Somatic movement is movement generated from within the body in conjunction with breath and from an organic place. In other words, it allows each participant the freedom to let go of the concepts of body contortions to “look” a certain way (such as in a ballet, jazz or modern class) and to simply allow the body to move.
In this workshop we’ll first focus on warming up and freeing the body through moving stretches taken from yoga, Pilates, modern dance technique and t’ai chi. We’ll move while connecting breath, establishing our center and grounding ourselves in our own body. Then we’ll move into finding our individual organic movement, with yoga sequences in between to help stretch and ground us. Together the combination of freeing your body (and mind) to allow your authentic movement to occur and re-grounding the body to familiar yoga poses creates a dynamic yin-yang, a balance, and an opportunity to leave feeling more comfortable in your skin and grounded in your breath.
Please note, there is no “wrong” way to approach this type of work, and no dance experience is expected or necessary. Everyone is welcome and will be supported in our safe space.