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

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.

5 Fridays: April 21–May 26, 2017 (no class May 19)
2:30–5:30pm

$375 + GST for first time students
$285 + GST for returning students to this series
to hold your space, a $175 non-refundable deposit is due Apr 7

class size limit: 8

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

This series satisfies a prerequisite for entrance into the Laban certification program.

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.

May 1, 3 + 5, 2017
10—11:30am

$12 drop-in

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

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.

4 Mondays: June 5, 12, 19 + 26, 2017
3—5pm

$200 + GST
to hold your place, a $50 non-refundable deposit is due May 23

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

An Introduction to Laban Movement Studies

> Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th 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: June 10, 17 + 24, 11:30–5:30pm
Sunday: June 18, 2–6pm

$375 + GST

to hold your place, please register with a $150 non-refundable deposit by May 20

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

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

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

> SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC | Hastings Studio, 4th floor

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.

July 22, 23, 24 + 25, 2017
10am–2pm

$190 + GST
to hold your place, a $50 non-refundable deposit is due Jun 23

with support from the School for the Contemporary Arts

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

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

$75 + GST

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

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?

TBA

$75 + GST

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?

TBA

$75 + GST

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.

TBA

$75 + GST

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.

TBA

$75 + 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. Drop-ins welcome.

TBA

$15 drop-in/$60 for 5 class card

for more info > info@helenwalkley.com

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