With Shannon Murphy

Shannon Murphy has been a level 3 certified Franklin Method Educator since 2011 and has been studying with Eric Franklin for 10 years. Currently she has been assisting Eric in workshops and trainings and became one of the first faculty members trained to certify Franklin Method Teachers in September 2017. Franklin Method is also a resource for her creative practice generating movement modalities and nurishes her contemporary dance practices.  She has been specializing in Franklin Methodfor Dance and has taught in many schools and universities including Drexel University,  Georgian Court University, Swarthmore College, University of the Arts, and Temple University.  She teaches a weekly Intro to Franklin Method course and Franklin Method for Dancers workshops to junior/senior dance majors and the faculty who teach them. Much of her career has been dedicated to empowering young dancers to make healthy choices about their bodies and prevent injuries by educating them about thier anatomy and improving thier technique through Franklin Method. She has taught young dancers at Ballet Wester Reserve, Koresh School of Dance, Maryland Council for Dance, The Pennsylvania Youth Dance Festival, Philadelphia Dance Acedemy, The Rock School and other dance studios throughout the Philadlephia and New Jersy area. Using FM, Shannon coaches dancers who are recovering from injury and chronic pain issues as well as dancers who want to enhance thier technique and stay healthy.
 She teaches private lessons to not only dancers but anyone who wants to prevent injury, feel great, and move better!  


Franklin Method uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment and a movement practice to create lasting positive change in our body and mind.

  • Focus is on empowering participants to notice the changes in their bodies by increasing their presence, fine tuning their physical goals, and learning to verbally articulate their experiences.

  • Participants will re-pattern their movement increasing efficiency as they enforce the bodies design rather than their habits through physical embodiment. In Franklin Method we understand Physical Embodiment to be a multi sensory, multi perceptive approach to uniting the mind and body in an understanding of the body systems and their parts (eg, the femur bone as part of the skeletal system), their function in body mechanics and how, this combined with our mental facilities, manifests to create who we are, how we move and how we function in the world. 



​The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Julliard School in New York. The Franklin Method is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly seen at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences.


One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop. The Franklin Method is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity; showing you how to use your brain to improve your body’s function. It teaches you how to harness the transforming power of the mind. It can be applied to improve all of your abilities. It all starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change. The Franklin Method teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.


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