Jack is joining Slow Food & Yoga Festival in Gili Air, October 17th-20th. Among others, he will be teaching Contact Improvisation Classes. In these classes, he will introduce the beautiful form of C.I. (Contact Improvisation) and create a fun, safe and accessible environment for people to learn and develop their understanding of the practice, so they can have the tools to dance, connect, improvise and play in contact with other bodies and in their own solo dance as well:
”The skills I will be including in these classes will include pouring and receiving weight, entering and exiting dances. Verbal and Non-verbal communication skills to create a safe and consensual dance experience. Rolling, falling and flying through space and with other bodies.”
These classes will be suitable for absolute beginners and require no previous experience in dance or ‘movement’ - just a willingness to learn and respect one another. There will also be material for those more experienced in the CI form.
Jack will also be hosting AcroYoga classes together with Shannon Nendick, our AcroYoga queen, who recently came to live in Gili Air. The AcroYoga classes will cover the core foundations that make up the AcroYoga practice as well as introducing challenging new pathways, skills and flows. We will adapt the content to the level of class but we hope to teach some challenging flows, washing machines and inversions.
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" I’m excited about sharing my love of movement, play, connection and contact at Slow Food and Yoga Festival. Co-creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for people to have fun, learn and connect with each other while challenging themselves in physical and interpersonal ways.”
”I haven’t been to Gili Air yet, but I am so excited to explore this new environment and meet new people. This will be my first time attending Slow Food and Yoga Festival, and I am eager to learn more about what this movement is about and how I can contribute. I try not to have expectations and to focus more on intentions. I intend to bring an open and loving self ready to share my passions and meet new people.”