Mondays & Fridays, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Single Drop In Class - only $10
Everyone needs to rebalance and re-energize their body after the demands of specialized or repetitive activity and too much time spent behind a computer. Discover the benefits of moving well and realizing your full movement potential, including the value of incorporating stretch, strength and breathing into your body maintenance philosophy.
This non-aerobic class works with gravity, body weight, breath and relaxation to improve overall strength, flexibility, muscle tone, posture and alignment. The class structure is built on proven stretch and strength sequences, as taught and developed by Carey, while on faculty with The School of the Toronto Dance Theatre for over 15 years. These sequences have their roots in Nicklaus, Feldenkreis, and yoga techniques and are supplemented with additional sequences drawn from the work of neuromuscular therapist Irene Dowd. It is particularly helpful with pre-season sports conditioning, injury prevention and recovery, stress reduction and counters the negative impact of extensive sitting, now being recognized as a major contributor to poor physical wellbeing.
Toronto’s The Globe and Mail has quoted Carey as saying “Healthy posture is natural and relaxed (and) alignment is a collaboration of all body parts working together. It’s a matter of feet that are well aligned, legs that are strong enough to allow the pelvis to sit naturally and abdominals that support the spine. Your body has to work as a whole to stand together. The whole process (of Moving Well) is designed so that when you stand up at the end of the class, you’re bringing everything together in one motion. It’s about having a body that’s capable of supporting itself in an energy-efficient way.”
Carey has an extensive background in dance and movement and received her professional training at both George Brown College and The School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. She has taught in the general and professional training programs at both schools and also in Durham, with the Davis Studio of Dance, Island Dance Studio and independently. She is currently the artistic director of Theatre on the Ridge and has personally practiced Moving Well for over 30 years. She believes physical self-awareness and mobility are essential to the art of performance and of living well.
Classes are held Monday and Fridays from 10 am to 11:30 pm at Utica Hall 13990 Marsh Hill Rd, Port Perry, ON L9L 1Z5. (Southwest corner of Goodwood Rd (Durham 21) and Marsh Hill Rd, Utica).
Moving Well sequences are moderate to almost intense and are suitable for adults and young adults of all ages and occupations. We recommend you consult a health care practitioner before undertaking any new form of physical activity. Visit us at http://www.theatreontheridge.ca/utica-hall.html for full program fees, details and requirements.