It Starts With the Body

In yesterday’s HVS Movement Study video, I offered an explanation for how “embodiment” and “somatic” work weave together in our ideal practice, whether that practice is for our own personal growth, for learning in a classroom or studio, or for leading into somatic work within a therapeutic space. In my years of teaching, I have…

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Connecting to Ourselves

At some point, most of us have abandoned ourselves. How do we come back? Slowly. Daily. Incrementally. Drip by drip, as all real progress is made. Taking notice of the sensations present in the body, in order to let the soul breathe. Playing with time and qualities of energy, slowing down long enough to invite…

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An invitation to re-wild

Many of us have tense relationships with our bodies. Frustrated by the body’s unwillingness to “behave”, we typically resort to judgement, hostility, abandonment, and even name-calling. What if we treated our bodies the way we aspire to treat our children? What if your relationship included acknowledgement and encouragement, guidance, and compassion? In a recent movement…

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The Spiral: Deepening your Teaching Practice

Movement educators: Join me this May 24 and 25, 2019 as we: Connect to ourselves: re-examine your motivations for teaching, your role in the studio/community, and reinvest in your creative and teaching practices. Do your actions align with your intentions? Is upholding the legacy of your discipline serving the people you are leading? Connect to…

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Boundaries to Our Truths

Last week I presented at the National Dance Education Organization conference. I attended sessions which spoke to my soul, my curiosity, and my biases. Some sessions fed me. Some infuriated me. All were useful. As typical with attending any conference at which you see faces from your past, present, and future- conversations traverse over the…

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