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MBR August 2017 Newsletter
Monthly Newsletter

August 2017
for any confusion, annoyance, or frustration at receiving the first send of this August newsletter.  Greg and I were working on multiple things in the office on Tuesday, commenting on our inability to multi-task, noting the illusion humans have created that we believe we can multi-task, and then both of us did too many things in a short period of time. What happened?
Our communication and minds flip-flopped, went splat, and an incomplete version of this newsletter was sent.
I am really not fond of mistakes, and the incomplete newsletter is particularly embarrassing for the part of me that takes pride in attending details.  I could place blame elsewhere, beat myself up for not being clear, tell myself that not many people read it anyway, or just forget about it and move on to "more important" responsibilities.  Unfortunately, none of those tactics settle my deflating discomfort. 
So, with my and our sincere apologies, I wish to communicate to all who spend a few precious moments of their time reading these newsletters, that I and we truly care.  We care that you read this, we care that you have to deal with more than enough email and other electronic stimulation, and we deeply care that you hold MBR in your interest. 
My hope is that this mistake, and what it has inspired me to write, will some how inspire us all to take a little more time during August to SLOW DOWN:
To pause, breathe a little more deeply and softly,
to feel our feet and bodies settle into the earth,
to let our vision expand across the horizon,
and when necessary
to spiral ourselves back, 
and do something over again
with unexpected creative inspiration and sweet caring.
August is a spacious month and a lovely time to try a class or schedule a private session in support of your moving breathing being. MBR teachers and practitioners are available and as always and we hope you'll join us in classes, workshops, or private sessions this month and for many months to come.
Highlights for August and the fall are below.  We hope you'll check out our website for other opportunities too. 

With a deeply caring inhale,
A sweet softening exhale,
and a wide open ocean view,
Mary Abrams &
All at Moving Body Resources 


Classes with Mary Abrams
Taught by Mary Abrams
Tuesdays 11 am - 1 pm  Ongoing 
Substitute teacher Aug 29
Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm Ongoing
No Class Aug 3 & 24
Fees: $30/single class
$130 / 5 class series
See info below.

One Friday each month
Aug 18-new date, Sep 8
9:30 am - 1 pm
No classes Aug, resumes Sep 5
Fees: $30/single class
$130 / 5 class series
See info below.
No classes Aug, resumes Sep 26
6 - 8 pm 
Fees: $30/single class
$130 / 5 class series
See info below.
MBR Community Classes:

 No Class in Aug, resuming in Sep
Taught by Laura V. Ward
Tuesdays 10am - 11am
See below...
Power Yoga Challenge & Condition
Taught by Sherah Sydney
Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Taught by Dominique Jenkins
Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm (please register before attending)

Led by Adam Brown
Thursdays 8 - 10:00 pm (pre-registration required)
Hatha Yoga Mend & Melt
Taught by Sherah Sydney
Saturdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm 

RESTORING CORE RHYTHMICITY: The Art of Play and Social Engagement for Trauma Restorative Movement Psychotherapy
Taught by Amber Elizabeth Gray
October 6, 7, 8
See below... 
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 
NO CLASSES: Aug 3 and 24
Substitute teacher: Aug 29
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:
Taught by Laura V Ward
Tuesdays - 10am - 11am
No Classes in August.
Classes resume in September! 
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:
Moving Body Festival
Save the dates!

November 10-12, 2017
The first ever Moving Body Festival of Somatic Movement.
Festival Committee:  Jennifer Maeve Moloney, Lee Fogel, Lillian Stamey, Cindy Shum, Ali Fischer, Corazon Tierra, and Mary Abrams
Sacred Journey to Bali, Indonesia
April 16-29, 2018
With Mary Abrams & Kenneth Ballard
It is time to dance into your full potential. Time to dream a new dream & embody your heart’s wildest desires. It is time to say Yes to you. If not now when?
Mary Abrams, Kenneth Ballard, Dharma, Samphos and Ken’s amazing Balinese healing family invite you to join us in Bali for a profound Transformational Celebration, a rare travel treasure!
Travel with us on this potent journey, gaining exceptional entree into the hidden inner world of Bali. Awakening. Healing. Re-Membering who you really BE. A time of unbridled bliss filled with unconditioned Love. A time of renewal and rejuvenation.
A time to celebrate Love and exponential expansion.
This Journey unfolds during the potent April sacred time and we will immerse ourselves in Bali’s ceremony & ritual. The group will be small and intimate, 4 minimum to 14 aspirants maximum.
We have tier priced for a minimum 4-5, so with a smaller more intimate group the journey still takes place. This is a soul call, and we trust exactly the right synergy of travelers to say Yes.
In Lotuz Love & with Aloha,
Kenneth, Mary, Dharma, Samphos and our Bali dream team.
For itinerary & fee info:
or contact Mary:

For info on Ken go to:

Sacred Journey to Bali Group 2015

Photo credits: top & bottom anonymous, middle K.Ballard 2005
Restoring Core Rhythmicity
The Art of Play and Social Engagement for Trauma Restorative Movement Psychotherapy
Taught by Amber Elizabeth Gray
October 6, 7, 8
10am - 5pm
Early Bird Rate: $375 (if paid in full by September 1, 2017)

After Sep 1st:  $450
Exposure to traumatic events literally and metaphorically “freezes” our bodies, minds and spirits in a “lock-down” of jumbled memory fragments. Current neuro-psychiatric research has shown that when someone is traumatized, a majority of traumatic memory is implicit— sensory-motoric and image-based. This research endorses non--verbal therapies for survivors to fully integrate the past with the present and restore well-being and balance. Movement is the medicine that creates new healing pathways and re-connects survivors to themselves and their lives.

This training will support clinicians, dance movement therapists, art therapists, and somatic therapists to work with survivors of trauma (in particular, relational trauma, complex trauma, and trauma secondary to violence) using a variety of very practical, body, movement, rhythm and dance-based approaches. It will benefit all mental health professionals who work with survivors of trauma and wish to integrate body-based and creative arts approaches into their work in individual and group contexts.
The pathways we explore include Polyvagal Theory, Dance/Movement Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Continuum, and Embodied Developmental Psychology. This workshop will integrate Polyvagal-informed Dance Movement Therapy, a framework for working with rhythmicity co-collaborated by the facilitator with Dr Porges, based on their recent publication Polyvagal-informed Dance Movement Therapy with Children Who Shut Down: Restoring Core Rhythmicity.

Amber is a pioneer in the use of Dance Movement Therapy, Continuum, and Somatic Psychology with survivors of trauma, particularly torture, war and human rights abuses. Amber is the 2010 ADTA Outstanding Achievement Award recipient. She originated a resiliency-based framework and clinical approach -- Restorative Movement Psychotherapy -- for mind-heart-spirit, somatic, movement and arts-based therapies with survivors of trauma in cross cultural, low resource contexts.
To Register Contact Amber:
Amber Elizabeth Gray

Moving Body Salon
Stay tuned for our next Salon date TBA
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.
Performances, conversation, schmoozing, and who knows
what else will MOVE us!
To let us know you want to perform, please contact:

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 &
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
August 2017
Moving Body Festival
Sacred Journey to Bali, IndonesiaApril 16-29, 2018
Restoring Core Rhythmicity
Moving Body Salon
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New York, NY 10001.
(Between 6th and 7th Ave)

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