Workshops are listed in chronological order.
Soulful Sunday Dance with Alexandra Walker
Dates: 6/23 9:30-10:45am Cost – sliding scale $10-15 per session.
Want to start your day with DANCE? Join Alexandra Walker for Soulful Sunday Dance. Dance brings us fully into life – into relationship, onto the earth, and into the chaotic unfoldment of engaged purpose as the place where real freedom happens. Soulful Sunday Dance is a Soul Motion® inspired conscious dance practice. We will move to a variety of music, allowing everything to move through us and encouraging our bodies to play with what is alive in the dance. Open to all levels of experience, there is no wrong way to move. Just show up with a curiosity to explore, follow inspiration and flow that comes from movement and from stillness. We start with a warm up, an enquiry into movement, and then flow in to jam time, just having fun and moving however the body wants to move. This is a family-friendly environment that is adult-focused. Children under 11 are invited to attend if they come prepared to dance with their attending adult. The invitation is to cultivate your creative-form of expression, bring a curious spirit and a YES to deepening your connection with self, other, community and SOUL. Price- sliding scale $10-15.
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Soul Motion Sunday Dance with Alex Walker
Sundays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019 9:30am- 11am Cost: $10-$15 sliding scale
Workshop Description: Dance Intimate: We explore our relationship with the body as a dancing shape field moving in space.
Dance Communion: The dancer begins to open his (her) field to association and inspiration to one other.
Dance Community: Dancers begin to move in ever widening circles, receiving, giving information and inspiration to the larger dance happening all around them. This landscape is an invitation to see how we are all connected.
Dance Infinite: What happens in the dance room is a practice for the everyday dance in the living world. We move out from the dance room with an opportunity to send outward all benefit we may have received.
No experience needed and there are no specific patterns of movement to follow. Just a willingness to show up and remain present to what is being danced through you. We will move to a variety of music, allowing everything to move through us and encouraging our bodies to play with what is alive in the dance. Open to all levels of experience, there is no wrong way to move.
Yoga Nidra with Cassandra Sullivan
2nd Sunday of the month - June 9, 2019 4:00-5:00pm Cost - $15
Yoga Nidra is a conscious relaxation meditation practiced lying down in savasana or corpse pose. (Nidra means sleep in Sanskrit.) Through this guided meditation, we find relaxation by turning inwards, coming to a state between sleep and wakefulness, where we can release layers of inner tension. This allows for deep levels of healing to occur on the physical, mental, and emotional planes.
This class combines movement-meditation and expressive-dance. A great way to end the work week, shake off stress and to help shift our attention from past mind chatter & future to-do-lists into the present moment. We start with a warm up, an inquiry into movement, and then flow in to jam time, just having fun and moving however the body wants to move. The invitation is to cultivate your creative-form of expression, bring a curious spirit and a yes to deepening your connection with self, other, community and soul.
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Fundamentals of Belly Dance with Neely Cohen
Wednesday, August 7 6:30-8PM & Saturday, August 10th 11AM-12:30PM
Cost – $30 per session; $50 for both sessions
In this dynamic and sensual two-part workshop, we’ll playfully explore the fundamentals of the world’s oldest dance – focusing on posture, alignment, and technique. First, we’ll build strength to create crisp isolations, fluid undulations, and powerful shimmies. Then, we’ll break down the core movements of belly dance in order to speed them up with precision and grace. Finally, we’ll deepen our connection to our bodies and to one another in the group – bringing our attention toward the social aspect of belly dance.
No experience is necessary and all women are welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing such as leggings and a tank top. Bring a water bottle and a coin skirt or scarf to tie around your hips. We will dance barefoot. Please arrive a few minutes early to settle payment (cash only, please).
Neely’s Persian roots introduced her to Middle Eastern dance at a young age. She fondly remembers staying up past her bedtime – coin skirt tied around her onesie – to belly dance with her aunt. Classically trained in ballet, Neely went on to study jazz, modern, and hip hop before returning to belly dance. “It was like coming home to my body.” She studied with world-renowned Bozenka and draws inspiration from the great Samia Gamal. In 2012, in New York City, she had the honor of showcasing her talent on national television. A teacher of Middle Eastern dance to women and girls for over ten years, Neely unveils belly dance as a powerful tool for women’s empowerment. She integrates her knowledge of yoga, movement therapy, and somatic psychology into her holistic teaching style.
For more information or to register, contact Neely at email@example.com