Online Workshops

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SPRING 2021

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NEW! Witnessing Time: The Spring Equinox    

A Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Meditation

Faculty: Daphne Lowell

Saturday, March 20

Schedule: 10:00am-1:00pm, 2:30-5:30pm (Eastern)(same schedule for both dates)

On Zoom: Details and Zoom info will follow after your registration

Prerequisite: Our Week I or the equivalent CD/AM workshops (approximately 30 hours of mentored moving and witnessing practice, readiness to move for longer sessions, and to maintain safe boundaries)


Let us welcome the spring! In the globe’s Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox embodies the moment of transition from winter to summer. Days will now (at last!) be longer than nights, and they will continue to grow longer until June’s Summer Solstice. It is a good time to look around, turn our attention outward, and summon our inner resources to imagine the future, whatever was past. 

 

In this day-long meditation we will celebrate this Equinox as a marker for hope, and a welcome annual re-turn towards the sun, growth and green in the north. We will practice Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement together from wherever we are in simple structures relying on inner witnessing as mover and/or witness and the practiced skills of each participant. I will also offer guided movement meditations inspired by this occasion. For example, what might hope look like, feel like, in the body? Where does it live in us, or might it be hidden or missing? What influences our forward movements – trust, anticipation, hesitation? What rhythms of day and night, past and present, work and play, serve us? 


Fee: $100


I know these may be financially challenging times. Contact me if the fee presents a problem. 


REGISTRATION

ONLINE PAYMENT

To reserve your space, complete the registration form and send non-refundable payment by March 1st. Your space will be reserved once both are received. 

Register soon. Programs fill quickly!      


Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded if your space is filled by another participant. 


For more information or questions, contact cdance@contemplativedance.org.



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Spring Retreat: Awake We Dream

Faculty: Daphne Lowell 

Dates: Four Thursday afternoons, 3-6pm (Eastern). March 25, April 8, 22, May 6

Fee: $200 ($150 if need/$250 if can)

On Zoom: Details and Zoom info will follow after your registration

Prerequisite: Our Week I or the equivalent CD/AM workshops (approximately 30 hours of mentored moving and witnessing practice, readiness to move for longer sessions, and to maintain safe boundaries)


This Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement retreat will work with themes of renewal and new beginnings. How might this practice offer us ways to awaken, refresh, and rekindle? What sensations, thoughts, images might we find in us for new energy, inspiration or guidance? How might our experiences here be informed by and infuse our lives and the "ground" outside?


Spring breezes bring change, and with that possibilities, and choices. The retreat will include invitations - for those who wish - to explore themes this season of transition and new light suggests. What do we hold dear, and what do we weed out? How might we cultivate the conditions for new growth, and how do we engage with obstacles or resistances if they appear? What opportunities do we create/embrace, and what shall we nurture? 


We will practice with a mixture of structures including open question form, round robins, and various ways to reflect on discoveries, including silent witness. There will be time for work in additional creative materials and I will offer guided movement meditations for almost all sessions. In these we will work and play in our "gardens," our earth. We will melt stiff bodies, minds and souls, tend to our sore spots, turn the ground to discover the life within, and open new terrain for what we hope to plant in and for the future. 




Your space will be reserved once we receive both the registration form and non-refundable payment. 

Register soon. Programs fill quickly!      


I know these may be financially challenging times. Contact me if the fee presents a problem. 


Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded if your space is filled by another participant. 


For more information or questions, contact cdance@contemplativedance.org.