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Bronwyn | Dance Bio

Bronwyn Ayla (Michaelis) strives to unify passionate aliveness with grounded presence. She spends her time seeking ways to transform consciousness through the integration of body, mind, spirit, and the elements. She is a dedicated and inspired mother and considers her daughter to be her greatest teacher. When she is not traveling the world she enjoys making pottery, tending her garden, and treating people with Chinese Medicine at her Holistic Medical Arts Clinic. She lives in Berkeley, CA with her daughter, Nymue.

 

Bronwyn is a dancer trained in numerous forms of movement and somatic practices from around the world and is a certified Axis Syllabus Teacher.  Her methodology integrates an advanced knowledge of human anatomy and physiological processes that optimize vitality and encourage the unfolding of the mind and body’s latent potential.

Yoga, Dance, & Somatics

Teaching Axis syllabus Classes;
2009 - Present

 

Axis Sylabus Intensive and Teacher Lab
Berkeley, CA. Frey Faust 2017 

 

West Coast Contact Improv Festival and Jam Yearly
2004 - Present.

 

Contact Improvisation Ongoing Practice through Jams, Workshops, Classes, and Retreats.
1999-Present

 

Axis Intensive
Berkeley, CA. Frey Faust 2016

 

Axis in the Redwoods 
CA 2016

 

Axis Syllabus Nomadic College Earth Dance
MA 2012, 2013, 2015

 

Investigating Developmental Movement and Play Weekly One-on-one Meetings with Bonnie and Bronwyn’s then-infant daughter, Nymue. Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen 2012-2013

 

Organs from a Developmental Perspective
Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen 2012

 

Movement of Life - Continuum
Emily Conrad 2012

 

Amazing Babies First Year of Development
Beverly Stokes 2012

 

Esalen Silent Yoga Retreat
Big Sur, CA. Sarah Powers 2011

 

Asana & Body Systems, Body-Mind Centering
Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen 2011

 

Axis Syllabus Nomadic College
Brazil. Frey Faust 2010

 

Axis Intensive
Santa Cruz, CA. Frey Faust 2010

 

Jedi Yoga Training
Colorado. Esak Garcia 2009

 

Iyengar Yoga, The Yoga Room
Donald Moyer 2000-2007

 

Advanced Hand Balancing
San Francisco Circus School. 2006

 

Ashtanga Yoga
Mysore India.  2005

 

Ashtanga Yoga
Mysore, India 2004

 

Half Machine Performance
Copenhagen, Denmark. 2003

 

War Between Robots and Angels
San Francisco, CA 2002

 

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, Piedmont Yoga Studio
Rodney Yee 2001-2002

 

Yoga Teacher Training
Berkeley Yoga Source. Jazz Potier 1999

 

15 Month Immersion in India
Silent Meditation Retreats, Raja Yoga, Pranayama Practices, Numerous Pilgrimages, and Ashram Residential Retreats. 1997-1998

 

International Experience

 

Originally from South Africa, Bronwyn has lived, worked, and studied all over the world, and reads and writes Hindi, Hebrew, and Spanish. She has focused her travels on studying ritual, esoteric practices, dance and sacred traditions from around the globe. Bronwyn weaves the threads of these sacred practices that connect us to our divinity into her dance offerings. Her international experience inspires in her a deep reverence for the many forms of dance and allows her to work with people of diverse backgrounds.