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Spring Workshops

The Sound Body

Sat, 5/6, 5/27. 11-3pm

with Bobbie

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Global Body

Sat, 5/20 . 11-3pm

with Bobbie

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Feeling Moving

Sat, 5/6 . 12-6pm

with Mary Abrams

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Watermark Arts

Sat, 5/13 . 7:30pm

with Elaine Colandrea

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Body Harmonics Series

with Different Presenters

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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Apprenticeship

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winterSpring 2017 Workshops

Effective January 2 - May 31, 2017

With Bobbie Ellis

Global Body - Movement & Memoir

Saturdays 11am - 3pm: 5/20

With Bobbie Ellis

To be able to bring clarity, trust, and presence, to have the willingness to fully receive and perceive what we have gone through in life with creative unfolding is a gift.

It's what makes the ongoing process palpable, available, and moves us into the present moments of our lives. Sseeing from the creative lens offers a wide breadth and much more resources then we "think" we have. Because it's not always about thinking. Come move your body, draw your past and write yourself well.

Global Body is a series class, please pre-register by calling or email us.

The Sound Body - Continuum Moving Inquiry

2 Saturdays per month

With Bobbie Ellis

May 6 & 27: 11am-1pm

Continuum is a movement practice and an inquiry through which we directly experience the fluid interconnectedness and movement with the whole of life.

The health and vitality of any organism on this planet is in its ability to redefine its own structure. Continuum explorations delve into the play of emerging and dissolving, the interplay of form and formless, with dynamic to subtle almost unseeable movements, developing inner resources for resilience, adaptability and change.

With regular practice Continuum can relieve deeply held constraints for exuberant health and vitality. The human body is primarily fluid, through the movement of water we can expand the physical experience of ourselves and infuse our lives with a sense of openness, curiosity, and wonder.

Continuum has pioneered and revolutionized the role of somatic awareness and creativity in health, education, relationship, physical fitness, paralysis, trauma, creativity and spirituality.

The elegant practices we explore make an art form out of our internal experience through breath, sound, movement and self regulated interest to cultivate curiosity, becoming comfortable with uncertainty and more clearly reimagine how we care for ourselves.

In continuum explorations we access resources only available in this fluid expression, welcoming the liberation of the entire person at every level.

$20 drop-in/class card holders welcome except for extended classes extended classes: $45

*Extended classes for those with experience. All welcome to 2 hour explorations.

Guest Teachers

Feeling Moving - The Biology of Emotion

Saturday, May 6 . 12-6pm

With Mary Abrams

At the heart of everything we feel, think, and do is our physical body alive with the motivating and amplifying movement of the affective system. This system is the biological basis of our emotions. Our affective system moves through our bodies at every level of being, like sap flowing through all developments of a tree from roots to fruit. Since affect refers to silent biological processes, emotion refers to when biology joins with symbolic memory and meaning. How we meet with "emotion" is extremely significant and understanding feeling, as consciousness of affect, plays a crucial role in how we participate in the movement of life. Becoming conscious of the ways affect moves through our bodies and moves us in life, can increase our capacity to "surf" the emotional seas of being, and support the ways we participate with ourselves and others.

During this daylong workshop we will explore somatic movement processes inspired by breath/sound and fluid movement play to awaken body awareness and consciousness of affective flow-feeling. As we experience our feeling moving we will explore basic theory and language of the affective system from the work of Silvan S. Tomkins and a model for how we create meaning from the work of J.S. Bois. We will discover the ways movement and sensation awareness can offer new understanding and value for all our feelings, and how feeling motivates us as we relate with self and others.

Mary Abrams, MA, RSME brings passion, skill, and an inquisitive spirit to her teaching. She directs programs and teaches at Moving Body Resources in New York City and leads the Masters Degree Dance & Somatic Well-being course in the USA. She comes from a 30 year dance background including 20 years of Continuum with Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper, and her ongoing work with awareness and movement within the fields of Epistemics and Gary David, Ph.D. Her creative edge continues to develop ways toward more body affect-script theory. She holds a BA in Dance from St. Olaf College and a MA in Consciousness Studies focusing on embodied movement practice and theory from Goddard College. Cost: $110 before 10/1 $125 after

Watermark Arts

Saturday, May 13 . 7:30pm

With Elaine Colandrea

An evening of Somatic Inspired Dance, Poetry, Art & Music.

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