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[Virtual] MELT – Klein Technique™

Barbara Mahler

1:00pm – 3:00pm
July 27, 2020

Movement Research offers this MELT workshop virtually over Zoom.

About this class:

In Klein Technique™ we work at the level of the bone, the simplest and deepest structure in the body, working with its clarity, its density and its energy. As the densest tissue in the body it conducts the most energy. Engaging on this level allows us to drop in under the layers of muscle which holds us in set postural configurations which in turn limits our movement, creativity, and spirit. The work we do in class focuses on deep connections of support through our skeleton, freeing the legs and spine, and connecting the pelvis to the legs, the upper body to the lower body, the feet to the ground, and the skull to the feet. We focus first on grounded-ness by first learning to stand the pelvis on top of the legs so as to be truly upright, aligned to the forces of gravity. Building on this principle, we explore the deep muscles of postural support—the hamstrings (sitz bones to the heels), the external rotators, the psoas, and the tail to pubic bone/tail to heels. In daily class we address these principles in layers, building our foundation, interweaving theory and practice. We connect to the earth through our legs and feet, enabling us to stride out into our lives with purpose and confidence.

What you need for this class:

  • Space to lie down and to walk around a little bit
  • A comfortable surface to lie on
  • Perhaps a book to sit on for a sitting stretch

MELT Zoom Etiquette Guidelines:

  • We ask that you please "Mute" yourself when you are not verbally participating.
  • Please do your best to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the session. If you plan to leave early, inform the faculty member at the top of class using the "Chat" function in your Zoom window.
  • Experiencing connectivity or technological issues? Either use the "Chat" function to communicate with the MR administrator, or email “[email protected]" and someone will assist you as soon as possible.

[Virtual] Summer MELT 2020

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Barbara Mahler

Barbara Mahler is a long-standing and active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer, movement educator and body worker. In her heart she is a dancer, and an ever always mover. As a teacher she shares her contin...