Discover Freedom in motion
Discover Freedom in motion
The main objective of the classes is to help you developing a physical relationship with your body. By doing so, you can learn more on how your body functions, expand your physical capacity and regain your freedom of movement.
On the long term, studying your body will enable you to understand what causes pain and how to reduce it, and prevent physical limitations and injuries. But most important - to established an embodied lifestyle that is integrated to your day to day activities and simply improve your life quality.
In each class, we will focus on different movement principles and will study it through different materials (contemporary dance, martial arts, contact improvisation, functional training etc.) We will learn solo materials and will work with a partner or with the whole group.
Increase of Awareness
If the way you train contains only repetitive patterns that you do mindlessly, you might get some benefits but you are missing the most important ingredient - body awareness. Without increasing awareness there could not be a real change in the way you use your body. The MI classes are designed to help you increase your awareness to your body in stillness and more important, in motion.
Learning to fail
Failure and improvement go hand in hand. Humans learn movement by first failing at it. We did it as babies and we keep doing it as adults. Learning how to deal with failure in a positive manner is crucial point for long term success and improvement. In the MI classes we supply you with tools to understand failure and to become more and more independent in your learning process. At the end of the day, we know that you are your best teacher and we help you discover it.
Making it pleasurable
To keep you engaged in the practice, we make sure that it is not only ‘good’ for you but that you will actually enjoy it while doing it. Everybody wants a healthy capable body but no one wants to do some boring, repetitive training routine.
The MI classes are playful and in constant evolution and change. In the classes you will play partner games, group tasks individual problem solving tasks to keep you fresh and interested. We understand that your time is valuable for you and we will make sure that you feel alive in every second!
Moving away from your comfort zone
You need to be challenged to keep evolving. Constant success represents failure in continued learning. But comfort zone is an individual thing, some people need to be pushed out of their comfort zone and others need to learn how to rest...
In the MI classes, we design the difficultly level according to each individual participant and we make sure that you will learn to recognise the boundaries of your capacity and learn how to exit your comfort zone in a safe and productive manner.
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"I really appreciate Matan and his work. For me, he brings together very solid and precise technique and the openness and understanding of what else arises through working with the body and movement.
Matan's work helps me to explore and understand the fine details of movement, and how a small shift can have a meaningful impact on my expression.
I'd really recommend his work, since I perceive it not only to be well structured but also to be grounded in a deeper understanding of the body and its language."
"As a dancer and also mum, I was looking for ongoing practice and body research for me to stay connected and engaged with my body and in exchange with other people.
I found Matan's classes one of the best offers in town. Matan approach is sensitive, clear and very generous in his teaching, as well as a human being, he is always available and genuinely open to meet his students directly.
The movement material is accessible at many levels and leave always space for curiosity and deepening while combining structural details and space for playful improvisations. Great skills for life for everyone!"
"Matan's classes changed my perception on studying movement in sense that it helped me understanding how can I figure things out for myself how it works with my own body, following impulses and keeping the exploration open.
Regarding an obvious visible improvement in my practice I have to name my handstand skills and upside down movements that are linked to that. The tips and exercises that Matan gave in classes could also be practiced at home easily and helped me a lot and meant a fast improvement for me.
I can highly recommend taking lessons with him because what I felt is that it is easy to join his classes with any level or background regarding your personal movement practice. Generally speaking, the atmosphere is challenging but not frustrating. More over I have the impression he really adapts his teaching to each individual need."
"During Matan's classes I have learnt to pay more attention to the small and seemingly simple movements that form the bigger picture and to be patient with my body when trying out new, more complicated things.
During the different partner practices, I keep on finding similarities between the way I interact with people while moving and patterns that I tend to fall into when I communicate with people in every-day-life. This made me reflect on these patterns in a new way and get more conscious about myself - on a body, mind and social level.
I want to recommend Matan's classes to everybody who is curious about movement and interaction in any sense. He creates a space where everybody, regardless of so-far experience, will feel invited to explore her or his body."
"In a nutshell, studying with Matan was not only fun and challenging for myself, but it also carries over to my work as a physiotherapist, which was great. Also, learning new stuff always illuminates how I have constructed my world this far, making the elusive obvious. This gave me the feeling of being less blind, which is satisfying."
"I experienced Matan's teaching as an undogmatic and at the same time a methodical approach to a wide range of movement possibilities. I met Matan as a very open and curious person, always available for an exchange of experiences and opinions.
Amongst others, I have learnt to trust my curiosity, accept my limitations and allow different approaches. To work with Matan was challenging, inspiring and a great motivation to discover more."