Feldenkrais with Guest Teachers
Thursday, July 29 & Friday, July 30, 2021
9:30-10:30 am HST
Somatic education teacher Robert Poliquin is a Certified Feldenkrais™ instructor emphasizing posture and carriage. For the past twenty five years, his students have been learning the close links that bind body, mind and voice. Given his talents, he has also focused on vocal technique and its effect on better communication.
As a singer, voice coach and Feldenkrais practitioner, Robert has worked with a diversified clientele: dancers, public speakers, singers, actors, instrumentalists, etc. For the past seventeen years, he has been coaching singers, clowns and acrobats for Cirque du Soleil. With a degree in performance from McGill University, Robert has performed as an artist and worked as a teacher in Québec, Ontario, United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Sundays, July 25 & Aug 1, 2021
Erica knows the body well, both from her own physical practices as a dancer and from her training and experience helping other bodies heal with Feldenkrais Method® and Osteopathy. Whether in class or in a treatment session, you’re in good hands with Erica.
Originally from Vancouver, Erica enjoyed a 20 year career in classical ballet and contemporary dance that took her to the United States, Canada and Europe.
Erica completed her Feldenkrais Method® training in Paris, France in 2006 and has since taught movement workshops and Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement® classes to a variety of groups in Norway, Belgium, Japan, the United States and Canada. She also teaches ballet and contemporary dance in the professional community, locally and internationally.
Erica returned to Canada in 2010 to continue her interests in dance and movement as well as manual therapy. Erica teaches dance for numerous groups in the Vancouver community.
As a dancer in Belgium Erika had received Osteopathic treatment, which she found to be beneﬁcial to her health. She completed her manual osteopathy training in April 2019 at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice in Vancouver and won the Coup de Coeur award for her thesis on manual osteopathy and olfactory dysfunction.
One-on-one, In person, Erica uses the hands-on ‘treatment’ of the Feldenkrais Method® called Functional Integration® lessons, as well as cranial osteopathy, and other techniques such as strain counter strain, muscle energy, visceral manipulation and fascial release to help people with dysfunction and pain.
Rediscover your innate capacity for effortless, organic, efficient, and graceful movement. Some students find themselves freed of years of pain that they thought they would have forever. Feldenkrais / Awareness through Movement lessons consist of gentle movement sequences that can eventually become more complex as you progress. After attending the classes for a while, you will find improved flexibility and breathing, coordination and balance. No prior experience necessary.
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