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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!

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS


ONE-TIME WORKSHOPS


EAST BAY

Classes take place at Western Sky Studio 2525 8th St Berkeley

FREE Body Tales & Authentic Movement Open Class for National Dance Week
Wed, May 2, 6:30–9:30 pm, with Olivia Corson & Lysa Castro
All genders welcome, new or experienced movers. >>Details

Authentic Movement Open Class for Women
Wed, Aug 8, 6:30–9 pm, with Lysa Castro
For women, new or experienced movers. >>Details

NORTH BAY

Authentic Movement Open Class
Mon, Jun 11, 6:30–9 pm, with Lysa Castro
For women, new or experienced movers.
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Body Tales Open Class
Tue, Jun 12, 6:30–9 pm, with Lysa Castro
For all genders, new or experienced movers.
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ONGOING CLASSES, EAST BAY

Classes take place at Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th Street, Berkeley.

Body Tales Sunday Monthly Group for Women with Olivia Corson. This in-depth BT group meets one Sunday afternoon a month, 1:30–6 pm. Begins with Open Class Jan 14 and continues for 6 more sessions. Limited to 10 women, by application.  >>Details

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. Begins with Open Class Feb 21 and continues for 9 more sessions on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30 pm. 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. Initial commitment: 11 sessions, begins Feb 28. Limited to 10 women, by application.  >>Details

ONGOING CLASSES, NORTH BAY

Authentic Movement Winter into Spring Series 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 Mondays, 6:30 to 9 pm. 8-session series begins Feb 12. Blue Pearl Temple. Limited to 10 women, by application. >>Details

NEW Body Tales All Genders Group with Lysa Castro. Follow your movement, free your stories; gain skill in integrating and expressing essential body wisdom. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9 pm. 8-session series begins Feb 13. "The Barn" on private land in South Sebastopol. All genders; limited to 10 participants, by application. >>Details

Body Tales Group for Women with Lysa Castro. Follow your movement, free your stories; gain skill in integrating and expressing essential body wisdom. 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30 to 9 pm. 12-session series begins April 2. Blue Pearl Temple. Limited to 10 women, by application. >>Details

 

RETREATS

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

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

Details on the Retreats page.

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

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS in BODY TALES & AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT

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