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Classes & Retreats Overview

We offer Body Tales & Authentic Movement classes, workshops, groups and performances in several northern California locations throughout the year. We also offer retreats, teacher training, and individual sessions in Oakland, Berkeley and Sebastopol. Browse all programs below; follow the links for information and registration, and call Olivia Corson (510) 532-1020, or Lysa Castro (707) 823-2652 for info!



Body Tales Wed Evening Group for Women with Olivia Corson. Follow your movement, free your stories; gain skill in integrating and expressing essential body wisdom. 12-session fall series begins Sep 6. 6:30–9:30 pm, in Berkeley. Limited to 10 women, by application.  >>Details

Body Tales Sunday Monthly Women's Group with Olivia Corson. This in-depth BT group meets one Sunday afternoon a month, 1:45–6:15 pm in Berkeley. 4 sessions, begins Sep 17. Limited to 10 women, by application.  >>Details

Authentic Movement Evening Group for Women with Lysa Castro. This simple and profound inner-directed practice can reawaken body wisdom and help cultivate intimacy with one's self. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:30–9 pm. Western Sky Studio. Initial commitment: 10 sessions. Enrollment limited to 8 women, by application.  >>Details



Lay Down Your City Shields, Re-Vitalize Your Creature Self!

2017 Retreat Dates
Body Tales Autumn: Oct 20-22 Details

2018 Retreat Dates
Body Tales Spring: April 13-15
Body Tales & Authentic Movement Summer: July 12-15
Authentic Movement Labor Day: Aug 31-Sep 3
Body Tales Autumn: Oct 12-14

"I love having a new experience of myself — Body Tales allows surprises to unfold."
— Susan McKearnan, personal business assistant


Olivia Corson and Lysa Castro both offer individual sessions for individual focus and in-depth work. Body Tales and/or Authentic Movement individual intro sessions are also available for people new to the work. Olivia also offers coaching, writing and directing support and inspiration for people creating their own movement theater pieces for performances and for personal events and celebrations.
Call for information:
Olivia 510-532-1020 sessions in Oakland
Lysa 707-823-2652 sessions in Sebastopol & Berkeley