Andy Alphonse

Andy Alphonse has been a member of the Bloomington, Indiana community for the past nine years. He is a teacher, writer, musician, poet, and actor. He has studied Meisner Acting Technique and Improvisation Movement Theater, has appeared in a variety of theatrical productions over the years, and has written and directed several short plays. He is a published poet and plays the drum kit and the djembe. He has practiced Zen Buddhism over the past 9 years as well as several forms of Yoga over the past 20 years (Hatha, Kripalu and Kundalini) and has taught classes in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, as well as classes on fostering creativity. He continues to explore the relationship between creative endeavors and the inner world as a foundation for a potent and fulfilling existence.

Burning the Box

This workshop aspires to allow one to experience one’s self in a more fluid and fearless manner primarily through play and improvisational body movement, from which increased creativity and a sense of well-being would naturally flow. It begins by encouraging the release of fear-based limitation through the use of breath, imagery and visualization, and then moves into animating the self through playful and improvisational body movements; Interact, express, dance, imitate and flow in a safe, joyful environment. Finally participants will combine their bodily interpretations to weave a simple, theatrical archetypal tale of Creation, and will segue into Contact Improvisation as a means of fluidly culminating the shared freedom of body (and mind) expression achieved over the course of the workshop.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga has been called the yoga of awareness. This workshop will take the participant on an experience of the joys and benefits of Kundalini yoga through performing a ‘kriya’, a prescribed set of Kundalini Yoga postures and breath patterns designed to awaken and radiate the dormant spiritual power that lies within us. Come expecting a stimulating and rewarding yogic experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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