What does it mean to be free in your body? What can movement help you release that no longer needs to be part of what your body’s memory is holding? How does it help you move forward in life?
Are you ready to explore movement to create restoration and healing in your life?
We will guide you through gentle physical movement to discover a self-led and spontaneous expression.
By developing mindfulness, consciousness of breath, and motion-meditation, this lab is healing and grounding. Come experience the restorative side of physical expression, and the empowering feeling that freedom in motion can create.
Wear comfortable clothing, bring layers and socks. Please refrain from wearing perfume and jewelry.
Bio -Laura Armenta is a mixed movement artist, with a long career as an international choreographer, autodidact ethnochoreologist, a yoga teacher educated in various yoga forms, a holistic mobility coach, as well as a dance educator and Thai Yoga therapist.Ms. Armenta has been a professional dancer trained in multiple techniques, has carried a devoted yogini lifestyle since 1991, and has also been an avid martial artist for over three decades. Laura has shared her expertise on the local corporate world having worked at Amway Co. for 11 years as a wellness coach, yoga, dance and fitness instructor, as well as at Steelcase as a dance and yoga instructor.Besides being adjunct faculty at GVSU, she has also been a faculty member at Grand Rapids Ballet, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Civic Theater, and dance guest teacher at Hope College, Calvin College, and Aquinas College,
She is the owner and director of Armentality Movement Arts Center established in 1998, where she teaches recreational dance classes and various movement programs. In addition she directs and continues to expand her Community and Outreach programs where she teaches Yoga for the blind and visually impared community, she has also done dance and yoga classes for Gilda’s Club, Juvenile centers and hospice organizations. Laura Armenta’s Diversity, dance and movement programs are uniquely tailored for district libraries and various school districts K-12