Introduction to the Dart Procedures

When: 10/18 4pm-5:30pm MT

Where: Founders Park 7725 Coal Creek Dr, Superior, CO 80027 (South of Target)

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The Dart Procedures are based in the Alexander Technique. This workshop is an introduction to the full sequence of movement. It is based in developmental and evolutionary movement. Moving through the sequence can help with realigning the head, neck, and back, allowing for less pain and more efficiency of posture and movement. AmSAT Alexander teachers Joan and Alex Murray developed the sequence of movement based on the anthropological research of Raymond Dart. It has been further explored by one of my teachers, Luc Vanier.

Price: This workshop is on a sliding scale of $5-$25 depending on your financial needs. If you are not able to pay anything, we still want you to attend.

Payments can be made to @Sara-Yanney on Venmo (preferred) or through the email sarayc.syc@gmail.com for PayPal. Cash will also be accepted on the day of the workshop.

What to expect:
The Dart Procedures start standing, but also goes to the ground. Dress accordingly to crawl and roll on the ground. Accommodations can be made if you are physically unable to go through any of these movements. You will go through the sequence on your own, but you will also observe a partner and they will observe you (from a 6 foot distance). Even though this is based in the Alexander Technique, an Alexander Technique lesson is a one on one, hands on practice. This is based in the Alexander Technique and its concepts.

COVID-19 accommodations: MASKS ARE MANDATORY for all participants. You will be asked to sign a release form stating that you have not show any symptoms of COVID-19, you have not had direct exposure to someone with COVID-19, and have not had a fever for 24 hours. We will be maintaining 6 feet distance. There will be areas sectioned off to help with this spacing.

What to bring: Your mask, clothing you can comfortably move in and be on the ground, a chair with a back (this is part of the procedures, there will be a few extra chairs if needed), a yoga mat and/or blankets to help make crawling and rolling on the ground more comfortable.

Makeup Date: 10/25, same location and time. If the weather is too severe, on 10/18, we will hold the workshop on 10/25. If it is cancelled due to weather, we will post on this event page and directly notify individuals that have already registered.

About the Instructor: Sara Yanney (she/her) MFA, GL-CMA, has been teaching movement and somatics for 17 years. Sara received her BA in Dance from the University of New Mexico, her MFA in Performing Arts: Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her Graduate Laban Movement Analysis certification (GL-CMA) from Columbia College-Chicago. Sara is currently in the Somatic Dance/Movement Therapy MA program at Naropa University. She is a third year trainee at Alexander Technique Denver (ATDen) school and this workshop is part of the completion of her certification as an AmSAT Alexander Technique teacher.