If we could learn how to balance rest against effort, calmness against strain, quiet against turmoil, we would assure ourselves of joy in living and psychological health for life.
– JOSEPHINE RATHBONE
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
– Chinese Proverb
KALK BAY COMMUNITY CENTER
FRIDAYS, 10:30-11:30 A.M.
TERM 1: JAN. 24 – MARCH 13 (8 WEEKS)
TERM 2: APRIL 17 – JUNE 12 (9 WEEKS)
It’s a dynamic class integrating somatic pilates, floorwork, & release technique. It is done to music. You will leave feeling energized & relaxed at the same time, aka: Wrung-out! A moderate fitness level required. Great for movers of any kind: yogis, swimmers, surfers, dancers, etc.
R640 for TERM 1 (8 SESSIONS)
R720 FOR TERM 2 (9 SESSIONS)
PRIVATES & SEMI-PRIVATES OF
SOMATIC “PILATES SCHMILATES”:
Come to my pilates class that is not really pilates (as you know it!)
Stretch, Strengthen, Move. A unique class based on somatic principles. You’ve never done anything like it, so why not give it a try?!
If you have some extra space in your living room, I can come to you for a private or semi-private, OR you can come to me. Available weekday mornings. Contact me to make your booking.
1 person: R390
2 people: R540
*If you have a private group larger than this, we can make an arrangement as well.
Watch this space!…
Kelly has been deeply immersed & mentored in the work of a somatic pilates approach for the past several years through Bodies Mind, in Marin County, California. The work implements movement sequencing from Joe Pilates, approached through a somatic lens. In both dance & pilates, Kelly focuses on gravity & bones.
In addition, Kelly has been moving her whole life, be it in gymnastics, skiing, swimming, hiking, surfing, etc. She got her Bachelors of Interior Architecture & nearly minored in dance at the University of Oregon, with a focus mainly on modern (release technique) & African dance. She then took years of release & floorwork classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily at ODC & ROCO.
Her thesis project in 2000 was designing a “movement therapy center”, which she realizes, has continued to deeply permeate her life & work to this day.
She is a conceptual artist, focusing on large-scale public art & mixed media (be it via installation, photography, dance, poetry, &/or video, ETC.!). She has often tangoed the above with the gathering of people together for experiential events, as a type of “experiential curator” or “creative midwife”.
The cumulative years of influence around movement & the use of + perception of space via dance, architecture, art, pilates, & life have inspired & led her to teach.
*Image of Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company dancers.
ON A SIDE NOTE!: – Kelly also offers personalized curation on your travels to Cape Town & surrounding areas. See on the link for more details