radial diamond kinetics/the sweat HUDSON, NY
May
23
to Nov 21

radial diamond kinetics/the sweat HUDSON, NY

radial diamond kinetics returns to Sadhana in Hudson, NY

Wednesdays July 18, August 22, and 3rd Wednesdays of the month going forward

7:30-9:15pm

Sweat, tone, play on our own and as a group, and dismantle habits and hatred through a multidimensional body/mind/heart practice. With awareness and alignment practices, strengthening and stretching, and a good old sweaty work out, radial diamond kinetics/the sweat is open to all regardless of dance experience and can be adapted for many bodies and abilities.

Sliding scale $10-20/class (pay in cash at the time of the class or Venmo Hana-vanderKolk

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de-mapping part 2
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

de-mapping part 2

Making geographical maps can be a useful way to orient and understand our surroundings. But mapping can also be a limiting, partial, and even inaccurate practice, one that has historically been used to draw false boundaries in deeply unjust and dividing ways. Likewise, the maps of our bodies are crucial for understanding our physiology and identifying and healing illness. But maps of the body typically do not include the felt sense of our bodies, the way the imagination lives in and enlivens the body, can in fact be born out of the body, the way stories, traumas, and intuition is housed in the body. 

de-mapping part 2 will be a 6-hour outdoor laboratory consisting of group and solo practices for examining/re-examining the maps we hold in our minds and bodies, including explorations of ancestral lines and stories, and a series of guided movement & awareness practices done outdoors that will allow us to be, observe, and move, awakening sensory wisdom and disorienting/re-orienting ourselves on/with land and in the body. 

Placing deeply embodied practice alongside information gathering and sharing, we will even go so far as to ask: If we spend time outdoors listening, experimenting, developing embodied intimacy with our surroundings, might we "hear" something about the histories, states of being, practices, and entities/bodies that have been made invisible, made non-existent in favor of others? Can we discover lines of communication dampened by certainty, density and speed?

No dance, meditation, or performance experience necessary. We will build on de-mapping part one (which took place in July), but you do not new participants are also welcome. 

Wear comfortable clothing/protection for being outdoors and intimate with the elements for 4 hours (we'll spend the first 2 hours indoors). Bring a notebook, pen, bug repellent, sunscreen, and water. 

$10-40 sliding scale

To reserve your spot please Venmo @Hana-vanderKolk or PayPal hjvanderkolk (at) gmail (dot) com

You will receive the location (in Troy) upon registration 

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yoga + art
Jul
3
to Aug 14

yoga + art

In collaboration with PH Gallery in Troy I'll offer some stretch/yoga/mindful movement classes this summer

Using the form of Hatha yoga as a starting point, this class will also incorporate the play and flow of dance and the rigorous attentiveness of meditation, offering a fun, accessible, movement practice for many bodies and levels of movement experience. Come home to the body. Feel free to contact me with questions. 

July 3 10-11am

July 11 5:15-6:15pm

August 8 5:15-6:15pm 

August 14 10-11am 

PH Gallery, 455 Broadway, Troy, NY

Bring a yoga mat and/or towel

Sliding scale suggested donation $5-15

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State/s, Body, Treasure 2
Jun
21
to Aug 2

State/s, Body, Treasure 2

In this 6-week class series we’ll explore a number of practices for accessing and playing in/with the intelligence of the body. We’ll approach this work both as individual bodies, and as a community body/intersection of bodies & energies. 

Relaxation, touch, focus, awareness, alignment, duration, disorientation, repetition, dream states, non-verbal communication, emptiness/nothingness, ritual and rhythmic entrainment will be threaded throughout our process. We’ll engage in both open-ended containers for exploration (practices that include interpretation/improvisation) and more choreographically specified work (practices in which I give you set actions to experiment inside of). 

This class will retain some of that fun-loving, sweaty vibe of my ongoing class radial diamond kinetics, while going deeper into the state-based, improvisatory, and physical/energetic alignment elements of my work, with a consistent and dedicated group over a 6-week period. 

No dance/performance experience necessary and the class can be adapted for many bodies/abilities. 

Oakwood Community Center, Troy

NO CLASS JULY 5

SLIDING SCALE $50-120

To reserve your spot please Venmo @Hana-vanderKolk or PayPal hjvanderkolk (at) gmail (dot) com

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State/s, Body, Treasure
Mar
15
to Apr 19

State/s, Body, Treasure

  • Oakwood Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

State/s, Body, Treasure
6 Thursdays, 7-9pm
March 15-April 19

Oakwood Community Center, Troy, NY

Sliding scale $50-120 for 6 weeks

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL WITH A WAITING LIST. STAY TUNED FOR OTHER UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

In this 6-week class series we’ll explore a number of practices for accessing and playing in/with the intelligence of the body. We’ll approach this work both as individual bodies, and as a community body/intersection of bodies & energies. 

Relaxation, touch, focus, awareness, alignment, duration, disorientation, repetition, dream states, non-verbal communication, emptiness/nothingness, ritual and rhythmic entrainment will be threaded throughout our process. We’ll engage in both open-ended containers for exploration (practices that include interpretation/improvisation) and more choreographically specified work (practices in which I give you set actions to experiment inside of). 

This class will retain some of that fun-loving, sweaty vibe of my ongoing class radial diamond kinetics, while going deeper into the state-based, improvisatory, and physical/energetic alignment elements of my work, with a consistent and dedicated group over a 6-week period. 

No dance/performance experience necessary and the class can be adapted for many bodies/abilities. 

Resources:

On Body Weather: http://bodyweather.blogspot.com/2009/03/min-tanaka.html

Indigenous tribes of NY State: http://www.native-languages.org/york.htm

Fannie Sosa: Cosmic Ass https://vimeo.com/123000371 (twerking)

Authentic Movement: http://authenticmovementcommunity.org/about

Dharmagiri, site for my meditation teachers Kitissaro and Thanissara: http://www.dharmagiri.org

Dream work: http://schoolofimages.com, http://www.malakline.com/saphire/

 

 

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