The body tells many stories. The stories you've stored there layer by layer are traumas, emotional wounds, unconscious belief systems, and patterns that you've embodied throughout your lifetime based on your experience and environment. These stories have shaped how you show up in the world, how you stay safe, how your body exists, and how you take up (or don't take up) space. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore parts of your associated stories with movement.
The body has a language of its own. While there are many tools and therapies to access and integrate parts of your associated stories, sometimes there are things that live in the body that can’t be expressed using words. We will use mediation, writing prompts, and intuitive movement to explore what it is your body has to say, what those movements could be telling you, and how you can begin incorporating a movement practice of your own in to your self care. You will leave with a new awareness around using movement as:
- a way to have a deeper understanding of how your mind and body interact
- a new awareness of what it’s like for you to be in your body
- a new outlet for creative and intuitive expression
- a new tool for self care
This workshop is all about freestyle movement; it is not choreographed. Each person’s movement will be unique to the individual. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for easeful movement (yoga pants, sweats, shorts, t-shirts, tank etc). There is time allotted at the end for voluntary open dialogue, questions, and answers. This will allow for more processing or clarity around what you may have been feeling and experiencing. You will be provided with a mini-workbook for a writing exercise. You don't need to bring anything except your self. Just show up.