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The Movement Space – Online

March 19, 2020
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Hi Movers,

I will be introducing ‘The Movement Space‘ – a space where I will share a series of classes, everyday information on posture, movement, and stretching, as well as an open forum for any questions or requests.

Please note: GYROKINESIS® classes will only be live streamed (platform TBA). Everything else will be available to watch again.


These times during the CO-VID19 pandemic has really put into perspective of what I actually offer. I’ve been so used to being hands-on and travelling from studio to studio over the last 10 years, I hadn’t allowed myself the chance to detach from the physicality of it all.

Given the recent affairs, I’ve realized (yet, again) that within loving to move and help people, there should be no boundaries. The next few weeks or months will be a challenge switching to a new mode, but the work in itself will always be enjoyable and beneficial.

I hope you will continue to move with me virtually in your own space, both mentally and physically. Let’s get comfy.

Sincerely,

Kindall xo

Guest Posts Health Skincare Wellbeing

Babsie Steger: Creator of Magic Beauty Oil (GUEST POST)

October 3, 2018
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Babsie is a dear, yet long distance, friend of mine. We first met in 2016 at the GYROTONIC® Applications for Dancers Course in Paris, France, but have kept in contact since then. In fact, she’s helped me a lot with my food intolerances and recurring Candida via Skype.

In her most recent accomplishments, Babsie has created her own natural product called, MAGIC BEAUTY OIL, which is a lovely organic blend of vegetable oils and essential oils of 100% absolute purity – no additives, preservatives or synthetic products. Read on to see how Babsie succeeded as a Dancer, Actress, and a Health Expert.


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Babsie Steger was born in Austria. At the the age of 7, she passed the competitive entrance examination for the Ballet School at the Opera in Vienna. In addition, at 14 she was also ranked the best Austrian tennis player. Upon graduating from the Vienna State Opera, she moved on to working successfully as an actress in France.
At 19, Babsie arrived in Paris while earning her living as a dancer and model. Fashion shows, advertising shoots, etc., ensued. She then became a fully-fledged actress and performed in international films and series’ such as Highlander, as well as Largo Winch, filmed in Great Britain and Canada, and the international show of Borgia in Europe.
At the same time, her first trade as a dancer enabled her to learn how to know her body. Natural and healthy food was always her priority. Watching what you eat every day plays a vital role in developing a strong, healthy body; physically and mentally.

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In 2011, she published her first cookbook on Austrian pastries, Stroudel, Koughlof et Cie (Marabout Editions) in which the recipes emphasised the use of organic products as well as its focus on people’s well-being.
Babsie knew as a young girl that combining and balancing very natural ingredients of food with careful attention to good nutrition was important for her. In the last 25 years, Babsie worked with her sister – a medical doctor specialist in homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, meditation – who formed the health expert she is today
Thus in 2015, she made the discovery of a very effective method called natural face lifting. Now Babsie teaches lessons and organises workshops on how to practise natural face lift. Shortly after, Babsie developed her very own successful skin care product, MAGIC BEAUTY OIL, an exceptional oil for face and neck, 100% organic; only natural and rare ingredients.

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This honest and natural beauty oil regulates impurities, fights strongly against free radicals, tightens pores, and reduces pigmentation spots.

The skin is an organ that absorbs all the products (cream, oil, etc.) that you apply to it and transports them into the blood. Therefore it is very important, that your treatment is nontoxic, and the purest, most natural as possible so that it brings the necessary nutrients to the epidermis.

– Babsie Steger

This treatment is all the more exceptional since it adapts to any type of skin. The essential oils treat, regulate and boost the skin in depth. Magic Beauty Oil’s treatment leaves your skin deeply moisturised, refreshed, smooth, and radiant.
Written by Babsie; Edited by Kindall 

There are so many things we can learn from Babsie, her discoveries, and accomplishments as a mover, coach, and food and health expert. Browse through her website to discover natural products and methods useful for our entire wellbeing. Download Google Translate to your browser, if needed.

More About Babsie’s Natural Products & Work

” MAGIC BEAUTY OIL ” by Babsie Steger

Le soin Magic Beauty Oil, by Babsie Steger est l’aboutissement des années de recherches. Magic Beauty Oil est un mélange biologique d’huiles végétales et d’huiles essentielles d’une pureté absolue à 100%. Il ne renferme aucun additif, ni conservateur, ni produit de synthèse. Ce soin, hautement actif et nutritif, apporte à l’épiderme des nombreuses vitamines et omégas indispensables.

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Lifting naturel facial, comment rester belle sans botox ni injections…

Il y a quelques années déjà… j’ai découvert une méthode de lifting naturel très intéressante. Pour moi qui ai toujours été du côté du ” naturel “, j’ai été, je dois bien le dire, intriguée par le procédé et, finalement, conquise.

Le Gyrotonic, c’est quoi exactement ?

Le Gyrotonic® Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga s’y sont mises et pour cause. Pratiqué sur machine, le Gyrotonic est une activité ultra complète qui tonifie et étire les muscles en douceur. Découvrez toutes les raisons de ce nouvel engouement.

Dance Health Interviews

The Movers & The Makers – A Podcast for the Creators

February 12, 2018
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The Movement Blog’s excited to introduce its own Podcast: The Movers & the Makers, coming March 2018 with Kindall Payne


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Aim of the Podcast

To have real conversations with artists, trainers, fitness and dance enthusiasts about situations dealing with health, fitness, wellbeing, travel, working, etc. The ultimate aim is to therefore give The Movement Blog an audible platform, a voice, for its readers and collaborators. By bringing contemporary dance cultures and conversations towards the limelight, this podcast will be able to be a part of making dance less ‘niche’ and more ‘necessary’.

Reason for Introducing The Movers & the Makers

Podcasts have been a big hit since the early 2000’s, however Dance Podcasts are slowly on the rise. While there are quite a few that focus on the ballet and/or the North American dance scene, there’s just a handful that focus on contemporary dance in an international sense. This upcoming podcast was made to shine a light on people’s unique approach to living and surviving as a freelance dancer, trainer, mover, artist, you name it.

Release of the Podcast

Starting with 5 episodes right off the bat, The Movers & The Makers will be available across most podcast platforms including on this blog. Thereafter, be sure to tune in every 2 weeks. With your engagement, we could get this dance podcast to become a part of iTunes New & Noteworthy and further spread this release to a wider range of audiences. Now is the time to open up conversations about topics we’re all thinking but haven’t spoken about yet.

Get Involved!

Have something you’d like to share? I’d be happy to hear it! I’ll be on the constant lookout for upcoming and established dancers, choreographers, fitness trainers, and any other artists, performers, etc. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch: kindall@themovementblog.co.uk

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Your input and feedback will help make this podcast grow and be heard internationally. Thank you all for your support!

Stay tuned!

Dance Data Health Insights

2018 Movement Census – Dance needs YOU!

January 8, 2018
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Calling All Dancers!

We have an ambitious goal to conduct the first global survey of dancers to provide the community with insights on performance & injury prevention.

As we kick off a new year we’re excited at The Movement Blog for what 2018 can bring. This year we are aiming big by attempting to gain never before collated insights about the world of dance. To do this we need your help. In return for a few minutes of your time you will have the chance to win an amazing health tracker, the Fitbit Charge 2!

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As you probably know, Kindall studied Dance Science at Trinity Laban in London. It’s a practice that I find fascinating and important for the dance world. Dance Science looks to apply the principles and techniques normally reserved for elite athletes, to optimise performance and prevent injury.
This is a crucial movement for the dance industry which traditionally hasn’t had the same levels of support as other physically intensive pursuits. However, something that has surprised me as I’ve learned more about Dance Science is just how little data there is available about the industry.
Dance Science needs data to be successful but most data sets are collected by private organisations or within academia. Indeed if you search Google for ‘dance data’ the top result is a database for Scottish Country Dance (bravo Scotland 🎉).

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Wayne McGregor’s Dancers working with Trinity Laban’s Dance Science Department

Knowing that The Movement Blog attracts users from all over the world it got us thinking – why don’t we conduct our own survey of the dance community to share with the dance community. We are very please to announce TMB’s first annual Movement Census!

OUR GOALS

  • To understand more about different aspects of the dance community across the world
  • Gain insight on how dancers deal with injury prevention and performance optimisation
  • To provide tips and advice on how to avoid injury and perform to your best
  • To understand dancer habits and behaviours whether they are teachers, pros or enthusiasts
  • To raise awareness about the importance of injury prevention
The survey itself only takes 5 minutes to complete and the results will be completely confidential. The more dancers from different backgrounds who complete the survey, the better the results will be.
In return for sharing the survey with your friends we will enter you in a competition to win a Fitbit Charge 2. Once we’ve compiled the results we will publish a report which will be free for all respondents to download.

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Photo by Drew Graham