with Susan Schell and Carolyn (Shakti) Sadeh
(MLK Jr. Weekend)
“First there was nothing. Then there was everything. We can travel everywhere just by holding still.” -- Richard Powers
Authentic Movement is simple in form and clear in structure. There are movers, there are witnesses. The movers are invited to move with eyes closed, focusing in rather than outward. The witness role is to be present with what we witness in ourselves as we take in the mover. The mover’s invitation is to be present with what arises while moving.
We traverse the realms of the personal, the collective, the universal, the senses, the imagination, and subtler energetic phenomena.
There is no prescribed technique. We take our lead from the body, we bring our curiosity and heart-centered compassion. There is time for writing, drawing, and sitting with what arises. We share verbally in the present tense to keep our experiences alive.
Tuition, Room & Board All Inclusive:
Professional Rate: $400
Full Price: $350
Subsidized Rate: $300
Camping: $5 off/day | Commuting: $15 off/day
Our Sliding Scale: The fees to attend Earthdance Jams and Workshops are priced on a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend.
Professional Rate: for those comfortably paying their rent or mortgage.The Professional Rate also helps us offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend.
Full Rate: for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Earthdance's operating costs.
Subsidized Rate: for those with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.
Participant Community Support
As Earthdance runs as a community, all participants contribute to 1-2 chore shifts (typically meal cleans) throughout the weekend and a Final House Clean on Monday, January 21st. These are great ways to connect more with your fellow participants, Earthdance staff, and to feel more at home here. We will be welcoming you into this collective home and thus so appreciate your contributions to our space!
About the Teachers
Carolyn (Shakti) Sadeh & Susan Schell have been practicing Authentic Movement for over a quarter of a century, first as students of Janet Adler, then as witness and mover for one another. In 1988 they began teaching together. Through the years the thread that weaves this work and their lives together has held fast and they continue to offer retreats and workshops whenever possible.