SOMATIQ

practice

Most of these practices were developed in the 20th century. All of them are based on an evidence-based approach and have a significant community of practitioners

The principles underlying them fit into the Western scientific paradigm and are confirmed by practical research

The goal of the embodiment practice is the integration of the body as a visible and tangible part of human existence for a conscious, environmentally friendly and happy life
Contact Improvisation
American dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton originated contact improvisation, drawing from his past training in aikido, a martial art form, to explore and push boundaries with his colleagues and students to develop this new practice. Contact Improvisation plays with the artistry of falling off balance, counterbalance, finding the shelves of the body, learning the mechanics of the body in order to handle someone else's weight or be lifted, breathing techniques, and can involve the art of getting to know your partner past the physical point through the physicality.

Besides the development of physicality, contact improvisation practitioners discover a clear link between behavioral patterns in dance and in life in general. This allows them to see and naturally change some behaviors, significantly improving their lives.

Movement
Somatiq Movement classes are based on a deep listening to and awareness of the scope of physical sensations. While class instructions are often imbued with rich imagery that stimulates the imagination, the layering of information builds into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. Somatiq Movement offers a workout that develops flexibility, stamina, agility, coordination, and efficiency of movement. The exploration of form, speed, and effort is accompanied by the playful investigation of soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration. We continue to develop and research movement language, and the classes evolve and vary accordingly. We invite you to join us in the studio and connect to your passion to move.

Meditation
The form of meditation comes from a traditional Tea Ceremony practice.

The core idea is to reach the connection with all the senses and integrate them in a multi-dimensional perception of life

Sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, proprioception and the sense of time can be a part of our daily life, expanding the number of our sources of information about the world, allowing us to better navigate the environment and make our lives safer

–°an be both an individual practice and a social ritual

Bodywork
Bodywork therapies is a general term that refers to a group of body-based approaches to treatment that emphasize manipulation and realignment of the body's structure in order to improve its function as well as the client's mental outlook. These therapies typically combine a relatively passive phase, in which the client receives deep-tissue bodywork or postural correction from an experienced instructor or practitioner, and a more active period of movement education, in which the client practices sitting, standing, and moving about with better alignment of the body and greater ease of motion.


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