2016 Franklin Method workshops:
Sunday, jan. 29
2:00pm – 5:00pm
$75, $65 before January 18
We will explore and embody the structure and function of the pelvic girdle and the hip joints
(including muscle and fascia imagery) and focus on the practical application of imagery techniques to increase the power, alignment, and flexibility of the pelvic joints and muscles, increasing the safety of the lower back, knees, and feet. Participants will leave the workshop with a sense of aligned strength through the pelvic floor, the feet firmly balanced, and the spine long and buoyant.
Healthy Knees and Happy Feet
SUNDAY, mar. 19
2:00PM – 5:00PM
$75, $65 before March 8
Explore the magnificent design and function of the knees and their extensive contribution to both correct posture and function. We will learn about the complex motions of the knees and how to apply and embody imagery techniques aimed at improving range-of-motion, decreasing loads, and utilizing them correctly during walking, jumping, dancing, and Pilates training. Time permitting, we will continue to explore the feet as our foundation and the adaptations to different functions they are serving. Finally, we will discuss the relationship between the knees and pelvis, integrating imagery and anatomical knowledge to form an entire chain.
SUNDAY, MAy 7
2:00PM – 5:00PM
$75, $65 before April 26
Experience the power of imagery, touch, and movement exercises to lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature. Learn how to melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. Release holding patterns in the upper body by becoming aware of organic causes of tightness and muscular rigidity. Learn the experiential anatomy of the neck and shoulder girdle and benefit from an increased awareness of the function and interaction of joints and muscles. Exercise with small rolling balls to experience smooth joint action, increased circulation, and balanced posture. Let your shoulders and neck become a place of ease and comfort!
Dr. Amit Abraham (PhD, MAPhty, B.P.T) is a musculoskeletal physical therapist specializing in dance injuries and rehabilitation. Formerly resident physical therapist for Israel’s Bat-Sheva Dance Company, Abraham is currently a research fellow at Emory University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the effects of the Franklin Method and GAGA movement language on dancers and people with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Abraham is a certified Franklin Method educator.
2017-2018 workshops to be announced.
All workshops will take place at Center City Ballet and Movement Arts.
750 North Chase Street, Athens, 30601.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot online or call 706-850-6540.
Snacks will be served.