Floorwork Class: Sensing Body // movement workshops with Jan-Ming Lee & Laura Moy


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


The Albany Centre
Shaftesbury Ave, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5LT

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We invite you to reconnect to your movement through your attention to breath, your organs and internal landscape.
Beginning from the ground up, we find trust with gravity, exploring movement from evolutional & developmental patterns. How do our radial sea relatives breathe, move and process? How did we as babies develop our desires to move/support ourselves in our body tone?

We begin class with an open-ended exploration, drawing on imagery, breath and anatomical pathways. We play with softness and strength.

We invite you to connect with each other spatially through improvisational puzzles that celebrate our individual differences and choices.. This becomes a springboard to free improvisational dynamic dancing.
You can drop-in, or come regularly – the more sessions you attend, the more you will build your personal archive of ways to move; complementing your dance expression, and assisting with easier lifting of children (!), shopping and heavy objects, navigating our relational space, easier breathing, and clubbing without taking your knees out…

About your teachers:
Jan-Ming is a dancer, musician and somatic educator. She has been performing, teaching and facilitating groups for over 15 years, creating interactive experiences that focus on empathy and communication in a world of social and cultural differences. She is a certified practitioner of somatic bodywork (The Pantarei Approach) and is informed by her studies in contemporary dance, physical theatre, contact improvisation, qigong, axis syllabus, experiential anatomy and somatic movement practices.

Laura is a dancer, circus artist and massage therapist. She has been performing and creating professionally for 17 years since completing a BA Dance Theatre at Laban. Her movement training has included contemporary dance, physical theatre, experiential anatomy, aerial, Chinese pole, partner acrobatics, contact improvisation and martial arts. She is a qualified remedial and sports massage therapist, her practice is informed by her training in Body Mind Centering and somatic movement work.

Dates and location:
The Albany Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5LT
Saturday mornings 11.30 – 13.00
November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Costs per class:
Drop-in (limited numbers, booking recommended)
£13 standard
£16 contributor
£9 concessions (available for those unemployed or underemployed)
Bring exact cash, or pay by card (1.75% fee applies)
Book whole series – save 10%!
£47 standard / £58 contributor / £32 concessions*
Paypal jan.lee.uk@gmail.com or email for bank transfer.

Info: jan.lee.uk@gmail.com

To book:
Paypal: Send a payment to jan.lee.uk@gmail.com with the reference: “Your name/Date of classes/FW” (email a brief message to say you’ve made a payment and for which dates)
Bank Transfer: Email and we will send you bank details.