Workshops at Moving for Life’s Studio 55C, NYC

Fluid Yoga Flow

Sunday, April 29th, 10:30-3:00pm
Instructor: Kristin DeGroat
Class: 10:30-12:00 Fee: $15
Workshop 12:30-3:00 Fee: $30

Shift your view of gravity by focusing on the fluids of the body in this class and workshop. Our bodies are comprised of nearly 60% water, and yet when we hold yoga asanas (postures), our practice can tend to become rigid.

Vinyasa yoga links movement with breath, and offers the opportunity to move and breathe rhythmically. This is experienced most dynamically as we transition from one posture to another. And yet, on a subtle level it can be felt in the asana itself – every inhale breath giving us the opportunity to expand and pull back, and every exhale the opportunity to root down and become more stable.

Add to this the experience of moving from the fluids and tissues of the body, and we take our practice to another level. Ultimately, it will change the way you carry your body and move.

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Unraveling the Stress Response

Saturday, April 7th, 12-2pm
Instructors: Dana Davison and Mandy Chan
Workshop Fee: $60
(Fulfills 2 credit hrs. of EP/BS requirement to become a Moving For Life or BodyMind Dancing teacher) (Glands, Nervous system and Fluids)

Calming the nervous system through a guided experiential meditation, bringing awareness to the adrenal glands and kidneys through hands on self-care, and moving the whole body with different rhythms and dynamics all provide support for a healthy bodily response to accumulated stress. Working from the inside out, the hypothalamus and pituitary gland also come into play. Part of a Somatic Wellness Series, this workshop exercises body parts and systems through Dynamic Embodiment, integrating practices from Body-Mind Centering®, Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Breathing From the Heart: Somatic Anatomy® Workshop

Saturday, April 7th, 2-4pm
Instructors: Dana Davison and Lissa Michalak
Workshop Fee: $60
(Fulfills 2 credit hrs. of EP/BS requirement(Fulfills 2 credit hrs. of EP/BS requirement to become a Moving For Life or BodyMind Dancing teacher)  (Organs)

The heart is one of the most vital structures in the body. Its ability to survive and protect itself is unparalleled. This workshop explores the anatomical reasons behind its resilience, and how tapping into the heart organ and heart glands through physiology, visualization, breath work, sounding, touch and movement, can enhance the entire body’s ability to recuperate and rebound. In Breathing from the Heart, one can find balance in giving and receiving, being active and being still, finding compassion for others and for oneself.

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Somatic Anatomy® Workshop: Joints & Injuries (focuses on musculo-skeletal system with exposure to other 4 body systems – organs, glands, fluids and nervous system)

3-Day Live Workshop:

Friday, April 13th, 6-9pm
Saturday, April 14th, 10am-6pm
Sunday, April 15th, 11am-4pm

Instructor: Lissa Michalak
(Fulfills all 10-12 credit hrs of EP/BS requirement)
For more info & to register, visit Somatic Anatomy.
Questions? Contact Lissa at



The Body in Translation

Saturday, April 7th, 4-6pm
Instructor: Dana Davison
Workshop Fee: $60
(Fulfills 2 credit hrs. of LMA requirement to become a Moving For Life or BodyMind Dancing teacher))

Moving to a poem and short story read in Russian and English, then from drawings of the story, this workshop examines the relationship between words and sound, languages and form, images and movement, exploring the impulses and reactions of these bodily translations, addressing the questions: How do we translate what we hear in a language we don’t speak, into our bodies? How does the experience change when we understand the words? What happens when we see images of the story?

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Neuro-Motor Development: An Experiential Movement Approach

Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20th, 9am-3pm

Instructors: Dana Davison & Mandy Chan
Workshop Fee: $300
(Fulfills all 10-12 credits hrs. of DM requirement)

Go back to the beginning of life, from cells to pre-birth, with a basic introduction to embryology from a Body-Mind Centering® perspective, to our earliest memories of our very creation, and see how it informs our movement patterns today. Move from newborn to one-year-old patterns, experiencing the relational cycle of yield, push, reach and pull, as well as the practice of “Series One” – developmental movement progression created by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Practice adult sequences of neuro-motor development to feel core-limb relationships, drawing on the work of physical therapist, Irmgard Bartenieff. Learn how we practice and apply these teachings within Moving For Life DanceExercise for Health®.

(Additional NYC times may be offered upon request)

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BodyMind Dancing Pedagogy Workshop

Wednesday July 18th + Thursday, July 19th, 10pm-6pm
Instructor: Dr. Martha Eddy
Workshop Fee: $340

Special Mini-Workshop Option:

  • July 18th – 11- 1pm review of various Developmental Sequences
  • Fullfills 3 credit hours of the Neuro-Motor Development requirement to become a Moving For Life or BodyMind Dancing teacher: $90
  • July 19th from 11 – 1pm review the Fluid Systems of the Body
  •  Fulfills 2 credit hrs. of Embodied Physiology requirement to become a    Moving For Life or BodyMind Dancing teacher: $65

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PAST WORKSHOPS (to be offered again in the future):

Embodied Physiology/the Body Systems Work of Body-Mind Centering® from a Dynamic Embodiment perspective

Workshops may be taken together or separately. However, in selecting your classes you are asked to make sure you experience at least two hours of the BMC or DE approach to moving and touching each of the body systems: muscles, skeletal system, organs, glands, fluids and nervous system

  • Developing Alignment and Strength with Fluid Support (muscles, bones and fluids)
  • Eye-Hand-Body Development – activities for attention and the visual system (nervous system, glands and organs)
  • The Power of Flow and the Flow of Power: Finding The Physical Support for Inner Strength to Enhance Communication and Relationships (nervous system, organs, glands)

Yoga Workshop

Balancing Mobility and Stability in the Ball and Socket Joints of the Body: An exploration of the Hips & Shoulders  

Instructors: Kristin DeGroat and Inger DeGroat