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Week II - Experienced Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement - 27th Annual!

Faculty: Daphne Lowell and Alton Wasson

Dates: August 4-9, 2019
Sunday at Noon to Friday at 1:00 pm

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Prerequisites: Week I or the equivalent, including witnessing experience.
Prerequisite for the Peer Group Option: Week II, Year-Long Program I, II

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.

This workshop will be a time for retreat and rejuvenation, and for meeting with others who are experienced in Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement. Our goal is to create a community of movers for those who have completed Week I or the equivalent. We will provide support for the practice of moving and witnessing. We assume that participants have experience in witnessing and are able to take responsibility for themselves and their processes while moving for longer periods of time.

Eight additional spaces will be available for people who have previously taken Week II, and who are interested in processing the morning sessions in small peer groups. We will also offer optional afternoon movement sessions for these groups. Contact us about this option.

Limited to 24 total: 8 in each facilitator's group; 8 spaces for those interested in small peer groups (see above).


Guided Movement Meditation with musical accompaniment by John Sprague. Round Robin movement session. Creative forming. Sharing in small groups. Contemplative Dialogue about the practice.


Choose between several structures for moving, witnessing and sharing, including sessions outdoors, exploring other media, work with partners, or time alone.


Dancing. Live music. Pot-luck. Closing ritual.

Setting – Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

The Hampshire College 800 acre campus features beautiful orchards, woods, meadows and scenic hiking trails in the heart of rural New England, only a few hours away from New York City and Boston.

Two beautiful, clean, air-conditioned, sprung-floored studios provide ample space for the workshops. Housing is available on campus in small apartments. Single rooms with shared baths and kitchens.



Tuition: Fees TBD


HousingTBD/5 nights (Sunday-Thursday)

Extra night housing: TBD

An additional night of housing is available on campus the Saturday before and Friday after.


Online Payment

Financial Aid

We offer partial financial aid towards the tuition fees (not housing) in the form of scholarships and work-study positions. 

Financial Aid deadline for Week I & II 2019: Deadline TBA.

Follow link below for application. Please contact us with questions. 

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