Authentic Movement is a simple and accessible movement form, available to us all as a way of listening to the body & mind. Sessions are comprised of a mover and a witness, and can also take place in small or large groups. The movement is self-directed with the support of a trained witness.
There is a range of applications for this practice. It can be a spiritual practice for some; a way of working with dreams or other life-images; a compositional tool for performance; or a way of practicing greater ease with the self in the body.
Authentic Movement cultivates a contemplative frame of mind, clarity of perception, and movement that is personally enhancing. You can read more about Authentic Movement on the AM community website, http://authenticmovementcommunity.org/about.
Small groups create a safe container for risk and exploration in movement. Classes are typically limited in size and provide practice and grounding in the essentials of the Authentic Movement form.
Stay in touch for new groups as they open up.
We’ll reconnect with our earthly heritage through a range of access points, including meditation, Authentic Movement, writing and image-making. Exploring in a small group like this creates safety and ease — and is an awesome way to practice being diplomatic & kind to your body/mind.
No prior movement experience is necessary to enjoy this work.
The practice of listening to the body with the support of a trained witness creates a conscious & natural movement experience. Sessions invite you into a more comfortable and diplomatic relationship to the body & mind by engaging basic mindfulness practices, authentic movement, image-making and guided expressive processes.
• private session $75, series of four $240.
This work does not require any prior movement experience. If you are looking for a gentle way to develop a more diplomatic relationship to your own body and mind, this is an ideal form.
Contact Elizabeth to schedule.
My interest is in inviting us all into greater integrity and ease in our physical presence and our expression in the world. The container and approach to this work can vary, depending on your intentions and needs.
The general suggestion is to start in a small group to help you decide what is best for you. Private movement sessions provide a strong container for personal exploration and learning; while drop-in groups are ideal for experienced practitioners.
* Unless otherwise noted, sessions are offered by me, Elizabeth Russell. You can read a bit of my background here. You can view my profile on this website for Authentic Movement community of practitioners.
It should be said that, while the creative/expressive process is profoundly enriching and engaging — and fun! — the services I offer through Be Space Integrative Arts are not intended to provide “therapy”. There are several credentialed somatic or expressive arts therapists whom I would happily recommend.