • Gamal Awad – org
  • Tim Garside – percussion

THE TEAM

Judy and Juliana have been working together for more than 20 years creating intensive workshops for experienced dancers. They are offering a unique combination of anatomically safe and sound body work taken from their wide range of expertise (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Contemporary Dance, Pilates, Tai chi, Qi Gong and more) to support the technical and creative dance development in the classical Eyptian Oriental dance form (Raqs Sharqi) and deepen the understanding of how to dance to live music.

JULIANA BRUSTIK is one of the leading dance performers and teachers in the UK of Egyptian dance. She has many years of experience of working with top musicians (including the late Ibrahim el Minyawi and Sheikh Taha). Her dance degree in Contemporary Dance/choreography and qualification in the Feldenkrais Method have helped her expand the traditional language of the dance into a  contemporary expressive art form.

JUDY HAMMOND Her decades of researching and teaching dance, movement and Alexander Technique and working with many fine musicians, dancers and actors have in the past twenty years resulted in the creation of some probably unique ways of enhancing the performer’s kinaesthetic awareness, sensitive response to music and ability to ground and centre one’s energies. The results are a joy to experience for the dancer and audience.

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Date

13th – 14th July 2019

Venue

Chisenhale Dance Space,
64-84 Chisenhale Rd,
London E3 5QZ

Booking Enquires

077808 22843
julbrustik@yahoo.co.uk

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Letchworth Centre

Alexander Technique

Tutor: Judy Hammond BEd ANATD MSTAT

Weekly classes at the Letchworth Centre

Tuesdays

Sep 11 2018 – Dec 11 2018
09:45 – 11:00
Alexander Technique – All levels (X1) Aut18 – £117

Wednesdays

Sep 12 2018 – Dec 12 2018
18:45 – 20:00
Alexander Technique – All levels (X2) Aut18 – £117

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Letchworth Centre

Moving Mindfully

Tutor: Judy Hammond BEd ANATD MSTAT

Weekly classes at the Letchworth Centre

Tuesdays

Sep 11 2018 – Dec 11 2018
11:15 – 12:30
Moving Mindfully – Advanced (MM1) Aut18 – £117

Wednesdays

Sep 12 2018 – Dec 12 2018
20:15 – 21:30
Moving Mindfully – All levels (MM2) Aut18 – £117

Autumn Term 2018

13 weeks – last classes w/c 10 December
Half-term week of 29 October

Please phone us to book a place onto this class, as online booking is not available at this time.  Tel 01462 678804

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Atsitsa Bay Skyros Residential

Alexander Technique, movement and dance in paradise ! ( Atsitsa Bay on the beautiful island of Skyros)

There will be another unforgettable fortnight in magical Atsitsa Bay with Skyros Holistic Holidays (named by the Guardian “the first and still the best holistic holiday centre”.

I will be teaching Alexander Technique and Moving Mindfully in the daytime plus there will be one or more evenings of Greek and Egyptian dance under the stars.

Other courses include yoga, painting, writing, windsurfing and personal development, all with world class teachers. Days are structured to encourage a balance of activity and socialising, rest and reflection. The food is famous ! – fresh local produce imaginatively prepared and normally at least once per session an evening barbecue presided over by our wonderful Greek chef Takis.

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Feldendenkrais and Alexander Technique Residential

Moving with Ease and Joy

Haileybury College Herts

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Judy Hammond

Judy Hammond (B.Ed, ANATD, MSTAT) has been teaching Alexander technique for 30 years and studying for even longer a broad range of dance and movement techniques, particularly Pilates, yoga, t’ai chi and chi qong. She holds teaching qualifications in Alexander technique, classical ballet and Egyptian dance and for years studied contemporary dance with eminent teachers, including a post graduate term at the Laban Centre.

For years she has been Alexander tutor on the annual teacher training courses led by the UK’s first ever Pilates teacher !

Moving Mindfully

Moving Mindfully  is an unusually eclectic, enjoyable approach to movement and alignment, including key elements of Pilates, yoga and chi qong, and always incorporating the AlexanderTechnique principles of safe conscious use of the spine and joints.

A typical class starts on the floor in semi-supine, the ideal position of rest for the back, and gradually progresses through a carefully chosen series of movement, breathing and imagery activities including vital Pilates toning work for the deep core muscles.

Testimonials

“A Moving Mindfully class is completely non competitive…there’s no pressure…the group is supportive but not intrusive. techniques and principles can be carried over into everyday living…I particularly like the blend of disciplines. Moving and mindfulness are equal partners in the class and I find this particularly satisfying.”   Anthea

“The short term gain is easy to see and feel: a single session leaves me feeling not only physically more comfortable, easing muscular tension that has built up during the day through poor posture, but also mentally more relaxed after being ‘obliged’ to rest, regulate my breathing and generally become calm.” Martin

“The great advantage of group classes (attended for 16 years) is that we can exchange ideas and benefits experienced with others. We can see in each other the benefits we are gaining. Lessons learned apply to every aspect of my daily life.” Janet

“Both group sessions and 1:1 sessions are valuable in different ways. Judy is a creative and inspiring teacher, positive, affirmative and encouraging. Her great experience engenders trust an the mental images she suggests are helpful.” Sylvia

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