Sensorial Dancing for All Bodies, All Levels Workshop (Adults, In-Person) w/ Isabel Umali ~ Visiting Artist

Sensorial Dancing for All Bodies, All Levels Workshop (Adults, In-Person) w/ Isabel Umali ~ Visiting Artist

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This class is an exploratory movement class that enmeshes Isabel's education and practice of somatic therapy and her rich career in dance. All levels welcome! Using sensorial and imagery-based verbal cues, we begin to let go into the immense capabilities of our physical bodies as our senses are enlivened and integrated with our imagination and creative potential. Isabel takes inspiration from Gaga, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST), Qi Gong, Feldenkrais and Physical Therapy. There are many overlaps in these disparate modalities, and all offer something very important.

By settling into our bodies through movement and sensation, we start to notice how our brain reflects back thought, emotion, memories and messages. All of those reflections, aspects of the Self, can be witnessed, have meaning and can be understood. You may leave class having shed a layer of protection or having found new meaning to a problem within. You may leave class feeling supported by your fellow community of participants. You will leave class feeling settled yet enlivened, more connected to your Self, empowered, juicy, and satisfied. 

Isabel Umali is a New York City based dance artist. Companies include LeeSaar the Company, the Francesca Harper Project, Gallim Dance, PunchDrunk’s internationally acclaimed show Sleep No More and appearances in various commercials and music videos. 

Isabel comfortably works across mediums including contemporary dance, dance for film, live collaborations with musicians and visual artists, dance theater, immersive theater, and modeling. She has performed at The Joyce Theater, ADF, Jacob’s Pillow, The Shed, as well as leading opera houses and venues internationally. She is here in San Francisco for the early months of 2022 as a resident creator with DSDT. Isabel is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist which has influenced her work in choreography and teaching. Isabel has taught extensively in NYC for people of all ages and movement backgrounds, including movement and meditation classes oriented to moving through trauma.

Workshops are non-refundable