Dance

… is the natural expression of ourselves. When we feel „moved“, this something in us wants to move too. Allowing that movement to come forth is the art of dance – everything else is technique, a learned skill.

My ballet classes are grounded in working knowledge of the Checetti System, yoga, Spiral Dynamics and common sense. The organic nature and function of our bodies create the form and movement of dance, not the other way around.

Modern Dance gives us the freedom to find our own natural expression. The set classical form gives way to the flow of movement encouraging each of us to express our unique qualities. Here technique and dance vocabulary are merely the means with which we develop a personal language

Yoga

More than a nice stretch:

Yoga offers everyone the opportunity to become more conscious of being human, of that which connects us all. It is a practice that leads us to living our true nature, to being ourselves. All the physical poses, stretches and acrobatic moves are a game, encouraging us to find the play of life.

In my classes I combine the flow of vinyasa with sensible, organic alignment, allowing our bodies and selves to find their most healthy and happy way of being. Letting the breath guide our way, this „pranification“ leads us to a playful yogic practice, developing a natural union of breath, movement, and awareness. In this way yoga, dance and bodywork become more and more a unified practice.

Anandansa®

Anandansa® is a teaching method that unites physical expression and spiritual consciousness, dance and yoga. In yoga we are moving energy within our bodies to awaken an extraordinary awareness. In dance (as a performing art) we are projecting our energetic self outwards to give others an extraordinary experience. Anandansa is a teaching method that playfully combines these internal and external orientations to enrich the students experience of his art-from and of his life.

 

 

Biography

Jack Waldas

Following his dance education at Ballet School New York and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Jack danced with New York Theater Ballet. In 1993 he moved to Europe, where he danced as a Soloist with Nationaltheater Mannheim, Stadttheater Augsburg and Landestheater Innsbruck and Linz

During his long dance career he tested the effects of yoga on his own body and emotional self. Yoga served him as a warm-up and tool of focus for the daily training and rehearsals, it helped his muscles recover from the strenuous schedule and it supported the healing process in the face of injury.

This experience of yoga on the edge of physical and mental possibility lay the foundation for Anandansa® – his own playful fusion of yoga and dance, of meditative mind-set and expressive movement.

At the end of his active dance career Jack devoted his life to furthering his knowledge of yoga, body work and health-oriented movement. He completed educations in Prana Flow®  yoga, Anusara®  yoga, Spiral Dynamic® body mechanics, as well as studying yoga therapy, Thai massage and Tai Chi.

In 2013 his book „Street Yoga“ (Kösel Publishing House) was elected yoga book of the year.

Jack lives in Munich, Germany with his wife and two daughters. Here he teaches dance and yoga, and gives workshops internationally.

Schedule

Monday 

19:30-21:00,  Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Garden
please register by 12:00 on the day via
WhatsApp group/text message: 0179-777 44111

 

Tuesday

17:30-18:30, Ballet, beginner, TPM

 

Wednesday

9:30-10:45, Yoga Dance, Studio 1

17:45-19:00Yoga Dance, TPM

19:00-20:00, Ballet, experienced beginner TPM

20:00-21:15, Ballet, intermediate, TPM

 

Thursday

11:00-12:30, Ballet, advanced, TPM

20:00-21:30, Contemporary Dance, Intermediate TPM

 

 

TPM: Tanzprojekt München, Blütenstr. 15a

Yoga Garden: Rumfordstr. 4

Studio One: Rosa-Bavarese-Straße 1