Experienced Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Workshops

These workshops will deepen our movement practice and will include guided movement mediations, Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement sessions, experiments with art media and time in nature. The workshops are restful and enlivening, meaningful and fun, welcoming and inclusive.


FALL 2018


Experienced Workshop in Contemplative Dance
Saco, ME,
Collective Motion Arts Studio
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10am-9pm; Sunday, October 7, 10am-1pm

Faculty: Alton Wasson
Tuition: $225 if submit registration and payment by September 1. $250 after September 1. 

**Housing info below**

This workshop will deepen our movement practice. Experiment with dimensions of the process with a group of experienced movers. Included are guided movement meditations and explorations with art media and nature.

Come to the Friday evening Introductory Contemplative Dance Workshop on October 5, 2018, 7-9:30pm, for free, if attending this workshop. 

For more information, contact Caroline Loupe, 207-831-7800, cmloupe@gmail.com, or Alton Wasson, 413-268-3294, altonwasson@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). Contact Rebecca Wing, rebeccawing@maine.rr.com, for more information.

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Winter Retreat 

Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center, Westfield, MA

February 28, March 1-3, 2019 Choose: Thursday thru Sunday or Friday thru Sunday. 3pm Thursday or Friday to 1pm Sunday.

Faculty: Alton Wasson & Daphne Lowell

Prerequisite: Week I or the equivalent, Week II or the Year-Long Programs

Limited to 14 Participants.

Poised in the moment, we listen. Being, in stillness and action, moves us.

Join us for a weekend of Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement practice in the quiet and comfort of winter. Together we will create spaciousness, permission and safety around transitions from old to new. In particular, we will explore spiritual dimensions of the practice, and silence and sound, using such practices as movers containing experience, silent witnessing and non-verbal forms of being in community. As always we will invite rest and play into our practice. 

As one form of invocation for the spirit of this workshop, we invite you to read Alton's essay, "Enhancing the Grace."

Thursday - Sunday:

In Residence Tuition + Room/Board Price TBA

Commuter Tuition + Meals Price TBA

(Commuter rate includes all meals at Genesis, Thursday dinner - Sunday lunch)

Friday - Sunday:

In Residence Tuition + Room/Board Price TBA

Commuter Tuition + Meals Price TBA (Commuter rate includes all meals at Genesis, Friday dinner - Sunday lunch)

A $200 deposit reserves your space. 

For more information, contact cdance-at-contemplativedance.org.

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DATES TBA   Week II - Experienced Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement 

A 6-day retreat. Expand individual practice. Enhance witnessing. Dialogue about Authentic Movement in a community of peer movers. Daily warm-ups with live music, hour-long round robins, small faculty-led groups or peer groups. Choose between several options: sessions outdoors, work in other media, work with partners, time alone. 
Prerequisites: Week I or the equivalent, including witnessing experience.
Prerequisite for the Peer Group Option: Week II

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