Workshops and Events

Winter 2020

January 12th ~ Sunday ~ Moving in Grace: Awakening through Embodied Social Justice An embodied church service during which we will explore how to stay present with our bodies as we address the social justice issues of our time. Isaac Rodriguez will be joining on percussion and didgeridoo. At All Souls UU Church 399 Main St, Greenfield, MA 10:30am-12pm

January 14th ~ Tuesday ~ Embodiment: Cultivating Resilience through the Body

This workshop will offer techniques and practices for welcoming the experience of the body and how to be present to and move with it as our own innate wisdom. Discover how your body can lead you to greater grace and ease. Integrative Medicine at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Women's Comprehensive Health 114 Woodland Ave. West Hartford, CT  5:30-7:00pm, $15 suggested donation

January 19th ~ Sunday ~ Moving in Grace at Nectar 
A non-verbal dance inspired by conscious & ecstatic dance, a space to enjoy & explore embodiment, physical expression, & the body’s wisdom.

The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA 1:30-3:30pm, $10-15/class (sliding scale), Kids under 6 can come for free, and ages 6-12 for half price ($5-7)

February 11th ~ Tuesday ~ Embodiment: Cultivating Resilience through the Body

This workshop will offer techniques and practices for welcoming the experience of the body and how to be present to and move with it as our own innate wisdom. Discover how your body can lead you to greater grace and ease. Integrative Medicine at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Women's Comprehensive Health 114 Woodland Ave. West Hartford, CT  5:30-7:00pm, $15 suggested donation

February 16th ~ Sunday ~ Moving in Grace: Awakening to Connection Beyond Separation
This workshop will offer an experience to reflect through embodiment on the stages of awakening to belonging and connection in community.There will be a guided journey through the elements that connect to our body systems and the Earth systems as well as stages of how we come to experience belonging within ourselves and with others. There will be guidance throughout the journey along with a diverse selection of recorded music that will bring us through a wave from less intensity to high intensity and back down again.

Free Spirit Dance, Tainted Creative Studio, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT

1:00-3:00pm, $15-$20 sliding scale

February 20th ~ Thursday ~ Moving in Grace: Awakening through Racial Reconciliation
This workshop will cultivate an experience of greater connection and belonging within ourselves and in our relationships across all differences. Hilary Lake and Kelvin Young have been working together since last spring reflecting on their relationship to race and race issues, while developing a curriculum to practice relational and embodied reconciliation around race. You are invited to open and share from your heart with others as we courageously look at how whiteness and privilege have impacted our lives and the lives of others. We invite you to take steps toward cultivating a culture of welcoming and full inclusion for ourselves and in the collective as we share, move and sound together in our dance community. Arrive before 8:45 to join the dance journey. 

New Haven Ecstatic Dance, Your Community Yoga Center - 39 Putnam Ave. Hamden 

8:15-10:30pm, $12-$20 sliding scale

February 28th ~ Friday ~ Mandala Dance

This community ceremonial dance offers improvisational music, dance, song and the creation of a unique mandala as a collective prayer. Held at Sirius Community, 72 Baker Rd. Shutesbury, MA 
7:30-10:30pm, $10-20 

March 10th ~ Tuesday ~ Embodiment: Cultivating Resilience through the Body

This workshop will offer techniques and practices for welcoming the experience of the body and how to be present to and move with it as our own innate wisdom. Discover how your body can lead you to greater grace and ease. Integrative Medicine at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Women's Comprehensive Health 114 Woodland Ave. West Hartford, CT  5:30-7:00pm$15 suggested donation