‘Beginning to Breathe’

‘Beginning to Breathe’, a first of 3 community workshops offered by Erik Bendix* this Friday, February 7th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Are you in a breathless rush to the future? Your breath has a past, and had a beginning. You might have forgotten. But every time you speak or sigh or even attempt to sing, every time you pace yourself or sleep or get out of breath, your breath still rests on that tender forgotten beginning. It set a precedent you will follow as long as you are alive. Might it be worth a second look? This workshop looks at the physical changes we go through at birth to launch us into a lifetime of breathing air. We will ponder and inquire, but also plunge into creative expression and movement exploration of what we now experience, using techniques pioneered by Body-Mind Centering™.

Erik Bendix is a visiting faculty member this half-semester at Pomona College. He is a certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering™, an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and holds degrees in philosophy from Oxford and Princeton. He teaches world dance traditions worldwide, is a published poet and translator, and like you he also once took a first breath.

*The next 2 workshops will be at the same time the next 2 Fridays:

  • February 14th, 4-6: ‘Cooling Your Planet’
  • February 21st, 4-6: ‘ Which Way Is Up?’
Location – Pendleton Dance Center Lower Studio