The Art of Falling Apart & coming back together

 
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Sunday Sept. 29th

3pm to 5pm

Sliding scale donation: $10-35

Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center, Phil. PA

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Sometimes, things fall apart.  Perhaps we said yes to too many projects, we fall apart because we just can’t do it all. Perhaps we’re moving in the wrong direction and the body (in all its wisdom) yanks us back, makes us take a pause with a headache or an illness or a missed appointment or an uncomfortable conflict with a friend. Perhaps communication with the team we work with implodes and everything is delayed.

Falling apart is inevitable in life, but it also inevitably leads to coming back together, doesn’t it? This is one way we can learn from how the body is organized. There are sequences of movements, when strung together show a natural rhythm of just that: Falling Apart and Coming Back Together.  

It is a key part to our resiliency as humans. We can learn how to Fall Apart and Come Back Together with attentiveness and compassion through movement, re-shaping our sense of self in whatever obstacles we encounter. 

In this workshop, we will follow, articulate and play through movement patterns of Falling Apart and Coming Back Together, observing inner narrative and dialogue. Art materials will be available for archiving your personal findings. 

(Space is limited to 8 participants)

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Force of nature: Seasonal Workshop series

Workshop coming soon.

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As we face mounting challenges in a society built on interwoven systems of oppression, both our individual and collective bodies are overcome with stress, dis-ease and instability. These conditions are not made of stone, though sometimes feel immoveable, unchangeable. 

But we are always at the center of movement, and movement is change. 

In this series of seasonal workshops, we realign with our natural ability to work in collaboration with the living, breathing cycles of Nature. Taking cues and lessons from seasonal cycles and current astrological events, we’ll freshen our sensory input and engage through different body systems to reveal how these elements resonate and express within the fabric of our bodies, rippling back out again into the world.  And, we’ll archive our findings. 

Open to all levels of movement experience, each workshop is laboratory style and includes teachings of current influences, time for personal warm-up, guided movement practice and time for open personal exploration and archival. Each workshop addresses the current seasonal influences, so no two workshops are the same. 


Stories in the bones

Workshop coming soon.

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Through all the systems of the body, from the skin to the bones, the body is constantly absorbing, analyzing, and storing new information from our personal lived experiences and creating patterns of response to stimuli. It also holds genetic information within each cell, as well as a type of memory that is, in essence, the lived experiences of our ancestors.   

It is a memory machine. 

This intensive workshop delves into the material of the body itself. In a small group of 6-10 people, we journey deep into cellular memory with a question in hand, and allow the body to speak through image, word, sensation and movement.  We work with these images daily to decipher their relevance to this moment in time, using various creative formats to archive and develop the story that is arriving. At the end of the intensive, we have the option of sharing our work in a performative event, or inner circle (close invitees only) for sharing our stories.

This workshop can be formatted for a 3-day weekend, week-long, or two-week residency. Please contact me directly for fees.