Dragon Body With Claire Turner Reid | Summer Love In 2016

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Open to All ages, backgrounds, levels and all Bodies including Dragon Bodies!

July 11-15th 4:30-6pm
Dovercourt House 1st Floor
$100 for whole week, $20/class

To register email: tolove.in@gmail.com

DRAGON BODY

In this workshop we will swim and soar into the world of Qigong. Qigong, which literally translates as "Life Energy Cultivation", is an ancient Chinese movement, meditation, and healing tradition. This practice offers tools to disperse tension and stagnation from the body, as well as ways to calm the mind, regulate the breath, rejuvenate one's energy, and listen deeply to the subtle signals from our bodies and from the world around us. While cultivating a meditative awareness on breath, circulating our attention through various points and pathways in the body, and embodying imagery from animals and nature, we will explore how this practice transforms our relationship to our bodies, other bodies, and our environment. With an introduction to various forms from Qigong and Baguazhang, breathing techniques, meditative visualizations, and circle walking practices, this workshop will serve as a bridge between the energetic body and the dancing body.

Claire Reid

Claire is a dancer, teacher, and movement artist whose greatest joy is sharing and exploring with her students, collaborators, and colleagues. Claire enjoys teaching Qigong, Taijiquan, and Contemporary Dance to youth, adults, and seniors. Her current focus is an ongoing study of Qigong, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Kung Fu at Spiritwind Internal Arts as well as a passion for human design and movement facilitated by her engagement with the research of the Axis Syllabus International Research Community. Claire is a certified Qigong teacher as well as a Level I Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong Teacher. She continues to deepen her Qigong practice under the mentorship of Sifu Dylan Kirk and Sifu Daisy Lee. Drawing on her diverse experience in movement and performing arts, Claire continues to explore new ways of moving, being, and learning. She uses movement practices as a way to deepen awareness and connection, with a focus on honouring the integrity of the body.
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By: The Toronto Dance Community Love-In

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