This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Instructor Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers and educators to our studio.
Meet Kiki Vance, lecturer with art-of-motion.
Kiki is teaching the first of our 2018 Anatomy Trains in Motion courses in our studio here in Dublin.
What have you been up to recently?
Diving deeply into teaching the Myofascial Slings approach to movement, raising my daughter who is 5, keeping busy with a full practice of classes and clients in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
How long have you been a movement teacher / educator and what inspired you to become one?
I’ve been studying movement via dance since I was very young, came to movement systems via Pilates in the early 90’s. Some of the most notable experiences that piqued my curiosity when I was in my teens were movement re-patterning sessions with a practitioner who was trained in a dance related release technique. It was long ago, and she may not have even told me the source of what she did with me but it helped me realize how magical the body is. I have been exploring movement and hands-on therapies my whole adult life, including Pilates, Gyrotonic, KMI (now called ATSI), among many others! The inspiration is in the miracle we walk around in every day, the body is complex but offers such grounding in that we HAVE one….it can simplify the complexities we face in our lives. Even injury/physical challenge can bring inspiration ofer an opportunity for us to realize how or perceptions can change, most of my deepest learning has come from injuries along the way.