Qigong and Axis Syllabus - In-Spiraling Practices

8-9 September 2018

Guelph, Canada

Daniel Davis



Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9
10am-noon: Qigong with Claire Turner Reid
1pm-3pm: Axis Syllabus with Daniel Bear Davis

Join us in Guelph for a weekend of Qigong and Axis Syllabus classes exploring the dynamic potential of the spiral. Morning Qigong classes will cultivate sensitivity to the transformation of forces - between receptive and propulsive, expansive and yielding, strength and softness. Afternoon Axis Syllabus classes will engage anatomical clues, seeking to collaborate with the body’s design to grow our physical possibilities while learning and respecting our structural limitations. These complimentary practices offer diverse insights into the intelligence of the spiral for restorative and dynamic applications.

Full Workshop: $100
Only Axis Syllabus:$60
Only Qigong: $60
Single Class Drop-in: $35
e-transfer registrations and questions: claire.turner.reid@gmail.com

Guelph Youth Dance Studio
42 Quebec St. 3rd floor.

Daniel Bear Davis is an interdisciplinary performance maker and movement educator. He has taught Axis Syllabus, Contact Improvisation, and Composition internationally in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and throughout North America. Whether teaching physical skills or compositional practices, his intention is to foster tools for informed choice and increased possibility. He has been blessed with opportunities to perform with Guillermo Gomez Peña, Nita Little, Nancy Stark Smith, Pipaluk Supernova/Live Art Installations, Felix Ruckert, Kira Kirsch, Erika Tsimbrovsky, Scott Wells, and many other inspiring body/minds. 
Daniel’s recent performance work focuses on creating new communities through collaboration with marginalized populations engaging with personal story. He has worked with veterans and non-veterans in collaboration with Krista DeNio and EchoTheaterSuitcase project, and in San Quentin Prison with The Artistic Ensemble. His most recent group work explored intersections between the experiences of his students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the experiences of oppression expressed in interviews he conducted with Palestinians in the West Bank. 

Claire Turner Reid is a movement artist and educator with a dance, theatre, and internal martial arts background. Claire has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Windsor. She has performed with dance companies Dancetheatre David Earle, Being Human Dance, Je Suis Julio, and has collaborated with Andrea Spaziani, Robert Kingsbury, Meagan O’Shea, Janet Johnson, and Alice Irene Wittaker-Cumming. Her current focus is full-time study of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM) as well as a passion for human design and movement facilitated by her engagement with the Axis Syllabus International Research Community (ASIRC). Claire is a certified Spiritwind Internal Arts Qigong and Taijiquan instructor, a certified Level II Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong instructor, a teacher candidate with the ASIRC, and an instructor at OCTCM where she teaches Qigong. She is grateful for the lineage shared by her two main Qigong teachers, Sifu Dylan Kirk and Daisy Lee. Drawing on her diverse experience in movement, performance, and healing arts, Claire continues to explore new ways of moving, being, and learning. She uses movement and healing practices as a way to deepen awareness, honour the integrity of the body, and enrich inter-relational possibilities.