BEAMISH BODYMIND BALANCING
From Dance to Movement Education - The Foundations of Move In Mind™
The Beamish Bodymind Balancing® is a method originally created for dancers. It has been developed by the encounter between the principles and basics of Structural Integration laid out by Dr. Ida Rolf (1886 - 1979), and the floor barre and dance technique created and adopted by M° Philip B. Beamish (1956 - 2018), teacher and personal coach of the greatest names of classic ballet in the world. This approach has been elaborated on and registered by M° Beamish and me, during many years of collaboration between 1995 and 2014.
A former soloist with Atterballetto, Philip B. Beamish danced all over Europe with many major ballet companies and toured extensively internationally with La Scala Opera House. He was Alessandra Ferri’s personal trainer and coach for thirteen years until her retirement in 2007. He traveled with her working with her partners in class and rehearsals for her major roles.
Other major stars who have solicited Maestro Beamish’s training include Evelyn Hart, Maximilian Guerra, Tamara Rojo, Manuel José Carreño, Robert Tewsley, Roberto Bolle, and Polina Semionova.
Among the companies with which Philip Beamish has been associated are La Scala Ballet, English National Ballet, NDT, Ballet de Nancy, Finnish National Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Companía Nacional de Mexico, and Teatro Colón in Argentina.
Beamish left a legacy of teaching techniques that are held by a group of teachers that studied with him over the last 10-30 years of his life before passing. They have formed training courses that offer workshops in the Beamish Bodymind Balancing technique.
Among these teachers, over years I have been keeping working to optimize a sequence of the most effective exercises from the Beamish Bodymind Balancing®, integrating them with the principles of Move In Mind™.
In fact, the appropriate use of mental imagery facilitates the engagement of specific neural networks involving the "intrinsic" muscle fibers (tonic fibers) that support every movement, managing our balance and posture within the gravity field.
This is why, in agreement with Philip Beamish, I didn't only keep teaching the Beanish Bodymind Balancing floor barre, but also integrated the basic Beamish Bodymind Balancing floor sequence in the advanced level of the Move In Mind™ Method since 2010.
In the Move In Mind method, the exercises from the Beamish Bodymind Balancing technique are performed with complete awareness of the act of breathing and focused on the development of perception and proprioception. All the exercises are based on an aware and functional activation of the deeper, intrinsic muscles (from the "core"), maximally engaged by the use of specific and targeted mental imagery.
The Move in Mind method constitutes the basis for those dancers and dance teachers who want to understand, learn, optimize, and teach the Beamish Bodymind Balancing technique.
Please feel free to contact me to know more and learn how this life-changing technique can be integrated into your routine and practice, helping you achieve the best results.