Art of Massage - Bodywork & Authentic Movement
Authentic Movement Offerings




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Ongoing
Authentic Movement Group


Authentic Movement is a self-directed practice, in which body wisdom is a source, and movement an avenue for self-inquiry and expression.  The form is simple and profound, involving inner-initiated movement and sound. With eyes closed, in the receptive presence of an experienced witness, participants turn their attention inward and follow the impulse for movement that arises from within. 

Stillness, movement, rest, play, laughter, tears, and more may all be part of the experience.  There is no right or wrong way.  There are no movements to learn, only one’s own to discover. After moving, there is time for reflection through journaling, drawing, and/or speaking to integrate your experience.

Authentic Movement has been used as a spiritual and artistic resource, and a supportive process for bodymind integration and healing since the 1960s. 

Bring a journal, water, and wear comfortable clothing so you'll be both warm and cool enough.
Mondays - Summer 2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am
(call or email for dates)

Central San Diego Location:
Dancing Unlimited - Normal Heights


Sliding scale: $25-$45/class

Experience with Authentic movement, or phone interview and introductory session required for new participants.

Enrollment limited to 8, space currently available.

Contact Jane for information: 619-379-8747 jane@artof-massage.com




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Monthly Authentic Movement Class at

1st Sunday of every month, 9:45 am - 11:15 am

At Dancessence Studios: 2441 Impala Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92010

Open to All, no prior experience necessary. 

"Come, enter, close your eyes and listen deeply within to honor your body, psyche, and soul." 

$10 for class only, $15 for class and non-verbal Dance Church dance jam which follows from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The studio opens at 9:30, class starts at 9:45 with an introduction for those new to this form followed by a centering and intention setting practice.  No late comers please - doors close at 10:00 am.  If you are new to this practice wear comfortable clothing in layers so you can be cool/warm enough, please arrive early support the building of a strong container for this practice. 


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About Authentic Movement

Authentic Movement is a profoundly simple awareness practice of inner-directed movement that can awaken body wisdom.  Within the safety and support of a contained circle, participants explore and expand their capacity to move and be moved, to listen within and be more fully present with one's self.  In the receptive presence of non-judgmental witnessing, movers close their eyes, turn their attention inward and follow the impulses that arise from within. 

Stillness, sound, movement, rest, play, laughter, tears, and more may all be part of the experience.  There is no right or wrong way.  There are no movements to learn, only one’s own to discover.  Often the experience of Authentic Movement feels like meaningful play and is full of fun. At other times movers and witnesses experience intense feelings and/or helpful insights into the wisdom of their own bodies, histories, and life. 

After moving, there will be time for reflection and integration, both individually and as a group through journaling, drawing, and speaking about one's experience.  Through the practice, participants can cultivate and strengthen their inner witness. as they compassionately attend to the physical sensations, emotions, thoughts, images, and stories that arise. 


The practice of Authentic Movement, pioneered by Mary Starks Whitehouse and further developed by Janet Adler, PhD has been used as a spiritual and artistic resource, and a supportive process for bodymind integration and healing since the 1950s. 


For more information about Authentic Movement please visit     www.authenticmovementcommunity.org

To watch a 4 minute video excerpt from Janet Adler's documentary about Authentic Movement please click here:
 
 
About Jane Blount, I am a dance artist/educator, adjunct faculty at UCSD, bodyworker, and somatics practitioner, with an HHP certification in Integrative Somatics from the International School of Professional Bodywork. I was introduced to Authentic Movement in 1993 and have been practicing this form more deeply since 2007 when I co-founded a San Diego Authentic Movement group. In addition to facilitating Authentic Movement groups, I was a co-founder of Lower Left Performance Collective, and have taught creative movement, contact improvisation, postmodern and contemporary dance throughout San Diego, the Midwest, and NYC. I find deep, quiet joy in sharing the practice of Authentic Movement. 

        

"I have been witnessing the body as a vessel in which healing occurs, a vessel in which direct experience of the Divine is known. As the vessel becomes conscious, it becomes more capable of enduring the darkness and receiving the light of our humanity."
- Janet Adler


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Past Authentic Movement Events

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Authentic Movement
Long Circle

Sunday, July 24, 2016  2:00 - 4:30 pm

Facilitated by Eliana Lynne Uretsky,
Laura Hayes-Meerman and Jane Blount


The Long Circle, a fluid structure within the practice of Authentic Movement, allows participants to move freely between the roles of mover and witness. This deepens inner-attending and supports the development of collective consciousness.

Jane Blount, Eliana Lynne Uretsky and Laura Hayes-Meerman are deeply committed, long-time practitioners of Authentic Movement who want to widen the local circle of movers and witnesses, further enriching the expressive arts, dance, and conscious movement communities in the San Diego region.

We invite experienced movers to an Authentic Movement Long Circle practice on Sunday, July 24, 2016, 2-4:30pm.

In the Long Circle form, each participant flows from mover to witness and mover again; the distinctions between the two may begin to blur. Transitions are inner-initiated, rather than based on time and set roles. This both allows and demands greater self-awareness, a sensing of organic beginnings and endings. In each moment, there are multiple witnesses; this strengthens the container and supports a deepened embodied descent into the unconscious field.

We welcome and encourage anyone experienced in Authentic Movement or deeply engaged with movement and consciousness practices to join us in the field. We realize this may be your first opportunity to experience the witness role.
 
20 participants Max
RSVP required: jane@artof-massage.com or 619-379-8747

Liberty Station
Expressive Arts Institute
2820 Roosevelt Rd, #204
San Diego, CA 92106
 
Open to Experienced Movers
Fee Scale: $10-$20 sliding scale

Authentic Movement Workshop

Sunday, April 24, 2016  2:00 - 4:30 pm

Co-facilitated by Laura Hayes-Meerman and Jane Blount

At Ginseng Yoga Studio
2985 Beech St.
San Diego, CA  92102

Close your eyes . . . Breathe . . . Drop into you body

Authentic Movement is a self-directed practice, in which body wisdom is a source, and movement an avenue for self-inquiry and expression.  The form is simple and profound, involving inner-initiated movement and sound. With eyes closed, in the receptive presence of an experienced witness, participants turn their attention inward and follow the impulse for movement that arises from within. 

Stillness, movement, rest, play, laughter, tears, and more may all be part of the experience.  There is no right or wrong way.  There are no movements to learn, only one’s own to discover. After moving, there is time for reflection through journaling, drawing, and/or speaking to integrate your experience.

Authentic Movement has been used as a spiritual and artistic resource, and a supportive process for bodymind integration and healing since the 1960s. 

Bring a journal, water, and wear comfortable clothing so you'll be both warm and cool enough.

 
Open to all, no experience necessary.

Advance registration Fee: $30
$40 Day of at the door



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I (am) Move(d)
an evening performance of
dance, music and poetry
inspired by the practice of
Authentic Movement

Friday, April 24, 2015

7:30pm

theWhite Box Theatre
at Liberty Station

2520 Truxton Road #205,
San Diego, CA  92106


presented by San Diego Dance Theatre in the Live Arts Fest


Mining the depths of individual and collective unconscious,
these artists give birth and voice to the inner journey;
deeply personal, archetypal, transcendent.  

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I (am) Move(d), performed by the inter-generational trio of dance artists Jane Blount, Erica Buechner, and Jo-Elyn Nourie, and accompanied by poet Jan Gist and musician/composer Chris Penney, explores the subtle differences between ‘I move’ and ‘I am moved’ and establishes a dialogue between these states through improvisation and choreography.  


Authentic Movement, a deeply creative, artistic and spiritual resource, is a therapeutic movement practice in which participants explore and expand their capacity to move and be moved, to listen within, heal personal wounds, and be more fully present with one’s body/psyche/soul.  One enters into the practice of Authentic Movement in the spirit of open waiting, surrendering the ego to follow the body’s lead.


Mary Starks Whitehouse, a pioneering dance educator and dance therapist who laid the foundation for the practice of Authentic Movement in the late 1950s, wrote about the distinction between ‘moving’ and ‘being moved’.


          ‘I move’ is the clear knowledge that I personally, am moving… The opposite of this is the sudden and astonishing moment when ‘I am moved’… It is a moment when the ego gives up control, stops choosing, stops exerting demands, allowing the Self to take over moving the physical body as it will.  It is a moment of unpremeditated surrender.  (1979)


Through diving in, patient waiting, deep listening; uncovering, exposing and swirling the raw, creaturely, beastly beauty of movement, we explore issues of embodiment, memory, and trust.  Welcoming the solace and support found in quietude and community, we face and embrace inner truth, sorrow, sweet joy and the delight of discovery.     


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Moving From Within: Introductory Authentic Movement Workshop


Sunday, May 3, 2015   1 - 4 pm
Dance Place San Diego at Liberty Station
San Diego Dance Theatre Dance Studio #106

$30 in advance, $40 at the door

Open to all, no experience necessary

Authentic Movement is a physical awareness practice of self-inquiry and expression.  The form is simple and profound, involving inner-initiated movement and sound. With eyes closed, in the receptive presence of experienced witnesses, participants turn their attention inward and follow the movement impulses that arise. 

 

Stillness, movement, rest, play, laughter, tears, and more may all be part of the experience.  There is no right or wrong way.  There are no “steps” to learn; there are only one’s own movements to discover.  Authentic Movement has been used as a spiritual and artistic resource and as a supportive process for bodymind integration and healing since the 1960s.
  

For more info call (619) 379-8747 or jane@artof-massage.com
  


5 week Authentic Movement Class

Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
May 14th - June 11th 2015

$100 - $150 sliding scale

At The Sanctuary Studio (Located near the 94 and Federal Blvd, address and directions provided with registration.)

Authentic Movement is a profoundly simply physical practice of self-directed movement. In the receptive presence of a witness, with eyes closed, movers turn their attention inward and follow the impulses that arise from within.  Stillness, sound, subtle or large scale moving through space may all be part of the experience.  There is no right or wrong way.  There are no movements to learn, only one’s own to discover. 

After moving, there is time for individual reflection through journaling and/or drawing and group reflection where both movers and witnesses may speak. People engage in this practice as a spiritual and artistic resource, and a supportive process for bodymind integration and healing.  Being part of a weekly practice can deepen and expand one’s authentic experience of self and life.

To register contact Jane  619-379-8747  or jane@artof-massage.com





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