...Attention is the beginning of devotion.
from Mary Oliver’s poem “upstream”
January Mon 1/30 - Thu 2/2
10am - 12:00pm
Spring Fall studio, Berkeley, CA
Suggested Donation $20-30 per session
Drop in is fine
This series' intention is an investigation of improvisation. This format practices attention. We build upon our self-expressive capabilities in an interplay of inner and outer worlds.
I offer guidance and a structure that is simple and inviting. I will introduce scores that center around our felt experience as we move in relationship to what we are feeling and doing. It is about becoming intimate with the range of possibilities that are arising moment by moment. A way to come in contact with our direct sensory experience of movement/stillness. And of course strengthening our capacity to be a grounded and buoyant witness.
I am holding the question of how we can get to that state where we can improvise from a place of freedom or neutrality; from a place where we get out of our own way and move like a river from moment to moment to moment. Those mornings are grounded in ritual, community and permission to experience our inner worlds by tapping into the unknown and offer the possibility to embrace more of who we are. I experience those parallel universes of self as bombs of creativity and I feel they own an innate ability to bear life in all its facets.