Join Shannon Murphy, level 3 certified educator and Senior Faculty for Eric Franklin for teacher training, classes, workshops, and private sessions.


Conscious Conditioning

4-week series 

Tuesday’s May 8th - 29th from 6-8 pm


Drexel Pilates

3301 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19104


To register: Email with the subject line "Conscious Conditioning"


Join Shannon Murphy, master Franklin Method educator, for a four week long series that will shape up your approach to getting in shape! 


Whether you have taken a Franklin Method workshop in the past or not, everyone can benefit from both the detail and practice that these classes provide. Each class works with a few Franklin Method embodiments and then provides multiple ways to put it into practice. 


Each week we will learn imagery and functional embodiment methods that train for strength, stability, and mobility. This is a nuanced approach to conditioning that incorporates how we think and feel, acknowledging how our thoughts impact our physical health. Movers of all skill levels are welcome. If you are just starting a workout plan, this is a great way to understand your body better and connect more personally with your practice. For advanced movers; an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your practice and replace habitual patterns with more functional ones. We will learn how to release tension, enhance your movement, and prevent injury by embodying how we are designed to move. 


Drop into one session or get the most out of your conditioning practice by attending the whole 4-week series.


One class - $25

Series pass - $80


The first ever Franklin Method teacher training module specifically designed for dancers and dance educators will be in Philadelphia this June.

I am committed to getting young folks in the room! Too often when I am teaching dancers I hear, “I wish I had known this when I was younger.” We are offering a sizable discount for current students and those who have just graduated. I want nothing more to help create sustaining healthy careers for young folks!


Please email for more information on student discounts.



Dynamic Anatomy for Peak Performance in Dance 

June 6-10th 

At the Whole Shebang

1813 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 


Join Franklin Method founder Eric Franklin and Senior Faculty Shannon Murphy for 5 days of hands-on training. Learn the cutting edge science behind Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery (DNI) as applied to dance performance and education. The focus will be on developing mind-body connections that enhance technique and performance. You’ll learn how imagery impacts the body in movement, increase your understanding of functional anatomy, and re-pattern our movement in support of our bodies design rather than our habits. If you are interested in expanding your pedagogy and deepening your own embodiment this module is for you. The training will fuel your research long after it is done!





  • The cutting-edge science behind Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery (DNI) as applied to dance performance and education.

  • Functional anatomy for injury prevention

  • Cueing tools for successful dance teaching

  • Imagery techniques for fine-tuning movement

  • A student-centered approach that meets the needs of today’s dancer.

  • Learn to embody function and increase expressivity through mental training & imagery insights for both dancers and dance educators




  • Online pre-training course - Receive access to Franklin Method Principles and the Art of Cueing for Movement upon Registration

  • Interactive training with Eric Franklin and Shannon Murphy (Franklin Method Faculty, Dance Artist, and Curricular Head at University of the Arts)

  • Franklin Method for Dance Training Manual

  • One set of Franklin Method Balls

  • One Franklin Method Resistance Band

  • 1-year membership to Transformation for Franklin Method Educators

  • Exclusive Certification to Teach the Franklin Method Workshop: The Art of the Plié



$1295.      $300 OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME!



Ask about our discounts for students!

We want to support young dancers have long healthy careers. For this to happen we must create opportunities for them to train now!

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Eric Franklin is the founder and director of the Franklin Method. He created the Method over 25 years ago, first teaching in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria and further in the USA, China, Japan and many other countries. He earned his BS from the University of Zurich and his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Eric teaches at universities and schools throughout the world including the Juilliard School in New York, Rutgers University, the University of Vienna, the Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London. He has taught Beyonce’s & Celine Dion’s world tour dance companies.  In 1998 he introduced the first dance conditioning methodology to mainland China.



Eric presents his work at numerous conferences, such as the World Congress for Lower Back and Pelvic Pain, the Pilates Method Alliance and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. Eric Franklin is author 21 books, including of Dynamic Alignment through Imagery (2012), Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance (2013), Relax your Neck – Liberate your Shoulders (2002), Pelvic Power (2003), Inner Focus, Outer Strength (2006) and Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind (2009). Eric Franklin’s books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, Czech, Chinese and Korean.


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Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Shannon Murphy is dance artist and educator living in Philadelphia. Shannon has studied with Eric Franklin for over 10 years and is now one of his first US/English speaking faculty members. She specializes in Franklin Method for dancers, teaching workshops to professionals and guesting at many University dance programs. She is the Body Pathways Curricular Head at the University of The Arts where she has been an adjunct professor since 2013, teaching contemporary studio practices, Body Pathways, and Franklin Method. As an adjunct professor, she often teaches at Bryn Mawr College and Drexel University and was the Assistant Director of Drexel Dance Ensemble from 2015-2017. Shannon is deeply committed to providing her students with the tools that they need to discover efficiency and expressivity and support the development of responsive, dynamic bodies. She is both an independent maker and a co-director of idiosynCrazy productions alongside founder, Jumatatu Poe. Shannon is currently an artist in residence at the Whole Shebang where she teaches professional level technique classes and is developing a new work.  Her work has been presented nationally and throughout Philadelphia including AUX Space, The Barnes Foundation,  Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, FringeArts Festival,  Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival, Koresh's Come Together Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) and RealLive People Presents.  As a freelance performer, Shannon is currently working with Jaamil Kosoko. She has worked with many dance artists/companies, including: anonymous bodies||art collective/Kate Watson-Wallace, Charles Anderson/ Dance Theater X, Group Motion Dance Co, The Naked Stark, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, Jumatatu Poe, SCRAP Performance Group/Myra Bazel, and has performed works by Peggy Baker, Boris Charmatz, Wally Cardona, and Rennie Harris. 



Private lessons are a great way to fine-tune your movement, prevent injury, enhance your training and deepen your restorative practices. 


Sessions are structured like a conversation, between you and your body. I provide you with information and insights for you to make new discoveries about the function and quality of your movement. Enhancing your bodies ability to make changes, we apply your new found knowledge to your everyday movement. Whether it is increasing your technique, changing how you feel while you work at your computer, or simply to feel better while you are walking around, Franklin Method Privates are a wonderful way to combine your brain and body and find your full movement potential!

Sessions are usually scheduled during the day at:

Philadelphia Dance Academy

219 Cuthbert St, 3rd floor 


Evening privates will need to be discussed via email.


Private Sessions:

$200 for 3 consecutive hour sessions

or $75 for one hour


For students and those in financial need:

$150 for 3 consecutive hour sessions

or $60 for one hour.


Please email me for more information: