Coming Home to the Body

26 Aug 2024 -  8 Sep 2024
26 Aug 2024 @ 12.00 am 8 Sep 2024 @ 12.00 am
Rhizome Springs - , Salt Spring Island, Canada - Show map
Coming Home to the Body - Rhizome Springs - Salt Spring Island, Canada

Holistic Dance is an invitation to transformation through dance, movement and touch. We work with a dynamic, cross-method approach from dance pedagogical, dance- and body therapeutic, systemic and holistic methods. Authentic Movement Plus, Contact Improvisation, Somatics & Applied Anatomy, Contemporary Dance Improvisation, Ecosomatics and many other elements can be found in this approach.


A 14 Day Dance and Embodiment Retreat:

This 14-day transformational journey will support you in coming home to yourself in your body. You will join a group of other individuals committed to embodied transformation who are passionate about the artistic as well as healing aspects of movement and body wisdom and personal & collective evolution. We will dance, we will witness and be witnessed, we will attend deeply to ourselves and each other, we will laugh and shed tears, we will open to the mystery and soak in the supportive beauty of the natural world.

Our carefully crafted container will support each of us to:
- Further our personal embodied growth
- Develop professionally especially for those working in the body/mind, healing or artistic professions.
- Evolve our skills in contact improvisation, authentic movement, improvisational dance and bodywork
- Transform through a focused process that includes connecting with intention, identifying resources, letting go of unwanted patterns and beliefs, and envisioning & articulating specific goals
- Explore the intersection of anatomical, emotional, mental and spiritual processes grounded in our bodies
- Let go of tension patterns held in our bodies so that more freedom and expression can flow through each of us
- Participate in rituals that open us to guidance from the greater field of life
- Balance focused exploration with play, rest and integration time
- Be met individually in our own unique process as well as support each person as an essential element of the group’s growth and evolution.

We will draw on the following methods and forms:
o Contact Improvisation
o Authentic Movement
o Contemporary Dance Improvisation
o Systemische und Integrative Bewegungslehre (an extended Feldenkrais Method)
o Biodynamic Breath and Trauma Release System
o Visionary Craniosacral Work
o Systemic Counseling
o Hakomi
o Perinatal Somatic Psychotherapy
o Feminine Power Transformational
o Coaching and Facilitation
o Yoga
o Pilates
o Chakra work
o Fascia Release Work
o Zen Bodytherapy
o Ecosomatics

We will focus deeply for 4 days followed by a day off for integration, rest and nature exploration and will repeat this 3 times.
Each day of focus will have approximately 3 hour blocks in the morning and afternoon with a few scheduled evenings for sharing, jamming and other activities.

Alicia Grayson and Sabine Parzer have known each other since 2008. They have collaborated both in teaching and performing together. For the last 4 years they have co-taught week-long intensives in Europe.

This seminar is open to anyone with basic experience of movement, dance and/or bodywork and will be held in English. This module is also a part of the Advanced Teachers Training (Module Healing).

Location: Salt Spring Island, Canada

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Salt Spring Island Contact Improvisation Events Registrations

Rhizome Springs

Salt Spring Island
British Columbia