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.


FALL 2019


Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Evening Workshop

Portland, ME,  Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave.
Friday, September 27, 2019, 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 WorkshopsSaturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29. (Attending Friday evening qualifies you to attend the weekend workshop.)

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

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Dates TBA.   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.