Heidi Vierthaler

feb. 26. – mar. 1. 2024 12:00 – 13:30 / professional training

Heidi’s career in the dance world spans more than 35 years. This includes her classical training and performing with top ballet companies in the US, to her multifaceted career with leading contemporary dance companies in Europe.
She has worked with groundbreaking choreographers such as William Forsythe and continues to work as an educator, choreographer, movement researcher and program developer. She continues to share her knowledge with educational programs as well as some of most prestigious contemporary dance companies and educational institutions world wide. These include the Netherlands Dans Theater, Gothenburg Danskompani, and Tanz Theater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, all of which incorporate Heidi’s Stream-Flow Movement method into their daily practice.

Her Stream-Flow Movement Method, which is the base of all of creative processes, is defined as a therapeutic, mindful and playful way for dancers to reconnect to their bodies. Professional dancers have been enjoying Stream Flow’s benefits for years, as a sort of “Body Rescue” during and after intensive work periods. Younger dancers have gained heightened body awareness, which sets them up for the rigorous demands of learning a new dance technique. Through a deeper understanding of the functional body, they gain confidence and a more intelligent body. Heidi’s Stream Flow workshops have been taught at universities throughout Europe, South Korea and Japan.
Stream-Flow Method is currently expanding it’s practice to work flexibly for ‘All Bodies’  creating diverse working modules and conversations with Visual Arts, Design and Science. 
Currently Heidi and her team are in collaboration with Harvard neuroscientist Anna Riley Shepherd, to measure the benefits of Stream- Flow Movement Method. This process includes measuring baseline brain indicators of health and wellness, before and after research periods.

class description:
Stream Flow Method 
Heidi’s stream – flow method has an intuitively progressive guidance that allows me to discover a sense of full body freedom and interconnection. Through imagery and sensation it provides an in-depth look at how each part of the body, when examined clearly and simply, can be a catalyst for naturally occurring, complex movement. After taking the class, I feel new movement channels open in my body and a heightened awareness for what it means to be fully present in my own movement research. Scott Fowler: dancer at The Netherlands Dans Theater
Streamflow is a mindful ,regenerating, game-like method to move attention through different parts of your body. Originally developed as a form of “body rescue” for dancers at professional companies across the world, founder Heidi Vierthaler is now expanding the practice to work flexibly for all bodies. It can involve lots of movement and sweat, but can also be done while sitting at your desk. It can keep you entertained for hours, but 5 minutes is already enough for a reset, that gets you out of your head and into your body.
During her upcoming research periods in Munich, Heidi would like to dig deeper into researching both the emotional and functional body via her Stream-Flow method. The focus will be be on shifting our habits and to how we approach our everyday movement tasks and patterns both in life and studio time. This is also connected to her current collaboration with Harvard neuroscientist Anna Riley Shepherd, to measure the benefits of Stream- Flow Movement Method. Their process includes measuring baseline brain indicators of health and wellness, before and after research periods. The upcoming research in the cities listed above, will support Stream- Flow’s accessibility to anyone that loves to move, or is seeking to get out of their heads and into their bodies.

More than ever, we need to reduce stress to feel calmer, and connect to our bodies to feel more relaxed and energised at the same time. Through Stream-flows”s moving body scan, it allows us to give special attention to small sections of the body. For example, the spaces from eye to eye, ear to ear  or shoulder to elbow. While giving certain spatial boundaries the body automatically begins to feel naturally occurring and complex physical organisations. Blockages are released and new channels are opened. 
We’ve experienced that measuring brain waves during these exercises, clearly stimulates the brain that controls the parts being analysed and offers an array of health benefits.

instagram: @heidivierthaler

professional training/local training exchange
: Monday – Friday 9:30h – 11:00h
price: 5, – € per class or 20, – € for the whole week.
location: T29 – dance space / T29 @ FatCat, Rosenheimer Str. 5, 81667 München (old Gasteig)

current class rules
• space limited
• first come first serve
• no late entries to class

Heidi previously with Bad Lemons Project:
May 2. – 6. 2022 Professional Training // Research Project
May 22. – 26. 2023 12:00 – 13:30 / Professional Training // 13:45 – 18:45 / Research Project