Movement Principles Classes & Workshops

These somatic movement classes introduce & explore principles from the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) through improvisation & guided tasks for health & creativity.

Developmental Pattern Support class

How do you want to feel?

6-class bundles – 12 month access

Grounded
£63
  • Weight sensing & shift
  • Axis of length
  • Preparation
  • Inner/Outer
  • Spatial intent
  • Patterns of Crawling
Dynamic
£63
  • Dynamic Alignment
  • Thresholds of Spiralling
  • Effort intent
  • Core support
  • Rotary support
  • Spatial intent
Aligned
£63
  • Developmental patterns
  • Effort intent
  • Diagonals forever
  • Axis of length
  • Phrasing flow
  • Dynamic alignment
Creative
£63
  • Shape intent
  • Suspension
  • Breath support
  • Function/Expression
  • Body level phrasing
  • Developmental patterns
Connected to yourself
£63
  • Shape intent
  • Weight sensing & shift
  • Scatter Gather
  • Informing practice
  • Exertion/Recuperation
  • Core support
Free to play
£63
  • Body level phrasing
  • Rotary support
  • Breath support
  • Mobility/Stability
  • Propulsion
  • Voyages in the Kinesphere

or these classes arranged like this:

11-class bundles: Bartenieff Fundamental Movement Principles

Series 1. Eleven BF classes.
£88
  • Weight sensing & shift
  • Core support
  • Breath support
  • Effort intent
  • Spatial intent
  • Shape intent
  • Rotary support
  • Developmental pattern support
  • Axis of length
  • Body level phrasing
  • Dynamic alignment
  • 12 month access
Series 2. Eleven more BF classes.
£88
  • Weight sensing & shift
  • Core support
  • Breath support
  • Effort intent
  • Spatial intent
  • Shape intent
  • Rotary support
  • Developmental pattern support
  • Axis of length
  • Body level phrasing
  • Dynamic alignment
  • 12 month access

I am enjoying the building of movement tasks during each lesson – simple to more complex – allowing my body and mind to warm up and tune in. I am enjoying learning a new language in my body and a new vocabulary to speak about my experience. During these stressful times I have found the practice to be a nourishing release of unhealthy tension and a great way to begin a day.

Bronwen Kamasz, dance artist, Melbourne, Australia

Mobility/Stability class (one of the four Themes)

Series 3. Four ‘Themes’ classes.
£32
  • Inner/Outer
  • Exertion/Recuperation
  • Function/Expression
  • Mobility/Stability
  • 12 month access
Series 4. Ten ‘Layered Principles’ classes.
£80
  • Preparation
  • Propulsion
  • Suspension
  • Phrasing Flow
  • Scatter Gather
  • Thresholds of Spiralling
  • Patterns of Crawling
  • Voyages in the Kinesphere
  • Diagonals Forever
  • Informing Practice
  • 12 month access

I just wanted to say thank for the classes. I am amazed with them. The explorations helped me to get in touch with something very deep in me – the source of creativity, vitality, spontaneity.

M, Poland

LBMS is used to understand and explore many aspects of human movement patterns. The system helps to identify both qualitative as well as quantitative aspects of movement, taking into account functional as well as expressive content. I, Ali Baybutt, use and teach it as a somatic practice, which means through the felt-sense of the body, and with an emphasis on creative exploration.

Playing with Principles class

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