CURRENT DANCE & SOMATICS PROJECTS
JUNE 2020 Berkeley, CA
Learning Curves: AS and the Autonomic Nervous System
Led By: Daniel Bear Davis, Kristen Greco
How do we create coherence as we learn? What happens in the nervous system when we dance? There is a wealth of information in the Axis Syllabus (AS) learning community that aligns with current research about supporting resilience and choice in the autonomic nervous system (ANS). There is also vast unarticulated terrain around how autonomic reflexes and patterns shape our physical learning and movement integration. In this workshop we will explore how understandings from Polyvagal theory and other current ANS research play into our movement practice.
What is our animal body doing when we’re doing what we’re doing? How do fight, flight, and freeze responses support and impede our musculo-skeletal coordination? How can we increase our capacity to feel safe and curious in unknown physical experiences? We’ll explore the terrain from orientation to disorientation and back again, expanding our range and deepening our capacity as we go.
We’ll enter through explorations of overcurves & undercurves, intrinsic & global muscles, myofascial holding patterns and tone - cycling through periods of activity and periods of self reflection, integration, and rest.
BIRD'S EYE / INTERIOR VIEW
taught by Kristen Greco & Rosemary Hannon
An improvisation class for womxn exploring mindfulness, somatics, contact improvisation, drawing, writing and authentic movement inspired practices.
Stay tuned for upcoming offerings.
SOMATICS at LUMINOUS AWARENESS INSTITUTE
This is a unique opportunity to study the joining of somatic practices for addressing trauma resolution within the field of deep energetic awareness and attunement.
Kristen will be teaching the somatics portions of the modules as well as holding small group pods in Oakland.
Kristen will be faculty for The Luminous Healing Course - a six month program that will be launched in late 2020 pending the release of the bay area shelter in place directive.
For more info on programs for 2020 visit: