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The Work of Bal-A-Vis-X

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Christine Ruffolo   Please note that this is documenting one person’s experience with a single Bal-A-Vis-X training weekend.  Like any other system presented here, it is an interpretation of meaningful components personally gathered and selected, NOT a representation of the accuracy and/or scope of the system itself.   One cannot talk about Bal-A-Vis-X without first […]

Almog Loven Part 1: Physical

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Christine Ruffolo   I got to the Finnish Hall early.  I always get there early, especially on the first day.  I was eager and curious to participate in a workshop I knew nothing about.  The rare glowing recommendation of an internet personality and a cancelled Spring Break trip to Mexico had led me here last […]

An Introduction to Rolfing

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Christine Ruffolo   A community class titled, “Self-Care for the Nervous System” made it’s way into my facebook feed and given the reasonable price ($15-$35, sliding scale) I decided to check it out.  I knew very little about Rolfing going in, and I didn’t bother to research it should it create an expectation.  I had […]

Matan Levowich

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Christine Ruffolo   Matan Levkowich is a dancer, choreographer, and martial artist.  Another of the incredible Israeli movers, he is able to pluck out threads from all the worlds he has immersed himself in and deliver them in practical form.  He first blipped on my radar during a conversation with Marlo Fisken.  She was hosting […]

Inside Ido’s EMM

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Christian Paev   European Movement Meeting, August 2018. Lisbon, Ginasio de Portuguese. 7 floor facility for movement-purposes. We occupied 3 studios on the 5th and 1 on the 7th floor. 130 participants divided in four groups, and we were to have 3 classes with each of the 4 teachers – Odelia, Shai, Dudi, and Ido.  […]

Tom Weksler

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Christine Ruffolo   Tom Weksler’s Movement Archery workshop was a lesson in angular momentum.  We rolled, we spun, we bruised our pointy bits.  Imagine an archer drawing back his bow, creating length and space from which to effortlessly propel himself.  Spiralling was the general means to generate kinetic potential, from foot to head and left to […]

Postural Restoration : A Review

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Tyler Wall   The human body is an amazing, beautiful, extraordinary, asymmetrical, and resilient piece of organic machinery.  The more I learn, the less I know and the more questions I ask.  Studying from different methodologies allows one to formulate a deeper understanding of how anything works.   A quick and dirty overview on PRI […]

Form Follows Function

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Christine Ruffolo   Form Follows Function was a 6-hour Axis Syllabus themed workshop that combined elements of anatomy, contact improv, and dance.  Spread over two days (Saturday and Sunday, in the perfect hours of 10a – 1p), the general flow of the course began with contact improv, dipped into anatomy, connected and contextualized axis syllabus, […]

MovNat Level 1

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Christine Ruffolo   The two-day level one workshop is designed to give participants entrance level skills of walking, hanging, crawling, jumping, and throwing.  The MovNat Level 1 Certification coincides with the workshop, but has coaches and trainers in mind, digging deeper into elements of class design and group instruction.  The MovNat (or natural movement) System […]

Reembody Workshop – Philosophy Overview

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Jenn Pilotti I recently got back from four days up in Portland, studying the Reembody Method with founder Kevin C. Moore. It was an immersive experience, complete with understanding what we were looking at and experiencing the work on ourselves and each other.   To embody means to be personify or realize; from a physical […]