The Embody Freedom Practice (EFP) draws heavily from (but is not defined or limited by) the rich practices of Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement. Each Embody Freedom Practice session includes:
- Exploration of body/heart/mind through:
- spontaneous movement
- vocal & sound improvisation
- embodied connection
- nature play
- Cultivating the inner & outer witness;
- Creative forming through drawing, journaling, working with clay, etc;
- Deep listening and reflection.
Self Exploration ~ Embodied Connection ~ Creative Resource ~ Spiritual Practice
There are currently two options for exploring this delightfully profound work/play:
The EFP Series: This series offers an opportunity to explore all aspects of the EFP practice through structured exercises, art making & reflection. The series meets on Tuesday mornings, is open to all genders and is appropriate for both beginners and more experienced movers. Each weekly class builds on what came before, however drop-ins are welcome to come and explore. Please register in advance as spaces are limited.
“EFP opens new doorways of awareness in my physical body and gives the space and safety for my emotional body to surface and be witnessed.” ~ “The depth of this practice brings through my consciousness so many layers of presence, surrendering, and expansiveness from a place of liberation and joy.”
The EFP Group: This ongoing peer-based practice group meets on Thursday afternoons and is presently open to female-identified experienced movers only. This is NOT a drop in practice– the depth of the container requires long term weekly commitment as well as considerable vulnerability, risk taking, strong boundaries, curiosity, confidentiality and a high degree of emotional and spiritual maturity. While no authentic movement experience is required, participants must have significant experience in contemplative practice and/or other embodied movement disciplines. Participants must also be comfortable with and open to exploring physical contact. While the group is currently made up of only female identified movers we may revisit this restriction in the future if interest warrants.
Read about Rebecca’s initial journey into this work/play at “The Tyranny of Music (And One Dancer’s Liberation From It)”.
NOTE: If you would like to join the Thursday peer-based practice group but need more context or experience under your belt, please consider starting with the EFP Tuesday Morning Series. If the EFP practice speaks to you but you would prefer more one on one support, Rebecca also offers Embody Freedom 1-to-1 sessions.
For more information about any of these offerings, visit Contact / Connect.