In-person & Online
Mondays 9:30-10:30am HST
Wednesdays 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm HST
Mondays 9:30-10:30am HST: MELT “All requests”
Ask away! Your teacher will craft the class around the group’s needs and feedback.
Like a warm blanket and a cup of tea before bed, let this class guide your transition from busy life to restful sleep.
PLEASE NOTE: In-person participants are welcome to wear masks.
What is MELT?
MELT is a simple self-treatment technique that boosts your body’s ability to heal by calming your nervous system and rehydrating your connective tissue. Return the body to a more ideal state and release dehydrated connective tissue, otherwise known as “stuck stress,” which causes pain, nervous system dysregulation and other health issues. Reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. This full-body method of self-care, working with small rubber balls and a large soft roller, can be customized to your particular needs – from improving performance and decreasing the risk of repetitive stress injuries to eliminating chronic pain, regardless of what’s causing your pain in the first place. Emerge from class feeling relaxed, revitalized and cheered as you head into the rest of your day!
Prerequisite is that students are able to get down and off the floor unassisted. No prior experience necessary. Please dress comfortably. MELT equipment is not absolutely necessary, since the teacher can give you adaptations. Please contact Katharine Harts at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“The MELT classes with Katharine at Still & Moving Center are great! They are really helping me with stress-related pain and soreness.” – Colleen
“Katharine is a treasured instructor that kept the class engaging and every student was on the same page. I had never heard of MELT prior to taking the class at Still & Moving Center, and I enjoyed the class and felt the results from her clear instructions. Manipulating the MELT ball using our hands, you could feel the tension escape through the fingertips. I felt relaxed, recharged, and felt more limber after attending class.” ~Kelly
Katharine brings her bright smile and effervescent spirit to every class! She loves helping students find their connection to health and self-expression through these amazing human bodies we live in.
Katharine’s background in movement runs deep and wide. As a dance and fitness educator, she is certified in aerial yoga, many somatic disciplines and the MELT Method Bodywork. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Arizona, is a graduate of the Tamalpa Institute where she studied with dance pioneer, Anna Halprin.
She taught hundreds of students over a decade at her Center for Embodied Spirituality, LLC in Marin County, California. Utilizing various aerial props such as trapeze, hammock and lyra, she loves teaching dance and improvisation (See soullovesthebody.com).
Some of Katharine’s professional performance experience includes Liz Lerman Hallelujah Project, ORTS Theater of Dance, Body Prints Theatre, Zenith Dance Collective, Anna Halprin’s “Spirit of Place” Stern Grove 2009 and UpSwing Aerial Dance Company National Dance Week Performance 2014-2018.
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