rhea sheedy founder of ballet fusion the movement blog the movers and the makers

Rhea Sheedy: On Creating Ballet Fusion & Utilizing Ballet as a Wellbeing Practice

It wasn’t until very recently, in my 30’s that I suddenly had this moment, where I was like, ‘Wow, I’m just sitting at a desk all day […] let’s think about how I can bring dance back into my life. Meet Rhea Sheedy – a Royal Academy of Dance qualified instructor who founded and developed …

5 online classes to keep you moving and smiling

6 Online Platforms to Keep You Moving & Smiling

Happy New Year, Movers! The last couple of months have been so varied. Since my last post in September, I was actually swamped with working in the studios; then I went to California for the holidays; now I’m back in London and house-bound! With that said, I want to share what’s been helping me stay …

kayla harley dance gyrokinesis wellbeing wellness

Kayla Harley: On Health, Identity, & Making Things Work

I met Kayla way back in the day during our time at the LINES Ballet BFA program in San Francisco. I had also picked her to perform in my Senior choreography piece, so from working with her in this way, I always knew she had something special to offer. Flash forward 10 years, I was …

introducing Babsie Steger dance actress trainer health coach

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

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 …

gyrotonic and gyrokinesis equals body awareness kindall payne lisbon portugal

The GYROTONIC® + GYROKINESIS® Methods= Body Awareness

Over the last few weeks I’ve taught two GYROKINESIS® Workshops and attended a GYROTONIC® course with Master Trainer Rita Rehna. There are some incredible benefits to delving into these methods more deeply; largely body awareness. Here are 5 benefits in which I’ve seen within my clients and experienced personally coupled with supported outside sources. 1) …

tara d'arquian bad faith the movement blog

A Discussion on “Bad Faith”: Dancer & Choreographer, Tara d’Arquian’s Exciting New Piece

Tara D’Arquian is a Belgium-born (part time London based) Dancer and Choreographer, who is very excited about about the premiere of her new piece, Bad Faith, part of the In Situ Trilogy, March 14th & 15th at Laban Theatre. I’ve sent Tara a few questions about her premiere, her choreographic style, working between Brussels and London and how …

mini review radiant space art gallery los angeles the movement blog kindall payne

Mini Review: Radiant Space Art Gallery, Los Angeles

Radiant Space Art Gallery is based in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, CA, and thrives from its founders: Daniel Elder, Sean Maurer, Golie Yazdy, Olivia Mia Orozco. This gallery space hosts art shows, dance, music performances, sound baths, pop up fashion markets and donation based group classes. Mia, the main event coordinator, is a dancer, actress, and all …

How the GYROKINESIS® Method & Yoga Can Go Hand in Hand

5 Ways the GYROKINESIS® Method Can Enhance Your Yoga Practice

Common questions I hear, “What’s the GYROKINESIS® Method?” “Is it like yoga or Pilates?” Sometimes it seems to difficult to explain, but perhaps it shouldn’t. The ultimate aim is to understand the body, move and enjoy. This method was originally created as an injury prevention method for dancers, however it became widely used for general alignment …