Sun, Jul 31|
East End Beach
Somatic Deep Nature Connection w/ Haley Brandt
Learn how to use somatic kinesthetic techniques like breathing, movement and dance to deeply connect with yourself, others, and the natural world.
Time & Location
Jul 31, 2022, 8:30 AM – Aug 01, 2022, 9:45 AM
East End Beach, East End Beach, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland, ME 04101, USA
About the event
We are people with bodies that move around in a living world. The fact that we can move, unlike plants and rocks, specifically dictates our experience of the natural world. Like all other animals, we experience the natural world through the sensations felt by our bodies. Somatic kinesthetics, or body-focused movement techniques, like walking and dancing in natural settings, can help us inhabit ourselves and become more deeply connected with the natural world.
Learn somatic kinesthetic techniques that can help you connect more deeply to yourself, others, and the natural world. With influence from the Japanese art of "forest bathing" (shinrin-yoku) and "beginners mind" (shoshin), we will generate a playfulness to the class while using some formal dance and somatic practices to bring strength, focus, alignment, and
Space in this class is limited. Preregistration is required to reserve a spot in the class. The class will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please plan accordingly. If you know you can't attend class, a quick phone call or email is appreciated so we can make the spot available to other students. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
NOTE: This class will be held entirely outdoors. Please dress appropriately.
Donations of $5-25 will be graciously accepted. Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.
Instructor: Haley Brandt
Haley is an avid mover and naturalist holding a degree in Environmental Sciences, as well as training in
somatic movement therapy, kinesthetic awareness, and Broadway-based dance training. She has taught deep nature
connection for over six years, as well as movement and embodiment. Haley believes the syncopation and rhythms
of nature are an inherent part of the rhythms we embody. Attuning our five senses to the natural world can benefit our inner landscape, and reflect onto our outer landscape and connections with each other.
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