Body and Earth: Investigating Embodied Awareness with Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose
About the Workshop
Body is home. It is the medium through which we know ourselves and the world.
The Body and Earth approach is three-fold: evolutionary movement and experiential anatomy to clarify and orient the body; perceptual explorations to understand the nervous system and restore ease in alignment; and the disciplines of Authentic Movement and writing to integrate and articulate our findings. Throughout we listen to the inherent intelligence and mystery of the body, encouraging an embodied approach to learning. These practices offer resources for clarifying personal movement as well as for cultivating creativity in our work and lives.
This workshop is open to somatic practitioners, teachers, therapists, dancers, and all who are interested in inhabiting the body and place with more ease and awareness.
About the Presenters
Andrea Olsen is the John Elder Professor of Environmental Studies and Dance at Middlebury College. She is the author of Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide; and coauthor of Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy with Caryn McHose. Olsen performs and teaches internationally, and is on the faculty of the teacher training program for the Yoga Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Caryn McHose, RSMT, SEP, is coauthor of How Life Moves: Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist in New Hampshire, and teaches perceptive approaches to core stability and structural integration internationally. With Andrea Olsen, she has led Body and Earth trainings in Wales and in Devon, England for the past eight years.