Going Within, Together

Empathy and Movement Workshop

SUNDAY January 24th, 2021, 12:00 pm -1:15 pm Eastern

Growing up in Maine, I always really connected with the idea of hibernation during the winter.  With the early nights and the cold surrounding us, it seemed a natural time to slow down and turn inward.  The pandemic, of course, is keeping many in the Northern Hemisphere inside.   But there is much to turn our focus outward, these days – necessarily so, as there is a lot of work ahead.  How do we keep vigilant, keep taking action for justice and transformation, without losing our centers? How do we cultivate the resources and stamina to be available to our communities and to the world while honoring ourselves?  This month’s empathy in words and movement workshop explores this dynamic balance between inner and outer worlds.  Empathy tools, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication, will be offered along with movement exploration to support self-connection.  The workshop will flow from a brief warm up into discussion and movement prompts.  All movement invitations are non obligatory. Everything can be done seated, and can be enacted in any way that feels good to the participant.

free; suggested donation: $0-$18

 

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Self-empathy:a resource for these times, in words & movement

Self-empathy:a resource for these times, in words & movement

Thursday, December 3, 7:15-8:30 pm EST

In these times - pandemic numbers rising, the holiday season, a US transition of power, and the resulting potential increase in BIPOC-targeting – how do we build our internal capacity to stay present? By turning inward, first. As we connect with our own feelings and needs, we get more centered, and less anxious. This in turn enhances our ability to show up for others and for circumstances in alignment with our values. Empathy tools, rooted in the principles of Non-Violent Communication, will be offered to support self-connection. Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff offers a gentle warm up, followed by discussion and movement exploration. All movement invitations are non obligatory. Everything can be done seated, and can be enacted in any way that feels good to the participant.

free; suggested donation: $0-$18

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Soul, Emergent: Movement-Based Inquiry into What We Long For - a monthly offering 

Tuesday, October 27, 7:30 pm -8:45 pm Eastern

What are you longing for? What do you fear? In this collective moment of increased health concerns and growing acknowledgement of systemic racism and deep injustice - along with a very high stakes election looming in America -  we may find ourselves in frequent negotiation with our hopes and fears.  Drawing on tools of empathic communication and movement-based storytelling, Choreographer and Transformational Facilitator Sasha Soreff will guide conversation and dance creation around how to give empowered expression to both.  No movement experience is necessary.  All movement can be done seated. Whatever range of motion and mode of expression feels authentic and comfortable for you is welcome.

Free and available to all - and donations are welcome

 

pair of red sneakers

photo by Renee Dumouchel

photos  by Yi-Chun Wu, Judy Aiges Sasha Soreff

pictured: Desira Barnes (in two images), Nathan Duszny, Ryan Leveille, Mika Yanagihara and Ana Romero; Marcia-Elizabeth Baker- Thompsen, Masanori Asahara, Sasha Soreff