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Body Listening for Heart and Soul with Zuleikha

April  21 - 21, 2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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Body Listening for Heart and Soul with Zuleikha

About the Workshop

Trees in the wind, leaves blowing, what is the sound of the movement...

Zuleikha, known for her deeply enlivening movement classes with music, poetry, and movement, returns to CIIS for a special course in Body Listening for Heart and Soul. Body Listening movement practice invites the participant to enter the stream of simple free movement unfolding. Body Listening for Heart and Soul creates room for spacious awareness, allowing for mind relaxation, energy rejuvenation, and deep re-centering.

What is Body Listening?

Think of Body Listening as a verb, not a noun.

  • A creative movement practice for individuals and groups that allows
  • exploration through locomotion and inspiration
  • Strengthens core wellness through subtle, connected, spontaneous movements
  • Evocative, simple, and regenerative

How do you do it?

  • Beginning with lying on the floor, listening to the feelings of the body while moving
  • Allowing body patterns to unwind with simple movements
  • Moving in an effortless way that can evolve without thought
  • Sitting, standing, rolling, reaching

Who can do this?

  • Those who are well and those who are healing
  • Those who have minimal or full range of movement
  • Those who dance and those who always wanted to be able to move freely

Body Listening invites all levels of movement, beginning through advanced. No experience is necessary. All are welcome.


"Let the beauty we love be what we do, There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground."


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About the Presenter

Zuleikha, international performer and teacher, has created a unique movement language drawn from extensive trainings with masters of dance, music, and health from Eastern and Western traditions. Zuleikha works internationally with thousands of young people; trains and teaches adults in the art of movement for wellness; and performs her one-woman concert and collaborations with renowned world musicians and poets. Founder and director of The Storydancer Project-a nonprofit international health resource organization-Zuleikha is the recipient of the prestigious Humanitarian Award from Pediatric Nursing Journal for her global work with women and children. She received the 2010 Images and Voices of Hope Media Award of Appreciation for "infusing the art of dance with the gifts of healing, understanding and love of life," and for her work in the world promoting positive personal and social change. In performances and classes, Zuleikha exemplifies the dynamic and joyful way body, mind, and spirit work together for creativity, rejuvenation, and greater well-being.

California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103