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Inspired by FM - Open workshop with Elke Schroeder

  • Caveman Strong 237 Water Street East Cornwall, ON, K6H 1A2 Canada (map)

Inspire by FM - Open Workshop with Elke Schroeder

This workshop will be a deep-dive into task-based movement training. Inspired by the *Fighting Monkey Practice, we will explore task-based movement and how its application in personal practice and in teaching is vital for longevity.  

Solo and partnered task-based movement situations will be investigated using the Fighting Monkey tools, floorwork/low-flying locomotion and directed improvisation. The physical work will be supported by discussion of the Fighting Monkey approach and how to integrate this work into an existing personal or teaching practice. Some of the topics we will cover include: smart training for instinctual/reactive movement, elastic capacity for power and mobility, how to identity ineffective and inefficient movement patterns/affectations, and how to use partnered training/physical tools/coordinations in order to hone body awareness, shared body empathy and communication. 
Inspire by FM is a great complement to any physical discipline. All dedicated practitioners and movement instructors, (including but not limited to dancers, athletes, physical performers, yogis and martial artists), are welcome.

Pants that cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders are recommended.(*For a full description of the Fighting Monkey Practice and it’s creators, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea, please visit There are also video resources of their work available on youtube).


$300 early-bird price (Before March 15th).

$350 regular price.


Elke is a Mover. A seasoned dancer and performer, her 20 year relationship with dance and its consequent body fatigue led her to seek healing. At first she went to yoga and after experiencing positive changes she became a teacher, graduating from the Octopus Garden Teachers Training and Mentorship programs in 2008. Still dancing and looking for training to support this, she found Fighting Monkey - and its this task-based, longevity practice that is now the focus of her personal study and the biggest influence on her teaching. Elke is recognized as an FM instructor by its creators, Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea. In addition to dance, yoga and FM, Elke’s movement background includes floorwork, acrobatics, functional movement and martial arts. 

Elke leads a practice that is fluid, strong, and creative. She encourages a sense of play, and her teachings provoke curiosity towards revealing our body’s intrinsic wisdom. Bringing knowledge from her dance and movement training, Elke is interested in everyone practicing individually but in community, and offering a practice that is both challenging and accessible to all. She is still an active creator and performer of contemporary dance and travels her work throughout Canada and abroad.

Footage of Elke teaching:


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