(c) Horst Hamann

(c) Filip Piskorzynsky

ProfitrainingPatscharaporn Distakul

Mon 17.07.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 18.07.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wed 19.07.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 20.07.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 21.07.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3

Waldschmidtstraße 4
60316 Frankfurt am Main

Yoga for Dancers - Meditation in Action
How can we deepen an Asana practice? We will take the time to touch upon details within poses and discover their connections. Pointing out clear focus points while practicing different Asanas, we can observe how the activation of one body part effects another. Emphasising the roll of alignment can be used to effectively relieve the body of a dancer or to highlight different information than what might usually be dealt with in a dance class. My personal yoga practice is in constant development, influenced by regular studies with traditional teachers of Hatha Yoga (mainly Iyengar school), my own experience of what I needed as a dancer, and observing various dancers' bodies. During the week we will take time to talk and exchange on different physical needs and clarify questions that might come up from this practice. Please bring your own mat if you wish to work with one. The class can also be done without.

Patscharaporn is a dancer, yoga teacher and part-time art production manager based in Frankfurt am Main Germany. She received her dance studies at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. She danced in companies such as Tanz Luzerner Theater, Ballet Preljocaj, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and worked with various choreographers in the freelance scene. Since she is based in Frankfurt she has collaborated and performed in pieces by Yasmeen Godder, Paula Rosolen, Max Levy, Fabrice Mazliah and Wen Hui. Apart from working as a dancer she has worked as production assistant for Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm and other free scene projects and co-initiated a network platform that raises awareness on issues concerning parenthood in the professional dance scene. She started to deepen her yoga practice to become a teacher in 2015 and since then she has followed many different courses in Vienna with Sri Louise, in India with various Iyengar Yoga teachers and in Frankfurt with Pankaj Sharma.