These classes will be a deep-dive into task-based movement training. Primarily inspired by the Fighting Monkey Practice we will explore task-based movement and how its application in personal practice and in teaching is vital for longevity.
Solo and partnered task-based movement situations will be investigated using the Fighting Monkey tools, floorwork/low-flying locomotion and directed improvisation. The physical work will be supported by discussion of the Fighting Monkey approach and how to integrate this work into an existing personal or teaching practice. Some of the topics we will cover include: smart training for instinctual/reactive movement, elastic capacity for power and mobility, how to identify ineffective and inefficient movement patterns/affectations, and how to use partnered training/physical tools/coordinations in order to hone body awareness, shared body empathy and communication.
One Animal Movement’s Movement Quotient adheres to yogic precepts; is a great complement to a traditional yoga practice and to any physical discipline. All dedicated practitioners and movement instructors, (including but not limited to dancers, athletes, physical performers, yogis and martial artists), are welcome. Pants that cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders are recommended.
When: Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00pm
Costs: $15 per class. For members, the first class will be free and then $8 thereafter. Pay the teacher directly—class passes will not be accepted.