Ligaments & Fascia: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach

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Sunday, November 3, with Mariko Tanabe
10:30am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-5:00pm

Fascia is a connective tissue found under the surface of our skin that wraps around and connects our muscles, organs, blood vessels, nerves, and tissues.

This connective tissue specializes to become ligaments that align our bones creating effortless elastic and continuous movement of the whole body with gravity and through space.

The morning will be an introduction to the fascia and ligament systems. We will explore movement from the ligaments including the longitudinal ligaments of the spine and through the fluids and fascia.

The afternoon will be an exploration in freedom, resilience, strength and integration of the ligaments through touch and repatterning. We’ll work with specific ligaments of the neck and pelvis and integrate ligaments into their corresponding fascial planes. We’ll look at how to apply these ideas to personal or professional practice.

Body-Mind Centering® is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. It is an experiential study based on anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles devised by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Esther Myers Yoga Studio, 390 Dupont St                  

Please bring your own yoga equipment and a notebook.

$65/morning, $120/full day

Mariko Tanabe

Mariko Tanabe is a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and the director of the licensed BMCsm training program in Montreal. She teaches workshops to dance companies and at universities, art centers and schools throughout the world. She is also an Infant Developmental Movement Educator and yoga teacher, and an ISMETA Registered Somatic Therapist and Educator. Currently based in Montreal, Mariko has been performing and presenting her choreographic works for over 25 years in Asia, Europe, and North America. For 12 years she worked with American dance master Erick Hawkins in NYC as a principal dancer and teacher.

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