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March 11, 2021 6:00–7:00 pm
Online
Wellness & Self-Care

Performer Wellness: Muscle Release Exercises and Massage Techniques

Taught by Courtney Liu

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 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.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).