Weaving a Bigger Body

August 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Special location in Santa Cruz
Brett Anne
(925) 286-5485

Weaving A Bigger Body

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 impVenn Diagramrovisation 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!

This day-long exploration will be facilitated by Brian Spear (www.thresholdadventures.net)  Matthew Cavanna (www.livingbridges.net) and Brett Anne “Ripple” Balamuth.

*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.

Cost: $85

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July 10, 2017

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  1. This sounds great guys… hope to make it.

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"I highly recommend this work to everyone and encourage you to trust Matthew to guide you through your process. His gentle, nurturing presence allowed us all to feel safe and drop deeply into the experience. He weaves his extensive somatic therapy background with his natural intuitive abilities to guide each participant into a profound visceral experience of being held & supported, free & empowered to be themselves."Read more

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