NB. This week we have the luxury of two yoga classes, specifically aimed at dancers. This is a one off treat for you guys, as ProDanceLeeds doesn't normally provide yoga. Don't forget that you can get daily discounted classes at Yoga Hero with your ProDanceLeeds Friends Card.
When? Mon-Wed 09.15 -10.45am with Elise Nuding. Thur-Fri 09.15-10.45am - Yoga with Isabel Slingerland
Where? Yorkshire Dance
Elise’s class works towards stimulating and awakening the senses, drawing on release-based techniques to access greater clarity and freedom of movement. Combining individual and partner dancing, and set material and improvisation, we encourage a greater awareness both of our own bodies and their environments, and of the shifting connections between them.
Isabel’s yoga classes are specifically designed for professional dancers. The classes will focus on the areas where dancers often get injuries or tightness, which are often hips and backs. The classes will focus on building strength and flexibility into those areas, as well as working the overall body, to stay healthy in between dance contracts. We will also explore different inversions and arm balances and play with moving in and out of these balances. This way we can learn and explore different kind of skills that we can add to our dance practise. Alongside a strong physical practice there will also be a strong internal focus, using breath techniques and meditation - this has proven to make a big difference in the training and performance of athletes and professional dancers, seeing a big improvement in focus and concentration.