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MBR February 2017 Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter
March 2017
 
Freedom?
Limitations?
 
 
We seem to be having a difficult time all around the world as a human species with how to reconcile our needs for both freedom and limitations.  We clearly need freedom to move, grow, learn, express, create, feel, love and so much more.  Yet, we also need limitations to maintain integrity, sustain our well-being, and to create a sense of stability and safety.
 
We can see expressions of both freedom and limitations in basic elements of existential being--space and gravity.  Space is boundless, everywhere inside and out, always.  The planet Earth has a unique gravitational field that calls us to be HERE, keeps us from drifting endlessly off into space, and limits our movement.  Curiously, space and gravity work together and how we perceive them through our embodied beings supports both our needs for freedom and limitations.  As a species, we could learn some cultural lessons by exploring space and gravity more fully.
 
As we move into the month of March our teachers and practitioners are here to help you feel more fully supported with space and gravity toward your needs for freedom and limitations. We hope to be, move, breathe, heal, and learn with you in classes, workshops, or private sessions.  
 
 
See below for March highlights and check out our website for other dynamic opportunities.  If you'd like to receive a holiday card and printed schedule send us an email and we'd love to mail you one!

With steady soft Earth grounding,
and full spacious freedom for your whole being,
 
Mary Abrams &
All at Moving Body Resources 
WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE
Classes with Mary Abrams
 
MOVING BODY INNOVATIONS
Taught by Mary Abrams
Tuesdays 11 am - 1 pm  Ongoing 
Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm Ongoing
 
Substitute teachers will teach:
Tuesdays March 14 & 21
Thursdays March 9, 16, 23
 
Fees: $30/single class
$130 / 5 class series
See info below.

MOVING BODY DANCE
March 14, April 11
Substitute teacher March 14
 
Fees: $30/single class
$130 / 5 class series
See info below.
 
MOVING BODY HEALING 
Mar 28, Apr 25
6 - 8 pm 
Fees: $30/single class
$130 / 5 class series
See info below.
 
ALL ABOUT ATTENTION
One Friday each month
Mar 10, Apr 21
9:30 am - 1 pm
$55
mary@movingbodyresources.com

MBR Community Classes:

SOMATIC SOLSTICE MAT
Taught by Laura V. Ward
Mondays 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Tuesdays 10am - 11am
TAI CHI CHUAN
Taught by Eelka Lampe
Wednesdays 5:30 - 7 pm
646-678-1116 
elampe@regis.org

PACHUAN TAI CHI
Taught by Dominique Jenkins
Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm
347-607-2886
drj604@gmail.com

HEART-CENTERED TOUCH FOR MEN
Led by Adam Brown
Thursdays 8 - 10:00 pm
212-366-9025
adam@heartcenteredtouch.com

 
  
UPCOMING
WEEKEND EVENTS & WORKSHOPS 

  
 
MOVING BODY SALON
Step out of your weekend rhythm, step into MBR!

Saturday, Mar11th
7 pm

Great performers showing up....See below!!!
 
SOMATIC MOVEMENT IMMERSION: 
Inhabiting the Body, Moving the World

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
July 23 - 28  
See below...

 
 
THE HEALER'S PROGRAM
Taught by Tom Monte
Mar 17-19 
See below...
 
MOVING BODY INNOVATIONS
Taught by Mary Abrams & Colleagues 
 

These classes are an amazing opportunity to awaken your senses, experience your body as movement, interrupt your habitual ways of thinking and feeling, and to develop new clarity, awareness, strength, and liveliness in your entire being. We will explore with breath and sound play, sensing, feeling, micro-movement, expressive movement, and deep stillness.
Beginners are welcome anytime.


Every Tuesday 11 am-1 pm
Every Thursday 10 am-12 pm (sub teacher ____)
Teacher schedule:
Mary Abrams teaching: March 2, 7, 28, 30
Substitute teachers: March 9. 14, 16, 21, 23
 
Drop-ins welcome to ALL classes.
Fees for 2017:
$30/single class
$130/ 5 class series

Pre-registration via email or phone 24 hours in advance is appreciated but not necessary.

TO REGISTER via email or phone contact:
 
MOVING BODY DANCE
Taught by Mary Abrams
 
Every living breathing body is a dance of life each moment of existence. Dancing occurs deep within as subtle unseeable movements that awaken through small meaningful gestures that can explode with wild exuberant expression. Dancing takes form in many cultures in service of celebration and sacred ritual. Moving Body Dance classes offer a safe environment to find your uniquely authentic dance from within, and to celebrate your personal sacred ritual in community. Each class will begin with a ½ hour of Continuum practice (breath/sound, fluid movement, sensation awakening) to interrupt daily patterns, to deepen inner awareness, and to provide support for full genuine flow of expression. This segues into an hour of dancing with music, winding down with a ½ hour of breath/sound and inner movement exploration to support integration of all that awakens in your dancing body.
 

2nd Tuesday of each month  
Mar 14, Apr 11
6pm-8pm
 
Substitute teacher, March 14
 
Fees for 2017:
$30/single class
$130/ 5 class series
 
TO REGISTER via email or phone contact: mary@movingbodyresources.com
or 212-206-7542
 
MOVING BODY HEALING
Taught by Mary Abrams
 
This monthly class explores the questions, “What is healing? Who is the healer? Who is healing? Can healing occur if nothing needs fixing? Can healing occur if no one has special powers? Or if everyone has special powers?

During these sessions all participants will be invited to explore themselves moving, sounding, breathing, and being in the space as healers, as being healed, and in endless creative roles appearing and disappearing for no rational reason. Participants will be invited to bring their special, sacred, and mundane objects to heal with, along with fabrics, singing bowls, shakers, candles, water, and all other items in our healing space. Together we will feel for all the beautiful gestures we can make, and together we will discover the mysteries of healing.

This class is inspired by Mary’s lifelong creative explorations in the mystery of being, ongoing Somatic Movement practice, and Fake Therapy as articulated by Valentina Desideri and experienced at the Body IQ Conference with Peter Pleyer.
 
 
4th Tuesday of every month
Mar 28, Apr 25
6pm-8pm
 
Fees for 2017:
$30/single class
$130/ 5 class series
 
TO REGISTER via email or phone contact:
mary@movingbodyresources.com or 212-206-7542

 
SOMATIC SOLSTICE MAT
 
Taught by Laura V Ward
Mondays -  6:15pm - 7:15pm
Tuesdays - 10am - 11am
 
Somatic Solstice Mat classes emphasize the subjective experience of embodiment by inquiring into the potential space inside and outside of the body with playful awareness. Through this approach we lean into greater connectivity, fluid resilience and functional integrity. Simple user-friendly exercises elicit healthy movement patterns that stimulate, massage and hydrate the soft tissues and the nervous system. This class cultivates a level of body intelligence and fitness that will continue to support your agility throughout life.  Drawn from diverse movement forms including Ballet, Pilates, Yoga, Dance, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Sounding, Continuum Movement, and Connective Tissue Therapy, there is balance of specific form-based exercise and non-judgmental free moving improvisational work. IT SHOULD BE FUN and FEEL GOOD!
 
No prior experience required. This is appropriate for all levels, ages and body types. 
 
 
To register, or for more information:
 
646-241-8254
laura@lauravward.com
 
Moving Body Salon
 
Saturday, March 11th
7 pm
 
STEP OUT of your familiar weekend rhythm,
STEP IN to MBR,
STEP IN to live performance, and
STEP IN to YOURSELF!
 
Moving Body Salons create a space for artists to share their work live, in real time, with real people to create living resources for us all.
 
Artistic expressions may be raw, fermenting, fully cooked, and more. 
Calling all artists of all kinds and all levels.
 
March 11th will include performances by:
Norman Salant, singer/songwriter
Corazon Tierra, dance & poetry
Mary Abrams, dance
David Belmont, reading & guitar music
and possibly more...join us and
if you want to perform the floor is yours!!!
 
Hosting this eve:
Jennifer Maeve Moloney--Mixer of Ceremonies
 
Suggested Donation:  $10-$25/person
Bring snacks & a beverage (or more)
 
Performances, conversation, schmoozing, and who knows
what else will MOVE us!
 
To RSVP contact:
services@movingbodyresources.com
212-206-7542
 
OMEGA INSTITUTE 
SOMATIC MOVEMENT IMMERSION:

 
 
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
July 23 - 28

 
 
THE HEALER'S PROGRAM
 
 Living in Alignment with the Source of Love
 
Taught by Tom Monte
March 17 - 19
 
What if you discovered that most of your beliefs about yourself are completely wrong and, even worse, self-limiting and often self-destructive? And what if, upon deeper introspection, you came upon Another You, living in an awakened state, in which truths about your unique powers and purpose were waiting to be discovered and utilized? And what if living in alignment with this Other You is the most effective way of experiencing all you hope for — love, joy, healing, success, and fulfillment? Wouldn’t the work of aligning with your Deeper Knowing be the single most important thing you could do with your time and energy?

The answer is most certainly yes!
 
For more information please visit: 
 
If you have any questions please contact Toby Monte at tobymonte@aol.com
 
 
Upcoming in April!
The Continuum Of Yoga
An introduction to the evolution of practice
 
with Bobbie Ellis
Sunday, April 23
10am-1pm
 
Discover new and unexpected possibilities when you combine the fluid movement practices of Continuum with the principles and practice of Yoga. An introductory program designed for everyone interested in the practice of Yoga or Continuum, as well as people exploring new approaches to conscious embodiment, Bobbie will guide experiential learning as you explore:
  • How the fluid nature of the body can inform yoga practice.
  • Movement as what we are, not what we do.
  • How the “8 limbs” of yoga are found in Continuum .
  • The body as a creative process, not an object.
  • Inhabiting, and pouring our bodies into and out of asanas as a living, fluid process.
  • Signs of life in your yoga practice, as opposed to the need to perfect the form of your practice.
  • Preventing yoga-related injuries by changing our habitual tempo and listening from within in new and novel ways.
  • Moving beyond the physical aspects of Yoga and questioning the flexibility of being human, rather than the literal flexibility of your body.
  • Awareness of internal experience through breath, sound, guided and silent meditation, and fluid movement.
  • The dexterity and variety of breathing practices in Yoga and Continuum.
  • Cultivating curiosity.
  • Inner resources for resilience, adaptability, and change.
  • The difference between discipline and devotion to practice.
 
About Bobbie Ellis:
For 32 years Bobbie has been deeply committed to exploring the territory of
inquiry and creativity using the wisdom of the body. She owns and directs Soma
Center, Resources for Embodied Living and is a ceremony officiant with
Meaningful Ceremonies both located in Highland Park, NJ. As a yoga and somatic
movement educator, Bobbie leads classes, workshops and explorative trainings
rich in fluid expression, self discovery, writing, drawing and moving with living
anatomy. She explored Continuum Movement with its founder Emilie Conrad
from 1999-2014 and was an authorized Continuum teacher from 2005 2015. She
retreats and explores yearly with Susan Harper, of Continuum Montage. Bobbie is
a seeker and continues to find valuable resources for teaching, working and living a creative life. She self published her first book of poems in 2014 and an embodied meditation CD in 2010. She is compiling her second publication of poems now. For information and to contact Bobbie please visit: www.somactr.com and www.meaningfulceremonies.net
 
 
MBR SPACE RENTAL

MBR has wonderful spaces for teaching
and healing arts of all kinds.

 
MBR has 3 office spaces and 2 group spaces available by the hour and by the day.  Any space can be rented for one time, one hour, a few hours, a full day, an entire weekend, or for ongoing classes.

Our 3 offices are ideal for a variety of private practice sessions. Our 2 group studios -- 400 sq. ft. Small Studio and 1300 sq. ft. Large Studio -- are great for classes, workshops, and other group events.

The more you rent, the better your deal!
Office rates begin at $30/hr for 2017.
Please inquire for daily rental rates for offices.

Movement studio rates range from $47-$130/hr.

Go to our website and click RENTAL INFO &
Email: services@movingbodyresources.com 
or
call Greg at (212) 206-7542 - Mailbox option 2  

Please Note: If you contact us after 7 pm, on weekends, or at short notice please email rather than call. 
 
Photo by Barbara Schaefer
 
In This Issue
March 2017
WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE
UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS & WORKSHOPS 
MOVING BODY INNOVATIONS
MOVING BODY DANCE
MOVING BODY HEALING
SOMATIC SOLSTICE MAT
Moving Body Salon
OMEGA INSTITUTE SOMATIC MOVEMENT IMMERSION:
THE HEALER'S PROGRAM
Upcoming in April! The Continuum Of Yoga An introduction to the evolution of practice
MBR SPACE RENTAL
Contact Us
Last Chance for February! BODY LOCAL CONVERSATIONS
Contact Us
112 West 27th Street. Suite 402.
New York, NY 10001.
(Between 6th and 7th Ave)

112 W 27th St.
Phone: (212) 206-7542
Email:
services@movingbodyresources.com

Last Chance for February!
BODY LOCAL CONVERSATIONS

THE NEW BODY LOCAL CONVERSATIONS
SERIES BRINGS YOU...

..."fly on the wall” access to revealing business conversations with some of the most seasoned and successful wellness entrepreneurs in the business and network with like-minded practitioners.
 
Join us for a behind-the-business conversation with KIMA Wellness Founders Patricia Ladis & Tracey Vincel

Feb 28
6:30-8:30pm

Body Local Members: FREE 
Non-Members: $50

Register Now: 
https://www.bodylocal.com/register-now.html

 
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