Saturday, February 27
$20-$45 Sliding Scale
No RSVP needed
Moving in Gravity taught by Anna Penenberg and Gillian Mcginty
In this class we will explore some key components of early development and how reflexes and movement patterns inform our body and brain as we move toward and away from gravity. These underlying basics help us as adults to encounter gravity with ease and comfort as we move from the floor to sitting, standing and even dancing. We can experience springiness in our steps, responsiveness in our limbs and comfort in our spine. Come join us for an exploration of moving in ease, flexibility and newfound joy relating to gravity.
Anna Penenberg MA, MFT, BMC, IDME
Anna is a native of Los Angeles and holds a BA from UCLA in Dance and Psychology as well as a Master’s Degree in Dance Movement Therapy. She is a licensed psychotherapist, Kundalini Yoga teacher, mover and bodyworker (Craniosacral unwinding, Body-Mind Centering and Infant Developmental Movement Education). She has worked over the last 35 years with adults, children and infants. She is currently focused on facilitating a healthy range of movement possibilities and helping to integrate and support the whole person, brain and body.
Gillian McGinty is a choreographer, movement educator, community builder, and Certified Somatic Movement Therapist. Her movement studies over the past twenty five years have encompassed classical and contemporary dance forms, post-modernism, Body-mind Centering, the Feldenkrais Method, Skinner Releasing Technique, Chi Gong, Yoga, Moving theater and Continuum. She has performed with Bay Area Repertory Dance Theatre, Turning the Wheel Dance Company, Kairos dance and in the WAC department at UCLA. She was Los Angeles city project manager for Turning the Wheel Dance Company for seven years, which brought dance to inner city schools, senior centers, and veteran’s facilities. Gillian is a Body-Mind Centering practitioner and is the director of Body Focus Studio where she offers private sessions in the Pilates Method of movement reeducation, Body-Mind Centering, Awareness through Movement and Cranial-sacral therapy.
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