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ONE-TIME WORKSHOPS

EAST BAY

FREE BODY TALES & AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT CLASS FOR NATIONAL DANCE WEEK

With Olivia Corson & Lysa Castro
Wed May 2, 6:30–9:30 pm
Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St. Suite #13a >>Map

For all genders, new and experienced movers welcome. Join us and bring your friends for this once-a-year opportunity! Please be prepared to participate, at your own pace, for the whole 3-hour class. Bring drinking water and warm layered clothing you're comfortable moving in.

Reserve your free spot

Authentic Movement Open Class for Women

Wed, Aug 8, 6:30–9 pm
with Lysa Castro

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 $25–$45, 20% off with pre-registration (at least 24 hours in advance).

Contact Lysa: 707-823-2652

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

 

NORTH BAY

Authentic Movement Open Class

Mon, June 11, 6:30–9 pm
with Lysa Castro

The Blue Pearl Temple, on private land in West Sebastopol (address and gate code with registration)

For women, new or experienced movers - all body types and levels of physical ability welcome.

Sliding scale $25–$45, 20% off with pre-registration (at least 24 hours in advance)

Contact Lysa: 707-823-2652

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

 

Body Tales Open Class

Tue, June 12, 6:30-9 pm
with Lysa Castro

The Barn, on private land in South Sebastopol (address and gate code with registration)

For all genders, new or experienced movers - all body types and levels of physical ability welcome.

Sliding scale $25–$45, 20% off with pre-registration (at least 24 hours in advance)

Contact Lysa: 707-823-2652

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) Monthly BT Women's Group

7 Sunday afternoons, 1:30–6 pm. Begins with Open Class Jan 14, continues Feb 4, March 4, April 1, April 29, May 20* & June 3.
*May 20 is our wonderful class performance/sharing. Performing is optional; everyone is supported to participate at the level that works well for them.

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 Jan 14 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 $480–$840
Payment in full due on or before first session.
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)

7-session commitment

 

 

2) Wednesday BT Women's Group

10 sessions, 6:30–9:30 pm; 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of every month. Begins with Open Class Feb 21, then continues through June: Feb 21; March 7, 21; April 4, 18; May 2*, 16, 30; June 6, 20.
*This series includes a free Open Class for National Dance Week, Wed, May 2.

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

Limited to 10 women, by application.
Download application in Microsoft Word
Those new to BT attend Feb 21 Open Class 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: $315–$630 for 10 sessions
This is a committed series that begins Feb 21; you are welcome to join at later dates if there are openings. Call for info.
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.

Contact Olivia for information: 510-532-1020.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

10 sessions 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

Initial commitment: 11 sessions: Feb 28, March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 23; June 13, 27; Jul 11, 25

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 10 women.
Contact Lysa for information & application: 707-823-2652.   

Sliding scale is $385–$715 for 11 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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

11 sessions commitment

 

NORTH BAY

Authentic Movement Winter into Spring Series 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).

8 sessions: Feb 12, 26; March 12, 26; April 9, 23, 30; May 14

Sliding scale: $280–$520 for 8 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 10 women.

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

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

8 sessions

 

NEW Body Tales All Genders Group

with Lysa Castro

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 6:30 pm–9 pm
"The Barn" on private land in S. Sebastopol (address and directions 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.

8 sessions: Feb 13, 27; Mar 13, 27; April 10, 24; May 8, 22

Sliding scale: $70–$130 per month / $280–$520 (Payment plans possible with post-dated checks made out ahead for the 1st of each month).
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 participants.

More information about Body Tales
Download application in Microsoft Word

Contact Lysa for information: 707-823-2652  

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

8 sessions

 

Body Tales Women's Group

with Lysa Castro

1st and 3rd Mondays of every month, 6:30–9 pm
The Blue Pearl Temple, on private land in West Sebastopol (address and gate code with registration)

For women, 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.

12 sessions: April 2, 16; May 7, 21; June 4, 18; July 2, 16; August 6, 20, 26*; Sep 10
*Includes a class performance August 26. Group meets 2:30–8:30 for a 6 pm performance (performing is completely optional).

Sliding scale: $70–$130 per month / $420–$780 for 12 sessions (Payment plans possible with post-dated checks made out ahead for the 1st of each month). 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 participants.

Download application in Microsoft Word

Contact Lysa for information: 707-823-2652  

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE (upon acceptance)

12 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