THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY TO MOVE YOUR BODY.
DID YOU KNOW?
THERE IS ONLY WHAT FEELS RIGHT OR WRONG FOR YOU YOURSELF.
AND ALL OF THOSE ANSWERS ARE IN YOUR SENSATIONS.
THE SENSATION OF PAIN IS NOT A PLACE OF FEAR BUT A PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE.
THE BURNING SENSATION IN OUR MUSCLES IS A PLACE WHERE WE NOURISH AND GENERATE HEAT.
Hello there! My name is Cassidy and I work with people who want to get in touch with their body for healing and nourishment. I offer a weekly movement class, open to ages 16+. Class is open to the general public and available for anyone, without the necessity of previous experience. My intention with this class is that it’s accessible for any age, any or no movement background, and any injury or limitation. I’ve had classes with ages ranging from 30 to 80, and this is my goal. I would love to invite you, especially if you’re a novice!
A bit more about class…
I am a certified Gaga teacher, and I lived in Tel Aviv, Israel during my intensive study with Gaga’s creator, Ohad Naharin.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep activation of the body and physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research and on top of clear forms, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and the imagination.
The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and being over the top. Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort. The research of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.
It is my honest desire for class to be welcoming and accessible. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you want to learn more, ask questions, and see if Gaga is the right fit for you!