Voice Thru The Body

Voice explorations contact energy sources in the body which inform us of the many authentic qualities, characters, pitches and tones expressing each unique individual. Whether sounding, speaking or singing, the body’s freedoms and tensions are revealed through the voice. Embracing improvisational exercises and somatic principles and practices from Contact Improvisation, Alexander Technique, Laban/Bartenieff, Body-Mind Centering,…

Voice Thru The Body TRASH

Voice explorations contact energy sources in the body which inform us of the many authentic qualities, characters, pitches and tones expressing each unique individual. Whether sounding, speaking or singing, the body’s freedoms and tensions are revealed through the voice. Embracing improvisational exercises and somatic principles and practices from Contact Improvisation, Alexander Technique, Laban/Bartenieff, Body-Mind Centering,…

Songs and Games for Community Building

Songs and Games for Community Building

This course presents games and songs to use for community building and the skillful shifting of group energy.  These are games and songs that have been culled from many different contexts and parts of the world. They are taught in the spirit of play within the context of community building.  This play is effective in…

Liberation Singing

Liberation Singing

Singing together has been the “Voice” to unify, encourage, uplift and communicate the human spirit in many social movements throughout history.  The Voice expresses the truth of the soul. In this workshop, we will physically warm up the body and voice through improvisational scores, bringing us more deeply into an experience of the “embodied voice”. …

Contact Improvisation

Contact Improvisation

As a long-time Contact Improvisation practitioner and teacher (since 1977) injured both on and off the dance floor, I continue to return to the form. This course reflects my interest in exploring Contact from the perspective of studying micro-movements (or deep Somatic principles) to support the larger macro movements (full weight bearing and weight lifting)….

Social Somatics Classes

Social Somatics Classes

Whats Rank and Privilege Got to Do With It? (World Work Conflict Processes-Process Work/Arnold Mindell). Every group has tensions within it that are so familiar as to be almost invisible. Sometimes these tensions in ourselves, our relationships, in our communities and organizations seem insurmountable or intangible as if there is something else driving them that…

Authentic Movement

Authentic Movement is a self-directed movement form that takes place between mover and witness. One person moves with eyes closed in the presence of another; that other is a witness of the mover’s dance. The power of this form is in its simplicity. In this workshop, we will explore the actions of seeing and being seen,…

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique aims to promote an improvement in the functionality of our bodies. Another way of thinking about this is that we learn to re-organize our alignment appropriately and relearn more efficient movement pathways.  The learning centers around identifying movement patterns that produce pressure and imbalance on your musculoskeletal system, which in turn disrupts…