Teachings

Alexandra Verschuuren looking up
© Courtenay Willis

Continuing my fascination for the human body, from a young age I spent countless hours hanging upside down, imitating gymnasts on tv, dancing around in the garden, doing yoga with my mother, and observing people. Throughout my training in becoming a professional dancer I felt an unknown urgency that I could not understand. This led me to exploring awareness within a movement practice and later on within life in general. A few years ago, I noticed that my interest didn’t lie in becoming a dancer or the practice of physical movement alone, but that it lied in the practice on how to live a ‘‘good’’ life and what that means.

Ever since, I have been self-studying awareness, human behavior and neuroscience as a method and attempt to further understand and inform myself, my teachings and my relationships in life in general. One of the reasons that brought me to teaching was due to the possibility to share, exchange and learn from the ways in which people perceive dance, movement, life and more from a different point of view. As a teacher, I hope to spark curiosity, encourage dialogue and build a sense of responsibility within the practices I share.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to teach in different institutions within the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, and hope to continue developing this side of myself in the years to come.