classes & groups

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Bodyfulness

Start the day in your body with this moving mindfulness experience. Using movement-to-music, we will start slow and build to help you get centered and energized. This practice supports embodiment, self-awareness, focus, creativity and play.

 

Open, virtual, wellness group.

Tuesdays, 8-8:45 am, $20 drop-in

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Nice&Easy

A nourishing moving experience for those managing a chronic medical condition or pain. Research reflects better treatment outcomes, slowed progression and improved quality of life.

 

Closed, virtual, therapy group.

Tuesdays, 11am-12:15pm

Hands Up

Moveology

Promote personal, systems, and organizational wellness with custom-crafted movement experiences grounded with empirical support. Movement is a physical and mental elixir: release, restore, rejuvenate, reengage and interrelate! For employees, healthcare professionals, schools/students, families, or any groups with a common growth, prevention, or therapeutic goal.

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Danceology

Danceology is a container for inquiry through dance—a lightly facilitated laboratory of creation, performance and ritual combined. Explore your sensations, thoughts and feelings to find what you need within yourself or interactively with others.

Open to every body.

Every second Sunday, 9:30-11:00 am

In-person in Bala Cynwyd

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Movement Igniter

Spark a gentle moving practice to address anxiety, depression, stress, or burnout. Movement boosts energy, soothes nerves, and improves mood. Opportunities to process any awarenesses that bubble up are included.

 

Closed, virtual, and weekly therapy group.

Currently forming

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library of group experiences

 

This is a list of ideas to kickstart your thinking about ways movement experiences would benefit your group. It has been a difficult couple of years and we were already a stressed out, depressed and anxious culture. Help your human resources reinhabit and find joy in their bodies, roles and lives. When you're ready to discuss your ideas, please use → this form ← to request a consultation.

~ by group type and need ~

  • Employees: destress, empowerment, bonding and conflict/problem solving
  • Healthcare workers: compassion fatigue and burnout

  • Schools/students: focus, social-emotional skills, and movement for play/fitness

  • Families: attachment and healthy development

  • Any group with a common growth, prevention, or therapeutic goal

~ listed alphabetically ~

 

Bodyfulness A movement-enhanced version of mindfulness, this is a low, slow, and intuitive moving meditation experience to help you get centered.


Dance, Movement and Mental Health A brief talking presentation of the history, theory, and evidence base for Dance/Movement Therapy.

Danceology An open improvisation/conscious dance community experience; can also be tailored for a closed group. More info

Love your Body Our disparaging self-talk often takes aim at our physical form. This strength-based, integrative visual- and movement-arts program would be for those—of any age, size, or shape—who struggle to appreciate their bodies’ form and function.

 

Move Me Baby The adjustment to parenthood is one of the most significant stressors in life and many new caregivers are isolated and overwhelmed. This session would create a space for self-care for caregivers and bonding with baby and a container in which attachment and community could blossom.


Movement Igniter Spark an exercise practice to mitigate stress or burnout. Gentle and expressive movement to start the flow and to soothe the nervous system, with an opportunity to process and get support around any awarenesses that bubble up.

Nice and Easy A moving experience for those managing a chronic condition or pain to support treatment outcomes, slow progression and improve quality of life.

Play for Grownups Research shows it’s true that all work and no play is just not okay. This group would offer fun movement/games for individuals and couples to rejuvenate, reengage and reconnect. We will all need this post-pandemic.

So You Think You Can't Dance A mostly-talking overview of the evidence-based practice of using dance improvisation to support healthy development, wellness and healing.

Toddler Rave Babies who can move need to do so! And yet they are often restricted by car seats, exersaucers, swings, bouncers, carriers, and even simply the urban environment. Research suggests a developmental impact. A dance studio environment is unique in its wide-open space free of obstacles and hazards. For crawlers and walkers ages 1 to 3, ravers could have unfettered (but gently guided) freedom. Caregivers will benefit from a chance to connect...and a tired toddler!

 

Why We Dance A compilation of ethnological, scientific and philosophical musings about why participatory dance is an elixir of life.