an Open Floor Movement Workshop
with Andrea Juhan
July 9-12, 2015
As our hearts and bodies awaken through the movement meditation practice, our sexual energy also begins to stir. On the dance floor, we may feel juicy, radiant, and desirable one moment and feel guilty, awkward, and shy in the next. We may feel overwhelmed by our own experience – or by the sexual energies around us – or feel flat, disconnected, or just plain left out.
Our generative, sexual energy – our Libido – is an essential part of our body’s natural expression, complicated one moment, ecstatic the next; absent or burdened with expectations of past experiences, this energy within and between us comes to the dance longing for freedom.
Libido Fundamentals begins this complex and creative investigation by introducing the basics of using movement meditation as a means to ground, and explore the physical energies of our sexual energy.
Because sexuality is so often underground, ignored, or unconsciously acted out, the exploration of this territory tends to be intense, liberating, intimate and powerful. The potential pleasure and beauty of this journey is well worth the challenges and the risks.
This course is an introduction to the longer intensives, where there is time to explore the multitude of historical, emotional, relational, creative and spiritual aspects of our sexuality.
Venue: Fry’s Spring Beach Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
Schedule: Thursday 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Pre-requisites: 20 hours of dance meditation instructed practice (ie: Open Floor Movement Practice, Soul Motion Movement Medicine, etc.)
Registration: Register Online
Contact: Ann Kite – 434-989-4841 – Ann@DanceCville.com
About Andrea: I love the wild passionate fun of dancing. Always have, always will. Dance taught me how to tolerate myself. To not be afraid of the intensity I felt inside and to actually enjoy it.
I love moving but I’m a real geek about it with a crazy passion to learn. Hence, my MA degree in Somatic Psychology, and my doctorate in Dance and Movement Therapy.
I have had the good fortune to be a student and teacher in three rich learning communities: Esalen Institute, where I studied Gestalt Awareness Practice with Chris and Dick Price, movement with Anna and Daria Halprin, and Gabrielle Roth, and early childhood education with the founder of the Gazebo school, Janet Letterman.
From my training with Gabrielle Roth, I taught 5Rhythms® for over thirty years and helped to found The Moving Center School in California. I am deeply grateful for the love and guidance Gabrielle gave me which helped me to develop Open Floor fifteen years ago.
I also enjoyed being involved in a clinical learning community as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and training faculty for the Rosenberg Institute for Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) from 1982 to 2012.
I have an abundance of healthy, long term, loving relationships: with my son, Tristan, my husband, Vic, my friends, family, teachers, and students. For this and all of the above, I am deeply grateful.