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Cycles: Dance like Yourself

CYCLES PRACTICE > to Dance like Yourself >

Need a Movement Break?…time to take a breath or 2? come just downstairs to IGAC (studio 103) on Tues 3-4:30 or Fridays 10:30-12- ….read on…

Mobility is possible only by being mobile. Seems self-evident but this is the basis of the Cycles method for fitness and self-expression. CYCLES lifts us out of our mostly sedentary or repetitive daily action and fills us with breath, energy, flow, co-ordinations, impulse, patterns, alignments, stretch, strength, power, self-expression through individual and group exercises that ENERGIZE and REJUVENATE our natural capacities for movement.

Maxine Heppner’s technique is a mindful movement-dance training that integrates over 40 years of Dance, Theatre and traditional movement practices. It allows for each person to work within personal needs and references. > For every person who enjoys expressing themselves through movement. All abilities. For all who move and want to do it dancing.

“Deep and powerful – calling on over 45 years of experience, Maxine gentles one into a mobility energized for strength, imagination and ease.”

Sept 17-Oct11 Tues 3-4:30 Fri 10:30-12 (no Oct1) – dropin – winter sessions tba

at IGAC Studio 103, 180 Shaw, Artscape Youngplace

more info Join the mailing list Email info@acrossoceans.org

Led by Maxine Heppner > Evolving since the 1970’s, through dance, theatre, traditional & science arts, her practice has led to her CYCLES approach that does not presume aesthetic preferences, but examines impulse, energy & the expressive natures of their many forms. The work is ultimately to express your self as yourself.

Master teacher, performer, inter-medial artist & award-winning creator of large-scale performance (“audacious”) & intimate chamber pieces (“reaching a new state of mind”) in Canada & internationally, Maxine teaches and coaches performance techniques (pure movement & interdisciplinary), choreography, integrated movement-voice technique, Action Theatre & her unique Cycles training. Maxine has been foundation building in performance education since the 1970’s. She was founding head of contemporary dance at the Claude Watson High School for Performing Arts, the Koffler Centre dance school, and award-winning Phyzikal Theatre company, as well as faculty at University of Toronto, York and Concordia and guest artist at arts insitutions internationally. She is known for collaborative projects ranging from intimate chamber pieces to site-specific ensemble works and festivals across North America, East Asia, Europe, and Australia, Maxine’s recent ones include award winners KRIMA, My heart is a spoon, and Moments in Time. Her company Across Oceans facilitates platforms for research and production of arts events linking artists and public across generations, disciplines, abilities and heritages, in Canada & internationally. www.acrossoceans.org

Cycles: Dance like Yourself

CYCLES PRACTICE > to Dance like Yourself >

Need a Movement Break?…time to take a breath or 2?
come just downstairs to IGAC (studio 103) on Tues 3-4:30 or Fridays 10:30-12- ….read on…

Mobility is possible only by being mobile. Seems self-evident but this is the basis of the Cycles method for fitness and self-expression. CYCLES lifts us out of our mostly sedentary or repetitive daily action and fills us with breath, energy, flow, co-ordinations, impulse, patterns, alignments, stretch, strength, power, self-expression through individual and group exercises that ENERGIZE and REJUVENATE our natural capacities for movement.

Maxine Heppner’s technique is a mindful movement-dance training that integrates over 40 years of Dance, Theatre and traditional movement practices. It allows for each person to work within personal needs and references. > For every person who enjoys expressing themselves through movement. All abilities. For all who move and want to do it dancing.

“Deep and powerful – calling on over 45 years of experience, Maxine gentles one into a mobility energized for strength, imagination and ease.”

Sept 17-Oct11 Tues 3-4:30 Fri 10:30-12 (no Oct1) – dropin – winter sessions tba

at IGAC Studio 103, 180 Shaw, Artscape Youngplace

more info Join the mailing list Email info@acrossoceans.org

Led by Maxine Heppner > Evolving since the 1970’s, through dance, theatre, traditional & science arts, her practice has led to her CYCLES approach that does not presume aesthetic preferences, but examines impulse, energy & the expressive natures of their many forms. The work is ultimately to express your self as yourself.

Master teacher, performer, inter-medial artist & award-winning creator of large-scale performance (“audacious”) & intimate chamber pieces (“reaching a new state of mind”) in Canada & internationally, Maxine teaches and coaches performance techniques (pure movement & interdisciplinary), choreography, integrated movement-voice technique, Action Theatre & her unique Cycles training. Maxine has been foundation building in performance education since the 1970’s. She was founding head of contemporary dance at the Claude Watson High School for Performing Arts, the Koffler Centre dance school, and award-winning Phyzikal Theatre company, as well as faculty at University of Toronto, York and Concordia and guest artist at arts insitutions internationally. She is known for collaborative projects ranging from intimate chamber pieces to site-specific ensemble works and festivals across North America, East Asia, Europe, and Australia, Maxine’s recent ones include award winners KRIMA, My heart is a spoon, and Moments in Time. Her company Across Oceans facilitates platforms for research and production of arts events linking artists and public across generations, disciplines, abilities and heritages, in Canada & internationally. www.acrossoceans.org

THE ART OF “BREAKING”: FOR BEGINNERS AGE: 6-12 ***PWYC Policy (Pay What You Can)

INSTRUCTOR: FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ

6-WEEK PROGRAM (6 Consecutive Sundays)
DATES:
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, MARCH 4, 11. 2018
TIME: 12:30-2:00 PM
Regular Ticket: $60.00
Early Bird: $55.00 REGISTER BY 26/01/2018
***PWYC AVAILABLE (Pay What You Can); send request to: thhcc2016@gmail.com
***No Child Left Behind…

LOCATION:
SKETCH STUDIO (LOWER LEVEL)
INSIDE THE “MOVEMENT STUDIO”
ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE
180 SHAW STREET, TORONTO

CONTACT THHCC TO REGISTER:
THHCC2016@GMAIL.COM; OR,
CALL 647-208-3611 (ALICIA)

REGISTRATION CLOSES: FEBRUARY 1, 2018
(SPACE IS LIMITED)

THE ART OF “BREAKING”

FREDDY “FREEZE” LOPEZ,
CO-FOUNDER OF THE TORONTO HIP HOP CULTURAL CENTRE, PRESENTS…
THE ART OF “BREAKING”: The only dance that came out of “HIP HOP”

“BREAKING” 101 – FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 6 – 10)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Learn the fundamental moves of “breaking” like top rocking & floor rocking
– Conditioning training for break dancers
– Embracing hip hop culture & the movement
– Mentorship & encouragement
– Impart critical life skills; key to “Success”
– Program is designed to engage, inspire, inform, & empower
– Build self-confidence… just showing up to the studio to face a challenge never experienced before takes courage
– 1-on-1 attention; experienced instructors
– No experience necessary

Finding Freedom: An Introductory Workshop To Healing Your Emotional Eating

We’re done with the negative self talk, right? The “starting fresh on Monday”, the constant vicious cycle of failed diets and using food to mask the intensity and discomfort of emotions through emotional eating.

What if we were able to get to the root of what’s triggering your behaviours, and ultimately repair your relationship with food, your body and yourself?

In our Finding Freedom workshop, we are setting out to help you do just that through the act of connecting, sharing, expressing, releasing and celebrating. In this 4 hour workshop, you can expect to kick start the journey to repairing your relationship with food and regaining your mental clarity, alongside a group of 20 like-minded women to ultimately craft a supportive, uplifting and safe environment. This includes diving into our emotional vulnerabilities, peeking into our personal histories with food, and leaning into a healing relationship with our bodies and minds..

Through the use of clinically informed therapeutic interventions and foundational knowledge in nutrition, the Finding Freedom Workshop is designed to support you in gaining self awareness, promoting an understanding of the healing benefits of food, and how to cope with triggers and emotions that create discomfort and may lead to emotional eating, disordered eating or contribute to a complex relationship with food.

This approach to enhancing your mental wellness and health will include risk taking, connecting and, yes – celebrating!

Our Special Guest, Allie Sommerville, Culinary Holistic Nutritionist, will be leading participants through a fun cooking demonstration aimed towards restoring our love in the kitchen, and fueling us with nutrient dense foods that promote optimal mood, including her Decadent Guilt-Free Chocolate Sauce, Raw Gut-Healing Kimchi Collard Wraps and a Nourishing Golden Milk.

Anxiety and Entrepreneurship: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Are You Really Living the Startup Dream or You Are Stuck in Unbearable and Paralyzing Anxiety? Building a successful and thriving business is every entrepreneur’s dream. Unfortunately, many founders and entrepreneurs are living a nightmare in pursuit of their dreams; they have given up their mental health and happiness in order to achieve their goals.

Instructor Tawanda is a big believer in people pursuing their dreams, but he also does not believe that dealing with unbearable and paralyzing anxiety should be part of building a successful business. Anxiety that is prolonged is not only bad for your mental health, but it also affects your productivity, efficiency, confidence and happiness.

If you are ready to overcome entrepreneur anxiety, significantly improve your mental health and achieve success with ease, this workshop is for you. You’ll emerge from this workshop feeling more relaxed, focused and empowered.

Registration:

Information About Instructor:

Tawanda Chirenda is the founder of Becoming a Willing Student, an immersive mental health coaching program for first-time founders and entrepreneurs. Tawanda believes that dealing with unbearable anxiety should not be part of building a successful business. His passion is speaking about entrepreneurship and its intersection with mental health. Through Becoming a Willing Student, Tawanda is helping first-time entrepreneurs strengthen their mental health and face adversity with relative calm and ease.