Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), created by Joan Skinner, is a somatic movement, dance and creative practice with a core underlying principle of releasing blocked energy, held tension and habitual patterns in body mind. It enables us to move with greater freedom and ease whilst awakening creativity and spontaneity.
The 21 contributors to this book describe how SRT informs their
own movement and/or dance practice and influences wider fields of practice including meditation, architecture, poetic listening, visual art, writing, technology and choreography. For them SRT is a transformative and lifelong practice that deepens connections with self, other, more than human life forms and with natural and urban landscapes.
This is a book for anyone drawn to explore body mind, somatic, movement and dance practices, and for those who are exploring ways of living in the world creatively, empathically and with more ease and natural grace.
About the Author
Manny Emslie is a dancer, dance improviser and freelance teacher. She is certified to teach the Introductory and Ongoing SRT Pedagogies. For nearing 20 years she has taught SRT classes for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students as well as for the wider community and professional artists. She is a practising Buddhist who is a member of the Triratna community. Alongside a daily sitting meditation practice she practises ‘Breath Body Mind’, which she is certified to teach. SRT, her Buddhist practice and more recently Suprapto Suryodarmo’s Amerta Movement practice inform and underpin her practice.