Instructors: Ashley Johnson, and Kana Nemoto
June 27th – June 28th:
530pm – 715pm (Group 1)
730pm – 8:45pm (Group 2)
10am – 12pm: (Group 1)
2pm – 4pm (Group 2)
10am – 1230pm (Group 1)
2pm – 430pm (Group 2)
Early Bird Bundle (June 1st) $325 + GST
Bundle $355 + GST
**Please note: Classes must have secured enrolment in order to run.
Ashley Johnson is a Regina based dance artist and somatic practitioner whose practice involves collaboration, performance, group facilitation and individual sessions in the Mitzvah Technique and Itcush Method. She holds a BA in Dance from the University of Calgary, with special training in Sport Science from the University of Hong Kong and is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Dance Program. For ten years Ashley apprenticed with movement pioneers from around North America, including mentorship with Amelia Itcush and three years as a scholarship student in Los Angeles with Emilie Conrad in Continuum Movement. She works with diverse populations in movement re-education, and injury rehabilitation to shift postural patterning and increase movement efficiency. Her work as an artist and movement teacher has been presented in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, Regina, Saskatoon, North Battleford and Los Angeles. She spent seven years as a teaching artist in Northern Saskatchewan public schools. For samples of Ashley’s work see www.constantlyseekingsoftness.ca
Kana Nemoto is a certified teacher of the Mitzvah Technique and Itcush Method. For the last five years, her teaching practice has brought her across the Canadian prairies and back to Japan. Originally from Kobe, Japan, Kana began her movement training in classical ballet where she was introduced to the Mitzvah Technique and Itcush Method by Amelia Itcush. It was during her rigorous training as a young dancer that she experienced the integration of bodywork into dance education. This experience was so influential that after completing her B.Sc. in Health Science at Tottori University she moved to Davidson, SK. There she fully immersed herself into teacher training with Amelia Itcush and later, with various practitioners across Canada. Kana supplemented her practice with M.Sc. study in Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. She researched postural habits of office workers and the effect of sedentary behavior. After periods of recent collaborative training in Japan Kana has shifted her home to Regina and is eager to share her work with the community.