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DREAMbody - An investigation into Contact Improvisation with Zsuzsi

Friday, Spetember 15 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Contact Improvisation opens up doorways to explore layers of our consciousness, and it is a broad container that holds the vastness of possibilities to explore personal and shared realities through movement and connection. Finding curiosity in being aware of the body’s natural impulse in the context of improvised movement we will explore bringing consciousness into the experiences of “riding vs. driving”. We will investigate tools to cultivate our access to DREAMbody consciousness by training our awareness to be present, witnessing, recognizing and “breathing into” the personality that is dreaming, meditating, moving or journeying to realms beyond the physical. Where is the threshold between holding presence in embodiment and getting carried away by the “dance”? By including spatial awareness, stopping to receive information, and sourcing movement from this alert, yet relaxed state, we begin to rewire our way of being practicing in the space of Contact Improvisation, which extends to daily waking life as well lucid states of dreaming reality at nighttime. 

All levels of movement experience welcome. It’s helpful (but not necessary) to have a practice or prior experience in at least one of the disciplines: conscious dance, yoga, contact improvisation, meditation, creative expression, shamanic journeying, dreaming, energy work, qi gong, bodywork, as it provides a form of platform from which you can extend and are more likely to connect to the nature of this work.

Cost: Early Bird $30. Day of $35. Click here to register.

The fall is a welcomed reprieve for us Dallas-ites, but it can also bring another wave of allergies and fatigue for many.  Sound familiar?  You begin October feeling “off”, then the holidays are upon you so you plow through on fumes and drag yourself into the new year with big plans to turn things around. You’re not the only one.  In fact in Ayurvedic medicine the time to cleanse is October for this very reason; the side affects of the change in seasons.  

For the very first time Amy Johnson and Jayme Bushmiaer have teamed up with Ayurvedic Practitioner Christina Vargas to offer you a complete mind, body, spirit rejuvenation series. You will:

    Receive nutritional support through Ayurvedic medicine 
    Ignite your yoga practice through a deeper understanding of alignment, energy and pranayama (breathing)
    Nourish your spirit and develop a stronger meditation practice

The rejuvenation series consists of 3 separate worksops that you can take individually or all togther (save $100!):

Workshop 1: Ayurveda Workshop on 9/23 from Noon - 3:00 pm.  Includes introduction to Ayurveda with take aways on simple self-care routines and ayurvedic nutritional support.  Includes lunch!  

Workshop 2: iRest | Yoga Nidra | Meditation. Sessions meet on Saturdays 9/30 - 10/28 from Noon - 1:00 pm. Integrative Restoration.(iRest) Yoga Nidra is a wonderful toolset and practice for today’s fast-paced life that offers rejuvenation, integration and deep relaxation to its practitioners. You will lessen anxiety, depression, fear, anger, stress and discover the tools to bring joy, peace, well-being and intention into the forefront of your daily living. You will have a greater ability to relax and enjoy life, reduce insomnia, and diminish chronic and acute pain. Each class will build upon the next as we explore the layers of physical, emotional and subtle energy body with increasing refinement. Each class will begin with a short discussion on iRest and its applicability and benefit to daily life. Discussion will lead into a guided iRest Yoga Nidra practice. Students can expect to lie down or sit comfortably during the practice using yoga mats, blankets and bolsters (will be provided).  

Workshop 3: Yoga Immersion will explore in depth alignment on foundational postures, pranayama (breathing), energy and it's role in the asana (postures), as well as chakras.  Sessions meet on Saturdays 9/30 - 10/28 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  

You do not want to miss this unique opportunity to recive support in such a cohsive way.  Yoga teaches us that everythign is connected and this series will do just that and your body and mind (+ family and friends!) will thank you! 

Click here to sign up.