Changing Perspective: Workshop with Jane Paik
Sunday, Sep 8 2013
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshop with Jane Paik
Sliding scale of $10-20, or $20-30 if taken in addition to the “Movement for Non-Dancers” workshop at 10am-12pm.

Many of us are aware of the basics.
We know to breathe, try to be in the moment, be grateful.
But, sometimes, we remain stuck or keep falling into the same patterns.

So how do we push through and forge new paths? It’s important to understand the difference between the subconscious and the conscious. And the unintentional blocks we put in our way to the things we want.

And the importance of literally ‘exercising’ new thought muscles to create new neural pathways to create new directions, to shift perspective.

This workshop will begin with an hour long yoga/meditation practice, followed by a small talk on the conscious and the subconscious and thought patterns and shifting perspective. what will round out this workshop are verbal and written exercises that will take our subject matter and start putting it into action.

About the Teacher:
Jane Paik is an experimental musican and modern dancer; yogini, meditator and philosopher. She was the founder and member of the janet pants dans theeatre who toured around the US opening for acts such as Deerhoof, Liars, Mirah, Tara Jane O’Neil, Anna Oxygen and the Blow. As janet pants (solo and collaborations), she has performed at the TBA festival, Walker Art Museum, LACE, PICA, disjecta, The Electric Lodge as well as punk rock clubs, basements, living room floors and tops of buildings. She has choreographed for award-winning productions by Cloud Eye Control and Hand to Mouth Theater and has most recently choreographed and starred in the music video for “How Do I Know” for the band Here We Go Magic.

As a teacher, she has taught yoga/pilates/mind-body awareness and movement classes for the past 20 years and is most interested in how to bring the elements of these practices into everyday living in modern times through meditation, awareness and action. As a student she is continuously studying the the brain, the heart, nature and nuture from the different perspectives of traditional therapy, spiritual practices and science and how they combine to make us who we are – the gifts they have given us and the obstacles they have created. A native and daughter of Los Angeles, jane has also logged considerable time living in portland, ore. and new york. currently she lives in torino, italy where she continues her journeys as an yoga/pilates/english teacher and plays in the band quincunx.