The magic of Project Breakalign
Our girl, Nefeli, has been going from strength to strength in her journey to make training safer for dancers. Nef is nominated for a Changemaker award for her work with Project Breakalign. Stay up to date on her journey here. We are proud!
More on Nefeli and the system
Project Breakalign was created in 2013 by Nefeli sMash Tsiouti, because of the need she felt to heal her body.
It’s a method on how to train and perform properly and therefore, preventatively avoid injuries. This is geared towards bboys and other street dancers from different styles.
In our community, there hadn’t been any real guidelines on physical wellness and maintenance. You might turn up at training, train and go home. This sounds straightforward enough.. but without warm up, warm down, stretching and conditioning. Missing these things can have long term effects on the body. Project Breakalign is designed to help us evolve intelligently.
Nefeli herself had a career-threatening shoulder injury and had to take real action to preserve her body. Nefeli says:
The Breakalign Method is a conditioning programme, based on the physiological and biomechanical analysis of the demands in the art-form of Breaking.Nefeli Tsiouti
As a dancer, you can train the Breakalign Method, to gain the knowledge for safe dance practice, for yourself. Also, to train others in a safer and preventative manner from unwanted injuries.
How can I be down?
You can apply for the Breakalign method in September 2019 by contacting Nefeli here. As one of our team we are overjoyed to see her at the heart of something which benefits our worldwide community.