Professional and emerging dancers are welcome to attend the online zoom platform based Brain-Body Connection Professional Development Series hosted by Free Flow Dance Theatre free of charge. If you would like and can afford to make a donation to support the future of the company please do! We are pleased to host this series of workshops with the support of the Community Initiative Fund, City of Saskatoon and Sasktel.
Internal Landscapes an Intro to Continuum Movement
Continuum movement is a somatic practice that combines breath, sound and subtle movements to calm and regulate the nervous system. Focused on developing capacity for internal sensations this gentle and restorative movement practice is accessible to all bodies. Continuum views the body not as a mechanical object but a living process and aims to often restrictive cultural conditioning through stimulating natural undulating movements. Somatic practices have shown to be beneficial for pain, recovery from injury, deep relaxation and continue to be utilized to support artists in creative practice.
Ashley Johnson is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator trained in group facilitation and hands-on bodywork as a teacher of the Mitzvah Technique/Itcush Method and Continuum Movement. She works with diverse populations in movement re-education and injury rehabilitation to shift postural patterning and increase movement efficiency. Ashley completed a diploma in Dance from Grant MacEwan College and a BA in Dance from the University of Calgary. She trained extensively with her two primary mentors Amelia Itcush and Emilie Conrad until their passing in 2011 and 2014. As a dance artist and educator, Ashley creates interdisciplinary site-specific creations that blend embodiment practice with the creative process. She is currently based out of Regina, SK where she teaches and performs with New Dance Horizons. www.constantlyseekingsoftness.ca