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.


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Summer 2017

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July 23-28, 2017   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



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Fall 2017

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Introduction to Contemplative Dance, Evening Workshop
Saco, ME, Collective Motion Arts Studio
October 7-8, 2017. Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-1pm.

Faculty: Alton Wasson
Tuition: $250. $225 if registration and deposit received by September 8.

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 6, 2017, for free, if attending this 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 28-29, 2017. Saturday 10am-5:30pm (90 min lunch break); Sunday 10am-4pm (60 min lunch break)
Faculty: Alton Wasson 
Tuition: $250. $225 if registration and deposit received by September 29.

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 27, 2017, for free, if attending this workshop. 

For more information, contact Andrew Brightman, aob-at-purdue.edu, Holly Jaycox, hayjaycox-at-gmail.com or Alton Wasson, 413-268-3294 or altonwasson-at-comcast.net. 


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Winter 2018

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Winter Retreat 
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center, Westfield, MA

March 8, 9-11, 2018, Choose: Thursday thru Sunday or Friday thru Sunday

Faculty: Alton Wasson & Daphne Lowell

CEUs Pending

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

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. 


Thursday - Sunday:

In Residence Tuition + Room/Board TBD

Commuter Tuition + Meals TBD


Friday - Sunday:

In Residence Tuition + Room/Board TBD

Commuter Tuition + Meals TBD


A $200 deposit reserves your space. 


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


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