Autumn Morning Movement


Our morning movement sessions return – a range of sessions to start the day led by a range of artists specialising in yoga, meditation, pilates and dance – encouraging us to keep moving, regenerating, flowing and breathing our way through the autumn. Sessions are suitable for all movers, even those who may not consider themselves dancers.

The classes are free to attend but registration is essential. If you are currently in paid employment and feel that you could afford to, please consider making a donation. All donations will go towards paying freelance creatives, artists and educators to work with us.

Angelika Grohmann: Yoga & Meditation
Focusing on restorative postures, breathing exercises and some basic meditation techniques.
Every Wednesday morning from 13 Oct – 15 Dec (not 20 Oct), 9 – 9:30am
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Suzy Willson: Moving with Music
Be moved by the music – in your own space, in your own rhythm, at your own pace.
Monday 25 Oct, 9 – 9:30am
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Ellen Yilma: Pilates
A pilates-based session focusing on your breath, encouraging you to tune in to your body and its natural alignment
Mondays 1 & 8 Nov, 9-9:30am
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Scott Jennings: Movement Meditation
Wake up and sense your body through the breath and guided movement improvisation
Mondays 15 & 22 Nov, 9-9:30am
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Makiko Aoyama: Morning Movement
Wake up your body through a combination of breathing, stretching and articulation exercises that will leave you awake and full of energy.
Mondays 29 Nov, 6 & 13 Dec, 9-9:30am
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SUZY WILLSON is Co-Artistic Director of Clod Ensemble and has directed all their productions to date including On The High Road, Placebo, An Anatomie in Four Quarters, Silver Swan and Red Ladies. She also leads the company’s Performing Medicine programme which provides support and professional development to healthcare workers across the UK.

ANGELIKA GROHMANN has dedicated her life to yoga and meditation and has been teaching full time for 35 years. She regular works on the Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine programme.
Her style ‘Yoga Body of Light’ has it’s foundation in the precision and vigour of Iyengar Yoga but emphasises more on breathing and the body’s natural flow of movement. Remembering the pure joy of body movement and meditative stillness we come back in touch with our true inner potential and happiness.

ELLEN YILMA is a dance artist and teacher and has performed and freelanced for various companies and choreographers; Richard Alston Dance Company, Clod Ensemble, Tavaziva, Akademi (in collaboration with Jose Agudo) and others.

SCOTT JENNINGS studied dance at BRIT School and London Contemporary Dance School. From 2012 – 2018 he was a member of Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal and has worked with artists and choreographers including Lloyd Newson, Matthew Bourne, Maxine Doyle, Alexandra Waierstall and Suzy Willson (Clod Ensemble). Alongside performing, Scott regularly teaches classes and workshops and enjoys drawing and painting.

MAKIKO AOYAMA is a Japanese born, London based movement artist and performance maker. Since graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Makiko has regularly collaborated with Lea Anderson, Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg and Clod Ensemble. She is currently creating a new immersive dance performance using origami for children under 5 and their families, with dance artist Takeshi Matsumoto. Origami has been part of her life from a young age and she is currently collaborating with dance artist Takeshi Matsumoto to create an immersive dance performance bringing together origami and movement

Image – Makiko Aoyama. Credit Camilla Greenwell.