Authentic Movement Workshop, July 10

$75.00

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with Paula Josa-Jones
July 10, 1pm-4:30pm

This simple meditation will provide the container for this workshop for both experienced movers and those who are new to this practice. 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. It was developed by dancer and psychotherapist Mary Starks Whitehouse, who, following her work with Carl Jung, became curious about moving without intention, or the practice of “waiting to be moved.”

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.

Paula Josa-Jones 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.

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