Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am, September 20th - November 1st
with Lydia Russell and Sarai Hinkley in Adamant, VT
Pre-registration is required.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.
Inspired by the practices of Authentic Movement, Contact Improvisation, Mindfulness Meditation, Sensory Awareness, and the work of Joanna Macy, we will explore somatic expression as a pathway to remembering our bodies as part of the earth. Through attunement and awareness-building exercises, we will discover how co-regulation with the more-than-human world can ease stress and promote resilience in our bodies and minds. Through nature-based movement and mindfulness, we can cultivate relationship with the other bodies in our ecosystem, – quartz stone, verdant moss, raven, cedar, rushing stream, cloud – and find that we are all part of the same breathing body of Earth.
We are excited to offer this group for a fourth season! All proceeds from this 8-class series will go directly to a yet to be determined cause having to do with ecology and social justice in Vermont. Suggested donation is $5-$20 per class. Ideally all participants will attend the entire series so that we can deepen our work together as a group over time. Please bring something waterproof upon which to sit (yoga mat, camping pad, tarp) and a blanket. Please dress so that you feel comfortable, warm, and at ease lying on the ground, getting muddy, and being outside in fluctuating temperatures. Bring water, snacks, a journal and pen, and anything else you need to relax into the space. There is a composting toilet, but not a bathroom with running water. This group will involve movement on uneven terrain and will be entirely outside except in case of thunder, very heavy rain, or extreme weather.