Friday, July 17, 2015

Availability for the week of 7/20/15

Gosh! What beautiful days...

I'm in Rhinebeck this weekend, and learning so much from teaching so exhaustively. Seriously. I feel like I'm emptying the contents of my brain in every workshop and discovering ideas from 1998 that got stuck in the dark recesses of my own body. Excited to share.

Also have some musings to share about the last teaching practicum on the blog...a messy and wonderful improv jazz sesh! (see previous post).

Enjoy this idyllic day!

Monday, July 20th
6PM @ Tribeca

Tuesday, July 21st
Noon-3PM Open Sign up
5PM Core Integration w/ Dana

Wednesday, July 22nd
10:45AM @ Greenpoint Tattoo
6PM @ Tribeca

Cory Nakasue
Instagram: @bodyintel

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Practicum Notes 6/25: Improv jazz and the body as unconscious mind

There was something very groovy about last practicum that reminded me of improvisational jazz. I was really impressed by the level of attunment in everyone who that is what we're trying to develop here--attunment, body to body, nervous system to nervous system, in the moment, in real time.

The teachers and I took more time to discuss what we wanted to explore before the "bodies" came in. We took time to do some movement and get into our "moving voice" as well.

Once the bodies came in, the rest was jazz. Riffing on themes of shoulder stability and how that relates to pelvic floor access and how that relates to Skinner technique, and how that relates to Feldenkrais...swapping bodies, props, and machines, then seamlessly trading roles. However, this was no free-for-all. It was more like searching every nook and cranny for a full understanding and expression of an idea--getting inside a particular movement in a particular body and listening for that body's own unique declaration of why it does what it does; again body to body, nervous system to nervous system.

Working moment to moment, in real time, not only keeps you  in a creative place, it gives you as a practitioner access to your client's "unrehearsed" movement patterns. Just getting your clients to move, and following the rhythms, themes, and progressions of what you see gives you a front row seat at their sub/unconscious thought patterns--usually (at least) 50% of the story behind a movement pattern. And, once you're "jamming" with the  body as unconscious mind, you have true mind/body work going on, and THAT is powerful stuff--that's when/where transformation happens.

These musings inspired in part by Freud's Lost Chord: Discovering Jazz in the Resonant Psyche

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Open Hike in Rhinebeck + Saturn Return Readings!

Hi All,
Hope you're all finding ways to keep from melting.

OPEN HIKE in Rhinebeck
It's not too much cooler or drier upstate, but if you happen to be in the Hudson area next weekend, we'd like to open up afternoon hikes for anyone who wants to join. We want to put some of what we've been learning in our hiking ergonomics sessions into action. Shoot me an email, and we'll arrange a time.

A couple of you have asked for your Saturn return readings, so I'm brushing up this month on Saturn specifically. A lot of astrologers will tell you that if you get your Saturn Return "wrong" that you're screwed. This is utter bullshit. The planets do not make things happen to you. HOWEVER, if you take the opportunity to check in with yourself at this time, it could be incredibly helpful and provide some stunning moments of clarity. So, if you're one of my many friends on this list who is in their late 20s, schedule a return reading with me in August! xxC

Monday, July 13th
4PM Open sign up
6PM @ Tribeca

Tuesday, July 14th
3PM Open sign up
5PM Core Integration w/ Dana

Wednesday, July 15th
11:30AM Pilates Mat w/ props + myofascial release
2PM-4PM Open sign up
6PM @ Tribeca

July 16th-19th Rhinebeck Retreat