Carla’s approach to ballet
The benefits of practicing ballet in this way are far reaching. It is not only physically that you become stronger and more flexible, but you become much more aware of your movement and postural habits.
Many have found that their self confidence returns and their sense of feeling ‘good’ or, as our French friends say, ‘joie de vivre’ increases.
‘The best thing I have done for myself in years and years and years…
I feel as if I have taken a bottle of antidepressants!’
’With groups of dancers I often aim to include being mindful about how we move in and out of class as well as increasing a sense of real connectedness to each other. I offer movements for at home, in a queue, at work, in every day life.
Of course there are many different styles of Ballet and different approaches… I cannot vouch for all instructors! We all have different life attitudes. I hope to teach and induce a sense of centeredness in the self and a feeling of natural calm and bliss after a class. Some even experience elation. Classes are inclusive. We are proud of our movement. Pride without prejudice!
It is also about the art of considered movement to music…
The starting point here is to love yourself just the way you are, accept yourself and then see what happens! Each individual who walks into class is accepted as they are. It is a judgement free zone.
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