BodySchool: From The Ground Up


 January 26-27

Malcolm Manning‘s weekend workshop

Time: January 26-27 ‘2013 | 11:00-17:00

Space: I-DEJAS MĀJA, Riga, 32B Rupniecibas street (map)


The idea behind BodySchool is that by increasing our physical self-knowledge and improving our ability to sense and feel ourselves as we move and think, then we learn fundamental lessons that can be carried over to enhance and support our whole lives.

In this weekend we’ll examine how we experience the support of the earth. As the ability to receive support gets clearer then the lighter, easier and more powerful our sense of ourselves in movement can become. 

The obvious place to start is with our feet and legs. From there we`ll trace how we can channel the support of the earth through the rest of ourselves.  

Each class includes time spent scanning through ourselves in walking and standing, looking at some basic skeletal anatomy and doing some Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement classes. There will also be guided touch and movement exercises, both alone and with others. 

Creating the conditions to greet ourselves with a childlike sense of wonder, to engage playfully with our innate curiosity unhindered by expectation, is a major part of the skill that Malcolm brings to his teaching. This attitude, as much as the material itself, is what he offers through it.  

There is nothing in these classes to get right. The aim instead is to foster a physical dialogue with ourselves and the environment in which we become empowered to be our own experts. The classes are therefore suitable for anyone to join



Malcolm Manning (UK/Helsinki) is somatic movement researcher, educator, mentor and artist. He is a certified Feldenkrais Method® practitioner, teaches the Feldenkrais Method, Contact Improvisation, Experiential Anatomy, Improvisation/Composition and Authentic Movement. Malcolm has been involved in developing and teaching the Dance And Somatics one-year course at ISLO in Joensuu, Finland. He also travels to teach internationally

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basic English is required | if you understand this description, you’ll understand the workshop



anyone who wishes to attend


Take with you

comfortable cloths, no shoes needed, mat or blanket to lay on would be helpful,

if interested to make some notes- then some paper and pen would be useful

light lunch for the lunchtime



For those who register* till January 10th – 70Ls / 100eur | with the discount**: 49Ls / 70eur

After January 10th: 80Ls / 114eur | participants with the discount**- 56Ls / 80eur

30% discount for the participants of the ‘Mērķu sasniegšanas darbnīca’, regular intermediate contact improvisers | physiotherapists, psychologists, psychotherapists | dance teachers, dancers, choreographers | those who have participated at Malcolm’s workshop | students and retired people

Ja iekļaujaties starp tiem, kam algas diena ir 15. datumā- piesakiet dalību līdz 10. janvārim, pieminot šo faktu un pārskaitot reģistrācijas vai pilno dalības maksu tad, kad saņemsiet algu!

* –  registration fee: 20Ls / 30eur. It makes a part of the participation fee

      Nonrefundable in case of cancellation



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