Restorative Movement & Dance
My Restorative Movement & Dance classes are influenced by my life long dance training and my passion and commitment for the healing arts, cultivating Grace, Fluidity, Coordination and Strength.
Restorative Movement & Dance classes incorporate:
The principles of the Alexander Technique, Breath, Embodied Anatomy, Soft balls & Soft Roller and simple repetitive movements.
Class begins on the floor, warming up and connecting with our breath to explore fluidity around joints and in our musculature.
We progress to standing, moving the spine through different planes of movement.
The barre is next with simple explorations for finding length, stretch, strength and coordination.
Followed by simple movement patterns across the floor.
Rita Rivera’s Restorative Movement Class, based upon the Alexander Technique, has allowed me to begin to move toward a level integration in body awareness that somehow years of yoga and other movement training had still missed.
I can take what I’ve learned here and reapply it to my yoga practice. Already my balance in standing poses has increased because I am becoming better able to integrate my limbs with my spine. As a yoga teacher, I am aware that people look at how I hold myself, and yet I struggle with posture issues related to previous injuries as well as scoliosis.
Rita’s Restorative Movement has started to give me a new and
subtle language of posture to help increase my physical presence and poise. When I first found out about the class I had an intuitive sense that I had to try it and I’m so glad that I did!
~Mina Kelly, RYT 200, Yoga Alliance Certified Registered Yoga Teacher