R&R at Kripalu
Sep
14
to Jan 31

R&R at Kripalu

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I lead a number of classes and workshops at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health each month via the Retreat & Renweal (R&R) Program. Everything from dance, to hiking, somatic therapy, and yoga nidra to name a few options. Please visit their website kripalu.org for a full schedule of events and classes.

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Shake Your Soul® Dance Otis
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Shake Your Soul® Dance Otis

Shake Your Soul®: The Yoga of Dance is an opportunity to discover the natural dancer that lives within you! With a solid repertoire of fluid dance movements to follow and creative, organic class sequences that encourage you to find your own expression, Shake Your Soul® is the dance experience that you've been yearning for! It's an opportunity to find communion within your body and soul as you join in a sacred, sweaty community of dancers. 

Class is FREE to Otis Residents/Tax Payers and a low fee for all others. Visit townofotisma.com for payment details.

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Shake Your Soul® Dance Otis
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

Shake Your Soul® Dance Otis

Shake Your Soul®: The Yoga of Dance is an opportunity to discover the natural dancer that lives within you! With a solid repertoire of fluid dance movements to follow and creative, organic class sequences that encourage you to find your own expression, Shake Your Soul® is the dance experience that you've been yearning for! It's an opportunity to find communion within your body and soul as you join in a sacred, sweaty community of dancers. 

Class is FREE to Otis Residents/Tax Payers and a low fee for all others. Visit townofotisma.com for payment details.

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Healing the Emotional Body A SomaSoul® Workshop
Oct
13
to Oct 18

Healing the Emotional Body A SomaSoul® Workshop

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We all have an emotional body, but where is it? Neuroscience reveals that emotions live within our entire visceral body—within our open-heartedness, our heartbreaks, our knotted stomach, our gut feelings.

Through SomaSoul® explorations, learn to listen to and process undigested emotions as you

  • Engage the right brain via the expressive arts to access your emotional body

  • Translate and transform physical tension into messages that have been locked in your body

  • Heal wounds and defenses that live within your body using mindful, compassionate awareness

  • Develop embodied presence through SomaSoul Somatic Yoga, qigong, and dance.

Gain a fuller sense of aliveness as you feel and express the visceral power within you.

Note Receive 10 percent off the entire series when you sign up for all workshops prior to the first date. Call to register.

This workshop can be taken individually or as part of the SomaSoul: Somatic Therapy Professional Training Program. For more information, visit leveninstitute.com and begin your journey to become a SomaSoul Practitioner or Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.

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Stand In Your Power A SomaSoul® Workshop
Feb
23
to Feb 28

Stand In Your Power A SomaSoul® Workshop

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Stand in your power as you explore and integrate the energy centers of your pelvis and legs. Your potency, creativity, and aliveness live in the pelvis, and life can present challenges that rock our foundation and cause us to lose ground. We all need resources and healing processes to regain our foothold.

In this workshop you:

  • Feel your embodied pelvis and legs and unlock their power through SomaSoul® Somatic Yoga

  • Heal the emotional pain that is held in your pelvis and legs through dynamic body-based expressive arts processes

  • Release blocks in your pelvis through qigong and dance

  • Expand your capacity to listen to others while staying grounded and rooted in yourself.

Land and ground in your birthright to exist with vitality so you may live an empowered life.

This workshop can be taken individually or as part of the SomaSoul: Somatic Therapy Professional Training Program. For more information, visit leveninstitute.com and begin your journey to become a SomaSoul Practitioner or Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.

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Unlock Your Body's Story A SomaSoul® Workshop
May
3
to May 8

Unlock Your Body's Story A SomaSoul® Workshop

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Understand and unravel the physical and emotional tensions that live in your body and inhibit aliveness and freedom. Our body tensions contain a story, a history that seeks to be revealed and healed. Embark on a creative and heart-filled journey of self-exploration that integrates right brain processing from the expressive arts with somatic exercises and a comprehensive framework of understanding and healing the human experience from Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy.

In this program, learn to integrate mind and body as you

  • Break your body’s tension code with SomaSoul’s unique approach to healing

  • Discover a deeper, more centered you, as you befriend and transform old defenses that stand in the way of your authentic self

  • Experience the soft power of vulnerability and access compassion for core wounds that reside within your psycho-physical body

  • Bring healing to your body-mind with SomaSoul® Somatic Yoga and Dance

SomaSoul®: Somatic Therapy is a training program that aligns your personal growth with your professional development. You learn a powerful modality that brings mindfulness, creative expression, and healing to the emotional body. This program  can be taken individually for personal development or as part of a larger training to become a SomaSoul® Practitioner or Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.

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Shake Your Soul® Teacher Training
Jul
17
to Jul 24

Shake Your Soul® Teacher Training

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Express your soul through dance!

Discover a natural way of moving that expresses your inherent fluid nature.  Experience how specific movements and music connect you to  your body’s inner fluidity.  Enjoy moving with ease, power, sensuality, passion, and grace.

Learn to teach this dynamic dance experience, helping people move from their soul as you embody the dancer within you! You will train in guiding movement as well as designing creative explorations that will lead your students to a sense of inner communion as they are in a soulful community of dance.

This teacher training develops the skills you need to guide Shake Your Soul in your community. Come learn:

  • A comprehensive dance repertoire that awakens the natural dancer in everyone

  • Dynamic class sequences that empower the body and free the spirit

  • Improvisational movement exercises that encourage a love of movement and the joy of dancing with others

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Love Your Body! Cardio Blast
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

Love Your Body! Cardio Blast

Explore a whole new way of working out! This class utilizes mindfulness techniques like body awareness and self-compassion to enhance this low-impact but high results exercise program.

Class is FREE to Otis Residents/Tax Payers and a low fee for all others. Visit townofotisma.com for payment details.

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Shake Your Soul® Dance Otis
Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Shake Your Soul® Dance Otis

Shake Your Soul®: The Yoga of Dance is an opportunity to discover the natural dancer that lives within you! With a solid repertoire of fluid dance movements to follow and creative, organic class sequences that encourage you to find your own expression, Shake Your Soul® is the dance experience that you've been yearning for! It's an opportunity to find communion within your body and soul as you join in a sacred, sweaty community of dancers. 

Class is FREE to Otis Residents/Tax Payers and a low fee for all others. Visit townofotisma.com for payment details.

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Open Your Heart A SomaSoul® Healing the Emotional Body Workshop
Oct
14
to Oct 19

Open Your Heart A SomaSoul® Healing the Emotional Body Workshop

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Open your heart and reclaim its inherent loving, healing, and intuitive energies with SomaSoul®. Through a dynamic teaching approach that combines somatic and expressive arts processes you will bring healing to your heart that can feel guarded, frightened or broken. Through mindful and depth-full practices you will begin healing your heart’s wounds and defenses and cultivate your heart’s innate compassion. 

Join Dan Leven with adjunct faculty Sage Brody and Heather Bilotta for this deeply healing workshop. Visit www.kripalu.org for more information or to register today.

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Gotta Dance! A Shake Your Soul® Retreat
May
18
to May 20

Gotta Dance! A Shake Your Soul® Retreat

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We were born to dance! Human beings have used dance to celebrate, build community, and feel a sense of well-being from our earliest days on this earth. It is time for you to reclaim this birthright. Bring new inspiration and freedom to your body and mind with Shake Your Soul®, an integrative dance, meditative movement, and mindfulness-based practice. Discover dynamic movements to release innate feelings of joy, power, freedom, and grace. You will experience a renewal of spirit and connection to your soul as your body guides you toward self-expression and aliveness.

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