"The Body Never Lies!"
"ARE WE LISTENING?"
Hear what people say about Jules...
“No words will be enough to express the gratitude I felt after studying one year with Jules. The beauty of the work, the common creation of a safe space, the freedom, but mostly the compassion, generosity and professionalism that he brought into the room every class, allowed me to explore my self, trust unconditionally, and therefor learn more that I could have ever imagined.”
It is a pleasure connecting with you!
My name is Jules. I have worked in the performing arts since I was a child. I have been both performer and teacher. Over the years my work has evolved far beyond the performing arts. The life changing growth I experienced during my training took my career in a new direction. Today I am devoted to share these self care and personal growth techniques to anyone interested in improving every aspect of their life. For over 13 years I have observed literally hundreds of students completely transform. It is with tremendous joy I offer these tools to cultivate a personal practice designed exactly for your individual needs and goals.
Movement4All, Movement4Actors and Somatic Processing are a series of awareness and reconditioning practices that generate integrated whole body coordination (mind/body/emotion) and optimal effort in both everyday activity and highly skilled movement. Through the embodiment and awareness exercises, blocked breath and unnecessary tension is released allowing the deep core muscles to support increased flow and power of motion and sound.
Your mind/body organically reorganizes for far more functional, expressive and efficient action in all activities of life. We explore the development phases of the brain and the motor skills that babies go through on their way to mastering movement patterns. As mental and physical habits of resistance are discovered and released new muscle memories and mental pathways are created, therefore leaving your integrated whole body reconditioned for the art of living, dancing, playing and everything else you do.
Athletes from many different sports have used this process to improve performance and reduce risk of injury. Dancers, actors and musicians find the practice of these tools brings greater ease, clarity and expression to their performances. It is powerful in both injury prevention and recovery. Professionals and those in business have benefited: public speaking, increased communication skills, anxiety/stress reduction and far less desk fatigue. Finally others have simply found the practice brings more joy to life as they experience moving more fluidly and with greater ease.
I look forward to speaking with you soon!
"Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and freedom."
Viktor E. Frankl
ALEXANDER FOR ACTORS
Optimal Effort: Breath Coordination
Vocal/Physical Ease in Performance
"The Body Keeps the Score"
Bessel Van Der Kolk
Performers and Non-Performers alike
Our body contains a tremendous amount of untapped information. When we learn to listen to our body, we come back to the moment, giving us more command over every aspect of our life.
Cultivate inner stability and flexibility in an ever-changing world! Through these Somatic Exercises you will expand Physical, Mental and Emotional Awareness that opens and empowers you to have more choice and ease in every activity of life. Come back to your truth, let go of the noise and rediscover lasting inspiration, so every moment of life matters. This Self-Care is about creating Optimal Effort and Joy in everything you do.
Prevention and Recovery from Injury or Disease
Vocal and Physical Communication
Balance the Nervous System / Anxiety and Stress Reduction
Ease, Ability and Coordination to Accomplish Goals
Energy, Presence, Confidence with a Tension Free Body
Connection to Self and Others
Breath Coordination, Voice and Posture
Release of Limiting Beliefs
Get at the root, not just the symptom. Acquire key tools to let go of limiting beliefs and habits physically, mentally and emotionally by addressing the Integrated Whole Body.
"Our bodies are our gardens,
to the which our wills are gardeners"
"If you want to be interesting, be interested."
Welcome to the Jules Helm Movement Studio. Jules has over 30 years teaching experience. He is a Certified Alexander Teacher, Certified Williamson Teacher, Certified Yoga Teacher and Partner Dance Teacher. See what students say.
Jules specializes in working with Performers and Non-Performers, offering Group Practices and Private Sessions.
The exercises & explorations are fun and at same time deepen Self Awareness & Wellbeing. The discoveries made through this Somatic Processing can serve as a powerful gateway to growth & healing. Furthermore, these awareness explorations can be extremely useful for those in traditional Psychotherapy, as they allow people to identify and verbalize the unseen or unprocessed experience that has been stored in the body.
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water.
When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. ... Become like water my friend.”
Breathe - Release - Revive
Less is more