Integrated Movement Sessions
Samantha teaches private sessions that integrate the body in a tailored way to the individual.
Sessions take place predominantly on both the Pilates equipment , and the GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower.
As a professional ballet and contemporary dancer, Samantha is continually inspired by the moving bodies that surround her in her daily studio life.
Studios are a place for learning and experimentation and Samantha continues to approach her teaching with this sense.
Through her exploration of dance , Samantha has been exposed to many different practices and techniques that provide a large palette which informs her movement practices : ballet, contemporary, gaga, contact improvisation, Feldenkrais, qigong, acupuncture, physiotherapy, oesteopathy and Structural Integration and lots of informal dancing.
Through interweaving these different understandings, Samantha wishes to find a balance between our cognitive mind and our natural instinctual moving body.
Our bodies were made to move : for freedom, inspiration, expansion and healing and it is through this connection that we have fuller experiences.
Learn more about GYROTONIC® and Pilates methods
“You are helping me re-discover life!” EK.
GROUNDSPACE URBAN RETREAT FOR DIGESTION AND INTEGRATION
Prioritizing self-care increases human capacities, including the ability to care for others. With Katie Rayle, Sadie Adams, Samantha-Jane Gray, & Julie Civiello Polier Center, ground, and detoxify after Thanksgiving, allowing your body the opportunity to reset and recharge mid-holiday season, while exploring practices and learning tools to carry you gracefully into the New Year. Nourish your soul
Collaboration with 16seventeen and Mallory Morrison Photography
“Embrace” , a piece from the ” Expansion” Collection on view @ 1617 Broadway, Suite C These works signify, the process of transformation, letting go, the re-birth that comes with change and balancing the masculine and feminine principles. http://www.mallorymorrison.com/ Curated by Katie Rayle Dancing with Leigh Wakeford
Teaching @ LMU
The Octopus demonstrating Gyrotonic (c) principles
A small insight into the undulations that our spines aim for in our work.
INTUITION AND THE WISDOM OF THE BODY : BY BERNARD GUENTHER
An article weaving together thoughts on the importance of movement, dance, bodywork and nature. An encouraging read to keep exploring! Wake Up World: Intuition and the Wisdom of the Body By Bernhard Guenther