The Axis Syllabus offers a highly progressive and sophisticated understanding of the form and structure of the body, emphasizing the roles of fascia and tensegrity, as facilitators of skillful movement. The Axis Syllabus provides a way to understand dynamic movement, and to see healthy pathways and choices that are available within a structure that has parameters and design elements. The Axis Syllabus offers ways to facilitate the cultivation of self awareness within dynamic motion. Co-director Nuria Bowart is our resident Axis Syllabus instructor carrying over 12 years of experience. (for more info please visit axissyllabus.org).
Part 2/4 of the Axis Syllabus series “The Study of Dynamic Motion”
February 17th - 20th
This workshop will focus on the design of the vertebrae, their mobility options, and patterning a "global intelligence" for movement throughout the spine.
This is a single workshop but is intended to feed into a 4 part series.
This is a 4 day workshop starting at 4pm on Thursday, and ending at 12 noon on Sunday. This program is residential (group living with private bath).
The schedule will include 14 hrs of instruction: Dinner on Thursday, three meals on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
"Looking into the body I find myself repeating the words of Jaap van der Wal: “The body is a living performance in time.” The deeper I go with my studies the more I can perceive the multidimensional fabric that is the body. A series of sacs tethered to trunks that move in the wind, carrying their water and subjected to the forces of the physical universe of which we are a part.
A production line of possibilities with prerecorded intentions.
The body needs metaphors of ecology not technology to define it. We are organisms, multiple environments interacting. We are the fractal expression of the larger ecosystem of which we are a part. It is evident that we are made up of relationships in movement.
Movement is the mechanism through which we become. It is the way that we inhabit space and time. It is our story, and our message. Creation funnels through the process of thought, word and deed. But movement is necessary for each of those phases to exist. Movement is the trajectory of energy. Form is the consequence of movement, and the servant to it".