Move through lockdown with us

13.JANUARY—31.MARCH.2021

We’re offering a programme of free morning movement sessions led by a range of artists specialising in yoga, meditation, Feldenkrais technique and dance – encouraging us to keep moving, regenerating, flowing and breathing our way through these winter weeks.

The classes are free to attend but registration is essential. Please register for individual classes through the Eventbrite links below. 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.

These events are part of our artist development programme, Reboot, which connects and cross-pollinates creatives across disciplines – from the worlds of music, theatre, visual art, architecture and healthcare. We have been providing free professional development opportunities to artists for many years. During the pandemic, Reboot has gone online to provide additional support to artists through these challenging corona times. We aim to nurture a highly-skilled, diverse creative workforce and a strong, vibrant arts sector.

Moving with Music
with Suzy Willson
Monday mornings, 9am – 9:30am
8 February – 1 March

Join CLOD ENSEMBLE’s Artistic Director Suzy Willson for a warm-up to ease you into the week. Be moved by the music – in your own space, in your own rhythm, at your own pace.

Register here

Pilates
with Ellen Yilma
Tuesday mornings, 9am – 9:30am
26 January – 2 March

Join CLOD ENSEMBLE Associate Artist Ellen Yilma for a pilates-based movement session on Tuesday mornings.

These sessions will offer you a quiet space to focus on your breath and tune in to your body and its natural alignment. You’ll be guided through the basic principles of pilates and some movement sequences to help improve your mental focus, coordination and an awareness of your deep core before moving into your day. All you need is a space to lie down, on the floor or a mat.

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.

Register here

Yoga and Meditation
with Angelika Grohmann
Wednesday mornings, 9am – 9:30am
13 January – 31 March

Throughout January and February, Associate Artist Angelika Grohmann will be offering short yoga and meditation sessions. These classes will focus on restorative postures, breathing exercises and some basic meditation techniques.

Register here

Awareness Through Movement
with Maggy Burrowes
Friday mornings, 9am – 9:45am
22 January – 26 Febuary

Join Maggy Burrowes on Friday mornings for an introduction to Awareness through Movement. These lessons will help to increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. A great way to reorganise, rebalance, and integrate your whole self, just in time for the weekend.

Maggy Burrowes is a teacher, singer, and voice coach, and has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method since 1990. She has taught for many schools and universities and arts organisations, including the Royal College of Music, Candoco, and University of Brighton.

Register here