THE BODY -

YOUR PRIMARY INSTRUMENT

We all walk around in this amazing and wondrous contraption called "a body", which can be used in such a variety of ways, some of which might seem to border on magic.

For musicians; no matter what instrument you play: your primary "instrument" is your body and learning to understand it and how you can make it work at its optimal capacity is vital knowledge.

As a bodyworker and a musician I offer lessons and training in Timani and Nutritious Movement™.

 

 

TIMANI

ALIGNING YOUR BODY WITH YOUR MUSICAL INTENTION

WOULD YOU LIKE TO..

-Improve your sound, increase your stamina and tap into more of your musical potential?

-prevent or alleviate pain, reoccurring tensions or discomforts related to playing your instrument?

- To find out if stage fright and nerves are all "in your head" or if they might be a result of the ways you use your body when playing?

- Get more knowledge about what actually happens underneath your skin when you play?

- Learn how to access a full and natural breath without compromising other parts of your technique?

- Learn how to analyse and evaluate the way your students move when playing in order to better understand how to help them develop their technique in the best way?

WHAT HAPPENS IN A TIMANI LESSON?

A Timani lesson usually starts with a talk about your unique situation and your wishes and intentions with trying Timani. Then we make a video/recording of you playing your instrument/singing. The first lesson always includes:

  • A biomechanical movement analysis based on the video.
  • An short introduction into fundamental anatomical and biomechanical knowledge in order for you to fully understand the observations made in the analysis.
  • Exercises specifically designed to open up new possibilities of coordination in your body
  • Implementation of new sensory- and motor skills into playing your instrument/singing
  • A sum-up of your experiences with the work, and instructions and exercises to take home for further explorations

If you have never tried Timani before the first lesson lasts for 90 min and costs NOK 650
A regular Timani lesson lasts for 60 min and costs NOK 500

I teach at my home studio at Holmlia, about 25 min outside of the centre of Oslo. Accessible by bus, train or car. 

I also regularly give classes, workshops, lectures and private lessons in else where in Norway and abroad.
Check out my calender or send me a note if you wish to book a workshop, private lesson or weekend course.

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SOME TESTIMONIALS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE ATTENDED TIMANI COURSES WORLDWIDE..

"During the course I had the chance to play for Miriam. She helped me find a posture that gave me a freedom in my hands that I have never experienced before. The sound was also full and warm without a lot of effort. I realized that maybe playing the viola is not so hard after all."

Marina Stelina Siani, Viola student. Royal Danish Academy of Music

 

Find muscles and connections through your body that you didn´t know existed.

- Lars Harboe, singer, songwriter, artist, guitarist

 

Life changing and mind opening! Would absolutely recommend to friends and family, musicians or not!

- Maria Gïlicel, violin student at the Royal College of Music

 

Eye-opening! I’m even more curious now and I am looking forward to learn more.

- Jonna Järvitalo, flute student at the Royal College of Music

 

Timani is just what you need to bring your musicianship to the next level: It allows you to gain full control of that perfect machine that we use to express ourselves: our body.

- Pierpaolo Casamassima, violin student at Royal College of Music

 

Unmissable for musicians who want to learn more about themselves for their career.

- Christopher Quaid, violin student at the Royal College of Music

 

This method is the answer to enjoying music and discovering your potential as a musician and person.

- Sarah Daramy-Williams, violin student at the Royal College of Music

 

This course is extremely useful no matter what your instruments are or wherter you are a musician or not. It is knowledge that comes in handy in every area and I would not have missed it for anything. Highly recomended!

- Ingrid Halvorsen

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NUTRITIOUS MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT NUTRIENTS FOR YOUR BODY

WOULD YOU LIKE TO..

-Learn how you can slow down or prevent common "age-related" ailments by becoming a more conscious daily mover?

-Find out if re-occurring tensions or aches are the result of ways in which you use your body on a daily basis?

- Learn about how increasing your interroception, your internal sensory awareness, might affect your mental and emotional state of mind?

- Learn about how changing the way you sit, stand and walk can affect chronic tension in the shoulders, arms and neck?

- Develop a biomechanical sense of movement which you can apply to whatever type of training or workout you are doing in order to better avoid strain injuries?

- Become more aware of your individual posture and how the way you carry yourself affects the tension pattern in your muscles as well as your metabolism, blood pressure and digestion?

 

Both Timani and Nutritious Movement™ involves a deeper understanding of the coordination needed in order to use the body in a way that supports it rather than strains it in a negative way.

Nutritious Movement™ is a whole-body movement program developed by the american biomechanist Katy Bowman. In this program the general term "movement" is put into a broader perspective.

The body is to a large degree self-regulating: an optimal use will bring optimal health. However, in order to be self-regulating the body has certain mechanical requirements: it needs to be used according to how it was designed. 

Just like your body needs a big variety of dietary nutrients in order to stay healthy (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) it also needs its movement-nutrientsas in a varied and differentiated use of the whole body on a macro- and micro level.  

"You are how you move" so how about learning how to move in a way that restores, rather than strains the body, and maybe getting some insights into how your daily way of moving might contribute in re-occurring health issues or, alternatively, might help to alleviate them.

Nutritious Movement™ is developed by biomechanist Katy Bowman, founder of Nutritious Movement in Ventura, USA.

For more information on her check out the website here.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A NUTRITIOUS MOVEMENT LESSON?

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