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Get to KNOW your core.
This is a special class and a unique opportunity for those who like to go deeply into the work, but can’t afford private sessions.
There will be a maximum of 5 places in this class, and we will take an hour and a half to allow time to work through things and discuss the information.
How do you connect to your core? What does that mean? What muscles are involved, how to we find them, and how can they support us in daily life and activity? Psoas who?
I teach Pilates from the somatic and anatomical learning perspective. This means I am interested in you feeling your body, and gaining a deeper understanding of what the exercises we do are intended for, and how your body can accomplish them. I look for ways to help you find more ease and efficiency in movement while working on stability with mobility.
I highly recommend this class for dancers, and educated movers.
Testimonials for my teaching:
“I absolutely loved your pilates class — it transformed how I think about what pilates even is.”
Dr. Yael Harlap – UBC Instructor and Educational Developer.
”I most appreciated Laura’s creativity, her ability as an instructor to respond to the moment, and find the exercise that would “turn the key” and give me a new perspective on how to activate the muscle group.”
Caroline Farquhar – Professional Dancer and Pilates Instructor.
4 Tuesdays. 35/45 Euro.
April 9 – 30
18:00 – 19:30
The studio is located just off of Bergmannstrasse, near Mehringdamm Ubahn. Please be sure to bring your own mat and towel. The class is in english.
To register send an email to Laura Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org
To reserve your place in the class please transfer your amount (35 if you register before April 1, 45 after) to:
BLZ: 100 500 00
Contact Improvisation Practice – In Berlin.
Sliding scale 5 – 8 Euros to drop in.
Contact Improvisation Practice is a 2 hour class intended as a container for experienced dancers to deepen their practice of improvisation together. With an emphasis on inspiring creativity and curiosity in your dancing, the intention is to facilitate a space where we can step away from the chaos of the jams and find a deeper level of focus and presence in our bodies. Contact dancers with any level of experience are welcome.
We will warm up. We will improvise on our own and improvise together. Each class will follow a theme that allows us to notice our movement patterns, be curious about creativity, and facilitate partnering. Each class will end with a round robin format jam.
k77 Studio, Kastanienalle 77, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Block A 2012: Nov 22 – Dec 13 10h00 – 12h00
Block B 2013: Jan 10 – Feb 14 11h00 – 13h00
Laura Hicks is a professional dancer from Vancouver, Canada. Contact Improvisation Practice is inspired by her training with Peter Bingham, Andrew Harwood, Nancy Stark Smith, Steve Paxton, and Chris Aiken. Laura is also a certified pilates practitioner offering corporate and private classes in Berlin.
Testamonial: ” Laura, you are one of those teachers who gives off an aura of impressive grace and skill while at the same time making it all seem attainable…”
FULL Class Schedule for Berlin
|12:15 -1:15 PMIntro To Pilates Mat
|*2:30 -3:30 PMIntro to Pilates Equipment
|5:00 -6:00 PMActive Pilates MatPadma||Contact Improvisation Class(see above)||10:15 – 11:30 AMDetailed Pilates FoundationsPilates Lab|
|Privates on the Equipment (reserve your time)Pilates Lab||7:00 – 8:00 PMIntermediate Pilates MatCaramba||12 – 1:15 PMIntermediate Pilates MatCaramba|
* This is an equipment class that is pre-registered and runs on a 5 week cycle.
All other classes are drop in Mat classes
Privates or duos, on the mat or equipment available on request.