I’ve started working with Kettlebells again during the past few weeks – as per my December plan – but thus far I haven’t yet re-started my rope skipping routine. If I’m feeling brave, rope skips will be added again next week 🙂 This was today’s session: Kettlebells Simple & Sinister warmup 3 x the following set… Read More February Strength
Feels like a great day to take a moment to contemplate.. love. Who and what do we love? Why? What (and whom) in this life do we feel grateful for? How can we share this? How can we expand it? What can we do to make this world, and all the beings in it –… Read More Love
With Valentine’s day just around the corner – and it’s own interesting links to Greek (geek!) mythology – let us delve into the world of roses. Rose Facts Did you know: The oldest rose fossils are at least 35 million years old? (found in Colorado) The oldest still living rose (bush) is the ‘thousand-year-rose’ of Hildesheim (‘home… Read More The oldest Rose
This ‘little book’ on the principles of classical ballet technique written by by madame Vaganova herself (!) is so complete, I’d say it’s a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about this beautiful art form. Basic Principles of Classical Ballet – Russian Ballet Technique by Agrippina Vaganova. Enjoy! PS: I’ll be adding this… Read More Basic Principles of Classical Ballet
Sunshine, crisp air and fresh green leaves – it felt almost like a springtime walk. January 2020 – Würmtal walking route A1. Enjoy!
We went out to the woods for a mini-shoot in the forest today (in order to prepare for this summer’s MoveSpiration weekend) and.. It was fun. It was hard. It was chilly. I struggled. It took us nearly till the end of the walk (and the last drops of sunshine!) to get me to relax.… Read More Forest Fotoshooting
Every day, we can learn something new. If all goes well, I’ll be taking my first Contemporary Dance class tonight at the Ballet school. I’m a bit nervous – I don’t really know yet what to expect – but I’m looking forward, and I’ll be finding out how it feels soon enough. I will be… Read More New Beginnings
Every time we (re)visit our beloved Eschweiler wald, we discover nee things, and rediscover familiar ones. Even though it is the ‘same’ place. It changes. We change. We never walk in the same forest twice, we never walk the same path twice. How have you changed during this year? What has been changed for you?
This post is in honour of the multi-talented Johanna, who graciously hosted me for a very fun workshop this January in Belgium, as well as a reminder to the students who bravely took on the topic with me of dancing to ‘taqsim’, or melodic improvisation. It made me re-realize how much I enjoy teaching, and… Read More Taqsim Tips
Germination is the process by which an organism grows, from a seed or similar structure. I’ve learned that creative ideas often take time to develop. It doesn’t need to be ‘active time’, even. The creational process does a lot of it’s work in the background. If I want to make something, I write it down.… Read More Germination