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[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Barbara Mahler

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1:00pm – 2:30pm
Thursdays, May 12 – June 30, 2022
$5–$25

This class is offered on a sliding scale from $25-$5//class.Payment is required for Class Registration. Review Online Class Best Practices guide.
Pre-registration is required.

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What is Sliding Scale? Sliding Scale is an economic justice strategy in which attendees are invited to evaluate their finances and pay what they can afford. Movement Research has historically kept class costs accessible at a $14 rate. The current value for dance/movement classes in NYC is between $17-$25 per hour. Please, make a conscious assessment of your finances and contribute what you can. We highly suggest you support our programming by paying the full price of $25, if this is possible for you.


Class Description:

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, increasing technical facility, and learning from and healing 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. The 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 hold 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.


Accessibility Note:

Automated closed captioning will be available for all Zoom workshops and classes. For access requests and questions, please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "Barbara Mahler".


Upcoming Classes

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

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Thu May 19 1:00pm - 2:30pm

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

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Thu May 26 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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Thu Jun 9 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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Thu Jun 16 1:00pm - 2:30pm

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

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Thu Jun 23 1:00pm - 2:30pm

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

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Thu Jun 30 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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Barbara Mahler

As a teacher of Klein Technique and a bodyworker (Zero Balancing), Barbara has been a guest artist at Iceland's National School of the Arts, The National School for Modern Dance in Copenhagen, Denmark almost annually for 20 years. She has also b...
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