The Awakening Body

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Do you want more empowerment and creativity guiding your life? Do you long to integrate ancient wisdom with your practical knowledge and present day needs for connection in all your relationships? Are you wanting to get a taste of an ancient Buddhist practice and learn how to experience awakening in your body and share it with others? Do you want to experience the embodiment of compassionate presence, inner knowing, fierce love and just rest in simply being together with other women? I did and so I developed this practice over the last four year since traveling to Nepal and learning somatic movement therapy. This is what emerged:
The Awakening Body is a 4 class series for those who identify as women who are embracing all of ourselves. In this workshop we will cultivate greater awareness and awakening in and through our bodies. We will create this through learning aspects of a traditional Nepalese tantric Buddhist dance practice called Charya Nritya in a new way. We will practice being present with the experience in the body as we learn the movements and mudras, and through improvisational movement and sounding will engage with what is happening when we attempt to embody a few awakening qualities contained within this ancient dance form.
We will become more present, available, expressive and precise in our movement so that we can cultivate greater balance throughout our lives in engagement.

Elements of the classes will include:

-Sharing in circle together
-Somatic meditations and journeys
-Learning aspects of Charya Nritya and about Tibetan tantric Buddhism
-Improvisational movement and sounding exploration and play

The classes will be held at the marvelous Montague Castle that creates a whimsical setting in which to play and explore together! 240 Greenfield Road, Montague, MA

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Themes for the classes . . .
May 17th ~ Simply Being
May 24th ~ Inner Knowing
May 31st ~ Compassionate Presence
June 7th ~ Fierce Love
You can come to just one or all 4 classes.

Cost:
Single drop-in $20 online (until 2 days before each class)
$25 at the door
Whole series $80 online (until May 15th)

Sign Up Here

What to bring:
-your whole self
-a water bottle (tea will be provided)
-journal and pen (some coloring materials will be available)
-anything that helps you to feel more comfortable

Here’s a preview of the Charya Nritya dances that we’ll learn parts of . . .

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