Performer Wellness: Muscle Release Exercises and Massage Techniques
About the Workshop
Looking for some calm in the storm? An hour away to take care of yourself? This workshop, originally designed as an in-person DukeCreate Workshop, has been redesigned for an online format! Start your day with Courtney Liu (MFA student, professional dancer, yoga instructor) for an hour of muscle release, massage techniques, and relaxation. By releasing the tension we carry in our bodies, we support our vitality, improve our mental/physical performance, and cultivate an inner sense of peace and contentment. Techniques will focus on the feet, calves, hamstrings, hips, hip flexors, shoulders, neck, and more. Treat yourself to an evening of compassion and care for your body. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world again!
DISCLAIMER: This program involves physical exertion and movement through and across space, so before beginning ensure you have adequate clear, safe space free of obstacles to move and are wearing appropriate footwear for the floor surface. If more than one person will be participating, ensure adequate space to avoid contact with other participants. It is your responsibility to use personal judgment concerning the degree of your participation in the activities, and to determine that you are in proper physical condition to participate in such activities. Participation by Duke University or Duke University Health System employees in this program is completely voluntary. Employees are free to join or take part (or not take part) with no repercussion or reflection (positive or negative) on their employment.
About the Instructor
Courtney Liu is a Duke alum (Trinity 2013, Psychology), professional dancer (Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake), and member of the inaugural cohort of Duke’s new M.F.A. in Dance. Courtney is an RYT-200 yoga instructor who has taught at Duke Recreation & Fitness as well as New York Yoga. She has also taught dance nationally and internationally for the past 15 years. Courtney’s research investigates pedagogical and choreographic methods that embrace somatic listening, whole embodiment and engaged artistic flow states.
About the Location
This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.