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[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Barbara Mahler

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Thursdays, September 16, 2021
  • This is a FREE class!
  • Donate to support Movement Research online programs on our "Support" Tab above.
  • Please review the MR Zoom Etiquette Guidelines on this webpage.

Movement Research is excited to offer this class online via Zoom. Registration is required for MR online classes. Register at the link provided below. Once you register, you'll receive a link in your email to join the session.


About this class:

Klein Technique™ is a system that allows movers of all kinds and levels to achieve more fluidity and ease of movement. The depth to which an individual explores the work in class can be as simple as learning to stretch safely, releasing unnecessary tension, but also as complex as expanding one's range of motion, increase technical facility, and learn from and heal an injury. The work deepens body awareness, and deepens body understanding. It increases creativity and expression. We connect to the earth through our legs, stride into our life with purpose and confidence. Ongoing class offers time—the time to work, to process, to learn. To simply learn to be.

In Klein Technique™ we work at the level of the bone, the simplest and deepest structure in the body and use its clarity, its density and its energy. Engaging on this level allows us to drop in under the layers of muscle that holds us in set postural configurations which in turn limits our movement. The work we do in class focuses on deep connections of support through our skeleton. Freeing the legs and spine, 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 on grounded-ness by first learning to stand the pelvis on top of the legs to help us 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.

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

Movement Research Zoom Etiquette:

Since many of us are new to taking class on Zoom, MR has compiled some etiquette guidelines to ensure that everyone’s time in class is full and respected.

  1. We ask that you "mute" yourself at all times, unless Faculty has asked you to verbally participate.
  2. If you’re dropping in to see how this class might suit you, please keep your video off. Send a message to just your instructor ("Chat" > "Chat with Host") so that they know that this is what you’re doing. It can be disorienting for both your instructor and fellow participants to see a video that is turned off, or one in which someone is inattentive.
  3. Have a question or concern? Use the chat function to communicate with the class and/or teacher.

Thank you! We hope you enjoy class!

Support and payment:

Movement Research online programming is FREE! We welcome donations of any size to support that our programming is offered around the globe. You can donate on our Support page here >>

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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...