Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff, CF10 5AL
Free but ticketed
Part of Reboot, our artist development programme.
Being involved in theatre, dance and performance often involves periods of intense activity and high adrenaline levels which can result in feelings of depletion or ‘burn out’. Led by Claire Cunningham, this workshop will provide various techniques to manage this intensity, and stay balanced, focused and healthy. The day will include a yoga class, restorative poses, breathing techniques, guided relaxation, and basic meditation, which can help us to calm down and nourish the nervous system – so we can be readier for the next challenge that life brings – both on and off the stage. The flow of the day will leave you feeling re-energised and relaxed.
Claire developed her yoga practice and teaching during a twenty-four year career as a professional dancer and rehearsal director with leading companies across Europe. She is a warm and creative yoga teacher with a deep awareness of yoga as a tool to strengthen performance potential, health and a general sense of wellbeing in such a physically demanding profession. Claire has studied many styles of yoga in India and Europe and holds a Yoga Alliance teaching qualification; a Forrest Yoga Teacher Training CET; a Japanese Bodywork certification from The European School of Shiatsu; and an MA in Contemporary Dance. She encourages a mindful approach in order to play with and feel new physical and energetic connections.