Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Professional and emerging dancers are welcome to attend this in person or online 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 and Sasktel.
Alex will be teaching Tuesday, April 11th 2:30pm-4pm. Register here: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/free-flow-dance-theatre-inc/events/brain-body-connection-with-alex-hartshorn-2/
Mindful Motions for your Mood
In this workshop, we will explore specific therapeutic techniques having to do with different types and paces of movement and their effect on mood, emotional regulation, and the nervous system from a more neurological point of view. Many studies show correlations between specific styles of movement and their effect on mood and emotion, but since this varies so much among individuals, we will have the chance to notice and identify inner body sensations and explore meaning through the experiential and group components of the workshop. Participants will have a chance to discover (and possibly re-connect to) ways of moving that increase their own resiliency and well-being, and how it can easily be incorporated more into everyday life. Research shows the concept of interoception—sensing the internal state of the body—to be an important therapeutic concept; this workshop will focus on the ability to tune into that felt sense and enhance awareness and beneficial use of the brilliant mind-body connections that exist in each of us. Since the group is conducted through a therapeutic lens, there will be opportunities to share and process individuals’ experiences (if desired) and the group experience as a whole.
Part 2 will explore some more dynamic and higher intensity/rhythmic movements (with adaptations if needed), and involve the sharing of experiences, reviewing material, and attuning to group energy.
Apr 11, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm