Has anyone ever told you to “get out of your head” or to just “let go”?
That was the number one note I received while I was training as an actor, and I can tell you these notes were not all that helpful.I would end up spending more time just trying to figure it out, which, yep you guessed it, just put me even more “in my head”.
As someone with perfectionist tendencies and who likes to be in control, my ego was standing in my way of channeling my own intuition and brilliance.
The harder I worked, the more stuck I felt.
It was unsustainable and exhausting.
Once I started training to be a Life Coach, I was able to start piecing together my own solution, a combination of awesome Coaching Techniques and Questions with all of my Movement Training from my other skills as a life-long mover, dancer, physical theatre practitioner, and Certified Pilates Instructor.
Now when I have burning questions or feel stuck, I resource my own body and my own intuition to keep moving forward and take things one step at a time
In Embodiment Circles, I guide other actors, creatives, and entrepreneurs to move more deeply into their bodies through meditation, journaling, and movement in a community setting.
Modeling these circles on the Lunar Cycle helps us learn at a visceral level how nature is supporting us.
During New Moon Circles, we explore what it feels like to step into emptiness and plant seeds, a foundation of support for all that we want to create in our lives. On a movement level, we focus on restorative practices and slower grounding movements.
During Full Moon Circles, we explore what is like to share and be visible. These circles are high energy with the goal of collectively building energy and confidence. Movement will be more vigorous (and you will probably sweat!). I often include partner or group generated movement activities.
How A Circle Works
The Circle is a space for all to come together for mutual benefit. Thus, I view the space as non-hierarchical. We all have something we can learn from one another.
I open every circle inviting everyone in attendance to introduce themselves and set an intention for our 90 minute session.
I then lead a meditation and journaling practice to further clarify how we want to be moved during the physical practice.
Then I lead a Movement practice designed to speak to the particular theme of our Circle.
We end with a time for sharing and closure.
Friday November 19th, 2021
6pm EST / 3pm PST – Full Moon
Theme: FINISHING STRONG
Friday December 3rd, 2021
7:30pm EST/ 4:30pm PST – New Moon
Theme: ALIGNED INTENTIONS
Saturday, December 18, 2021
7:30pm EST/ 4:30pm PST – Full Moon
Theme: EXPERIENCING JOY
Sunday, January 2, 2022
12pm EST / 9am PST – New Moon
Monday, January 17, 2022
5pm EST / 2pm PST – Full Moon
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST – New Moon
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Frequently Asked Questions:
I have an injury or physical restriction. Will I be able to fully take part in these Circles?
Absolutely. Since the goal of this workshop is to get you more in touch with your own body, you will be 100% encouraged to go at your own pace and modify movement whenever necessary. If you need assistance with a modification, I am always happy to help. I have 20+ years experience as a Pilates Instructor and am trained to work with clients who have injuries and physical restrictions.
Is this workshop for women only?
Movement & Meditation Circles are open to men, women, and non-binary and other gender non-conforming folks as I believe this work is powerful and useful for all genders to experience. I believe in holding a space that is free of bias and supportive to all. If an attendee behaves in a manner that does not uphold this standard, they will be asked to leave.
I am not available for the entirety of the workshop. Can I still attend?
If you have to be a few minutes late or leave a few minutes early, that can usually be accommodated. Please email me ahead of time to let me know so that we can make sure your entry and exit is the least disruptive to the group.
I cannot attend LIVE. Will this be recorded?
Movement & Meditation Circles are only available for LIVE attendance. No recording will ever be shared. This is to protect the privacy of all present so that we can have the most nurturing and healing space possible.
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