Drawing on 20+ years of dance training and 7+ years of choreography experience, Gillian’s embodiment workshops are designed for entrepreneurs and workers in high-stress positions. Using techniques of improvisation, storytelling, physical theatre, and expressive movement, these workshops focus on increasing empathy and communication skills and reducing stress. Having choreographed professionally for non-dancers of all levels, Gillian breaks down concepts of movement and spatial awareness in simple, powerful terms.
- Embodiment 101: (3-hour sessions, 1-3 days) This workshop is a general course focusing on how we inhabit our bodies and the tools we gain from being more present and comfortable in our own skins. Participants will gain a better understanding of their capabilities and potential physicality, and how it can be used to communicate better, reduce stress, and be more confident especially in public speaking or presentations.
- Stress Management Through Embodiment: (3-hour sessions, 1-3 days) This workshop focuses specifically on reducing stress emotionally and physically. Participants will learn to use techniques of expressive movement and improvisation to release emotional stress. They will also learn to identify how they carry stress physically, and learn basic exercises and stretching to release it.
- The Power Dynamics of Space and Embodiment: (2-hour sessions, 1-2 days) Using techniques of physical theatre, storytelling, and stage presence, participants will investigate the conscious and unconscious ways we take up space and the power dynamics associated with it. They will learn to use space in more conscious and considerate ways for a safer and more comfortable workspace.