Gaia Movement Workshop Series
Our Gaia Movement Workshops offer you a place to ground your energy in the earth, reconnect with your body, activate your natural energy and rejuvenate your spirit by using movement and mindfulness practices to intentionally deepen your connection to the natural world.
All of us are born innately connected to the earth, and this inherent connection to all life gives us energy and a sense of belonging. But in our current culture that's obsessed with consumerism, productivity and technnology, it can be hard to stay connected to nature, the planet, other life forms, each other. It is easy to start to lose our natural playfulness and zest for life. These workshops are a perfect opportunity to hit "reset" and get connected again!
Each of our seasonal workshops invites you to connect intimately with nature by listening deeply to the sounds and the movements of the earth and inviting them into your own physical & sensory awareness. You will be invited to let the natural elements of the landscape to affect your body, to move in response to them, and to create your own spontaneous dances with the earth! During each workshop we will meet in a secluded spot in the Wissahickon Woods and we will cultivate a relationship with that place by witnessing it, moving with it and it will also witness and move with us. This place will provide a secure space for you to dive deeply into your sensory awareness so you can play, breath, feel, move, stretch, act, react and discover how your body and soul want to move in relation to the earth!
Gaia Movement Workshop Dates & Info
1) Spring Gaia Workshop: Awakening Connection to the Earth, Saturday June 4, 2016, 11am-3:30pm, Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia, PA
2) Summer Gaia Workshop: Cooling Elements, Saturday August 6, 2016, 11am-3:30pm, Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia, PA
3) Fall Gaia Workshop: Our Sensory Playground, Saturday October 22, 2016, 11am-3:30pm, Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia, PA
Price: You can take one workshop for $45, two workshops for $75 or all three for only $120!!
** This workshop is geared toward both dancers and non-dancers. It is for anyone who enjoys moving their body and feels comfortable (or at least interested in) exploring movement in an open-ended, improvisatory way. You will be generating your own movement based on your own feelings, desires, perceptions, energetic shifts, observations, etc. There will be many guided, structured movement scores and explorations, but I will not be giving you specific movements to do with your body. Please contact me with further questions: Jenny 215-840-5710, firstname.lastname@example.org.