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MOVE Studios strives to offer quality continuing education opportunities for members of the Denver Pilates, movement therapy and fitness communities at reasonable prices, allowing teachers here to get the best from local educators as well as unique educators from around the country.  If you know an educator that you would like to see come to Denver, please let us know and we can add them to our "wish list".  For current offerings, please see below.
2024 Workshops
Some of the workshops listed below will include PMA CECs.  List will be changing/updated as new workshops are added throughout the year.  Current list (with details below listing):

Intro to Bartenieff Fundamentals - June 28-29, July 12-13, 2024
Balanced Body Movement Principles - August 23-25, 2024
Intro to Laban Movement Analysis - September 13-14, October 11-12, 2024

Taught by Lindsey Hanahan, Certified Laban-Bartenieff Movement Analyst

Dates: June 28-29, July 12-13 

Cost $399 for 18 hour course

This course will introduce the participants to the Bartenieff Fundamentals, a form of movement therapy developed by Irmgard Bartenieff and housed within the Laban Movement Analysis system.  Through exploring the six fundamental  movement patterns that allow all humans to develop neurologically from infancy, students will begin to discover the easeful movement possibilities available by identifying, enabling and practicing these patterns.  Bartenieff Principles will also be introduced and explored through movement and journaling to gain insight into the application of these Principles in the broader context of moving and connecting with the world. 


This class is appropriate for all students of movement, Pilates and yoga instructors, physical therapists, educators, psychology professionals, athletic trainers and anyone interested in improving their proprioception, coordination, and overall understanding of movement in themselves and others. This 18-hour class serves as a prerequisite for Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Certification programs.

Cross Lateral Patterning exploration through
Diagonal Knee Reach


Taught by Lindsey Hanahan, Balanced Body Educator

Dates: August 23-25

Cost Regular $549; EARLY BIRD $499 through August 10


The Balanced Body Movement Principles help fitness professionals understand how the body moves in order to help our students, clients and patients move better.  The Movement Principles provide practical tools for observing, analyzing, and improving movement by gaining a deeper understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and optimal movement patterns.

The course is organized into five modules covering Whole Body Movement, Trunk Integration, Lower Body Strength and Power, Upper Body Strength and Balance, and Dynamic Flexibility and Recovery.  Covered In the context of each of these modules is Essential Anatomy, Essential Exercises, and Training tips, as well as guidance on how to create effective classes/private sessions, giving students a great introduction (or a good refresher) on these essential elements, improving your understanding of your own Pilates, Yoga, Physical Therapy or Fitness practice and your ability to safely and effectively guide your clients/patients through an integrated movement experience or recovery.  (This class is also a prerequisite for any Balanced Body training program including Pilates, CoreAlign and the Integrated Movement Specialist program.)

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Icosahedron with Labanotation symbols
showing dimentions, planes and diagonals

Taught by Lindsey Hanahan, Certified Laban-Bartenieff Movement Analyst

Dates: September 13-14, October 11-12 

Cost $399 for 18-hour course.  Includes full-color training manual created by Carol-Lynne Moore, PhD, world renown scholar on the life and work of Rudolf Laban.

Body, Effort, Shape and Space are the 4 Pillars of Laban Movement Analysis, a method and language for describing, interpreting and documenting human movement in all of its forms. Gaining an understanding of this work opens a world of possibility in how you see yourself and the world, how you activate your full body with efficiency and aliveness, and can be transformative both personally and professionally.

This 18-hour course will introduce the participants to each of these 4 "doors of entry" into analyzing movement by experiencing the movement elements of each, practicing observation/analysis live and with recorded movement activities, discovering personal preferences in each of these areas, and finding the innate connections between these elements. This leads to being a more dynamic and efficient mover, improved self-understanding of personal movement preferences, sharpening and deepening movement analysis/observation skills and improved communication skills/interpersonal relationships.


This work can be - and is - applied internationally in a multitude of fields including psychotherapy, physical therapy, ballroom dance, athletics, animation and robotics, non-verbal communication, political analysis, education, modern dance, rock climbing, business and management consulting, conflict resolution, and theater and dance, and Pilates.

The workshop is open to anyone physically able and mentally interested in going deeper into the art and science of movement, and improving overall movement ability and understanding.

This 18-hour class serves as a prerequisite for Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Certification programs.

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