• June 9-11, 2017
  • 7:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 06/09/2017 7:00 pm 06/11/2017 5:30 pm America/Los_Angeles How to Use Movement as a Healing Resource Join us for a Workshop with Sylvie Minot and Wendy Heffner: How to Use Movement as a Healing Resource California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Registration - $250
Members - $200
Early Bird (until 5/9) - $225


Explore how dance and movement can be used as powerful resources for ourselves and in working with others. We begin in our own bodies, allowing ourselves to move freely and exploring our innate movement patterns. As we cultivate and tune in to our embodied movements, a deeper connection to self, others, spirit, and a sense of freedom and joy may arise.

This workshop is based on Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms, a dynamic movement practice of being in the body that can catalyze deep healing, connection, and creative expression. The primary teaching is: If you put your psyche in motion, it will heal itself. This workshop also teaches how to support deeper body movement and energetic attunement with others, and how to regulate and re-ground ourselves within the context of a group. This includes discussion about how to bring beginning movement exercises to groups and individuals less comfortable with as well as practice integrating voice with authentic movement and an exploration of confident leadership.

Whether you're an experienced somatic practitioner, dancer, body worker, therapist, social worker, or are brand new to dance/movement—this workshop is accessible to all.

13 BBS/RN CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN)
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend full weekend.

Sylvie Minot brings the transformative power of dance to diverse communities around the Bay Area. Sylvie has studied numerous dance modalities and is a 5Rhythms teacher, trained by Gabrielle Roth in 2000. In 2010, Sylvie founded the nonprofit Syzygy Dance Project which brings movement to veterans, inmates, recovering addicts, people with chronic illness, the elderly and at-risk youth. Sylvie's weekly 5Rhythms class in Sausalito, CA, began in 2004.


Wendy Heffner, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience in private practice. She has been using dance as an awareness practice and resource for her own renewal for almost as long. Wendy completed an extensive training in integrating the 5Rhythms with psychotherapy. She is an adjunct faculty member at the California Institute for Integral Studies. In addition, Wendy is a founding board member of Syzygy Dance Project as well as a teacher and advisor for the organization.

Wendy Heffner

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