Retreats

Body Stories: Reveal And Transform The Powerful Narratives That Shape Us

Teacher(s):
Date(s):
Oct 14 (Sat)
Time:
12pm - 6pm
Location:
Santa Monica
Description:
Reveal and transform the powerful narratives that shape us.

Drum. Move. Dance. Write. Play. Feel. Create. Collaborate. Inspire.

Embodied experience is the centerpiece of our personal narrative. It is the essence of life, love, spirit and presence. Every body part has a history, a challenge, a victory - a place in the tapestry of our identity. These stories have enormous power over the way we experience our world, sometimes without us knowing it. When shared, body stories break down barriers of separation and isolation. What would it be like to experience an inquiry into your own body's story as a way of enhancing your self knowledge? What if this process could lead us toward a greater personal and global experience of understanding, expression and empathy?

Using a multidisciplinary, somatic/expressive lens, we will spend an afternoon dancing, meditating, writing, drumming, creating and sharing our stories as a way of exploring the body's stories and our ideas of identity, relationship, faith, health, power, gender, community and transformation.

This workshop is aimed at meditators old and new as a way of cultivating mindfulness of the body, intimate interaction with our community and discovering somatic and psychological tools for improving our relationship with the ever changing ever evolving experience of mindful embodiment.

No prior experience in dance, theatre, meditation or somatic practice is necessary to attend. Men and women from all areas of the community are encouraged to attend as a diversity of participants makes for a richer learning community.

What previous participants have said:

"Thank you for an afternoon of freedom, observation and intimacy."

"It was so powerful to finally have a voice to give to my body story."

"I delved into places I'd never been, danced with abandon and connected heartily with strangers who quickly became friends. It's amazing how much we are all fundamentally alike."

"Giving voice to inner truth allows for positive inner change and positive growth."

"The beauty of being a free human being able to explore soma, body story narratives, directives, wishes, pains, healed wounds, and as yet unexplored territory is a magical thing.

"It's part of the necessary inquiry into what it is to live here, move through here, and watch how the body changes through time. To recognize and celebrate how much I respect my body for having healed me whole is such an honor. Thank you for creating such a safe and delightful space with your gorgeous jubilance! We are all so vulnerable and we all grow and become whole when we create space like this. It literally knots humankind together. Thank you!!"
Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Directions:
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Cost:

Sliding scale from $50.00 to $150.00 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
50 | There are still openings for this program.
Contact Information:
or 310-450-1821