Infant Developmental Movement Education

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Offered by Sonder Movement Project
Taught by Amy Matthews, Sarah Barnaby and guests

Myofascial Release in Voice and Contact Improvisation

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

This Body-Mind Centering® retreat will offer an introduction to the fascial system through the practices of vocalization and contact improvisation. We will explore the principles and qualities of fascia, celebrate the connectivity in our bodies, and unwind myofascial tension.

Vocal Tapestry Retreat

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Your voice is a valuable thread to the fabric of humanity. At the VOCAL TAPESTRY RETREAT, you'll get to share the music that lives in you, and weave in vocal improvisation practices to add to your treasure trove of self-discovery and creative fulfillment.
I’ll share techniques that I have synthesized from my studies with Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, Meredith Monk, Música do Círculo, theater improv, folk music, hip-hop freestyle, sound healing, archetypes, chakras, somatic experiencing, and mindfulness practices.
Immerse yourself in the frequency of your most expansive self, through the voice.

The Art & Magic of Contact Improvisation

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Dance with us in one of the most artful places in the region. We will engage in both open jams and facilitated movement spaces, with one full da yat CoSM, the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, where we will have the opportunity to explore dance as art within art. The rest of our time we will delight in the beauty of WildHeart.

Somatic Movement Education Program – Organs Module

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Our organs are vital and alive. They provide us with our sense of self, full-bodiedness, and organic authenticity. Organs are the contents within the skeletal-flesh container and carry on the functions of our internal survival — breathing, nourishment and elimination. Organs are the primary habitats or natural environments of our emotions, aspirations, and the memories of our inner reactions to our personal and social histories. They support our postural tone and our feelings, and give volume to our movement.

9/7 - 9/15/2024 (days off 9/11 & 9/12)

Somatic Movement Education Program – Ligamentous & Fascial Module

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Fascia provides the tensegrity matrix of the whole body. It wraps around all other structures as one continuous spiraling, multilayered, and multidimensional network of expansive sheaths, enclosed containers and specialized attachments. These specialized attachments are the ligaments. The ligaments set the boundaries of movement between the bones. They coordinate and guide muscular responses by directing the path of movement between the bones and provide specificity, clarity, and efficiency for the alignment and movement of the bones. When all of the ligaments of a joint are actively engaged, the movement of that joint becomes highly specific and is carried effortlessly to surrounding and successive joints. Fascia supports the psychophysical quality of micromovements of condensing and expanding consciousness without specific content within the embracing context of unity. The ligaments support the psychophysical quality of detailed specificity.

9/18 - 9/26/24 (days off 9/22 & 9/23)

Improvisation Lab: Making Space for…

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Making Space for… Movement…Listening…Each other…Ourselves…Ancestors… Ritual…Magic…Nature…Silence…Sound…Presence…Connection…

Join us for a weekend of emergent group movement scores, Contact Improvisation, ritual practice and site specific dances with nature.

The Collaborative Project

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Have you been wanting to join a group of practicing artists to co-create a powerful performance? Are you ready to dive in, meet new people, and be creative with others who are also serious about their craft? Do you feel excited to practice the art of mixed-media collaboration while within a supportive and nourishing 4-day retreat, and publicly share your creations at the end? THIS IS FOR YOU!

Unboundaried Voice – from Laughter to Lament

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Join Marya Lowry in this beautiful setting for an exuberant exploration of your Unboundaried Voice. Deepen your connection to your whole Self, your passions, and your ability to express them artfully through your journey from Laughter to Lamentation.

Somatic Movement Education Program – Nervous System Module

Wildheart 183 East Road, Wallkill, NY, United States

Experience first occurs on the cellular level. The nervous system is the recording system of the body. It records our experiences and organizes them into patterns. It can then recall the experience and modify it by integrating it with patterns of other systems and previous experiences. The nervous system is the last to know, but, once knowing, it becomes a major control center of psychophysical processes. It can initiate the learning of new experience through creativity and play. The nervous system underlies alertness, thought, and precision of coordination and establishes the perceptual base from which we view and interact with our internal and external worlds.

3/8 - 3/16/25 (days off 3/11 & 3/12)

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