Register here: https://spiritintransition.as.me/schedule.php
Love is a basic need. It is also a revolutionary tool for change! Mystery school traditions from around the world have taught that fulfilling our basic needs enable us to operate on the higher planes of existence, and empower us in just about every aspect.
Intimate touch is a fundamental element of the expression and the experience of Love. Unfortunately, our culture conflates the concepts of intimate touch and sex, leading people into interactions that can be confusing, or unsafe. But we are mammals and WE NEED TOUCH!
In this movement workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to exercise emotional bravery and openness to refine your skills in improv dance, and nonverbal communication. We will be exploring a range of archetypal expressions, and holding a special emphasis on non-sexual energy in these interactions.
You will learn how to make invitations, receive cues, and make responses all with clarity in subtle, dance-related situations. By building dance into a language that is exciting, loving, equitable, and without agenda, we can re-pattern old forms of communicating, strengthen our community, and grow confident in our very human exchanges!
We invite you go deeper into Spirit, deeper into your dance, and open to a sacred world of archetypes where Love explores a vast range of dynamics and empowers us to see ourselves with clarity, compassion, and honor. Sink into a deeper knowing of yourself, and the mindful intention of sharing the moment with another.
What to Expect:
In the first part of the session, we’ll explore and warm up with Improvisational Contact Dance, including the concepts of weight sharing and momentum in pairs and groups.
Then we’ll discuss how movement and desexualized touch can apply to any intimate relationship to practice non-judgment in communication, help us release from our expectations, and appreciate the beauty of being in the moment.
This workshop is less a dance workshop and more an exercise in bravery and openness. Improvisation is an essential practice in releasing oneself to say “yes” and to play.
This session requires no previous dancing experience and is not restricted to any gender, orientation, or level of physical ability – anyone 18+ who wishes may participate. Please let us know if you need any accommodations when registering.
You will experience:
- Leaning into your edge for self expansion!
- How to stay in connection with your authentic self, and your -Highest spiritual being when dancing.
- The spiritual meaning and value of dance as a way of experiencing and healing.
- Reaching for a broader range of relationship dynamics with any given person.
- Making intimacy with you safe for others.
- Feeling comfortable and confident in your invitations.
How to Prepare:
- Arrive a few minutes early to center and settle in
- Water bottle
- Come dressed in comfortable clothes
- Bring a healthy potluck item to share if you plan to stay for potluck and dance afterwards
Multnomah Friends Meeting
4312 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215
6-8:45 p.m. ~ Workshop ~
Introductions and Centering Self
Elements of Nonverbal Conversation
Contact Improv Warm-up
Archetype & Authenticity Exercise
Sharebacks & Closing
$35 workshop and ecstatic dance included
9-11:30pm ~ Potluck & Ecstatic Dance ~
After the workshop join us as we eat and play!! Potluck and open dance til midnight. Invite your friends who can’t make the workshop. With live ecstatic dance DJ Jordan Brashears who is based in the Seattle area.
$12 for dance ticket only
Andrea Jeffery is a Wellness & Authenticity Coach from the Seattle area who also performs DNA Life Activations. She has over 5 years of facilitation experience in guiding groups and individuals through emotional and spiritual transformation. Movement is an essential part of her personal practice as well as her chosen community! Andrea is passionate about bringing about the New Paradigm where all people are free and where the Destiny of planet Earth becomes bright with Peace, Purpose, and Power.
Matthew Koren founded Spirit in Transition in 2015, a firm specializing in building adaptive learning organizations, teams and communities. He has led and facilitated groups and organizations in both corporate and community spaces. Matthew is an experienced Ritual Master, building and holding sacred energy in temple spaces around the world dedicated to Light and healing.
He is inspired by the potential of connecting the measurable and immeasurable, Science and Spirit, to bridge the worlds of scientific theory with the magick of real-world experience. His approach assimilates the latest research in consciousness studies, psychology, business, organizational development, mindfulness and meditation, resonance and quantum field theory to support his clients process of becoming.
Matthew now serves as a consultant and spiritual guide for his clients at Spirit in Transition. His professional work and philanthropy focuses on the cultivation of personal empowerment and community solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. He is a certified Guide affiliated with the The Modern Mystery School in the lineage of King Salomon. He lives in Portland, OR with his partner Brandon and is singing Mozart this Spring in a community choir!
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