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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

ONE-TIME WORKSHOPS

 

EAST BAY

Body Tales Open/Intro Evening

Wed, Sep 6, 6:30–9:30 pm
with Olivia Corson

Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley >>Map

For women, new or experienced movers - all body types and levels of physical ability welcome.
Sliding scale $35–$70, 20% off with pre-registration (at least 24 hours in advance).

Contact Olivia: 510-532-1020

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

 

Body Tales Workshop

Sun, Sep 17, 1:45–6:15 pm
with Olivia Corson

Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley >>Map

For women, new or experienced movers - all body types and levels of physical ability welcome. This longer workshop introduces participants to more in-depth work we do in the Sunday Monthly Ongoing Group (see below).
Sliding scale $70–$140, 20% off with pre-registration (at least 24 hours in advance).

Contact Olivia: 510-532-1020

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

"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

ONGOING CLASSES


EAST BAY

Two Ongoing Body Tales Groups in Berkeley

 

1) Wednesday BT Women's Group

5-Session Summer Series, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

July 5, 19; Aug 2, 16, 30

Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley >>Map

Limited to 10 women, by application.
Download application in Microsoft Word
Those new to BT attend open session or schedule an individual intro session w/ Olivia: (510) 532-1020.

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 arts 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, one every 6 months. There is never pressure to perform, and each person is supported to participate at the level that works well for them!

Sliding scale: $175–$350 for 5 sessions
This is a committed series, payment in full due on or before July 5
10% discount if enrolled in another BT or AM group.
You are welcome to inquire about our scholarship fund.
Payment balance is refundable with 6 weeks notice prior to leaving group.

People new to the work can attend July 5 open class, or call to set up an individual intro session before July 5 with Olivia at her home studio in Oakland. Women who want to come into the group after July 5 - contact Olivia.

Contact Olivia for information: 510-532-1020.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

5 sessions commitment

Next series: 12 sessions begins Sep 6 through Feb 7, with a class Full Moon Performance/Sharing on Wed, Jan 31. Performances are wonderful, well-supported, and performing is always optional. Sliding scale: $420–$840.

12 sessions commitment

 

2) Monthly BT Women's Group

4 Sunday afternoons: Sep 17; Oct 1; Nov 5; Dec 3. 1:45–6:15 pm

Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley >>Map

Limited to 10 women, by application.
Download application in Microsoft Word
Those new to BT attend the Open Workshop Sep 17 or schedule an individual intro session w/ Olivia: (510) 532-1020.

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.

Sliding scale is $280–$560 ($70-$140/session)
Payment in full due on or before Sep 17.
10% discount for early enrollment 6 weeks ahead of start date, or if enrolled in another Authentic Movement or Body Tales group.
You are welcome to inquire about our scholarship fund.
Payment balance is refundable with 6 weeks notice prior to leaving group.

Contact Olivia for information: 510-532-1020.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

4-session commitment

 

Authentic Movement Evening Group for Women

with Lysa Castro
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St, Berkeley >>Map

This simple and profound inner-directed practice can reawaken body wisdom and help cultivate intimacy with one's self. Within the safety and support of a small circle of women, participants will explore and expand their innate capacity to move and be moved, to see and be seen, and to articulate and integrate their experiences.

Application and introductory session required for new participants; enrollment limited to 8 women.
Contact Lysa for information & application: 707-823-2652.   

Sliding scale is $350–$650 for 10 sessions/$70–$130 per month (payment plans available)
10% discount for enrolling in an ongoing Body Tales group. Payment minus $100 is refundable with one month's notice prior to leaving.

Initial commitment: 10 sessions: Aug 23; Sept 13, 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 29; Dec 13; Jan 10, 24

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

10 sessions commitment

 

NORTH BAY

Ongoing Body Tales Group

with Lysa Castro

1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 6:30 pm–9 pm
The Blue Pearl Temple, on beautiful private land in west Sebastopol. Address and gate code emailed with registration.

Open to new and experienced Body Talers. 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 arts of witnessing and remembering. Artfully and passionately create and share your own improvisational pieces. Build community as we create powerful, transformative movement theater.

11 session commitment: April 3, 17; May 1, 15; June 5, 19; July 3, 17; August 7, 13*, 21.
*Sun, Aug 13 is a class performance. Performing is in a supportive environment and is always optional. The group meets 1:30–8 pm for a 5 pm performance.

Sliding scale: $385–$715 for 11 sessions / $70–$130 per month (payment plans available).
Payment minus $100 is refundable with one month's notice prior to leaving.

Application and introductory session required for new participants. Enrollment limited to 10.

More information about Body Tales
Download application in Microsoft Word

Contact Lysa for information: 707-823-2652  

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

11 sessions

 

Authentic Movement Group for Women

with Lysa Castro

2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, 6:30 pm–9 pm
The Blue Pearl Temple West Sebastopol (you will receive address and gate code with registration)

This simple and profound inner-directed practice can reawaken body wisdom and help cultivate intimacy with one's self. Within the safety and support of a small circle of women, participants will explore and expand their innate capacity to move and be moved, to see and be seen, and to articulate and integrate their experiences (drawing and writing are incorporated into each session).

Short Summer Series, 5 sessions: June 26; July 10, 24; Aug 14, 28.

Sliding scale: $175–$325 for 5 sessions.
Payment minus $100 is refundable with one month's notice prior to leaving

Application and introductory session required for new participants. Enrollment limited to 8 women.

Contact Lysa for information & application: 707-823-2652  

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

5 sessions

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