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 Questions/Registration Live music by Adrian Hutapea.

First Mondays April 1st, May 6th: 9:30-11:30 am // By donation $18 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds.

MAY THEME: This month the somatic/dance exploration is anchored around a healing response to common energetic defenses. Focusing on several different patterns of energy we will work with how to ground each and feel the healing response inherit within them. Tracy will guide you with words and movement suggestions to support connecting with where and how each lives in your body. Adrian will offer sonic/vibration reflections of the concepts for you to move with or rebel against.

Part one of two.

Writing/drawing will be encouraged to help integrate what your curiosity has uncovered.

APRIL THEME: Join Flock Member Tracy Broyles this month for an exploration of the Yes current and the No current. What is the energy of these two flows? How does our inner landscape (unconscious) and outer landscape (conscious) work together or separately in their expression? With space to playfully engage, we first and foremost send our research into the body, where we use sensation to guide a movement practice. Time will also be given to write and/or draw.

MARCH THEME: Altars of Reconciliation, in this two hour work/play-shop we investigate the question- What within us is ready to be examined in service of reconciliation? We investigate through tools of somatic and energetic listening and responding. We will move a lot, and we will do some writing. You do not need to come with an agenda, the practice is in the questioning and listening, questioning and listening.

FEBRUARY THEME: FEBRUARY THEME: Dissolving- the practice of letting go of an action or thought/emotion after it has presented and completed itself, to transform the past. The I- your story, your life experience, who you think you are. Tracy Broyles will guide you through somatic play and meditation that flirts with this impossible task. Adrian Hutapea joins with music. Everyone welcome. Light touch/partnering may be incorporated.

OCTOBER THEME was: Breath as a metaphor for Giving and Receiving.

NOVEMBER THEME: Monsters lurking in our idealized self image

DECEMBER THEME: Enlivening the Energy Body:
Everything is Energy. The physical body is the densest layer of the Energetic Field. Vibration, color, sound, thoughts, emotions, have energy. Consciousness and Energy are entwined in a deeply dissolving and rotating dance. In this work/play shop, we will work with practices that help us connect with and perceive our energy bodies, as well as how our field interacts with others. Art on the wall and live music help us let go into the connection to energy as vibration. Meditation, Movement, Creative Play led by Tracy Broyles, environment created by jaime lee christiana, and live music by Adrian Hutapea. 

Making Waves with Emily Jones

Making Waves with Emily Jones

Making Waves with Emily Jones

In this axis syllabus inspired dance class we will orient toward the spiraling nature of our joints and connective tissues. Sensing into the triaxial movement that exists in our bodies we can find coordination in congruence with our individual design. Bringing our spiraling joints into locomoting movement we will play with kinetic energy: harvesting, recycling, releasing and dissolving.

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Saturday June 1 // 10-11:30am // drop-in 10$-20$ sliding scale, NOTA

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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