Woman’s Work: “And You Are Still There” How Woman Understand, Support Each Other, and Endure.

There are three of us here
My mother, my monster, and me.
Sometimes I don’t know who it is
I don’t know who is talking
My mother, my monster, or me.
Seymour Carter

We behave ourselves into being. Most behavior comes from not being seen, first by our parents, second by our teachers, third by ourselves, fourth by our partners and our friends. In this way, life is a series of birth canals. The shape of our experiences, and how we interpret them and then integrate them into our deep self, helps form who we are, our being, who we give birth to as adult women, fully formed.

In this 2-day class we will develop coping skill to help us navigate zones of annihilation, and identify the behavior that comes from our mother, or our monster, and explore ways to stand as our true self, as ‘me.’

We will practice listening, touching, reliving and receiving as ways of deepening your connection to the river of our life.

We will focus on boundaries, warnings, reminders and encouragements on the path to developing a positive, nurturing sisterhood. There will be movement, stillness and touch – these practices help us develop inner fortitude, give birth to and then maintain real friendship, and give breath to our bones.

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal
of your body love what it loves.
Mary Oliver

Class size is limited. Early registration is advised. Students will receive a credit on their Dance Card for one professional session and two student exchanges. Prerequisite: Completion of C1.