a Study of Relationship thru Dance with Andrea Juhan, PhD
June 26th to 29th, 2014
Others inspire all sorts of feelings in us: positive ones, negative ones – every possible texture, tone, and frequency. Sometimes we act out or amplify these feelings, sometimes we try not to notice them and sometimes, in an effort to stay with our own experience, we avoid others altogether.
What would our lives and our relationships – be like if, instead of investing and re-investing in our likes, dislikes, and pre-judgments, we remained openly curious about the feelings we inspire in one another?
In this workshop, we will use the physical and energetic language of the 5Rhythms Movement Practice to explore and express our natural responses toward one another. Instead of fixating on or ignoring these responses, we will practice including them, with awareness, in our dance. As we allow the many textures of relationship to move through our bodies, we can experience a new sense of fluidity and authenticity in our needs, preferences, and attachments. Using mindful movement practice, we will investigate and develop our innate curiosity, including it in our range of habitual responses so that we may move from prejudice and separation toward a sense of openness, connection, and peace in the company of others.
Thursday 6:30pm – 9
Friday 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 10:30am – 5pm
Sunday 10:30am – 4pm
Andrea Juhan Ph.D, has been a leader in the fields of bodywork, psychotherapy, and movement since 1981.
Before becoming a founding faculty member of the Moving Center School, California, a 5Rhythms® organization which she co-directed for fourteen years, Andrea had the good fortune to spend her late teens and 20′s leading groups, teaching movement, studying Gestalt Awareness Practice, and practicing bodywork at the Esalen Institute. It was at Esalen that she first met Gabrielle Roth and fell in love with the 5Rhythms® 30 years ago.
Andrea is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and maintained her own private practice in Marin County until 2002. She was on the faculty of the Rosenberg Institute for Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) from 1982 to 2012, and was a member of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms® International teaching Faculty from 1985 to 2013.
From these long standing teaching opportunities, Andrea has developed her own distinct forms of Movement Therapy and Movement Practice. Libido, a workshop curriculum that applies the map of the 5Rhythms® to human sexuality in combination with Somatic Psychology, and Open Floor, a group process form which combines elements of Gestalt, 5Rhythms®, and Somatic Psychology are two examples of this.
In addition to offering international workshops and ongoing groups, Andrea trains qualified Teaching Associates to facilitate this work and offers advanced training for teachers of embodied practices.
Andrea’s gentle, open, and attentive teaching style is primarily influenced by her teachers Chris and Dick Price (Gestalt Awareness Practice), Pema Chödrön (Buddhist Practice), Jack Rosenberg (IBP), and Gabrielle Roth.(5Rhythms®).