Fri, Jul 22|
Hawaii Eco Retreat
July Contact Improvisation Class and JAM (1)
Level UP your Contact Improvisation Skills! ~with Shannon Sahaja This class and Jam will leave you feeling massaged, met, touched, curious, alive, playful, contemplative, strengthened and energized!
Time & Location
Jul 22, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM HST
Hawaii Eco Retreat, Red Road near Mile Marker 16
About the event
Arrive at 3:45 please. Container Closes at 4:00. 4-5 is skills and technique 5-6 is JAM
Event Tuition: $20 for one class $50 for 3 classes in July 2022 $75 for 5 classes in July 2022
This Class will focus on the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation:
* restorative contact practices to support your nervous system to establish a baseline in homeostasis, and parasympathetic reset. * creating a solid somatic foundation of the principles of Contact Improvisation. * developing the needed strength and understanding of your own architecture so you can safely hold others' weight. * learning to TRUST yourself to GIVE your FULL Weight to your partner. * working with the power of momentum to adjust your sails and fly into risk taking and ENJOY the WILD RIDE.
Bio: Shannon Sahaja is an embodied alchemist with 2 decades of teaching and performing in the improvisational arts. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from one of the top dance conservatories in the country, Shannon went on the developed a skill set as a movement arts teacher that will knock your socks off. (literally) She has a unique ability to create safety for her students while spicing things up with humor and spontaneity. As the Creative Director of Ecstatic Dance Oakland since 2015, Shannon witnessed how Ecstatic Dance brought Contact Improvisation to a massive amount of dancers new to the art form. Yet she felt frustrated that the true technique and practice of CI became watered down, and misinterpreted. Shannon is committed to building a firm foundation for those wanting and willing to learn this martial art, dance, sport as a way of life. Shannon studied extensively with many of the most influential practitioners of CI: Nancy Stark Smith, Chris Aiken, Andrew Harwood, Karen Nelson, Ray Chung, Kristie Simpson, Scott Wells, and Kathleen Hermesdorf.