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Learning through Movement/ Yoga
Storefront for Somatic Practice
Cambridge
2.2.17 - 3.9.17

A 6-week series for children ages 3-7 years exploring the shapes and stories of Yoga. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy and experiment with the timing, rhythm, choreography and context of movement, stillness and a variety of poses inspired by the natural world.

This series supports children as they learn to quiet and direct their own movement. Through increased awareness of the rhythm and sensation of the breath, and the inspiration of the imagination, children will learn how to comfortably adopt and transition between poses. They will practice listening, observing, modeling, copying and following, and eventually incorporate what they have learned – their own interpretation of various movements – into their own choreography. As with other Learning through Movement classes, direction will over time come from the students and their classmates as well as the adults in the room.

Thursdays 3:15-4:15

February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 and 9

The Storefront for Somatic Practice is located at 1 West Place, Cambridge, MA 02139, right across from the Broadway Bicycle School and adjacent to City Hall Annex.

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Prorated tuition available, inquire for more details: helenelizabethmiller@gmail.com

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Led by artist Helen Miller, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard University. The relationship of visual representation and embodied experience informs her video, performance, drawing and painting. She was born and raised in New York, holds a BA in Art and English from UC Berkeley and master’s degrees in Art from Harvard. Assistant Editor of The Feldenkrais Journal, her writing on art has been published by The Drawing Center, Trade School, Comet Books, The Bok Center, Mozarteum Salzburg, ESTAR(SER) and Feldenkrais Zeit. She is the Director of the Storefront for Somatic Practice in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches drawing and movement with the collective ARE (aestheticrelationalexercises.com).

Helen has 20 years of experience working with children and young adults in both formal and informal learning environments. She has taught through scholarship award programs such as Studio in a School, ArtsBridge and Americorps, at schools and cultural institutions including Wave Hill Garden and Cultural Center & the Family Art Project, Stone Barns Farm Camp, The Drawing Center, the Nightingale-Bamford School and the Allen-Stevenson School in New York City, and Longfellow Middle, Martin Luther King Jr. and Claremont Middle School in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her K-12 art & environmental education curriculum development was selected for the Strauss Scholarship by UC Berkeley.

Image credits: Drawings by Stone Barns Farm Camp campers summer 2008

Email helenelizabethmiller@gmail.com with questions and interest.