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Freeing the Jaw for Voice: Feldenkrais ATM Workshop — 2/22/15
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
CRS is delighted to welcome back movement teacher Sita Mani to once again teach Feldenkrais at CRS this winter. This one-day workshop is ideal for Actors or anyone looking to free the vocal apparatus in a gentle but deeply effective way, as well as for individuals looking for relief from TMJ / jaw grinding.
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons teach you how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve awareness of the whole self in action. The teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead you through a particular pattern of movement and action. Emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable, efficient and free from aches and pains.
ABOUT SITA MANI
Sita Mani draws on a wealth of additional experience from her long career as a professional dancer, choreographer, massage therapist and movement teacher to assist you in understanding what is going on in your own body as you explore these lessons and to benefit from that experience.
She is a graduate of the Actor’s Center Teacher Development Program and is currently on faculty at Herbert Berghof Studio and a Guest Teacher at The Scott Freeman Studio and CRS in New York. She was a founding faculty member at The Studio New York and has been a guest teacher at Mark Morris Dance School and The Feldenkrais Institute in New York.
Sita began her movement training early, studying Yoga and Tae Kwon Do as a child.She later studied Classical Ballet and Musical Theater Dance forms in Bombay and started her professional career on stage. She was Principal Dancer and Choreographer’s Assistant in The Shiamak Davar Dance Company in India from 1997-1990,primarily doing Musical Theatre , Music Videos and Teaching Dance.
In 1992 she completed The Certificate Program at the Alvin Ailey School in New York and spent ten years working with Dance and Physical Theater companies in New York, as well as with independent choreographers from India, Europe, South America, and the United States. She studied Acting at The Michael Howard Studio in New York and took up long term studies in new movement modalities, interning for several years with Fay Simpson in Lucid Body Work and in Alexander Technique with Jean McClelland. Sita is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her unique, eclectic background has lead her to develop her own form of movement training, which works towards giving performers a more refined self awareness, physical awareness and visceral authenticity. Sita has worked at all levels of training, ranging from the Yale School of Drama to kindergartens in the slums of Mumbai.
Feb 20152210 am – 4 pm