One on One sessions

Helen’s One on One sessions are personally designed to address your needs. This may include refining the integration of the body within a myriad of movement and/or somatic practices, the rehabilitation of an injury or the mentoring of a creative process.

$90/session or 5 for $400 + GST

for more info and to schedule > info@helenwalkley.com

The Presence of Mind in Motion: a training intensive directed by Helen Walkley

> Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

This intensive workshop is an exceptional opportunity to dive deep into a somatic approach to training and creative process under the expert guidance of Helen Walkley.

March, May, August 2018. Deadline for expressions of interest is December 1, 2017: DETAILS

The Presence of Mind in Motion is supported through The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program.

for more info > info@helenwalkley.com

Contemporary Technique

> Working Class, Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver, BC

My technique integrates and mobilizes the whole body through a developmental progression from the earth into the air. The process will include set movement material as well as exploring the physicality engendered in your own movement.

November 6, 8 + 10, 2017
10—11:30am

$12 drop-in

This class is intended for the pre professional and professional dance milieu.

A Lower Body Exploration in Movement Patterning

> EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

This workshop focuses on the relationship between your foot and your pelvis. How does initiation and sequencing of movement facilitate grounding and core support?

Sunday November 19, 2017
2:30—5:30pm

Early Bird $75 + GST by Nov 3
Regular Fee $95 + GST after Nov 3

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

The Presence of Mind in Motion: a winter intensive with Helen Walkley

> EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Join Helen for a four-day opportunity to dive deep into your dancing. Mine your dynamic range and create moving maps in space as you compose in the moment. We will witness and embrace the moment with our breath and the presence of our minds.

January 2, 3, 4 + 5, 2018
10am–2pm

Early Bird $200 + GST by Dec 11
Regular Fee $225 + GST after Dec 11

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

Movement Patterning: the Friday series

> Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC

This training integrates and coordinates the body in motion and refines the connection between the mind and the body.

The tools include:

The somatic processes of the Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals and the Developmental Movement Patterns are the basis of this work.

As an awareness of habitual patterns surface, new options arise. Fluidity and ease penetrate your movement and presence.

7 Fridays: February 9 - March 23, 2018
2:30–4:30pm

for first time students
Early Bird $375 + GST by Jan 26
Regular Fee $400 + GST after Jan 26

for returning students to this series
Early Bird $285 + GST by Jan 26
Regular Fee $310 + GST after Jan 26

class size limit: 8

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

An Introduction to Laban Movement Studies

> EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Laban Movement Studies, developed by Rudolf Laban, is a somatic approach to understanding and experiencing the body/mind in motion.

Our process will include theoretic and experiential introduction to:

This work may be applied to a multitude of disciplines including the performing arts, therapeutic/bodywork practices, martial arts, athletics, yoga, Pilates, dance education, cultural studies, fitness, business management and anthropology.

Saturdays: February 17 + 24, 12:30–4:30pm
Sundays: February 18 + 25, 2:30–6:30pm

Early Bird $375 + GST by Feb 3
Regular Fee $400 + GST after Feb 3

This series satisfies a prerequisite for entrance into the Laban Certification program

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

An Upper Body Exploration in Movement Patterning

> EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

This workshop focuses on the articulation and integration of your arms and shoulder girdle. How are they connected to your core to create support and expression?

Sunday March 11, 2018
2:30—5:30pm

Early Bird $75 + GST by Mar 2
Regular Fee $95 + GST after Mar 2

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

Integrating Upper Body to Lower Body

> EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

From fingertips to toes and from head to tail, we will explore and refine how the upper and lower body integrates and mobilizes through space.

Sunday April 8, 2018
2:30–5:30pm

Early Bird $75 + GST by Mar 30
Regular Fee $95 + GST after Mar 30

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

The Developmental Movement Patterns

> EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

The experiential study of developmental movement allows us to access and utilize these fundamental, holistic patterns.

This gives us a path to understand and embody the underlying base of all movement forms, techniques and styles.

Sunday May 6, 2018
2:30–5:30pm

Early Bird $75 + GST by Apr 27
Regular Fee $95 + GST after Apr 27

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

Movement Patterning: the Monday series

> Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC

This series if for people who have completed the Fridays or Sundays and wish to deepen in the work.

TBA

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

Morning Class

My technique integrates and mobilizes the whole body from the earth into the air. The process will include set movement material as well as exploring the physicality engendered in your own movement.

TBA

Early Bird $150 + GST
Regular fee $175 + GST

for more info and to register > kelly.mcinnes@gmail.com

This series is intended for the pre-professional and professional dance milieu.

Yielding: An introduction to Movement Patterning

> EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Yield is the first of the five fundamental actions of the Developmental Movement Patterns, yield, push, reach, grasp and pull.

Yield underlies and supports all other movement actions. It is the sensation of the weight of the body and how it releases into gravity with awareness.

TBA

Early Bird $75 + GST
Regular Fee $95 + GST

for more info and to register > info@helenwalkley.com

Improvisation

> EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

A warm-up process will developmentally connect and mobilize our whole bodies. Improvisational structures will follow to develop dynamic range and spatial relationships.

TBA

for more info > info@helenwalkley.com

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