events + classes
Somatics & Feldenkrais Class
Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am
I co-teach this class with the wonderful Kim Greenberg so my teaching schedule varies; please check with Ha.Lé staff to discover who is teaching each week.
"Somatics" is an overarching term coined by Thomas Hanna, that implicates any movement practice in which knowing and living from the felt experience of the body is primary. Feldenkrais was a Somatic practitioner and is a particular modality within the field of Somatics.
In this class, we focus on moving with ease and we seek the path of least resistance. We give ourselves the restoration and relief we deserve from the chronic stresses of everyday life. We search for pleasure, connectivity, and fluidity in movement. We are curious about our movement habits and how they might shift with awareness and intention. We cultivate appreciation for our bodies as they are as we develop kinesthetic intelligence. And some have described this class as a guided nap, so maybe you should come see for yourself!
No previous experience necessary; open to all humans who want to engage in gentle movement!
Summer Events 2019
Somatics & Social Healing
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
6:30-8:00 pm at GetFit615
What happens when we connect our bodies with a desire for change in the world?
Our work in this day is learning to be human with one another. We often fail at being in relationship with one another and so much of what we must learn is the crucial act of bridging across lines of radical difference. This relationality of bridging helps us lean into the practices of radical love, something we all need but rarely experience. When we are able to engage these elements, we create conditions for social healing.
Our imagination for social healing is strengthened through embodied practices & relationship building and creates the platform for bodies to become the primary mode for social change. We will explore the practice of Authentic Movement in which we embody the essential relational skills of witnessing, seeing and being seen, building trust, and holding space in which we question and suspend judgment in order to be truly present with ourselves and one another.
This event is open to all persons, regardless of previous experience.
Hosted by Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza (they/them) and Erin Law, MFA, LMT (she/her)
Wild Goose ||| Justice Camp
Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Hot Springs, NC at Wild Goose
What Does an Embodied Activist Theology Look Like? How can justice help dismantle supremacy cultures?
Justice Camp is an invitation to adventure through the terrain of our individual and collective moving bodies as we connect belief and action and understand harmony and justice at a cellular level.
Movement work is often organized by privileging the mind, but what happens when movement work is organized by practices of embodiment? What happens when the body becomes primary as we work for collective liberation?
Learning to translate thought to action creates conditions for an embodied activist theology. This year, Justice Camp will provide chances to participate in active learning through a series of conversations and somatic movement experiences. The work of embodying relational concepts of emergence, interdependence, and adaptability by exploring insights that emanate from our deep bodily wisdom is the primary work we will embark upon together as a learning community.
Listen carefully to the messages of the body – move, let go, and take risks in a co-creative environment. Explore the paradox of chaos and order as we flow between leading, following, tracking desire, and attending to choice.
Our bodies tell a story, and learning to weave together a collective embodied story will help us dismantle the reigning supremacy cultures that cause harm and disunity.
Through a strong sense of community, experience a simultaneous celebration of individual and group while highlighting the beauty and power of our ever-emerging communal consciousness.