Shannon Stewart

Class description | Morning Class | 14 - 18 October 2019
INFINITY LANDSCAPE: GYROKINESIS® Class + Movement investigation

Infinity Landscape is a daily GYROKINESIS® practice geared towards learning, embodying and applying the core concepts of the GYROKINESIS METHOD®. Gyrokinesis is a movement practice that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method, which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus.

This morning practice will include a continuous Gyrokinesis class (60 - 90 minutes) with additional time to workshop concepts. We will dive deeper into spiraling, breathwork, and expansive and sustainable mobility through movement, improvisation, touch and discussion.



Biography

Shannon Stewart has trained in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® for over 10 years. She teaches private and group GYROTONIC® lessons on the pulley tower and is certified in three formats of GYROKINESIS® (the mat version of the system). She has taught in Gyrotonic®, dance, and yoga studios and universities throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Canada.

Along with studying teaching methods of various dance techniques, Shannon is certified as a teaching artist with the Dance for Parkinson’s (D4PD) program. She has years of experience working with a range of movers from professional dancers and athletes to people living with neurodegenerative illness. Shannon loves to help people feel better in their bodies, better understand alignment as well as the more subtle aspects of the occupying and moving through the world in a human body. She continually grows and learns from the diversity of her students backgrounds and needs. She is an independent artist and scholar based in New Orleans, US.