Teaching Philosophy

Throughout my years of teaching I’ve come to understand each student has their own movement history rooted in their social, cultural and personal experience. I believe in building a community within the classroom, a place where the students can express who they are openly and freely through movement. For me, it is essential to allow these experiences to unfold. Everyone has something to contribute to the class and through these exchanges we open up the space for students to connect, intellectually, emotionally and physically.

There is a coalescence between theory and movement that provides key elements within my teaching practice.  My training in Horton, Limon, Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals, Improvisation and Release Technique has contributed to my eclectic style of teaching. In my curriculum, I design exercises that focus on connecting the mind and body, engaging the core, following breath and flow, and developing spatial awareness. I build these components into movement motifs that emphasize spinal manipulation, core stability, weight shift, and spatial intention.

                                                                                                  Jennifer Sandoval Eccher  

 
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