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Joan Arnold

Joan Arnold


Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 6:15am

Dance and the Alexander Technique at Movement Research

Joan Arnold
Dance and the Alexander Technique


Movement Research

Eden's Expressway

537 Broadway between Prince & Spring


September  26
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Class is 4 
The Alexander Technique's simple, accessible tools are a boon to dancers 
who seek to avoid injury while enlivening body and mind.  Join Joan Arnold 
for an exploration of the Technique through breath and movement.  

Joan brings her long experience in dance and yoga to help students resolve
a wide range of body problems and find more comfort, resiliency
and expressiveness through the body.  We will access awareness of
our internal rhythms to support improved technique and fresh improvisations.


Alexander Technique looks at the way we carry out our intentions. 
Often we use a process that is habitual, unconscious, and 
counterproductive. The technique offers a practice of staying 
open and alert in the moment, observing our familiar tensions
and choosing to move without them. Beginning with the assumption 
that we are perfectly designed for movement and balance, 
we engage our mind to undo layers of interference, creating 
an opportunity for change.

Click here for more information from Movement Research

Click here for a summary of one of the workshops in this series.  



Joan Arnold by Sara Matthews 

Joan Arnold has been a movement  

educator for more than 30 years, teaching  

dance, exercise, yoga and the Alexander  

Technique. Formerly Director of Special  

Programs at the Laban Institute of Movement  

Studies, she has a private practice in NYC  

and teaches workshops at yoga studios  

highlighting her synthesis of Anusara Yoga's  

alignment principles with Alexander Technique.   

She has written on teaching improvisation for  

Contact Quarterly and has written essays and  

features on mind/body subjects for national  

magazines.  She performed with the Improvisational  Dance Ensemble in the 80s, in Woodstock  

with Mark DeGarmo in September, 2009,

and with Christopher Williams at Dance New  

Amsterdam in June, 2010.  As Executive Director  

of the Ancram Opera House in upstate New York,  

she teaches ongoing yoga classes and co-produces music, dance and theater events.




         For more information, click here for joanarnold.com.

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