SATURDAY May 27, 2023

1pm - 4:30pm

Guelph Youth Dance Studios 42 Quebec St, Guelph, ON N1H 2T4


before May 19: $125
after May 19: $160
*if funds are limited, please reach out to us and we will work something out


Moving and Breathing


What is the relationship between your movement and your breath? How do they influence, inhibit and support each other? We invite you into our shared research practice to explore these questions!

Through information sharing, guided improvisations, individual hands-on attention, movement scores and motifs we will inhabit our breathing-bodies in motion and stillness.

We will look at some functional anatomies of breathing, the diaphragms, the curves & ranges of motion of the spine – all through the lenses of Claire’s application of the Axis Syllabus and Lesley’s Osteopathy inMotion practice.

This workshop is based on Lesley and Claire’s many-years-long dialogue of shared interests in moving, listening, learning and adapting. We look forward to sharing with you!

Lesley Greco: As an osteopathic practitioner and interdisciplinary artist, Lesley has a special interest in bridging osteopathy and movement principles to support bodywork and arts practitioners, educators, patients and students in both her clinical and studio practices. Lesley has been a manual practitioner (RMT, CST) since 1996 and completed five years of academic and clinical training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2019. She successfully defended her research dissertation An Osteopathic Concept and Practice of Listening in 2021. Lesley is currently part of an intensive teacher training in Fides Krucker’s Emotionally Integrated Voice method (EIV) where she is investigating relationships between voice, breath, movement and osteopathy. Rooted in practice-research, her work is devoted to learning, sharing and creating through listening based, cooperative, body-informed processes.

Claire Turner Reid: Claire is a movement artist and educator in Dance, Axis Syllabus, and Chinese Internal Arts. She uses movement and healing practices to deepen awareness, honour the integrity of the body, and enrich inter-relational possibilities. Claire is a Certified Teacher with the Axis Syllabus International Research Meshwork, faculty at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has a Diploma of Acupuncture from OCTCM Toronto, and is a member of Spiritwind Internal Arts where she trains & teaches Qigong, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Kung fu. Claire loves engaging with various communities and is inspired to continue sharing, learning, and transforming through movement.