Winter greeting 2019
The Light has Returned Again
We had an auspicious Solstice, occurring on the cusp of a full moon Light upon Light shone brightly and unconditionally on all beings who live on earth.
After singing to the sun at dawn on Solstice, the words “All is calm, all is bright…” kept repeating in my head. Though from a well-known Christmas carol, the words transcend culture and religion. For many, the return of the sun’s light brings the hope of renewed life, and with that, the hope for peace, full of love and joy. It brings a hope which washes away the anguish and despair that haunts our world.
Now we are in the New Year. Days slowly lengthen and we can see new life poking out of the earth’s surface to greet the sun, innocently, with time honored trust in the cycles of growth and renewal.
We can feel our own bodies awakening and can trust that we too are embedded in the earth’s cycles. Within this trust is the infinite wisdom of our bodies. I am so grateful to you for all the ways we have explored and shared the loving brilliance of our body’s wisdom.
Throughout this year, may you and all your relations be filled with Hope, Peace, Love and Joy.
With love and gratitude,
Filling the Empty Space
I am delighted to offer this course in partnership with West Coast Dance Therapy and Hana Kamea Kemble. Filling the Empty Space is an experiential course which introduces participants to the three primary eating disorder diagnoses and their variations (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder) and demonstrates why and how Dance-movement Therapy is an optimally effective treatment approach. Basic DMT principles will be presented and through experiential practices, participants will gain an understanding of their effectiveness to work with the breaches in attachment, histories of trauma, as well as social pressures that cause the body image disturbances, affect dysregulation and isolation inherent in all eating disorders. Attention will be given to working with adolescents, adults, individuals and groups.
Accredited through the American Dance Therapy Association, it provides 30 hours and 2 credits for those studying to become Registered Dance movement Therapists. (R-DMT). This course is also useful for other professionals in the Eating Disorders treatment field who wish to incorporate more somatic approaches into their work.
March 8-11, 2019
600 Campbell Avenue
9:30 – 6:15 daily (a restorative practice is incorporated into each day)
$825 – 30 hours/2 credits
NON-REFUNDABLE deposit payment is $250 and due at the course registration. Please send this to Tannis Hugill through email transfer. firstname.lastname@example.org
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In this introduction participants will learn the form of Authentic Movement. They will explore the roles of mover and witness to gain a deeper understanding and acceptance of their embodied experience in all areas of their lives.
Authentic Movement and Performance
Using Authentic Movement to access and manifest deeper levels of our selves, we may enrich our presence in performance, enhance creative exploration, and increase awareness and trust of the body. The form of Authentic Movement is especially useful for dancers and actors.
Our need to pray is as ancient and central to life as our breath. In this workshop, we listen to the prayers moving in and through our bodies using guided visualization and structured movement improvisation. By joining body, mind and spirit to dance our prayers, we celebrate ourselves and the earth as miracles of Creation.
Moving with Spirit: Ecstatic Body Postures and Authentic Movement
Learn to journey to the realms of Non-ordinary Reality using Ecstatic Body Postures and integrate the teachings of spirit into conscious awareness with Authentic Movement. Discovered by anthropologist Felicitas Goodman, Ecstatic Body Postures are a sacred technology used by our elders thousands of years ago to commune with the world of spirit for healing, divination, and ritual celebration. Now, to regain access to these realms, practitioners hold a posture from an early indigenous culture, accompanied by drum or rattle, and enter a visionary trance state. In this workshop, we will explore both practices to connect with our ancient roots and the guidance of spirit. Transformed by these gifts, we will feel our place in the web of life and a compassionate acceptance of all being.
Embodying the Roles We Play
This workshop begins by embodying our unconscious realms through Authentic Movement, inviting the emerging parts of ourselves to dance their roles. Then, using the playful tools of drama therapy, we will discover and enact the stories that wish to be revealed.
Hunger Spirit and the Body
A split between our bodies, minds, and spirits can leave us feeling profoundly starved. This workshop uses movement, art, and creative writing to investigate personal and cultural issues which prevent us from nourishing and loving ourselves. We will discover and enter the body’s wisdom, creating a path to heal.