About Bronwyn' Dance
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. She 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
Axis syllabus, Ongoing 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
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.