About Me

Merav Israel

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.” Moshe Feldenkrais

As a performer I am interested in finding a way to move that is integral to myself and which brings ease and elegance to my performance. I look for a wider range within myself without compromising myself. I look for longevity in performance life. I see my work as a dancer as not separated from anything else that I do – finding breath across activities – from the work I do with myself to the work I do with others – teaching myself and teaching others as one linked process.

As a dance artist my interest in movement and dance is also a way to explore relationship to nature, environment, others and the experience of living.

My background is in dance training and movement research, yoga and Bharathanatyam, and qualifications as Feldenkrais Method practitioner. Independently I have been studying and taking courses in Gestalt psychotherapy, neuroscience, spirituality, and advanced Feldenkrais Method training. I have been teaching movement, performance and composition for a number of years, and working as performer and choreographer. You can read more about my dance practice and artistic work on the LaNua website.

“There is one thing that, when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now, and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body.” Gautama Buddha