Alexander Technique • Dance
Owner of FloorSpace
A curious and devoted student of the Alexander Technique since 1993, Julie received her Alexander Technique Teaching Certification from Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies, under the guidance of Robin Gilmore and Marsha Paludan, and additional certification from Alexander Technique International in 2007. She has studied, and continues to study with numerous master teachers throughout the world. A professional dancer and choreographer since 1991, Julie teaches, creates and performs both locally and internationally.
In June 2017, Julie was a guest teacher at the Barstow Summer Alexander Technique Workshop in Crete, Nebraska, as well as a guest teacher at Inter-Mountain Alexander Training in Spokane, Washington. She has worked as an adjunct instructor and guest artist in the College of Music at University of Colorado Boulder, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University, Colorado College the Department of Theater and Dance at Emory University and the Department of Dance at University of Georgia. For the last 10 years, Julie has presented Dance and Alexander Technique workshops at Foro Performática in Puebla, Mexico. She has also offered workshops blending Dance and Alexander Technique at International conferences in Spain, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada.
An avid outdoorswoman, certified Nordic ski instructor and personal trainer, Julie loves having the Rocky Mountains as neighbors and sharing her love of movement through dance making, performance, film and teaching throughout the world, in person and online.
FloorSpace Studio Administrator
As a teacher, musician, and artist, Molly’s mission is to empower her students and clients with tools to find ease, depth, and freedom in any activity. During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies where she majored in Vocal Performance, Molly encountered the Alexander work. Not only was she inspired by the vocal and expressive freedom she found as a result of studying the technique, she also discovered her passion for working with musicians and serving others through this innovative method.
Molly is currently a Contemporary Alexander Alliance Teacher and teaches private lessons at Floorspace Studio in Boulder, CO. An ardent advocate of classical music, Molly also spends her time as Webmaster and volunteer with the Boulder Symphony. She also is a freelance singer. Incredibly passionate about movement education and consciousness, Molly strives to connect people to their own greater potential and unique expression.
Nancy Rao, ND, LAc
Turtle Qi Gong
Nancy first came to yoga in the 1970’s in high school. She continued her own yoga practice and in Naturopathic school also studied with a Tai Chi master. While in Acupuncture school she took her first Qi Gong classes. Nancy has completed Ashtanga yoga teacher training with Richard Freeman in Boulder, CO in 2001. Since 2002 she has been studying with the Liu family through Ling Gui International Healing Qi Gong School, and is a certified Ling Gui instructor.
Nancy brings her extensive background of these disciplines, as well as her experience as a practicing Naturopathic doctor and Acupuncturist to her teaching of Qi Gong. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and feels it is through group teaching and practice that her own life is healed and enriched.
Supervision for Bodyworkers
Liz Stewart is an International Educator, Structural Integrator and Supervisor in the bodywork community. Liz holds the passionate belief that through group or individual supervision a practitioner can best establish the imperative framework for self-care and subsequently more fully realize themselves within their work.
Since completing her training in 1992 at the Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, CO Liz has maintained a steady commitment to continued education pursuing a variety of modalities and complementary thought that support her clients and students. Her work has been described as comprehensive and deeply transformative. Her clients refer to Liz as highly intuitive, strikingly observant and laser sharp. "I have learned over time that an integrative approach is, by its nature, an exploratory process. We are asking, what's possible here?" We are not producing but instead engaging with the client.
Liz's personal self-care includes: attending individual as well as group supervision, personal analysis, continuing education, travel, bodywork, cycling, hiking, music and coffee with friends.
International Association of Structural Integrators (http://www.theiasi.net)
The Center for Group Studies (https://www.groupcenter.org)
The Guild for Structural Integration (http://www.rolfguild.org)
The American Group Psychotherapy Associations (http://www.agpa.org)
Yoga Instructor - Slow Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Diane has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. She is especially interested in offering accessible and affordable yoga classes to those who might not otherwise think it is for them – seniors, men, athletes, teenagers and regular folks who wish to explore the benefits of a mind-body-spirit practice. You don’t already have to be focused, flexible and strong to move and breathe with awareness!
Diane’s classes are not just about the poses – asanas, but incorporate mindful movement and breathing. She believes that each of us has the power to be our own medicine man, and allows room for students to move intuitively and to connect with their own unique experience on the mat. The effects of yoga can extend off the mat: reducing anxiety, increasing energy and empowering and enabling self-awareness and self-discovery.
The shift in Diane’s practice came in 2016, the year she turned 50. Determined to age healthily and mindfully, she went on a yoga retreat in Cambodia with her 18 year-old daughter. After returning home, she was asked to lead a yoga class for co-workers during “health awareness week”, which she has been facilitating ever since. Diane completed 200 hour teacher training at Soul Tree Yoga in Lafayette, Colorado in February 2018. In her spare time off the mat, Diane is an Engineering Program Manager, enabling the development of novel medical devices.
Yoga Therapy • Basic Yoga Series
Restorative Yoga • Align & Shine Yoga
I have an intimate relationship with chronic pain and anxiety. They made me compassionate towards others in pain.
Between my teenage years until early 30s, I suffered from chronic shoulder and back pain. I sought medicinal solutions which included pain killers for my headaches and stiff back. In my early career, I had an office job which required 9 hours of continuous sitting which only worsened my whirl of chronic pain and anxiety attacks. Then, yoga came to my life in 2010. I started to practice physical poses of yoga as well as breathing techniques consistently. Slowly but surely yoga showed me a new way of living, pain and anxiety free.
Simply put, Yoga healed my chronic pain and anxiety attacks. After seeing the healing power of yoga, I decided to become a certified yoga teacher. I am passionate to share therapeutic effects of yoga with others' in need of relief and seeking support from an expert. Through my supportive guidance and deep knowledge on anatomy and chronic pain, as a team, we will transform your life. Inspired by my own transformation (away from chronic pain), I developed my own therapeutic method as a result of years of study, practice and teaching. Through yoga, I empower people to live a chronic pain and anxiety-free lives.
Performer •Teacher • Dog Dance
I make dances and I teach dance classes.
Both are focused on noticing the breath -- the inhale, the exhale, and especially the gaps in between.
I'm curious about what emerges from that noticing.I'm curious too about stripping away notions of what dance is and starting from a place of not knowing anything.
My work, both in teaching and in performance, is about expressing what is true, essential, and urgent. It's about excavating and unearthing all that is underneath the minutia of day to day living in order to remember the limitless possibility of potential and freedom within the human body.
Andrew Marcus founded Disappearance in 2010 to explore boundary space between the ordinary, the beautiful, and the sublime. Disappearance develops practices to effectively transcend such boundaries; to encourage experience of the magical and the erotic; and to unequivocally engage the real. Marcus holds an MFA in Dance and Performance from Arizona State University. His experiments with improvisation and somatic practices date to 1980, and he is active internationally. The School Of Disappearance opened in 2013.
Previously, Marcus founded The Slow Training For Embodied Projects and Marcus Vesseur Moves with Wilma Vesseur (Netherlands) from 2007, toward alternatives to stage performance practice. Between 2001-2010 he developed Sensation And Form, a physical approach to dance composition and Technique For A Soft Body, a synthesis of his studies of release techniques and contact improvisation. From 1992-2001 he taught at the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU/Tish School Of The Arts.
Influences include the post-modern choreographers Deborah Hay, Yvonne Rainer, and Steve Paxton among others and the experiments of the Judson Dance Theater and Grand Union inclusively; the somatic investigations of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen; and current studies in continental philosophy and phenomenology, notably the work of Alain Badiou, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Edmund Husserl; and the Situationist experiments of Guy Debord.