A Somatic, Social and Ecological exploration of connection.
- Are you new to dance and looking for a starting point for grounded relationship with self, or an experienced dancer hoping to expand your movement practice and commune playfully with the natural world?
- Are you a community builder feeling stuck, disconnected and tech overloaded looking for more personal resilience practices?
- Are you a coach, therapist or healer wanting to increase your skills or breathe new life into your practice?
- Do you need to de-stress after a long week, have fun in welcoming community, and ground in the outdoors?
Join us for “Weaving a Bigger Body,” a day-long exploration of connection Saturday June 24th in cathedral-like Redwood Regional Park (Oakland). The day will blend mindfulness, nature connection, Hakomi, the psychology of human attachment, and gentle, beginner-friendly contact improvisation dance.
We’ll use these practices to engage with the natural world as a conscious, present, and responsive dance partner. In this way we will connect with the “Bigger Body” of our ecosystem and human community. By weaving this outer exploration of nature with the inner body awareness available through mindful contact improvisation dance we open up to the possibility of watershed breakthroughs.
Bring your struggle and leave with a toolbox full of embodiment and nature connection skills, some new friends, fresh resilience, and a smile!
Please Register by Wednesday August 9th
The trees are calling!
*The specific location will be emailed to participants once they have registered.
Please arrive early so that we can gather and walk to our destination together.
Wear layers and bring food and utensils to share for a potluck lunch on the land. Be sure to have enough water and snacks and wear shoes appropriate for outdoor terrain.
*This workshop is best suited for able bodied people who feel strong enough to hike for up to 20 minutes over uneven terrain.
*No contact improv skills required, so come as you are with a readiness to explore.