Making Contact: A Group Process

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Making Contact:

A Group Process for Men 

on the topic of Listening

Saturday, November 18

10-1

at a Sacred Private Space in Santa Fe (call or email for directions)

$30

Participate in creating a safe space to explore deeper connection with yourself and other men. Experience this body-oriented and mostly non-verbal approach to interacting. Through movement and touch you will experience listening to subtleties that will expand your ability to communicate. You will experience feeling seen and heard. Others will         experience feeling seen and heard by you.

Connected movement with others will break through the pattern of isolation and                 encourage trust and intimacy.

 

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Women’s Group Schedule:

October 22, November 19

10-1

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Amina Re, LMHC, LMT                                  Santa Fe, New Mexico

Making Contact:  A Group Process for Couples


We are wounded in relationship and it is in relationship where we can heal.

Deepen your ability to connect with yourself and your partner (romantic or friendship) in a gentle, safe, and playful environment.  Through movement, touch and expressive arts you will explore profound and subtle states of awareness and connection. We will work with the principles of contact improvisational dance to discover and play with “dance” as metaphor for relational dynamics. Explore leading and following, maintaining balance in motion, weight sharing, mirroring, and co-creation of new ways of relating.

Fri., Oct. 13, 7-9:30     Sat., Oct. 14, 1-4   Sun., Oct. 15, 1-4                                      

$225 per couple                    

at Nia Studio          Santa Fe, New Mexico

You and your partner will register for the group together with the intention to explore your relationship. LGBQTI friendly. No dance or artistic experience is necessary. Please bring a large drawing pad, drawing utensils, and journals for each of you. Please wear soft, loose fitting, comfortable clothes.

“If you want to get to a new place, you can’t know where you are going,” by Steve Paxton

Please register by October 6

 

Click here to view Video of Couples Making Contact

To view Deep Listening click below

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                                      Silk Painting Workshop:      

Working with Archetypal Imagery

Would you like to learn how to paint on silk? Come to this introductory workshop. No experience necessary. You will be guided through the process from start to finish. All materials included.

You will create a beautiful 36”x60” sarong, which you can wear or display. Imagery will come from your experience in a guided meditation in which you will work with archetypal images. The process of painting will be described to you so you can have a realistic expectation of creating the imagery you want in the time frame of the workshop.

You will be given a list a materials and suppliers if you wish to continue with this art form on your own after the workshop.

August 19, 10-3pm

Cost – $95 includes all materials

Workshop will happen in a private home off of Hyde Park Road.

Register  prior to August 12. Space is limited.

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Video of Couples Making Contact – Click to view

Making Contact:  A Group Process for Couples

         We are wounded in relationship and it is in relationship where we can heal.

Spend a weekend deepening connection with yourself, your partner, and with life in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Ghost Ranch. This landscape will provide nourishment for your journey into greater intimacy. Time and space will be given for you to experience the magic of the big sky and red earth.

Fri., August 25 – Sun., August 27

                $485 per couple (if registered by August 1)

         ($125 tuition, $360 lodging and meals)    

                 at Ghost Ranch

           Abiquiu, New Mexico

In a gentle, safe, and playful environment you and your partner will discover profound and subtle states of awareness and connection within the context of a group. Though this is not a skills workshop, the principles of contact improvisational dance will be used for you to look into your relational dynamics. Play with “dance” as metaphor in your patterns of relating. Experience: deep listening to one another, leading and following, weight sharing, mirroring, and co-creation of new ways of relating. Art will be introduced as a way to discover non-verbal communication and access creative problem solving. Surprise and delight will most likely be a part of your experience. No dance or artistic experience is necessary. LBQQTI friendly.

REGISTER BY AUGUST 1. No refunds after August 1.

Cost of workshop increases to $535 after August 1.

Check in time:  3:00pm on Friday      Check out time:  10:00am on Sunday

We will meet from 10:00-noon on Sunday for final day of workshop.

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Making Contact:  A Group Process for Couples

         We are wounded in relationship and it is in relationship where we can heal.

Deepen your ability to connect with yourself and your partner (romantic or friendship) in a gentle, safe, and playful environment.  Through movement, touch and expressive arts we will explore profound and subtle states of awareness and connection, within the context of the group. Discover and play with how the “dance” can act as metaphors for relationship dynamics. Explore leading and following, weight sharing, mirroring, and co-creation of new ways of relating.

              Fri., Oct. 13, 7-9:30                 Sat., Oct. 14, 1-4               Sun., Oct. 1-4, 1-4                          

$200 per couple                       at Nia Studio         Santa Fe, New Mexico

You and your partner will register for the group together with the intention to explore your relationship. LGBQTI friendly. No dance or artistic experience is necessary. Please bring a large drawing pad, drawing utensils, and journals for each of you. Please wear soft, loose fitting, comfortable clothes.

PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 6.  NO REFUNDS AFTER OCTOBER 6.

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Making Contact: A Group Process for Women

     Ongoing on Sundays, 10-1   May 31, June 25, July 23, August 20, September 17
 $30 per group

 In Santa Fe, at a Private Sacred Space (please call or email for directions)

This group is for women only. We will explore a feminine approach to connecting. Through slowing down and deeply listening to self and others we will have time to access our authenticity and relate from that place. Though this is not intended to be a skills workshop, we will be working with the principles of contact improvisational dance as a way to explore movement and connection as metaphor. Touch is part of this movement practice. We will also explore authentic movement.

This is a therapy group. The long-term vision is to have a core group of women who meet regularly and grow and deepen together in this process of discovery.

Some of what you will experience is: maintaining dual awareness (internal and external), leading and following, following a point of contact, weight sharing, authentic relating, witnessing and being witnessed, and getting what you want from the dance. You will access parts of self that you may not be acquainted with yet. You will experience safe, non-sexual intimacy. Journaling and verbal sharing in circle will help integrate the non-verbal processes.

Please contact Amina if you are interested in joining.

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Making Contact:  A Group Process For Couples

Deepen your ability to connect with yourself and your partner in a gentle, safe, and playful environment.  Through movement, touch and expressive arts we will explore profound and subtle states of awareness and connection, within the context of the group. Discover and play with how the “dance” can act as metaphors for relationship dynamics. Explore leading and following, weight sharing, mirroring, and co-creation of new ways of relating.

June 9, Fri. 6-8pm         June, Sat. 10, 1-4pm               June 11, Sun. 12-3pm                                                            

at Ridgely Retreat, 203 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, 443-433-0462

$200 per couple      

Though this is not a skills workshop, we will be using the principles and objectives of contact improvisation as the main movement modality. We will be focused on ways to move, which is about process and relational dynamics, rather than how to move, which is about technique. No dance or artistic experience is necessary. All levels of physical ability are welcome. Please bring a large drawing pad, drawing utensils, and journals for each of you. Please wear soft, loose fitting, comfortable clothes.

Please Register by June 1.

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Making Contact:  Creativity in Motion

Though this is not a skills workshop, we will be using the principles of contact improvisation as the main movement modality. We will engage in process painting, both individually and in collaboration. We will practice authentic movement to enter into profound states of awareness and explore the unconscious dream world.

April 7, Fri. 6-8:30pm         April 8, Sat. 10, 1-4pm  

April 9, Sun. 1-4pm    

April 8, Sat. 6:30-8:30pm (This will be open for non-workshop participants for $15. It will be a semi-structured contact improvisational dance jam. Please be on time and plan to stay until the end.)

       $125

(some work scholar opportunities are available to those in need)        

at The Tutorial School, 400 Brunn School Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

This workshop is for anyone who wants to connect more deeply with their authentic artistic nature in the presence of, and in collaboration with, others. In the creative process solutions to problems come spontaneously without efforting or overthinking. Play is the antidote to stress. No dance or artistic experience is necessary. All levels of physical ability are welcome. Please bring art supplies and a journal. Supplies for group project will be provided. Please wear soft, loose fitting, comfortable clothes. LBGQTI friendly.

Please Register by April 1. No refunds after April 1.

  Co-facilitator, Fe Fox is an Artist and an avid Contact Improvisational Dancer and Instructor.

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Making Contact:  A Group Process for women

            Sunday 1-4 pm   March 12, April 16

           $30

                in Santa Fe, at a private sacred space

This group is for women only. We will explore a feminine approach to connecting. Through slowing down and deeply listening to self and others we will have time to access our authenticity and relate from that place. Though this is not intended to be a skills workshop, we will be working with the principles of contact improvisation as a way to explore movement and connection as metaphor.

We will experience holding dual awareness, leading and following, following a point of contact, and getting what you want from the dance. You will experience safe, non-sexual intimacy. Accessing hidden or shy parts of self will be part of the discovery process. Journaling and verbal sharing in circle will help integrate the non-verbal processes.

No experience in dance or art is required. Drawing and journaling will be part of the process of integrating your experiences. Please bring a journal, sketchpad and drawing utensils.  We will talk about the possibility of having a series of sessions in the near future.

Please register by March 4. No refunds after March 4.

Register by contacting Amina Re: aminareart@gmail.com,   410-507-4126

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Making Contact:  A Group Process for Couples

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Deepen your ability to connect with yourself and your partner (romantic or friendship) in a gentle, safe, and playful environment.   Through movement, touch and expressive arts we will explore profound and subtle states of awareness and connection, within the context of the group. Discover and play with how the “dance” can act as metaphors for relationship dynamics. Explore leading and following, weight sharing, mirroring, and co-creation of new ways of relating.   

Friday, Feb. 10, 7-9:30          Saturday, Feb. 11, 1-4

Sunday, Feb. 12, 1-4              $200 per couple

at Nia Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 851 West San Mateo Street, #6, Santa Fe, NM

You and your partner will register for the group together with the intention to explore your relationship. LGBQTI friendly. No dance or artistic experience is necessary. Please bring a large drawing pad, drawing utensils, and journals for each of you. Please wear soft, loose fitting, comfortable clothes. 

Please call Amina Re for registration information.

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INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP   Dec. 18   1-4pm 

                                                           (early bird $50, after Dec. 4, $60)

    Maple Street Studio

3215 Central Ave.   NE,   ABQ  87106

Albuquerque, N.M. 87106                                       (505) 3664982
 No experience in dance or art is required. Please bring a journal, sketchpad and drawing utensils.

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WORKSHOP    Dec. 11    1-4pm      

$40

                      Nia Studio,         851 W San Mateo Rd

                      Santa Fe, NM 87505               505- 989- 1299

Theme:  Slowing Down and Deepening into Connection

We will explore: The subtle communications that occur in attuned contact.

                     Slow and present weight sharing – in physicality and in metaphor.

              And the beauty of the “Pause” – return to self.

No experience in dance or art is required.  Please bring a journal, sketchpad and drawing utensils.

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INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP   Nov. 27   1-4pm      

$60

Stuido Sway,        1100 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Ste. 32

Albuquerque, N.M. 87108                                       (505) 349-4136

No experience in dance or art is required. Please bring a journal, sketchpad and drawing utensils.

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Introductory Workshop    Oct. 23   1-4pm       $40

(This is an opportnity to  experience a taste of what the eight week workshop will be like.  You do not have to take this in order to sign up for the eight week session.)

Eight Week Group    Nov. 1 – Dec. 23      7-9pm   $160

(When signing up for this workshop you are committing to the entire experience.  It is important for group cohesion and safety. )

                                   at Nia Studio, Santa Fe

                       851 W San Mateo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505               505- 989- 1299

                     Through Movement, Touch and Art:             2 

 

You will come into deeper contact with your body and your authentic self.

 In a playful, safe, and creative space, you will explore your relational dynamics and have the opportunity to try on new ways of relating, from a more embodied and present state of being.

 No experience in dance or art is required.

We are wounded in relationship and it is in relationship that we can heal.

 Maintaining a state of dual awareness, or that of being aware of one’s internal experience at the same time as holding awareness of the external environment, will be the foundation for this work.

 Connected movement with self and others will break through the pattern of isolation and encourage trust and intimacy. Participants will give and receive support, take risks, improvise, initiate and complete interactions. The “dance” becomes the metaphor for life and through it more of life can be experienced.

 Authentic movement will be a part of the experience. It will provide another avenue for the body, mind and spirit to express itself and move to greater wholeness.

 Journaling and art making will be an element that will provide time and space for internal processing.

Verbal sharing will help integrate the non-verbal/right brain experiences with the more linear, left brain.

 

 

“If you want to get to a new place, you can’t know where you are going.” (Steve Paxton)

 

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archetype

Starts December 21

Through guided meditation you will journey into your subconscious and contact archetypes, symbols, and specific energetics to help guide and inform your individual processes. We will be working with the Tarot deck to support the unveiling of your subconscious. You will create your own imagery that will serve as a direct link to your emergence and integration.

3 Sessions

Sundays 11:00am-12:30pm

December 21, 28, Jan. 4, 2014

$45 for the series ($15 per session)

Classes offered as a series, not single sessions

at Amina’s studio

Please bring your own sketchpad or paper (at least 14”x17”), cray pas, pastels, colored pencils, or any other drawing or creative tools you prefer.

Call Amina at 410-507-4126 or email aminareart@gmail.com to sign up by Dec. 15.

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Process Painting Workshops

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9:20    Individual session, 9/20/14

Everything is possible on a blank canvas. When the colors, shapes and lines present themselves, they are being interpreted for their meaning. Sensations in the body reveal constrictions or expansions. Choices are made to go in either direction. There is no right direction. The psyche will continue to present unconscious material that needs integration.   It will also present the possibility of creating a new experience. Past, present and future are available in every moment of the creative process, and in every moment of life.

 

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New Schedule for

Process Painting Workshops

August 9, August 30, September 20, October 18, November 15

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Next Process Painting Workshop

                      This Saturday, July 26, 10-5

Come play and see what is revealed to you.

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The Therapeutic Process

At some point in the process of painting (as in life) something hidden is revealed. It is a crossroads where we can choose to go deeper into what is being uncovered or we can choose to take a familiar path. It’s also a choice to jump to a higher thought form without really looking at what is. I think this is what people refer to as Spiritual Bypass. If we can sit with the discomfort, fear and uncertainty around what is being shown to us, it usually transforms itself. This may happen in steps and not in one big leap.

That which wants to be seen and felt will persist.

 

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Next Process Painting Workshop is next Saturday

                         July 12, 10-5.

Come join us.   Sliding scale this session $75 – $125.

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TESTIMONIAL

The healing artwork I did with your guidance allowed me, truly, to have a deep “conversation” with myself — one without the confusion of words. It just happened this way, as I painted and mused over my painting. Since then, I have the feeling that this art process is a channel for some of the feelings I have left unexamined, though not because I haven’t tried; rather, because they were not available in words.  I now believe I can discover them in images — or rather through images. This is an uncanny process of reaching toward the canvas as I reach toward the feeling; this, despite the outcome, is my conversation.   Amy Taylor   amy-violin