Somatics in Action with Lauren Kearns

Mon 24 Oct 2022
14:00 - 17:30
€20 General Admission | €15 DI Members
Lauren W. Kearns

Somatics in Action is a Pilates, yoga, and dance-inspired movement system that helps dancers and movers achieve optimum strength, skeletal alignment, and body-mind engagement. This one-day workshop focuses on dancers consistently engaging with their body and mind’s inner wisdom in quiet moments of reflection and in active moments of moving and dancing. Movers will experience the following: body scanning and breath connection; pelvis alignment, activation, and hip rotation; core engagement; hamstring and gluteal strength and mobility; and cross-lateral fluidity. Dancers will engage with the material kinesthetically and intellectually. Journal and comfortable clothes that are easy to move in are recommended.  



ABOUT Lauren

Lauren W. Kearns is a Professor of Dance, the Director of Dance Science, former department chairperson, and the founding coordinator of the BFA dance program and the BS dance science program at Elon University, North Carolina, USA. She is a published scholar, a certified and registered yoga teacher at the E-RYT 500 level, a registered somatic dance educator with ISMETA, and is a Balanced Body trained Pilates educator. Kearns has presented her creative and dance science research at national and international dance conferences since 2000 and taught at Dance Ireland in Dublin, Ireland, as part of their Healthier Dancer Days in 2018, 2020, and is thrilled to be back in 2022. She is the author of Somatics in Action: A Mindful and Physical Conditioning Tool for Movers, published by Handspring Publishing and released in October of 2017. Kearns has received over forty grants, fellowships, and awards to support her artistic and scholarly projects and is an international choreographer having composed over fifty professionally produced concert pieces. She most recently was an artist in residence at the Murate Arts District in Florence, Italy, resulting in site-specific dance and film performance in July 2022.  

DanceHouse Protocols

Please note the following measures have been put in place for the well being of all who use DanceHouse.
Collectively, we will find a new rhythm for interacting while ensuring we follow best practice in keeping ourselves and others safe as we move in the studio space.

  • ​While changing rooms and showers are available for use by those who need them, we do encourage everyone to arrive in the clothes needed for practice, whenever possible.
  • Each group or class entering DanceHouse has a specific time to do so, 15 minutes before their class starts. 
    This is done to minimise crossover between groups entering and leaving, keep the flow in the building and to prevent clusters of people in the foyer and stairs.   
    Unfortunately, you cannot come earlier than above to keep the number of people at the safest level.
    All participants must leave the studio promptly after class – time for cool down will be part of the class and there will not be additional time in the studio after class for this.
    These times are scheduled to limit the crossover of people entering and leaving.
  • Please read the full protocols HERE

For further information:

  • Telephone: +353 1 855 8800
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