Garuda Dancers Workshops - The Garuda Studio

Garuda Dancers Workshops with James D'Silva

Date: 12 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019

Course: Garuda Dancers Workshops

Venue: Centro Studi la Torre via Paolo Costa, 2 - 48121 - RAVENNA - ITALY

Price: tba

For further details email:

Status: Spaces available

Join James D’Silva in Italy for the workshops!

12th of July – Foundation Matwork Workshop

13th of July  – Barre Workshop

13th of July – 1.30pm/4.30pm Garuda Reformer Workshop

14th of July  – Seated & Standing Workshop


Matwork (Dancers) Workshop

Garuda Foundation Matwork is a Pilates-based system that builds movement understanding and confidence gradually in the body. This cleverly devised system draws on the ancient martial arts, yoga, principles of Pilates and the beauty, grace and strength of dance. Rhythm and flow are paramount to this organic system and the elegance of alignment draws on a deeper understanding of weight placement.Dancers greatly benefit from these principles linking this movement method to their professional training.

Garuda on Reformer

Moving away from traditional Pilates, Garuda presents different movement possibilities through its vast repertoire and promotes innate confidence and elegance to the moving form.Using the reformer as a tool of movement expression, Garuda explores a practice that is challenging in strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination.

Garuda Seated & Standing

This workshop combines the seated & standing syllabuses in one intensive program, focusing on strength, stability, balance and joint mobility. The movements heal & rejuvenate, working intensely within the fascial lines of the body. At the same time the limbs are constantly challenged through functional training, complex moves committing the core to supporting the frame.

Garuda Barre

This contemporary barre workout incorporates the physicality and grace of dance.Different aspects of yoga asana are brought in to establish alignment and stretch in the body.Balance and strength work side by side to create a sense of length and flow.The work moves from remedial to advanced and rhythm and flow are paramount to this technique.Different strength bands are introduced to facilitate and challenge the upper torso, making Garuda Barre an all aerobic body work out.Each moment is a celebration of movement and Garuda barre triumphs like no other.


Request Application Details

“I just wanted to say how much I've really enjoyed the Teacher Training course! Even though it was a virtual experience, it was still amazing and I learned so much from your wisdom. I know it must be frustrating for you not to be able to give any tactile cueing (I'm the same), but you are so clear with your words. That's an amazing gift, for which I'm forever grateful!”Eva Perdiki