Off the Grid: A Summer Reflection in Vermont

Summer is alive and well with the elemental effects of fire and water upon us. It is a time to nurture and repair, create and process, sing and dance! I am currently living at the Putney School, which is located on a spectacular hilltop in southern Vermont. Studios, performance spaces, classrooms, and dormitories are centrally … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #3

Who doesn’t love a twist? This restorative twist posture is a favorite request with the NYU Tisch Dance students. Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #3: Aside from its cozy “tucked in” quality, this prone twist offers spine decompression. Back body expansion in the shoulders and pelvis are added, welcome benefits. The degree of twisting can be … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #1

Summer seems to be right around the corner.  Our enthusiasm for physical activity increases with warmer temperatures. Unfortunately, our aches and pains also increase as we get into summer shape. For dancers who are spending long days in summer intensive programs, it is important to implement a restorative yoga practice at the end of the … Continue reading

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