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March 1, 2022 7:30–8:45 pm
Arts Annex
Wellness & Self-Care

Performer Wellness: Muscle Release Exercises and Massage Techniques

Partnership with DukeCreate & DuWell

Taught by Courtney Liu

About the Workshop

Looking for some calm in the storm? An hour away to take care of yourself? Join Courtney Liu (Duke alum, 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, ballet teacher, yoga instructor, and part of the inaugural cohort of Duke’s new M.F.A. in Dance. She has taught ballet nationally and internationally for the past 12 years and currently serves as a faculty member and/or guest instructor at Chapel Hill School of Ballet, Durham School for Ballet and the Performing Arts, Nina’s School of Dance, and Walltown Children’s Theater.  She earned her RYT-200 yoga certification when she was a junior at Duke and has taught for New York Yoga and Duke Fitness and Recreation.

About the Location

The workshop will take place in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701.

Can I take a bus there?

Yes! The Arts Annex is located by East Campus, off of bus routes (C1, C2 & CSW) that run along Campus Drive.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).