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Nick Konow
903 Cresthaven Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90042
nick@graceinmvmnt.com
+1.213.308.4131

© 2017 by graceinmvmnt

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first consultation

Questioning? Confused? Wanting to know more? Let's chat!

Our work begins with a complimentary phone or Skype conversation. In this call I expand upon the phrase Movement Confidence and share a bit about my background and its shaping of my approach to teaching its application.

 

Movement is connection, both personal and interpersonal.

 

We are drawing lines in the sand, marking distinctions between physical autonomy and meaningless drills, goals vs. themes.

 

We stress the importance of (inter)connectedness over self-improvement. In this first call, I encourage you to share as little or as much with me as you feel comfortable.

 

We are practicing vulnerability...always. 

Price: free

preliminary assessment

The preliminary assessment is a great option for those interested in Coaching, and curious if it's the right fit for them.

This initial intake is a one-on-one 90 minute session, introducing the participant to a hands-on individualized assessment process. Provided will be a framework for bodily self-assessment.

 

The participant will be asked to perform tasks and provide solutions and these solutions will determine the course of our work.

 

Each student will receive a daily routine for maintaining joint health, education on expanding their personal concept of awareness, and introductory tools for harnessing both the tension and the release needed to inhabit a healthy, sustainable physical structure.

 

When we lack Movement Confidence, we in turn lack sensitivity in our practice and so activities become forced, inhibited or phoned in, and our experience of being, underwhelming at best.

 

The preliminary assessment brings us back into intimate contact with our movement sensitivity, and lays the foundation for the practice of intuitive and creative expression in your everyday. 

Price: $200 / free with Coaching

 

coaching

 

For those serious minded students, looking to deepen their concept, experience and practice of moving. Minimum 12 weeks commitment.

(Training the 4 Practices of Movement Confidence) 

Introspection is a creative process, and so to is moving. The graceinmvmnt coaching program is an in person or online offering that points to the interplay between the two.  

 

The 4 Practices of Movement Confidence are the superstructure for this 12 week program cycle. The approach, while specifically tailored to your personal needs and commitment, is one that will possibly challenge your ideas about movement and its application in the daily realm.

 

The training schedule is 6 days per week. Program intensity, and time assigned to each day will be determined by myself and you, based on our prior assessment, your program goals and other factors of recovery, sleep, and personal wellbeing.

 

Some of us require more, some of us require much less.

 

Our sense of what we require is commonly misguided by our perceived goals and our self limiting ideas and attachments about who we think we are. This conflict is ongoing, but our practice can serve to dampen its sway on our actions or inactions, as it were. 

IN-PERSON COACHING:

  • Initial Assessment (Skype or in person) 90 min 

  • 24 in-person coaching sessions (in person) 60 min

  • 6 Days a week personalized training program

  • Video Tutorials 

  • Weekly Email & phone consultation throughout duration of program

  • Each program cycle asks the student to also record his/her work via videos and written log. This serves to provide the student a mindful and studied approach to their experience and progress within and outside of the program. The student is also asked to provide video submissions of their work to better ensure proper guidance and safe progression along the way. Weekly homework outside of the program will also be requested.

Price: $2,400 (12 Weeks total)

REMOTE COACHING:

  • Initial Assessment (Skype) 90 min 

  • Two remote coaching sessions (Skype) 60 min

  • 6 Days a week personalized training program

  • Video Tutorials 

  • Weekly Email & phone consultation throughout duration of program

  • Each program cycle asks the student to also record his/her work via videos and written log. This serves to provide the student a mindful and studied approach to their experience and progress within and outside of the program. The student is also asked to provide video submissions of their work to better ensure proper guidance and safe progression along the way. Weekly homework outside of the program will also be requested.

Price: $1,500 (12 Weeks total)

immersion

 

An intimate at home living and breathing Moving Experience

The graceinmvmnt 3 day Immersion provides an opportunity to work with me on a more intimate level in my home in Los Angeles.

 

It was born out of a desire to further investigate the depth of human relationships from the perspective of talking, shaping and forging new movement.

 

A LIVING MOVEMENT, so to speak.

 

Through immersive practices, we sleep under the same roof, eat from the same table, and commune under the same California sun.

 

Each day is comprised of 3 sessions: INDIVIDUAL, INTENT, INVITATION.

 

Each session addresses a unique perspective on the 4 Practices of Moving Confidence. 

DAILY SCHEDULE

- morning: 

EXPANDING THE WAY WE WAKE UP

Morning sessions introduce the concept of the developing and expanding of one's morning routine.

 

Free writing, explorative isolations of mobility and the performance concept of Viewpoints serve as means to tune into a deeper experience of the bodily realm.

 

Part moving meditation, part reintroduction to the properties of space, the graceinmvmnt morning routine encourages a sacred shift from the standard cup of Joe, while providing the participant a toolbox to shape their own experience upon waking. 

- afternoon: 

DEVELOPING A PROGRAM

Afternoon sessions begin with an assessment that shapes our focus for the day's training. A new assessment for every new day.

 

From there, participants begin to learn to develop their own program of action.

 

Accounting for current ecological environs and the imprint they leave on our moving/thinking/loving spaces, our approach to programming demands we ask for a principled development of our attributes, applying thought to the information we collect, not simply throwing more movement upon more movement, more information upon more information.

 

The participant practices Sensitivity, passionate Experimentation.

 

Every movement becomes enlightening, every space is an opportunity to tweak, adjust, observe, and create. 

- evening: 

WORKING WITH OTHERS

Our evening sessions zero in on the Viewpoint protocols of Time, exercising our Kinesthetic responsiveness to the world outside of our corporeal self, while expanding our perception of our communities and relationships.  

 

Composition work nurtures a spontaneous creativity as we learn to think on our feet, through bold independent flourishes inside of a flock-like assembly with our moving partner(s).

 

Within a group, the participant is director, writer, performer, human, mover, lover, all things. These facets need not be produced inside of specialized settings, but are ever and always available.

 

Our work in the evening sessions is to develop the sensibilities to see the opportunities, point to them and take action.

 

If the daytime's work is the development of a thinking process and the clarifying of intent, the evening is a time for letting go of all thought, relinquishing one's choosing.

 

In partner and group work, the objective is the moment that is shared.

 

A single gesture, a simple action, essential, pure and free. 

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about immersions?

INCLUDED:

  • Lodging for 4 nights in private unit

  • 6+ hours of practice everyday 

  • Evening dinners with my family

Price: $2,000 p. person (1 person), $1,500 p. person (2-3 people)

workshops

For companies, kinship and communities.

The graceinmvmnt WORKSHOP is a two day or weekend long introduction to The 4 Practices of Movement Confidence.

 

These events are uniquely structured and suited to your groups dynamic needs, and are ideal for any company, partnership or community looking to expand their practice of creative collaboration and movement centered problem solving within their group.

 

Performance Games, Group Composition, Coordination and Choreography will serve to test the collective’s expressive adaptability in novel contexts.

 

No hiding behind screens, no room for passive action.

 

Calmly put on your oxygen mask and be of service to the those who surround you. No self improvement. No self at all.

 

All ages, all levels and all backgrounds welcome. 

Price: please inquire with your specifics (number of days and participants) for pricing