Somatic Movement Workshops. Through directed exercises and experiments you will work to investigate your own self – sensing what is there, learning about the terrain of your sensations to alter stress, find new-or-forgotten ways to move, develop your ability to listen to yourself + others, and expand your creativity and capacity for connection + communication in movement and in life.
At the kernel of this class you will be working with paying attention – to the quiet, subtle, internal. The work is similar to or informed by: martial arts, contemporary dance, theater practice, superhero powers, ‘Jedi’ mind, meditation. You will work hard. And probably laugh. You will talk very little. You will do solo work and work as a group.
Some classes are tailored for work with performers. Some classes are designed for everyone – suited to all shapes, mobility and experience. All classes work with similar elements. Please see this for a more detailed descriptions.
“Somatic approaches emphasize sensory awareness (paying attention to sensing)…in somatics, kinesthetic awareness functions largely as a potent agent of change – a powerful means of altering habit…Just as the mind organizes the rest of the body’s tissues into a life process, sensations to a large degree organize the mind. They do not simply give the mind material to organize; they are themselves a major organizing principle.” – Glenna Batson
“…experience never shows up apart from our being embodied and situated in the world.” – Evan Thompson.