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Weekly yoga/stretch classes


  • TWT studios L1/60 Atchison Street Crows Nest, NSW, 2065 Australia (map)

Join Dean Walsh for the first of two 5-weekly Saturday morning yoga-stretch classes. Yoga training was a key component in Dean's formative dance and performance training (3 years full-time at the Bodenwieser Dance Centre in Sydney 1988-1990).

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Dean commenced Iyengar Yoga practice (sustained postures) in 1989, under the very fine tutelage of Sue-Ellen Kholer in Rozelle, Peter Thomson at his school in Glebe and then, in 1992, he also commenced regular practice in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga (dynamic breath and sequential postures), over a three year period with Simon Borg-Olivier at his school, Yoga Synergy, in Bondi.  Since these formative years he has been taught by many renowned yoga teachers in Australia, the UK and in NYC during professional company engagements.

Dean has been teaching contemporary dance technique and yoga-influenced  stretch classes since 1995 for professional dance companies and individuals, as well as at tertiary institutions for their full-time dance and theatre degrees across Australia, and in England, Scotland and The Netherlands.

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He has also taught regular weekly open public yoga-influenced stretch classes for Sydney Dance Company since 1995. These classes will be in the style he has developed there; a blend of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga principles, as well as myriad highly influential somatic practices he has been exposed to over the course of his 28 years as a professional dance practitioner. He draws from a vast experience of embodied knowledge and has refined stretch techniques he uses in his own performance, teaching and choreographic practices.

Dean is also an avid scuba diver, breath-held diver and marine conservationist and incorporates aspects of related breath techniques drawn from these practices, as well as the Pranayama breathing techniques aligned with yoga. 

He teaches inclusively and caters for diverse minds, bodies and abilities.

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When:
Saturday mornings 8am-9:30am, commencing 8th Sept – 13th Oct  (5 weeks).
(the next series of 5 weeks will commence on Sat 20th Oct)

Price:
$20 for a single 1.5-hour session
$90 for all five sessions in advance (saving $10)
Earlybird deal. 5 classes $80 if booked by 31/8/2018

Where:
BrandX TWT Rehearsal Studios
Level 1, 60 Atchison St, St Leonards

RSVP and Payment:
Please contact workshops@dean-walsh.com to RSVP for the series, and payment options will be sent to you then.

What to Bring and wear:
Wear climate-appropriate comfortable clothing. If you own a yoga mat, please bring them along. Some mats will be provided by Dean as will straps, blocks and eye pads.

The TWT studio is cozy, warm and has all amenities. Click the link below to view:

http://www.brandx.org.au/rehearsal-spaces/twt-creative-precinct-rehearsal-space

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