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Starting June 1st, Laura will be teaching Franklin Method classes at Dance New Amsterdam in NYC. Classes will be every Monday from 12-1.30pm, and will focus on how the Franklin Method applies to dance technique and training. You will have the opportunity to learn Eric’s theraband series as well as take a step into a different area of the body, and by embodying the function, take leaps forward in improving your alignment, strength, flexibility, ease and joy of dance.

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When: Mondays 12pm-1.30pm

Where: Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway (enter at 53 Chambers Street), New York, NY 10007 http://www.dnadance.org 

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Watching the deep valley of the scapular be ‘cleaned out’ with the red scarf, immediately creates a change in my shoulders! Witnessing the depth and softness in an area that is often tight and rigid, creates new possibilities for the freedom and ease and an instant change. 

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[Picture from year 2, week 2 Franklin Method Teacher Training]

If you place your fingers on the top of your shoulders, find your scapular (if you know where it is) and see if you can picture a deep valley full of softness. In this photo you can see Eric is demonstrating literally ‘flossing’ the depths of the scapular with the silky red scarf. This image is not easy to embody straight away, and does take some time… so get yourself to an ‘intro to shoulders’ workshop and this will start you on the road to releasing tension in your shoulders.

Maybe just reading this will allow you to feel some release in that area. Take a couple of minutes to see if you can imagine your shoulders being ‘flossed’ with the soft scarf. Use your hands to guide the softness sinking into the tops of your shoulders… then take a moment to notice if there is any difference between the two sides. What do you feel?

My red scarf just turned into a flowing stream running across my shoulders… wash out all the dirt and tightness. Brand new shoulders :-)

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