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What: Two days of workshops by the founder of The Franklin Method© – Eric Franklin presented by The Ishangi Institute for Dance and Movement Science in collaboration with Tulane University's Department of Theatre and Dance, Newcomb Dance Program on March 21st & March 22nd. The Franklin Method© uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind. The Franklin Method© is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly seen at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences. The two days include the following workshops: Pelvic Power For Core Integration, The Four Pillars Of A Healthy Spine: Emotions, Strength, Balance, Flexibility, Breathing For Life And The Psoas: Beyond The Abdominals (see more info below).

When: March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015. 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM.

Where: Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance , New Orleans, United States

Registration: $219 =1 Day, $397 =2 Days; Register online:

Eric Franklin Interviews: To arrange Interviews, please contact Teresa Wyckoff at 541-999-5207 or


Coordinator: Kehinde">Ishangi

Phone Contact: 504-410-7315


Day 1 / Saturday, March 21, 2015:

  • Experience effortless alignment and balance for the whole body through experiential understanding of the pelvic bones, joints and muscles
  • Discover and apply the dynamic alignment of the sacrum
  • Learn ball and imagery exercises to train and balance the pelvic joints and muscles.


  • In this workshop we will address these factors in a practical manner, leading to positive changes both on an emotional and functional level. We will discover that an understanding of spinal evolution leads to a fresh approach to movement and exercise for the spine. Our new embodied understanding will allow for all daily movement and exercise to benefit spinal health.

Day 2 / Sunday, March 22, 2015:


  • How breathing works and what it means to breathe well.
  • How posture and breathing are related.
  • How to use breathing to improve your energy level & endurance.
  • Learn imagery and self-touch exercises to improve the efficiency of the bones, tendons, muscles and joints for walking and movement.


  • Discover the role of the psoas muscles in movement, stability and balance
  • Release your lower back and deepen your breathing
  • Create more ease of movement in walking, running and sitting.
  • Feel grounded, stable and dynamically aligned.

Eric Franklin Bio: Eric Franklin is director and founder of the Franklin Method Institute in Switzerland. He has more than 25 years experience as a movement educator and has shared mental imagery and mind body exercise in his teaching since 1986.

Eric is a guest speaker and lecturer at several Universities, including the Juilliard School and New York, New York University (NYU), and the University of Vienna. He has taught extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia in venues such as the Scala in Milano, the Royal Ballet School, the Pilates Method Alliance, the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, the World Congress for Lower Back and Pelvic Pain, the American Physiotherapy Association, the Trinity Laban Conservatory in London, the American Dance Festival, the Sao Paulo City Ballet and the Institute for Psychomotor Therapy in Zurich; He has provided training to Olympic and world-champion athletes and professional dance troupes such as US Weightlifting and the Cirque du Soleil.

He is author of 20 books in 12 languages among them Dynamic Alignment through Imagery, Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, Conditioning for Dance, Pelvic Power, Relax your Neck, Liberate your Shoulders and Inner Focus, Outer Strength. He is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.

Eric Franklin lives near Zurich, Switzerland.

About The Franklin Method ©: The Franklin Method©uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind.

The Franklin Method ©was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York. The Franklin Method©is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly seen at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences.

One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop. The Franklin Method©is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity; showing you how to use your brain to improve your body's function. It teaches you how to harness the transforming power of the mind. It can be applied to improve all of your abilities. It all starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change.

The Franklin Method ©teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.



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