Events & Workshops
Zen Authentic Movement
Sunday, June 16; 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Zen Authentic Movement is a spontaneous, intuitive movement practice which is also a therapeutic tool, an artistic creative expression, and a means to develop intimacy and authentic connection within the Movement community. It is done without music . . . with no preconceived plan, but as a kind of Movement Meditation where one steps out of the cognitive, thinking mind and drops into the sensory experience of the body, being present with what is alive in the body on a moment-to-moment basis. There is no intellectual directive; no conscious decision making, and no judgment as to what is the "right" way to move.
The class is divided up into 2 groups of Movers and Witnessers. The Witness helps to hold the space for the Movers and participates as a passive observer of his/her own sensations and impulses, noticing if there appears any projections, judgments, or interpretations and owning these as one’s own. Movers and Witnessers then exchange roles where the Movers become the Witnessers and the Witnessers become the Movers. Time is reserved at the end of the class for all participants to have the opportunity to give expression to their experience using present tense language in order to integrate the process and enhance a sense of Presence of being at home in the body.
A donation of $5 is suggested. No previous movement experience is necessary. For more information, please contact Rosemary Dupray at 413-772-9741.
Saturday, June 22, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Come celebrate Litha, Midsummer, the peak of the Solar year. We rejoice as the Sun is at the height of life-giving power. The Earth is burgeoning with fertility and fulfillment. This is a time of joy and celebration, of expansiveness and telling stories of achievements.
Yet within this peak of the Sun we know we also face a return to the Dark. As the Sun reaches its peak, it is also the tipping moment when the power of the Sun begins to wane. After Midsummer the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, as we move on the Wheel of the Year.
Bring a friend, a crystal bowl, bells, didgeridoos, flutes, drums, rattles, or any other sacred instrument.
Donations are appreciated!