Photo by Ian Douglas

PAST workshop

Breathing: Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy® Workshop

Lise Brenner

,

Jen Harmon

,

Jaime Ortega

Register
11:00am – 3:00pm
November 2, 2019
$75
Movement Research, 122 Community Center

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

Loading map...
Map it
Astor Place
1st Ave
2nd Avenue

The Topf Technique is an experiential approach which incorporates the process of direct observation and sensation of skeletal structures to reveal the body’s natural instinct for centered alignment. We use specific anatomical imagery as maps guiding us in the exploration of our bodies. We will observe and feel the movement of the breath, allowing it to open pathways into balancing, centering and sensing the multi-directionality of the ribcage and connecting the action of the diaphragm to deep spinal support.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in freeing the body from inhibitive movement patterns, developing creativity, cultivating presence, and learning tools to help with injury prevention and recovery. This work is of special value to performers, artists, yogis, fitness professionals, therapists and body workers. Co-taught by Lise Brenner, Jen Harmon and Jaime Ortega, each day will include 4 hours of theory, technique, hands-on work and improvisation

TYPE:

Workshops

Related Artists

Lise Brenner

Lise Brenner is a teacher, choreographer, writer, artist, and performer who taught her first dance class at 17, and has since taught at private studios, conservatories, universities and for companies in the US and Europe. A devoted and intrigued...
READ MORE

Jen Harmon

Jen Harmon is a movement-based artist and educator. For the past 25 years she has explored a pathway to presence through contemporary performance. She has worked as a choreographer, dance improviser, actor, writer and interdisciplinary artist. S...
READ MORE

Jaime Ortega

Jaime Ortega is a movement based artist, therapist and educator. He has explored a variety of approaches to movement for the last 40 years. His main influences have been the study of Ideokinesis with Nancy Topf and Andre Bernard; and the practic...
READ MORE