Courses: Fall 2023
Interested in what we do, but not looking to be a professional actor-creator? We also have courses for our larger community with Dell'Arte faculty and guest instructors. Register now for Yoga with Miguel, Intro to the Alexander Technique, or Expressive Movement. Classes will be periodically added as they are confirmed. Check back often!
6:30–8:00pm Wednesdays - 8 sessions
October 11 – December 6 (no class Nov 22)
Ages: Teen & Adult Capacity: 20
Cost:$210 ($180 if register by Sept 30)
Moving the body can be a joyful thing! Drawing inspiration from various dance forms and Capoeira, students will find new pathways in their bodies to create, express, and move through space. We will explore spiral movement pathways, responsive partnering dynamics, and elemental inspirations.The playful and dance-like elements of circular flow and improvisation that are central to Capoeira can guide us towards greater freedom in our embodied expression.
Mestre Espaço is a Brazilian Capoeirista, Dancer, and Mover, who has dedicated his life to the art of Capoeira since he was 18 years old. He trained, taught, and performed in his hometown of Sao Paulo before cycling for two years, pedaling through 10 countries and over 12,000 miles to California, with the purpose of studying at Capoeira schools all along the journey. He has taught Capoeira in organizations throughout the Bay Area and formed his own academy in Petaluma where he taught for twelve years. He is now based in Humboldt, teaching here at Dell'Arte International and at his own local academy. Learn more at capoeiraazania.com.
Yoga with Miguel
10:00–11:30 Saturdays - 8 sessions
October 7 – December 9 (no class Oct 21, Nov 25)
Ages: Teen & Adult Capacity: 16
Cost: $110 all class package / $10-15 sliding scale drop in
A Hatha Yoga class approachable for all skill levels. We will incorporate applied yoga anatomy and muscle activation (A.Y.A.M.A.™) technique to improve the body’s stability and to increase strength and balance in our mind and body. Expect a good playlist rounded out by an extended Savasana.
Miguel first discovered yoga as a teenager as a means for conditioning his body for competitive swimming. After practicing yoga for two decades and feeling the healing effects it had on his mind and body, Miguel felt a calling to deepen his practice by becoming a certified yoga teacher. He traveled to the rain forests of Costa Rica to undertake the 200 hr yoga training program with Yogi Aaron at Blue Osa on the Osa Peninsula. Miguel's training focused on honoring traditional yoga philosophy as well as understanding anatomy and A.Y.A.M.A.™ technique. Miguel hopes to reach people who are new to yoga and those who are seeking out a gentler practice.
Intro to The Alexander Technique
10:00–11:30am Wednesdays - 6 sessions
October 4- November 8, 2023
Ages: 18+ Capacity: 7
Cost:$210 ($180 if register by Sept 30)
Alexander Technique is a somatic mindfulness practice that brings awareness, release of tension, and ease of movement to those who practice it. In this class we will explore tools that you can apply to everyday life to ease stress in the body and improve coordination. The activities in this class will be low impact and meet the students where they are at. Students will practice means of recognizing and undoing habitual patterns that get in the way of natural movement, finding more flexibility and choice. You can expect to find improved alignment and efficiency of movement as you strengthen the mind-body connection.
Julie Douglas is Head of Arts Engagement and full-time faculty at Dell’Arte International.. Previously, while living in the Bay Area, she was on faculty at American Conservatory Theater in their MFA, SFS, and Studio A.C.T. programs and on faculty at St. Mary’s College as well as a teaching-artist with a variety of Bay Area schools and companies. Julie is a 2010 graduate of the Dell’Arte MFA program where her love of the Alexander Technique began. She has been studying in the AT teacher training program at Soma Studios in Minneapolis for the past 5 years, continually deeping its use in her life and teaching. She is excited to bring this accessible and freeing technique to the community.