Introductory Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Workshops

These workshops will gently guide people with no previous experience in Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement into this accessible yet powerful form of moving meditation.




July 15-19, 2020.    Week I - Introduction to Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement  *Cancelled. 2021 dates coming soon!

A five-day progression of daily practice. Move or be still in a community of respect, compassion and support. Practice attention and acceptance, inner and outer witnessing. Daily warm-ups with live music to enliven consciousness in the body. Sessions using imagination in other media. Time in nature. 

No prerequisites.

For more information, including tuition & housing fees, see week-long page for more info.


FALL 2020


Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Evening Workshop *Cancelled. To be rescheduled Fall 2021.
Portland, ME,  The Yoga Center, 449 Forest Avenue Plaza Building 

Friday, October 2, 2020, 7:00-9:30pm 

Faculty: Alton Wasson
Fees: $50 or Free* 

This workshop gently guides people with or without previous experience into this accessible yet powerful form of moving meditation and embodied imagination. It includes guided movement meditations and Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement.

*Free tuition is extended to Friday evening participants, who attend the subsequent Experienced Contemplative Dance WorkshopsSaturday, October 3 - Sunday, October 4, 2020.

(Attending Friday evening qualifies you to attend the weekend workshop.)

For more information, contact local host Caroline Loupe,, or Alton Wasson, 413-268-3294,

Looking for overnight housing in the area? We suggest checking Airbnb in the USM or Rosemont areas of Portland, ME. Fall rentals can go quickly!

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