In this three hour workshop you will be invited to explore your many beliefs, sensations, thoughts, and parts of yourself through embodied and conscious movement experiments, primarily within the practice of Authentic Movement.
This workshop is an experiment +
This is an experiment in knowing
This is an experiment in knowing and play
This is an experiment in embodied integration
This is an experiment in being with parts of yourself
“ “ in naming parts of yourself
“ “ in being in conversation with your Self
“ “ in being in conversation about yourself
“ “ in being in relationship to others
“ “ in inviting consciousness
“ “ in inviting integration in relationship to others
“ “ in cultivating safety and trust within relationships
“ “ in establishing safe boundaries for yourself
“ “ in establishing safe boundaries in your body, mind, and spirit
Above all else, this workshop is about inclusivity, inside oneself and in community. No dance/movement experience needed; all are welcome in regard to age, sexual orientation, gender identity, documentation status, mobility, race, religion, or any other aspect which might otherwise feel marginalized. All are welcome to participate!
We will be accessing the above through a combination of Authentic Movement and ideas from the psychotherapy model, Internal Family Systems. Authentic Movement is the practice of mover & witness; within a non-judgemental space the mover following impulses and internal motive in the presence of their witness and then both share experience with non-interpretive language to bring consciousness to their experience. Internal Family Systems is an integrative model of healing that supposes we contain many parts that were born out of different needs/experiences, and if we can become aware and compassionate to these parts a conversation can restore the ability for us to have more agency and freedom in our lives.
At the end of the 2.5 hour movement based portion of the workshop there will be a 20 minute sound bath, by sound healer Tina DiGeorge.
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Rikki Rothenberg is a dance and visual artist who has practiced Authentic Movement for 15+ years. Rikki is a somatically inclined psychotherapist with a private practice in Pasadena, CA. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (2015) and a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art (2004). She will be starting an intensive training in Internal Family Systems therapy starting April, 2019. www.rikkirothenberg.com
Tina DiGeorge is a local sound healer who uses tuning forks on and off the body. This modality is similar to acupuncture in that it uses the same points, meridians, principles, etc. but uses the forks instead of needles. She also incorporates singing bowls and oils. She has helped her clients with many issues including chronic pain, sleep issues, anxiety, digestion, neck and back issues, emotional well-being, circulation, inflammation and more. She focuses on supporting the individual’s natural healing process and bringing balance to the body’s systems. www.dgsoundhealing.com