Gaga class will last for 1 hour, and in Gaga we try not to stop. There will be no mirrors and there should be no ‘watchers’ during the class. In this kind of environment we can provide a safe laboratory for the research itself, without judgement of any kind.
Gaga is about discovering your body in a new way, at the same time gaining strength, flexibility and stamina. We also connect to things like being silly, shaking and quaking and we use expressions as thick flesh, sensitive skin, juicy joints or soft hands. These are images that help us to create actual physical reactions. By recognizing our movement habits we can also change them, and in Gaga we work with many layers at the same time.
Gaga is a great tool, a key to unlock what is already there in the mover. It is about strengthening our engines to make things lighter, and not to forget, it is about our passion to move!
We have Gaga classes throughout the week – Sunday morning, Wednesday evening and Friday.
Gaga Work Instructions
A few instructions before you start…
Never stop: The class is one session, no pauses or exercises, but a continuity of instructions one on top of the other. Each instruction does not cancel the previous one but is added to it, layer upon layer. Therefore, it is important not to stop in the middle of the session. If you get tired or want to work at another pace, you can always lower the volume, work 30% or 20%, float, or rest, but without losing sensations that were already awakened. Do not return to the state your body was in before we started.
Listening to the body: It is important that you take the instructions gently into your body while being aware to its sensations, abilities, and limitations. Do not seek excessive effort on your first time – seek the quality of the movement, the sensation to which we are aiming, but with less intensity in the work. Go to places where the pleasure in movement is awakened and not to places of pain. Maintain the connection to pleasure especially during effort (effort is different than pain). If you have any limitation, restrictions, or physical pain – permanent or temporary – talk to the teacher before the class starts, and be aware throughout the session.
Awareness: Be aware. Get inspired by the teacher and by other people in the room. Be aware of people around you, the space that they need, and the interaction if any.
Silence: During the session we do not speak unless instructed to use our voice or words. If you have any questions, you are welcome to bring them up at the end of the session.
Classes start on time: Attending the first minutes of the class is very important so you will be able to produce more from the session and take care of your body. It is advised to arrive 15 minutes early, turn your phone off, find yourself a place in the studio, relax, and start.
No entry for latecomers: If you are late, give up. Go do something else that is pleasant. Come tomorrow.
We work barefoot, without shoes.
We will be happy to hear how you felt during your first session and later as well.