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Saturday, June 25 • 3:30pm - 4:40pm
The Evolution and Bio-Mechanics of Standing Balance, A Spiritual Journey

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This workshop will explore the intersection between the uniquely human practice of standing upright on two feet and the role this plays in the Jewish practice of “standing before God” to facilitate prayer. After a brief look at the evolution from quadruped to bipedal gait and the accompanying mechanics of the human foot and spine, we will explore the proprioceptive dynamics of standing, walking and balancing to reveal the small, but hugely significant journey between the heel and the forefoot, a journey that not only allows us to “stand before God”, but brings us into a constant relational state of mind.  We will discuss the fascinating emphasis on standing during prayer, a ritual that expresses the essence of what it means to be a human being balancing on those “ridiculously tiny platforms”, our feet.

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Deborah Marcus

Deborah Marcus’ 30-year career as a movement professional has spanned the performing arts as a dancer and choreographer in SF and NYC where she danced with the Avodah Dance Ensemble and toured with her own intergenerational movement theater company, Marcus Dance Theater.  Transitioning to the healing arts as a Pilates teacher in the mid 90’s, Deborah founded the Pilates program at the Peninsula Family YMCA, and opened the... Read More →


Saturday June 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:40pm
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