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WORKSHOPS & GROUPS IN BERKELEY


All classes & workshops are held at Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley >>Map

Contact Olivia: 510-532-1020

New to Body Tales? Try an Open Class or Workshop!

Open Wednesday Class - All Genders Welcome!

Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Follow your movement, free your stories; gain skill in integrating and expressing essential body wisdom. Practice being seen and heard while staying present to your own experience. Hone the art of witnessing and remembering. Incorporate writing, drawing and imagery. Artfully and passionately create and share your own improvisational pieces. Build creative and healing community as we create powerful, transformative movement theater. This group offers a wonderful informal performance/sharing in a supportive environment. There is never pressure to perform, and each person is supported to participate at the level that works well for them!

All Levels - New and experienced movers & BTers - are Welcome!
Open Class is followed by the Wednesday Evening Group - all Genders Welcome!

Sliding scale $35 – $70, 20% off with pre-registration (at least 24 hours ahead).

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

Register and pay online now with a credit card using PayPal. You don't need a Paypal account.

Open Sunday Workshop - for Women

Full Moon Autumn Workshop
Sunday, September 15, 1:30-6pm

Within this welcoming circle of women, we weave skill and confidence in navigating the places of body and soul that hold our challenges and our treasures, our losses and our liberation. We follow and commune with our inner-directed movement, sound, embodied memories and stories inviting and receiving support to sense, feel and express; to supportively witness ourselves, one another and our world; and to encourage and contribute our particular gifts. We celebrate and wrestle with the events and patterns which touch and engage us, and call us to respond, to learn and to grow.

All Levels - New and experienced movers & BTers - are Welcome!
Open Workshop is followed by Monthly Sundays Group for Women!

Sliding scale $70 – $100, 20% off with pre-registration (at least 24 hours ahead).

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

Register and pay online now with a credit card using PayPal. You don't need a Paypal account.

"Body Tales has given participants in my workshops a brilliant avenue for self-awareness and creative expression, and I love it too!"
— Shakti Gawain, author and teacher


Committed Series Groups

 

All Genders Wednesday Group - 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays

9 sessions: Sept 4–Dec 18 @ 6:30–9:30 pm

Follow your movement, free your stories; gain skill in integrating and expressing essential body wisdom. Practice being seen and heard while staying present to your own experience. Hone the art of witnessing and remembering. Incorporate writing, drawing and imagery. Artfully and passionately create and share your own improvisational pieces. Build creative and healing community as we create powerful, transformative movement theater. This group offers a wonderful informal performance/sharing in a supportive environment. There is never pressure to perform, and each person is supported to participate at the level that works well for them!

All Levels - New and experienced movers & BTers - are Welcome!

Sliding scale $315 – $630 (payment plan $80 – $160/month)
10% discount for enrollment by Sept 4.

Limited to 12 people, by application.
Download application in Microsoft Word
Body Tales Intro & Guidelines
Those new to BT attend the Open Class Sept 4 or schedule an individual intro session with Olivia: (510) 532-1020.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

4 sessions

 

Women's Sunday Group — Monthly Sundays

4 session committment: Sept 15, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 8 @ 1:30–6pm

Within this welcoming circle of women, we weave skill and confidence in navigating the places of body and soul that hold our challenges and our treasures, our losses and our liberation. We follow and commune with our inner-directed movement, sound, embodied memories and stories inviting and receiving support to sense, feel and express; to supportively witness ourselves, one another and our world; and to encourage and contribute our particular gifts. We celebrate and wrestle with the events and patterns which touch and engage us, and call us to respond, to learn and to grow.

All Levels - New and experienced movers & BTers - are Welcome!

Sliding scale $280 – $560 (payment plan $70 – $140/month) – 10% discount for enrollment by Sept 4!
Payment in full due on or before first session, refundable with 6 weeks notice.
Inquire about our scholarship fund!

Limited to 12 women, by application.
Download application in Microsoft Word
Body Tales Intro & Guidelines
Those new to BT attend the Open Workshop Sept 15 or schedule an individual intro session with Olivia: (510) 532-1020.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

4 sessions

"In Body Tales, people rediscover the beauty and passion within themselves."
— Suzanne McKay, psychotherapist/social worker

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS in BODY TALES & AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT

Olivia Corson and Lysa Castro both offer private 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