BODY-MIND CENTERING® AND AUTHNENTIC MOVEMENT
BODY AS SAFE HAVEN
Saturdays from 10AM to 3PM, in Lorane, Oregon
CEU's Available - Individual Workshops are on Sliding Scale: $55 to $95.
These Workshops Can Be Taken Individually or as a Group. No Experience Necessary.
March 16: Body-Mind Centering®
April 20: Authentic Movement
May 18: Body-Mind Centering®
June 8: Authentic Movement
September 14: Body-Mind Centering®
October 12: Authentic Movement
November 16: Body-Mind Centering®
December 14: Authentic Movement
Experiencing one’s personal body as a safe haven, becomes more difficult with the event of trauma, technologies and practices that value brain power over body knowledge, screen time that numbs the body’s natural ability to sense and feel, and the ever-increasing speeds of travel and onslaught of sensory overload that makes it impossible for people to catch up to the body’s experience. The pathways of alienation to the body become more accessible than those that enhance a sense of place and belonging in the body. Our species has a natural ability to release trauma through movement. However, movement may not always be accessible or appropriate at the time. And because the experience gets ‘frozen’ in the tissues of the body, the more trepidation there is associated with inhabiting one’s body.
Through movement, sensing and feeling, it is possible to re-establish the pathway to Self to the body that offers a sense of safety, belonging, and refuge. In these workshops, we create time, space, ideas and structures to reinforce those pathways back to the body and the ability to move, sense and feel as a practice of coming home to the Self.
Mary Lou Seereiter is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSMET), a Certified Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering®, a Certified Teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst® and a Certified Facilitator of Authentic Movement. She holds a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree from the University of Oregon in Dance with emphasis in Anatomy and Kinesiology.