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.

The workshops will include guided movement meditations, Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement and time outside. The workshops are restful and enlivening, meaningful and fun, welcoming and inclusive.



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Spring 2017

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Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Evening Workshop
Minneapolis, MN, Ivy Studio 206 (www.ivystudio206.com)
April 7, 2017, Friday: 7-9:30pm

Faculty: Alton Wasson
Tuition: $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 WorkshopsApril 8-9, 2017. (Attending Friday evening qualifies you to attend the weekend workshop.)

For more information, contact Michael Gardos Reid at gardosreid-at-gmail.com, or Alton Wasson, 413-268-3294, altonwasson-at-comcast.net.

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Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Evening Workshop
Watertown, MA, Watertown Center for the Healing Arts
April 21, 2017 Friday, 7:00-9:30pm
Faculty: Alton Wasson & Tiffany Sankary
Tuition: $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 Workshops, April 22-23, 2017. (Attending Friday evening qualifies you to attend the weekend workshop.)
For more information, contact Tiffany Sankary at artandfeldenkrais-at-gmail.com, or Alton Wasson, 413-268-3294 or altonwasson-at-comcast.net. 

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Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Evening Workshop
New York, NY
May 19, 2017, Friday evening, 6:30-9:30pm. 

Randy Warsaw Studio, 115 Wooster between Prince & Spring; Buzzer 2F - 2nd Floor

Faculty: Alton Wasson and Eileen Kelly
Tuition: $100 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 WorkshopsMay 20-21, 2017. (Attending Friday evening qualifies you to attend the weekend workshop.)

For more information, contact Alton Wasson, altonwasson-at-comcast.net or 413-268-3294, or Eileen Kelly at eileenamongstflowers-at-earthlink.net or 347-387-3054.

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Summer 2017

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June 18-23, 2017    Week I - Introduction to Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement 

A six-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.


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Fall 2017

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Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Evening Workshop
Saco, ME, Collective Motion Arts Studio
October 6, 2017, Friday: 6:30-9:00pm

Faculty: Alton Wasson
Tuition: $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 WorkshopsOctober 7-8, 2017. (Attending Friday evening qualifies you to attend the weekend workshop.)

For more information, contact Caroline Loupe, 207-831-7600, cmloupe-at-gmail.com, or Alton Wasson, 413-268-3294, altonwasson-at-comcast.net.


**A limited number of housing spaces are available for out-of-towners at the Mindfulness Retreat Center of Southern Maine (www.mindfulnesscenter.org). To inquire or make reservations, contact Rebecca Wing at rebeccawing-at-maine.rr.com or 207-294-3377.


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Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Evening Workshop
West Lafayette, IN. Location TBA
October 27, 2017. Time TBA
Faculty: Alton Wasson 
Tuition: $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 WorkshopsOctober 28-29, 2017. (Attending Friday evening qualifies you to attend the weekend workshop.)
For more information, contact Alton Wasson, 413-268-3294 or altonwasson-at-comcast.net. 


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Winter 2018

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Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Weekend Workshop
Austin, TX
March 2-4, 2018 Friday: 6:30-9pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-1pm
Faculty: Alton Wasson
CEUs pending

Tuition: $250. 

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, Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement and explorations with art media and nature.

For more information, contact Beverly Bajema at bev-at-bajema.me, or Alton Wasson, 413-268-3294, altonwasson-at-comcast.net.


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