Embodied experience is the centerpiece of our personal narrative. It is the essence of life, love, spirit and presence. Every body part has a history, a challenge, a victory - a place in the tapestry of our identity. These stories have enormous power over the way we experience our world, sometimes without us knowing it. When shared, body stories break down barriers of separation and isolation. What would it be like to experience an inquiry into your own body's story informed by the yamas and niyamas? What if this process could lead us toward a greater personal and global experience of understanding, expression and empathy?
In this workshop for yoga teachers and practitioners, participants will guides through an afternoon of movement/theatre/sound improvisation, creative writing, meditation, mind mapping, autobiography, group drumming and community sharing as a way of exploring the body's stories and our ideas of identity, relationship, faith, health, power, gender, community and transformation. No prior experience in dance, theatre or writing is necessary to attend. Men and women from all areas of the community are encouraged to attend as a diversity of participants makes for a richer learning community.
Online registration is open. Tickets are $45 per person. In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.
About the Speaker
Marilyn McLaughlin, M.F.A. created All Bodies Move! to help people in all stages of life find joyful, engaging ways to experience vibrant health and self expression. Her diverse experience as a performing artist provided a natural bridge into the healing arts, including extensive training in yoga therapy, fitness, massage, creative dance, somatic movement therapy, fall prevention - balance/mobility training and therapeutic drumming. Marilyn is a lecturer of Dance at Loyola Marymount University, and has taught movement and acting for digital media artists at Otis College for seven years.
Sunday, March 18 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm
University Hall, 3324
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045