Authentic Movement is a meditative, intuitive, improvisational movement practice involving a mover and a witness. It is a practice of listening, attunement; slowing and opening to a deeper sensing of body and psyche.
Led by Paula Josa-Jones, the simple meditation of Authentic Movement will provide the container for this workshop—both for experienced movers and those who are new to this practice. With eyes closed, maintaining a focus on bodily sensation and the flow of consciousness, the mover attunes to the inner landscape of the body and allows herself to be moved by whatever impulses arise in the moment. The mover—in the presence of a compassionate witness—discovers the presence and containment of their own inner witness.
It is certain to be a very special, meditative, and valuable experience for all bodies.
Join us Sunday May 1st
1-4:30 pm at Pulse Studios
All ages & levels are welcome
Meet Paula Josa-Jones
“Attention – because the body is precise
Listening – because the body is subtle
Kindness – because the body is tender”
Paula is a dance and movement artist who has taught Authentic Movement, somatic movement studies, composition, and improvisation for the past 40 years at universities, colleges, and dance festivals nationally and internationally. Her work includes choreography for humans, inter-species work with horses, dancers and riders, film and video. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA), a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSMET), a Tellington TTouch Practitioner I, and a Somatic Experiencing ®, trauma-informed practitioner (SEP). She maintains a private practice in Kent, CT. Her work with clients (virtual and in person) integrates the principles of Somatic Experiencing ®, polyvagal theory, somatic movement practices and touch skills.
Last Chance to Get Your Big Y Community Bags!
Support Pulse by bringing home your groceries in Community Bags from the Big Y in GB! Saturday is the last day that Berkshire Pulse will receive a $1 donation for each bag purchased. Please spread the word!
Join the Pulse Team!
We are seeking an experienced administrator to lead the administrative functions and daily operations for Pulse. The Administrator assumes the front desk responsibility for phone, email, and registration systems. They will be tasked with facilities maintenance, announcements and communications with staff and clients, assisting with special events, as well as daily interaction with clients and studio artists.
And a big thank you and best wishes to our current administrator, Jaimee Christinat, who will be starting her Masters in Social Work at Smith College this summer!