Certified Teacher and Therapist
The shape of a tree eventually is the sum of many factors, but it all begins with a seed. Giving yourself the opportunity to see the roots and understand their source and path allows a new awareness to come to light and evolve side by side any other daily practice. Together, we are both student and teacher, simultaneously the subject, the mirror and the reflection.
Technique is part of movement and movement is the extension of technique. Both are inextricably linked Part of my philosophy of teaching is the importance of placement and alignment in order to gain a proper and precise technique to suit each individual dancer’s body. Paramount is not only the importance of foot and lower leg work, but also crucial is having a strong core and a fluid upper body. Technique is linked to the length and precision needed for a dancer’s interpretation. I believe that technique should never supersede or be separated from the movement aspect; I strongly believe it should be harnessed to, and at the service of, fluidity of movement throughout the entire body to fill the dancer’s space.
Ballet Class is where each student can have the best foundation for working and the most profound understanding of his or her ability. This begins with technical work which allows each dancer to find their own strength and freedom of movement.
The technique is a valuable tool for dancers/performers, professional AND non- professional, at all levels. The aim of Floor Barre® is to work on alignment, placement and connection of the different parts of the body, through length. It strengthens the dancer's body and allows the dancer to find a new understanding of movement as well as working with his or her own body as a whole. It is also a helpful technique for injured dancers going back into training and to prevent future injuries.
Using the floor, without the pressure of gravity, Floor-Barre® properly corrects placement, strengthens joints and corrects muscles. Floor-Barre® combines classical ballet with anatomical principles of alignment.
Yaghvali discovered the Zena Rommett Floor Barre® technique for herself in London and annually takes part in the Floor Barre® Teacher Seminar held by the Zena Rommett Foundation. She is a certified Floor Barre® teacher since 2011.
Floor Barre® is a registered trademark of Camille Rommett.
Joseph Pilates explains that Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purpose fully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities.
Devised by BASI Pilates founder Rael Isacowitz, the BASI Block System is a specialized ‘filing’ system for the hundreds of exercises in the Pilates repertoire. The Block System encourages progressive thinking within a flexible structure. Mat or Pilates equipment’s
classes are constructed and balanced and addresses all planes of movement and multiple muscle groups.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
Soft Tissue Therapy includes a range of advanced hands-on techniques, including massage, which has been developed to improve the body’s healing potential and reduce many painful symptoms in our muscular system. Although the human body is an amazing self-repairing organism it cannot always fully fix all the accidents and injuries we get. Dancers and Athletes use their bodies as their main tool and, just as a piano needs regular tuning, so need their bodies.
My work and experience as a Massage Therapist allows me to work in a very precise and detailed way with both dancers and non-dancers alike thanks to a thorough knowledge, both theoretically and practically, of anatomy and biomechanics.