An Introduction to Authentic Movement with Carolyn Shakti Sadeh


Authentic Movement, is a practice grounded in the relationship between a mover and a witness, was developed by Adler in the early 1980s, evolving from her studies with Mary Whitehouse and John Weir, as well as her early work with children diagnosed with severe autism. Different teachers of this early form of Authentic Movement offer their evolving perspectives in unique and diverse ways.

Being seen, seeing oneself, seeing another, movers and witnesses grow toward a vital experience of wholeness. – excerpts from “A Brief Description of the Discipline of Authentic Movement” by Janet Adler

Workshop

A mover and a witness.
The mover closes their eyes and opens to the possibility of learning from the wisdom of the body’s psyche, soul, history, mystery…

The witness, with eyes open, holds the space of consciousness and presence.

The intention for both mover and witness is to be present with what is, without any expectation of what should happen. There is no prescribed way to move, there is no wrong way to move. The invitation is to discover what is available to us when we have no agenda.

Quite simply, it’s about listening to the body. In this short time together, you’ll have an opportunity to experience both roles as mover and witness. One needs to be curious, open, and interested to feel and move with whatever is present in the moment. Included in the process is time to speak, draw, and write from our experiences.
So the magical mystery tour begins…

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SCHEDULE

Workshop: 3 – 6pm

Potluck: 6pm

PRICING

Workshop: $40 – $160 sliding scale

Potluck : Please bring your favorite dish or donation of $10-15

Sauna and towel rental: $10

***If you find that you are struggling financially or there are other circumstances that are making it difficult to join this special workshop, please email programming@earthdance.net with your situation so that we can create a way to have you join us.***

If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight: A dorm bed in our Gratitude Lodge is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food. 

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 10 days before the event less a $15 processing fee.

No refunds available less than 10 days from the start of the event.

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the timing of the cancellation and other factors.

Health Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before arriving. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

COMMUTERS: We ask that you please use caution when commuting and limit, if possible, to just commuting to and from your home and Earthdance, staying away from large crowds to maintain the health and well being of the other Summer Jam participants.

HOST BIO

Carolyn Shakti Sadeh

I began this journey with Janet Adler in 1981. This has been my root practice for over 40 years. For these past years, I have been leading labs, workshops, trainings, and working with students individually. My background also includes teaching yoga and Action Theater. In the past 15 years much of my energy has gone into teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to adult immigrants and refugees. I began teaching A.M. at Earthdance many years ago, and I am delighted to return after a long hiatus.

Earthdance Summer BBQ Fundraiser


Summer is with us! What better way to celebrate community and the bounty of sun-season than to gather together for BBQ, games, dance and song!

As our mid-year fundraiser, we invite everyone to join us for a play-day and to just revel in the joy of being alive, and being together. Feel free to bring frisbees, balls, games of all kinds — whatever brings out Summer in you.

Humans of all ages welcome, kids under thirteen are free. For everyone else, we ask for a minimum donation of $25 per person, and invite you to give generously towards the future health and viability of our beloved Earthdance.

Children under 13 are free!

Schedule

Noon Arrival
12:00 – 3:00pm BBQ and Lunch
3:00 – 5:00pm Games!
5:00 – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm Jam
9:00 – Late Campfire & Songs

Sauna and towel rental: $10

***If you find that you are struggling financially or there are other circumstances that are making it difficult to join this special workshop, please email programming@earthdance.net with your situation so that we can create a way to have you join us.***

If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight: A dorm bed in our Gratitude Lodge is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food. 

Health Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before arriving. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

COMMUTERS: We ask that you please use caution when commuting and limit, if possible, to just commuting to and from your home and Earthdance, staying away from large crowds to maintain the health and well being of the other Summer Jam participants.

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

Earthdance Community Work Day!

Join us to help freshen up and repair Earthdance!


Earthdance needs a fresh coat of paint and we need your help! Bring your painting clothes and we will supply all you need to make your home away from home sparkle again!


If gardening is more your vibe, we will have a few projects for you to get your hands dirty with ED’s gardener, Neal.

We will feed you and we will jam in the evening!!!

Schedule:

Community Collaboration: 9am – 1pm

Lunch: 1-2pm

Community Collaboration: 2pm – 6pm

Dinner: 6-7pm

Jam: 7-10pm

Come for one Community Collaboration or join us ALL day into dancing!

STAY OVERNIGHT

If you need a place to stay overnight, our Gratitude Lodge dorm bed is $30 per night. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) Or, camping which is $20. * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide breakfast the following day.

***If you find that you are struggling financially or there are other circumstances that are making it difficult to join this work day, please email programming@earthdance.net with your situation so that we can create a way to have you join us.***

Layers of Presence: Skin| Flesh| Bone| Floor – A Contact Improv Basics Workshop with Olive Frank and Tal Shibi

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A Contact Improvisation Workshop

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to some of the basics of this captivating movement art-sport that is Contact Improvisation.

In this workshop we will ask the question “what makes a satisfying dance?”

We will research some of the underlying principles which lead dancers to move with more nuance and listening so they can enhance the possibilities within their dance.

Whether you’re an experienced dancer or new to movement practices, “Layers of Presence” welcomes participants of all backgrounds and skill levels. Come and refresh your dancing with clear practice and insight into what makes CI a unique form. See you there!

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SCHEDULE

3pm – 6pm Workshop

6:30 – 7:30pm Dinner

8 – 10pm Contact Jam

PRICE

WORKSHOP with Dinner and Jam

Financially Wealthy – $275

Financially Abundant – $200

Financially Stable – $125

Financially Coping – $75

Financially Strained – $50

WORKSHOP ONLY – Does not include Dinner or Jam

Financially Wealthy – $260

Financially Abundant – $185

Financially Stable – $110

Financially Coping – $50

Financially Strained – $35

JAM ONLY – Does not include Dinner

Financially Wealthy – $150

Financially Abundant – $100

Financially Stable – $60

Financially Coping – $30

Financially Strained – $20

SAUNA

$10 with towel rental

STAY OVERNIGHT

If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight in our Gratitude Lodge dorm bed is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) Or, camping which is $30. * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food.

***If you find that you are struggling financially or there are other circumstances that are making it difficult to join this special workshop, please email programming@earthdance.net with your situation so that we can create a way to have you join us.***

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 10 days before the event less a $20 for workshop, $10 for jam processing fee.

No refunds available less than 10 days from the start of the event.

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the timing of the cancellation and other factors. We do not offer refunds if you catch a cold, the flu or COVID.

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

HOST BIOS

Olive Frank

Olive Frank loves a good contact improv dance. After 9 years of dancing contact improvisation in various countries and communities, she is still researching what makes a good CI dance so satisfying. And, she is eager to research that with you.


Tal Shibi

Tal Shibi is a native Jerusalem choreographer, improvisor, performer, and teacher of dance, CI, and somatic awareness. He is continuously curious in exploring collaborations between different art forms, and widening the perceptions of performance and dance. 
talshibi.com

Women’s Jam with Aviva Yarrow and Liana Rosenblum

The Jam

A container for those who identify or have identified with womanhood or being female bodied, regardless of gender expression.

In this focused CI container, we will explore how our commonalities connect us and invite us to show up more in-tune. By creating an intentionally fem space we hope to invite regulation, mutual resourcing, and grounding support. This offer is an opportunity to explore the dance without the presence of the male gaze or the dynamics of gender/sex-based inequality. What can we create? What can we express? How can we hold and empower each other?

We hope this to be a nourishing and liberating experience for those who identify or have identified with womanhood or being female bodied . We welcome and encourage non-binary and gender non-conforming people who feel comfortable in spaces centering fem identity to join us. 

Affinity Space

This jam is an affinity space for those who experience or have experienced gender or sex based marginalization based on their perceived alignment with womanhood/being fem-bodied. We ask that cis-gendered men refrain from joining this jam.

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SCHEDULE

Class: 5-6:30pm

Potluck: 7-8pm

Jam: 8-10pm

PRICING

CLASS + JAM

Financially Wealthy – $250

Financially Abundant – $130

Financially Stable – $80

Financially Coping – $40

Financially Strained – $25

JAM ONLY

Financially Wealthy – $240

Financially Abundant – $120

Financially Stable – $60

Financially Coping – $30

Financially Strained – $15

POTLUCK

Please bring a dish to share OR $10 to $15 donation.

SAUNA

$10 with towel rental

STAY OVERNIGHT

If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight in our Gratitude Lodge dorm bed is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) Or, camping which is $30. * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food.

***If you find that you are struggling financially or there are other circumstances that are making it difficult to join this special workshop, please email programming@earthdance.net with your situation so that we can create a way to have you join us.***

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 10 days before the event less a $15 processing fee.

No refunds available less than 10 days from the start of the event.

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the timing of the cancellation and other factors. We do not offer refunds if you catch a cold, the flu or COVID.

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

HOST BIOS

Liana Rosenblum

Originally from Chevy Chase, Maryland, Liana has been growing roots in Western MA since moving here for college in 2022. She is pursuing all things community living: how to tend the earth, receive Her gifts, and create a sustainable life of peace and wellbeing. Through Contact Improvisation she has experienced a beautifully rewarding exploration of her Self. She is work-exchanging this winter at Earthdance to continue this journey and practice creative living. 

Liana’s identity as a young woman is present with her in dance spaces, and she is navigating towards increased feelings of safety as well as supporting others to find safety. 

She looks forward to dancing with and learning from you!

Aviva Yarrow

Yarrow grew up down the road from Earthdance, in Dalton, MA, and has spent her life in deep relation to Earthen communities of different kinds. Whether building a fire or faerie house, tending to a garden, a young child, or an elder, deep listening and the honoring of animacy in all is at heart of her work. 

Yarrow draws inspiration from seeing her body reflected in the hills of western mass, her bones in the trees, her tears in the rivers. She is currently excited about exploring the power of proprioception and skeletal alignment through dance, as well as supporting the interruption of apathy and doom through mutual aid and connection recovery practices. 

At Hampshire college, Yarrow studies decolonization and reciprocity, as well as restorative justice, circle keeping, and performance art. 

Yarrow has studied CI with Gabi Revlock and Chris Aiken, as well as many other gracious dance partners and teachers in the last year and a half. 

Community Grief and Song Ritual with Charlotte Malin and Chaya Leia Aronson, Jam + Music by Stephen Katz


We offer an invitation to come together in community to grieve, assisted by music and song. 

What is the medicine of grieving in ritual containers? Unprocessed grief compounds and becomes a toxic emotional energy, which can create violence and perpetuate intergenerational trauma and violence.

Singing and sounding together helps vibrate our grief loose from these stuck places in our individual and collective bodies and make more space within us. This gives us a sacred opportunity to choose aligned action and to show up in the ways we truly want to show up in the world.   

Many cultures have shared traditions around grieving, which could sometimes last for days at a time.  We as Western ritualists aim to co-create spaces that honor the wisdom of our lineages as well as the many generous teachers who have brought their practices to the West.   

For this ritual our intention is to invite gentle movement of our bodies and the emotions held there. We will utilize the medicine of communal song and live music to call forward what is ready to be released at this time. We recognize that forgiveness and compassion are essential ingredients of our grieving process.  We are holding these as the foundation for this ritual. 

Following our ritual, we will share a potluck meal together at Earthdance, and then delight in a Dance Jam together. 

This ritual is for you if:

  • You need support processing grief and would like to do this in a held container with others.
  • You understand that grief is both a personal and collective experience and you’re willing to hold your grief as a way to heal both self and community.  
  • You understand that this space will be one piece of healing and are willing to seek ongoing support such as co-counseling, bodywork, nature connection, medicine ceremony, therapy, dance jams, etc.
  • You are willing to be with your pain or discomfort and be witness to others’ without needing to fix it.

It’s not the right time for you to join this ritual if:

  • You are in an active trauma state on the day of the ritual.
  • You feel unable to moderate your nervous system when activated, for example, by noticing if you are dissociating and grounding, asking for support, or taking a break etc.
  • You are unwilling to be with your own and others’ pain or discomfort without needing to fix it.

Please bring: 

  • Journal
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks  
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Possible change of clothes for dancing
  • Potluck dinner item to share

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Event Details

Ritual: 3 – 6:30pm

Potluck: 7 – 8pm

Jam + Music: 8 – 10pm

PRICING

Ritual, Jam + Music: $45 – $150 sliding scale

Ritual Only: $30 – $125 sliding scale

Jam + Music Only: $20 – $105 sliding scale

Sauna and 2 towels: $10

Potluck Dinner: Please bring your favorite dish or donation of $10-15

Overnight stay: If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight: A dorm bed in our Gratitude Lodge is $40, camping is $35. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15)

***If you find that you are struggling financially or there are other circumstances that are making it difficult to join this special workshop, please email programming@earthdance.net with your situation so that we can create a way to have you join us.***

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 10 days before the event less a $15 processing fee.

No refunds available less than 10 days from the start of the event.

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the timing of the cancellation and other factors. We do not offer refunds if you catch a cold, the flu or COVID.

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

HOST BIOS

Chaya Leia Aronson

Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN is a mother, partner, lover and eco-sensensual earth worshipping clown goddess. Chaya maintains a private practice offering Maya Abdominal Massage, Holistic Pelvic Care and Health, Movement and Sexuality coaching for over a decade. Chaya has also facilitated a number of transformational and alchemical rituals related to grief, wombs and eros. She has great passion and skill in supporting people and relationships to have clear conversations about desires and boundaries and to unpack our wounds and traumas gently to find more capacity for love and pleasure. She has a private practice, Your Sacred Pelvis, where she sees clients in person and virtually based in the Northampton, MA area.  

www.yoursacredpelvis.com
@yoursacredpelvis


Charlotte Malin

Charlotte Malin is a violinist, violist, singer/songwriter, teacher, and healer guiding people into direct, communal, and transformational encounters with music. She is passionate about bringing audiences, clients, and students into aliveness and authenticity through music. Her offerings and projects include holistic classical concerts, sound healing journeys, vocal improvisation workshops & song circles, and compositional sound projects for dance, film, and podcasts. She is currently working on her first full album of original music, titled Welcome Home. Malin currently serves as the Viola Instructor at Amherst College and lives in Northampton, MA.


Stephen Katz

Stephen has performed his compositions at Carnegie (Weill) Recital Hall and toured internationally as a soloist and chamber player. He has been featured on American Public Media national broadcasts of Performance Today and is a National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient. He has held residences at Yale, Meadowmount, and UMASS Amherst. A Western Mass resident, Stephen is also an award-winning film composer and an improviser and composer in the dance world. 

A Warm Winter Serenade with Faith Rathbun, Mindy Grossbard, & James Bird

Hark!

Heed the call of the winter as it beckons us to gather.

Come rejoice in a delightful evening and be swaddled in song by Faith Rathbun, Mindy Grossbard, and James Bird.

As we journey through this evening we invite you and your be-loving ones to get cosy in an Earthdance studio and be steeped in musical musings. Gentle movement is welcome in the space while attuning to the performers and the container. Listening room vibes, yanno?

A musical debut for two young songstresses and a deepening of relationship with Earthdance for one blessed bard, the intent of this evening is to be with the wolf pack and cultivate warmth and connection while soaking in the stylings of a few humble song carriers who aim to bless.

SCHEDULE

Arrive at 5:30 pm

Show starts at 6 pm

PRICES

Financially Wealthy – $150

Financially Abundant – $100

Financially Stable – $50

Financially Coping – $25

Financially Strained – $15

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 10 days before the event less a $15 processing fee.

No refunds available less than 10 days from the start of the event.

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the timing of the cancellation and other factors. We do not offer refunds if you catch a cold, the flu or COVID.

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before as we do not offer refunds if you catch COVID. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

HOST BIOS

Faith Rathbun

Faith has lived in rural Massachusetts her whole life, fostering the feral and aiming to humbly be a good vessel for it’s song. For as long as she can remember she has been walking the earth, singing, often under her breath and occasionally,  by the grace of the diving her beloved community, in full expression. Her prayer is to call gently upon truth while ebbing in the mystery and returning to love and gratitude for the whole holy thing.

Mindy Grossbard

Mindy is a musician and singer bridging worlds. She sings of the soul spirit. Originally hailing from a traditional Jewish shtetl, she carries ancient chassidic melodies, vocal improvisation, and Yiddish folk sprinkled in the mix. She is a unique voice in contemporary society, transporting listeners and herself to wandering souls of centuries past.

James Bird

James Bird is a facilitator, poet and multi-instrumentalist musician hailing from Shelburne Falls, MA. James aims to invite the magic out of seemingly ordinary moments, using improvisation or one of his many mythic songs, weaving atmospheres that invite us to feel and to remember. Bird is a threshold bard, playing for those journeying through life’s many thresholds, including marriage, birth and death. He also teaches “Bardic Embodiment”, for those wishing to expand their experience as songwriters and song carriers from the vantage point of the old bards.

Annual Earthdance Benefit Soiree

This is a time of year for giving and receiving treats, for delighting in abundance, for appreciating the warmth of family & community.

Many of you have experienced the nurturance and growth that comes from spending time at Earthdance. This place is a wellspring for meeting some of our deepest human needs. We are so happy to be providing this space of connection, exploration, healing and creativity. And it takes all of us in the Earthdance community to keep the wellspring flowing!

You are invited to join us for a night of swanky celebration, as we gather to honor this beloved community and raise funds for its continual growth.

This benefit event is an opportunity to embody deep support for Earthdance (and to glam ourselves up a bit!). Falling in the midst of the holiday season, let’s end the year by giving this community some love! 

Our evening program will connect us deeply to our personal and collective relationships with Earthdance. With a decadent three course meal and an array of facilitated group rituals, the evening promises to leave you with both a deliciously full belly and a brimming full heart.

Shine your shoes and dress to the nines! You don’t want to miss this once a year celebration of community, charm, and loving goodwill.

May we all be healthy and happy this winter season, and bask in the riches of community together! 

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EVENING SCHEDULE

Arrival: 5pm

Dinner: 6pm-7:30pm

Evening Program: 8-10pm

PRICING

With this donation you will receive a 3 course meal with a tea room experience and more evening offerings!

Financially Wealthy – $500
Financially Abundant – $325
Financially Stable – $200
Financially Coping – $120
Financially Strained – $80 – Early bird pricing is still available!

There will be an option to donate any amount above $80 that you desire.

STAY OVERNIGHT

If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight in our Gratitude Lodge dorm bed is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) Or, camping which is $30. * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food.

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

OUR MC

Akil Apollo Davis

Akil Apollo Davis is a full-time performing artist, Theatre Professor of Mask and Art Aesthetic and owner of over 200 original Masks. He is multi-disciplined: a dancer/choreographer (Hip-Hop, Balinese, Thai Classical, Butoh, African, Modern and more). Akil Rapper and avid impromptu poet- with songs on Bandcamp, co-composing his music and avid impromptu poet), Actor (bachelors from New York University), MC and award-winning Director. Akil has also worked with Monks in Thailand, Brahmins in Bali, Witches in the East Village of New York and a myriad of esoteric philosophies.He is an organizer, mentor to leaders and proud son of Rosie Phillips Davis, the 2019 President of the American Psychological Association. He works to bridge the gaps between esoteric philosophy, classical education and art. Akil believes that his karmic purpose is to increase understanding, empower, catalyze self-healing and spark the illumination of the soul. 
His personal mantra….“there must be more light” Follow him for more works of art and access to Mask work so unique that only 3 humans on the planet teach it.

OUR CHEF

Faith Rathbun

Faith is the kitchen coordinator at Earthdance and has spent that last few years honing the craft of hearth-rich cooking with a deep love and gentle fire in her heart for the comfort of nourishment. She aims to serve this tether well so we may gather in feasting in a good way and carry the glory of each of our meals into our bodies and homes and out into the world. 

Sound Bath & Bach In Your Body hosted by Charlotte Malin

Experience the gorgeous resonance of the Umbrella Barn in a profound way with musician and sound healer Charlotte Malin. First, take a luxurious restorative journey to the sounds of singing bowls, violin, viola, etheric vocals, harmonium, drums, tuning forks and more. Lie down, sit, or cuddle with a friend and receive vibrations to restore the heart and spirit. Live sound medicine profoundly assists the practitioner in reaching states of elevated consciousness and emotional release. Additional benefits include regulating the nervous system, creating harmony between body systems, aligning and clearing the energetic field, activating your creative channels, and so much more. 

Bring your own blankets/pillows/mats to be as comfy as possible, an eye mask, a water bottle, and your  journal. 

After this delicious restorative attunement, Charlotte will offer Bach In Your Body, an embodied classical music experience. After a short guided workshop on listening to classical music with the body, Charlotte will perform the music of Bach on violin and viola. During the concert, the space is open for movement, dance, meditation, journaling, and art-making (bring your own materials). Consider wearing comfortable clothes and bringing your own seat cushion and water bottle. 

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SCHEDULE

Sound Bath: 3 – 5 pm

Potluck: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Bach In Your Body: 7 – 9 pm

PRICING

SOUND BATH & BACH IN YOUR BODY

Financially Wealthy – $250

Financially Abundant – $150

Financially Stable – $80

Financially Coping – $55

Financially Strained – $35

SOUND BATH ONLY

Financially Wealthy – $220

Financially Abundant – $130

Financially Stable – $65

Financially Coping – $40

Financially Strained – $20

BACH IN YOUR BODY ONLY

Financially Wealthy – $220

Financially Abundant – $130

Financially Stable – $65

Financially Coping – $40

Financially Strained – $20

SAUNA

$10 with towel rental

STAY OVERNIGHT

If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight in our Gratitude Lodge dorm bed is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) Or, camping which is $30. * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food.

***If you find that you are struggling financially or there are other circumstances that are making it difficult to join this special workshop, please email programming@earthdance.net with your situation so that we can create a way to have you join us.***

Cancellation Policy

Refund available up to 10 days before the event less a $15 processing fee.

No refunds available less than 10 days from the start of the event.

Partial refunds might be given if a cancellation takes place under extenuating circumstances (e.g. a death of a 1st or 2nd degree family member, serious non-preventable illness or accident requiring hospitalization). Refunds in such cases remain at the discretion of the local organizers and will be decided on a case to case basis according to the timing of the cancellation and other factors.

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

HOST BIO

Charlotte Malin is a charismatic and versatile musician with a unique range spanning classical violin and viola, intimate and ethereal songwriting, and improvised live-lopping. Her many creative offerings sit at the intersections of classical music, holistic wellness, creative empowerment, ritual, and community-building. As an artist and facilitator, she hosts “Now/Hear” conscious & connective classical concerts, Sound Baths, multi-disciplinary Salons, workshops, creativity retreats, community open mics, and more. She performs internationally, including in a string quartet with violinist Midori, and has served as Principal Viola of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and a member of the Hartford and Albany Symphony orchestras. She holds degrees in violin and viola from New England Conservatory and Northwestern, where her principal teachers were Kim Kashkashian and Almita Vamos. Malin currently serves as the viola instructor at Amherst College and curates a community hub for embodiment, arts, and spirituality in Florence MA called The Hidden Temple.

Winter Ecstatic Dance with DJ CJ!

You are invited to join in dance, movement, stretching, releasing and recharging ~ be as you are ~ Let’s co-create a safe place to get into our bodies and celebrate the begins of Winter!

A Winter warm up! Lets move our bodies until our bones are all toasty warm in this colder weather. Winter is a beautiful time of year where the extra hours of darkness give us time to explore our inner worlds. Let us enter with health, joy and vibrancy as we allow nurturance, care, and nourishment to flow through our bodies. Get on your magic horse and fly above the clouds. Travel where you will. Gather what you need.

We will begin with an opening circle that melds into a soft ambience of sound. Leading into an upbeat ecstatic blend of live guitar/electronica/R&B and soul/funk fusion/d&b/Hip hop/house/organic bass and a blend of old classics turned new.

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TIME and PRICING

Potluck at 6:30pm

Opening Circle starts at 7:30pm

Dance: $20 – $80

Potluck: Bring a dish to share OR donate $10-$15

Sauna (with towel rental): $10

Overnight in our Gratitude Lodge: If you wish to extend your visit and stay overnight: A dorm bed in our Gratitude Lodge is $40. (Rental of sheets and towel is $15) * Includes access to the sauna and kitchen use but does not provide food. 

COVID Precautions

No specific requirements on vaccination status are needed to attend this event. Please take adequate measures to limit your exposure in the days before. If you are feeling sick, or have a known close exposure to someone with COVID in the past 5 days, please sit this one out to keep the community well. 

Earthdance’s buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.

Earthdance’s Jam Guidelines

Earthdance’s Nudity Policy

HOST BIO

DJ CJ

CJ is a multi instrumentalist, collaborator and producer with a burning passion for listening, playing and creating music of all forms! Growing up in the greater Boston area, he has worked as an audio engineer and played in multiple rock, funk and ska bands. With a vast understanding of the electronic genre umbrella and involvement in dance and movement events, his understanding of rhythm and flow is felt through his performances. Now living in the hills of Western Mass his music style focuses on harmony with nature and playing with the sounds of the forest. Connected to the moment of improvisation ~ his talents revolve around feeling into an environment and enhancing it with sonic frequencies.