FIRST MONDAY with Tracy Broyles

FIRST MONDAY with Tracy Broyles

FLOCK member Tracy Broyles’ FIRST MONDAY- a monthly work/play shop starting in October. Each month will have a different theme relating to Energy and Consciousness. FIRST MONDAY is an ongoing series of work/play-shops that uses creative practices to explore thematic material. Themes relate to consciousness, energy, science, and the psyche. Exploration uses curiosity and intuition along with the body. For more information and a full list of past/upcoming themes visit tracybroyles.com. Questions/Registration theory1.tracy@gmail.com. Live music by Adrian Hutapea.

First Mondays July 1st, 9:30-11:30 am // By donation $18 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

JULY THEME: EARTH BODY/UNITIVE FIELD

Hypothesis for our next workshop:

WE are made of earth. WE are metal, water, air, wood, fire. WE are container and space. We are elements in cycle, in rhythm. We are push and pull and -duality makes dynamic- so we can exist in this density.

AND- We are connected to a continuum of consciousness that flows through us, and through everything. Everything. It is timeless, it is infinite. It is accessible.

We are both. We are one.

In our practice we question what happens if we surrender our creative current to these energies. One, then the other. Then both- and.....

Please join me, and Adrian Hutapea (live music,) for a dive into earth body/unitive field.

JUNE THEME: WE are made of earth. WE are metal, water, air, wood, fire. WE are container and space. We are elements in cycle, in rhythm. We are push and pull and -duality makes dynamic- so we can exist in this density.

AND- We are connected to a continuum of consciousness that flows through us, and through everything. Everything. It is timeless, it is infinite. It is accessible.

We are both. We are one.

In our practice we question what happens if we surrender our creative current to these energies. One, then the other. Then both- and.....

Contemporary Technique Class with Trevor Wilde

Contemporary Technique Class with Trevor Wilde

Advanced Contemporary Technique Class uses principles of functional athletic movement, floorwork, and improvisation as the primary focus. I am interested in how functional movement pathways and muscle engagement can assist in injury prevention and extend the longevity of a dancing life. Staying true to the integrity of a contemporary dance class, my goal is to educate dancers on what movements may lead to injury and what can be done to reinforce the strength patterns in our body to prevent pain.

Mondays starting July 1st 6:30-8:00 (no class on: July 17th and August 5th) // $12 drop-in

Artist website: https://www.trevorawilde.com/

Authentic Movement Practice with Chelsea Petrakis June/July

Authentic Movement Practice with Chelsea Petrakis June/July

 June and July Saturdays from 1-3pm

Authentic Movement is a simple form of self-directed movement. It is usually done with eyes closed and attention directed inward, in the presence of at least one witness. Movers explore spontaneous gestures, movements, and stillness, following inner impulses in the present moment. The witness watches and tracks inner responses to the mover with the intention of not judging, but focusing on self-awareness.

Authentic Movement cultivates a contemplative frame of mind, clarity of perception, and movement that is personally enhancing. The particular relationship between mover and witness, in moving and being seen by another, creates a powerful framework within which this work takes place.

ALL BODIES WELCOME // Saturdays 1:00-3:00pm // Drop-in //Sliding scale $5-$12 no one turned away from lack of funds

Drawing by Hannah Krafcik

summer/Seaweed class series with The holding Project's Amy Leona Havin

summer/Seaweed class series with The holding Project's Amy Leona Havin

SATURDAYS(ALL LEVELS): July 13th (1:00-2:30pm), Aug. 3rd (10:00-11:30am)

Amy Leona Havin/The Holding Project returns to FLOCK this summer to facilitate an ongoing movement workshop series: summer/SEAWEED.  Saturdays (All Levels)

summer/SEAWEED (all levels) is a movement workshop series developed by Amy Leona Havin in order to facilitate movement creation during rehearsals with The Holding Project. Based on Havin's dance training and experience with various movement languages originating in Israel, summer/SEAWEED uses variations of imagery and metaphor to tap into the body's natural power and fluidity, facilitating movement guided by sensation. This class is dedicated to finding openness, stamina, and delight in dancing, lasting 90 minutes in length and consisting of gravity work, guided movement exploration, and all abilities guided improvisation.

Drop-in // $16

Somatic Dance Workshop with Michele Ainza

Somatic Dance Workshop with Michele Ainza

Saturdays (All Levels) 10-11:30am June 22nd, July 20th, August 17th

FLOCK welcomes Michele Ainza this summer to facilitate a once a month movement workshop. In Somatic Dance Workshop students will explore foundational work in contemporary dance, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban Movement Analysis, Body-Mind Centering, Yoga, and Pilates in hopes to develop an understanding of inner-connectivity to support 3-dimensional movement and personal expression.
We will draw our focus to the body in order to respond to its sensations and the environment by consciously shifting movement patterns and choices. Class will encompass self-referential postural and alignment evaluations through touch, imagery, movement investigation, journaling, and dialogue. A creative interplay between somatic practices and contemporary dance will be cultivated, heightening sensory and motor awareness, spatial organization, and dynamic range (Effort Life). Class is geared towards people in all stages of health and development to enhance human processes of psychophysical awareness and function.

Drop-in // $16

Gender Embodiment Workshop with Terra Lyn Anderson

Gender Embodiment Workshop with Terra Lyn Anderson

GENDER EMBODIMENT WORKSHOP

Saturday July 27th 4:00-7:00pm

Would you like to deepen your understanding of your gender experience?

Despite the rising tide of mainstream conversation, gender identity remains a difficult topic to comprehend mentally. We know that gender goes deeper than what is between your legs, how you dress or what your hobbies are. Maybe your gender seems to be a given – something that was handed to you at birth and never questioned. Or maybe, gender has been a topic you have grappled with inside yourself for a long time – something you’ve longed to understand with a deeper level of awareness.

To answer the question, “Who am I?” in words is a very difficult task that is often piecemealed together by the roles we fill, the things we love, and our physical characteristics rather than by expressing the true essence of our beings. We struggle to articulate identity because at its very core, the essence of who we are is felt in our bodies not thought by our minds.

This experiential movement workshop is an opportunity to explore gender identity through the language of the body: sensation, movement and breath. In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the foundational framework for embodied self-exploration to empower a sense of self that is defined from the inside out, versus the other way around. Through guided movement visualizations we will explore the archetypal energies of the feminine, the masculine and the androgynous that reside in each of us to deepen our awareness of how these three converging tides inform who we are and how we engage with our world. Guided by queer and non-binary Dance/Movement Therapist, Terra Anderson R-DMT, LPC-I, you will examine the presence or absence of these qualities, how you uniquely define these concepts for yourself, and how these archetypes inform your gender identity, expression and experience.

The workshop will consist of guided movement visualizations, journaling, optional art making, and connecting within community about our unique insights and experiences to learn from each other, support one another in our inner-voyage, and grow together.

Bodies of all genders, races, sexual orientations, sizes and abilities are invited to attend, as intersectionality will be a foundational element supporting this embodied inquiry.

Suggested Donation: $15-30 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

FLOCK is ADA accessible with non-binary bathrooms

Feel free to email with any questions or concerns email: info@embodyemerge.com

Website: www.embodyemerge.com

Channeling with Julissa

Channeling with Julissa

Channeling with Julissa DeJesus

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: 1:00-2:30pm

Channeling with Julissa DeJesus is a workshop designed to explore the deep rooted healing that happens when we embody our emotions through movement. This class is dedicated to your story, emotions, traumas, energies, and feelings you are constantly moving through. We will be utilizing the powerful tools of meditation, writing, improvisation, and group dancing to help aid us in activating our innermost healing. It is empowering when we show up for ourselves, so I welcome you to join in honor of yourself, your journey, and your healing in this sacred space we will hold together. This will be a safe communal space where all bodies, races, sexualities, and identities are welcomed. My intention here is not to heal anyone, but to show individuals the magic of learning how to actively begin to heal yourself with the tools provided in class. We will end this nurturing hour and a half process with a bold/loud group choreography, that will leave dancers feeling wholesome, held, and empowered with their findings in this workshop. 

You are worthy. Your feelings are valid. Your healing matters. Movement is freedom.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: 1:00-2:30pm // Sliding scale donation: $7-$14// BIPOC: Free// No one will be turned away for lack of funds

Artist website: HERE

ReWilding, A Summer Retreat with Tahni Holt and Suniti Dernovsek

ReWilding, A Summer Retreat with Tahni Holt and Suniti Dernovsek

Tahni Holt and Suniti Dernovsek co-facilitate a late summer retreat: ReWilding

Aug. 9-11, 2019

Big Bear Retreat Center

Join Tahni Holt and Suniti Dernovsek for a summer camping retreat near Eugene, Oregon. We engage with practices of various somatic and improvisational techniques to highlight individual’s process by attending to presence and perception.

We explore new and old forms of movement as a way to reveal our preferences and habitual behaviors. This retreat proposes to identify our specific strategies of knowing to allow for the unknown, the mystery and magic to guide us to wherever we show up. If presence is the ability to differentiate one moment from another can we enliven our experience through new practices of movement, sensing, creativity and intention?

We move outside of what we know to be in the mystery of the unknown. In this retreat we practice being together (not in consensus) in tenderness. We gather in retreat and attend to the beautiful natural environment surrounding Big Bear Camp. We take this time to activate a deeper sense of presence. And although the retreat is outside of our everyday lives, through an accumulation of material and time, what is offered is integrated into ourselves and enriches our lives as much away from retreat as within.

August 9-11, 2019

Big Bear Retreat

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