Force of Nature
Ahimsa House Winter 2018
We are surrounded by, submerged in and a part of the living, breathing organism of Nature. And, we have incredible power to step into and work with its flow, magic and possibility. As we face the work that lies ahead in undoing systems of oppression in our society, we also face how those systems are built with our own bodies, minds and patterns of response. We can feel at times overcome with stress, dis-ease and instability---unable to take on the task of this work. We can forget that we, ourselves, are a Force of Nature.
Taking cues and lessons from the wheel of the year and natural rhythms of the earth and sky, this class is an opportunity to nurture our bodies, freshen our sensory input and re-align ourselves with purpose so that we may stay the course with our most powerful selves in tact.
Drawing from practices of Contemplative Dance, LifeArt, and Embodied Anatomy---Each class is structured and includes time for personal warm-up, guided laboratory and open movement exploration with the focus of processing current events, cultivating wellbeing and rooting in personal power. We’ll also share and support each other in our findings and questions.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month
6pm to 7:30pm
Ahimsa House 5007 Cedar Ave. Philadelphia PA 19143
All classes are Free, Donations for the house are welcome
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January 3rd and 17th
February 7th and 21st
Force of Nature: Embodied Awareness for Empowered Action
The Heart is a Vessel: A 2018 Winter Workshop Series
The heart is a vessel, a muscle, a cave. It is matter. It is energy. It is sensory. It is mystery. We dive in, knowing we might touch heartache and fury amidst tenderness and awe as we move with and sense with this powerful organ. This series of workshops is offered as a way to explore, detox, evaluate, commune, express and restore through all aspects of Heart, so that we may stay the course in our work in the world with presence and power.
Drawing from practices of Embodied Anatomy, Contemplative Dance Practice and LifeArt, as well as from cycles of nature and sky—Janna will guide through personal awareness, laboratory and open movement exploration. We’ll also share and support each other in our findings and questions.
Dates of workshops: All Workshops at Mascher Space Collective 10am to 1pm.
January 21: Dense Material, Caves, Seeds
February 11: A Bridge between worlds
March 18: Rhythm and Language
One workshop: $35 pre-register online, $40 at the door
All three: $75 pre-registration online
1. click this link to pay now, enter in $35 for a single workshop, or $75 for the full series: REGISTER
2. Then email with Name, Phone, and Date of workshop or Full Series
**for questions about payment, the workshop or about financial constraints, please email me at