Shira Yaziv is a dancer, teacher, bodyworker, and facilitator. She enjoys encouraging people to be in their bodies while learning new skills, being creative, listening and adapting to the changing present moment. Shira is the co-founder and owner of Athletic Playground, a dynamic indoor space, inspiring physical play through a wide variety of movement classes. She offers private sessions, weekly group classes, workshops, bodywork sessions and yearly retreats.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

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BACKSPACE WORKSHOP

6/24 - 6/25, 2022

A day and a half long CI workshop to expand your comfort in dancing backwards and upside down -- and so much more!

Backspace is often an intimidating frontier for many. Our aim in this workshop is to create a safe container for you to explore this exciting territory. Supported by careful guidance, specific pathways and playful scores, we will go on a journey together from floor to flight. We will challenge old habits and emerge with new skills and greater confidence to dance backwards and upside down. Together we will dance into the unknown, into the space we cannot see, into the backspace.

This workshop is for intermediate -- advanced contact dancers who already have some experience with sharing weight, changing levels and basic “lifts” etc.

Some topics we will cover:

Floorwork to flight, it’s all the same stuff

Entering and exiting on our hands

Leading with the back of the head

Falling into flight, Always orienting to the earth

Leading with the pelvis

Level changes

Moving towards the support

Cost: $200-$300. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Where: Wildcat Studio @ Sawtooth Building in West Berkeley

When:

June 24 Friday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

June 25 Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Saturday night public Jam w/ musician Ira Echo! 7:30pm - 10:30pm

To reserve a spot send payment via Zelle to: Marcus.jpvanduren@gmail.com

Venmo also accepted: @Marcus-vanDuren

In addition to payment, send an email or fb message to Marcus to confirm your spot.

Feel free to contact Marcus or Shira with any questions about the workshop or inquiry about financial aid.

See you on the floor!

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