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MBR March 2018 Newsletter
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March 2018 
 National Public Radio in NYC has a show in which they periodically interview famous people about their guilty pleasures.  After seeing Kinky Boots on Broadway (twice!), I have recently developed a guilty pleasure of listening to the soundtrack.  Song lyrics and melodies ringing through my mind, I often hear:
You've got to take what you've got,
even if your life is in knots.
Take aim,
take your shot,
sometimes you've gotta rewrite the plot........
you've gotta take what you've got........
 In these lyrics I hear a call to accept the circumstances of what one is given in life.  Yet, this song is not suggesting a passive acceptance as in, "oh well, that's just the way my life is."  This is a call to reach out and take hold of what life gives you.  The metaphors are a bit mixed -- knots, shots, and plots, however by taking hold of our knots, taking aim with our shots, and rewriting our plots, it is possible for us to experience what life gives us in new ways that create new movements for
what our lives can become.
I am very moved by how this is at play as I witness teens in FL and students around our country. Affected by school and public shootings, they are taking what they got, they are accepting that gun violence has become a regular activity in our country, and they are expressing their feelings, views, and concerns, in an attempt to rewrite the plot of the story of gun violence in the USA.  
During March at MBR we would love to hear about your guilty pleasures and whatever you'd like to share about what life has given you.  We are here to support what you are taking hold of, shooting for, and rewriting in your life's story.  Our classes, workshops, and private sessions are great ways to facilitate this process. Please check out highlights for this month and see our website for further details. 
Taking heart,
aiming for a new season of growth,
and plotting our creative dreams come true,
Mary Abrams &
All at Moving Body Resources

Classes with Mary Abrams
Taught by Mary Abrams
Tuesdays 11 am - 1 pm  Ongoing 
Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm Ongoing
Fees: $30/single class
$130 / 5 class series
See info below.
March 30 NEW DATE!
No class in April.
May 25 
9:30 am - 1 pm
MBR Community Classes:
Taught by Laura V. Ward
Tuesdays 10am - 11am
Power Yoga Challenge & Condition
Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Hatha Yoga Mend & Melt
Saturdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm
(646) 698-8493
See below...

Led by Adam Brown
Thursdays 8 - 10:00 pm (pre-registration required)


Feeling Moving: Deepening Intimacy with Self & Other
Taught by Mary Abrams
May 19-20, 12-6 pm 
See below... 
Transcending Your Story + Stepping Into
Who You are Meant to Be

A workshop with Stacey Klein, LCSW and Dan Rindler, GCFP
March 18,  1pm - 5
See below... 
Saturday Mar 24
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 
Drop-ins welcome to ALL classes.
Fees for 2018:
$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: or 212-206-7542
 Taught by Sherah Sydney
Power Yoga Challenge and Condition
Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Hatha Yoga Mend & Melt
Saturdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
From the beautiful Island of Barbados, Yogacharya Sherah Sydney began her personal yoga journey as a teenager, then later in the 1990s her curiosity led her to exploring & connecting with yoga teachers & communities worldwide.  As her interest grew stronger, her passion took shape on another level in 2004 - when she deepened her connection to the practice - by obtaining her teacher certification - under the skilled guidance & leadership of Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger- of “Be Yoga’s” 5th Ave Studio - which today, is known throughout Manhattan as “Yoga Works”.

Her yoga interests and studies include Hatha, Vinyasa, Astanga + Iyengar and the base root of her teaching style - affectionately known as ISHTA - was created by Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger - as a blending of the ancient & contemporary sciences of Hatha, Tantra & Ayurveda. Sherah is a highly spiritual artist and an executive within Manhattan’s lighting design industry. 
“Life By Yoga” - Is a gentle reminder for us all, to bring into life - into our spaces & exchanges - that same essence and quality one brings to the yoga mat. Focus, sincerity, gratitude, regard, compassion, peace, integrity, kindness, humility. Together Sherah and her special team members create a “no pressure - no pretense” environment - which really supports students in their own process of letting go. Passers by can often hear bouts of laughter behind closed doors while classes are in session. There is never a dull moment and quiet times are savored. Her students describe her classes as exciting, fulfilling & addictive. When asked what she loves the most about teaching yoga?  Sherah’s response is - “In our classes I gather with some amazing friends to pause, share, teach, laugh, meditate, unplug, learn, love, uplift, reflect, listen and repeat” - followed by her well known 100 watt smile.
For more information contact Elizabeth Polanco / Sherah Sydney:
(646) 698-8493
Transcending Your Story +
Stepping Into Who You are Meant to Be
Using Mind-Body Explorations to Transform Pervasive Patterns
A workshop with Stacey Klein, LCSW and Dan Rindler, GCFP
Sunday March 18,  1pm - 5pm

Movement, emotions and beliefs are intimately intertwined. Our simplest gestures and habits of movement  –  how we sit, move, stand,  reach out or hold back – reflect our deepest beliefs about our selves and our relationships with others. Because these patterns have become so fixed and repetitive, we can feel frustrated about our potential for rewiring and change, but the good news is that what was once learned can be unlearned.  Practices involving slowing down and paying mindful attention to our unfolding moment to moment experiences and choices are one of the most effective ways we can transform these limiting beliefs and their corresponding expression in our bodies.

Join Feldenkrais practitioner Dan Rindler and Somatic psychotherapist Stacey Klein, in this innovative exploration of the intersection of movement, emotion and relationship.  You will learn powerful mind body awareness explorations and exercises which illuminate the connection between your unconscious movement patterns, your beliefs and emotions. These practices will help you discover new options for more meaningful and renewed living in your relationship with yourself and your world.
This workshop is open to all.  No prior movement experience is necessary.

Saturday March 24
These evening events create a space for artists and audiences to informally gather, in real time, offering and receiving unique expressions of all the ways we create meaning through this wild and precious life.
March 24th will include performances by:
David Belmont - Reading
Erin Bell - Dance
Apollonia Holzer - Dance
Corazon Tierra - Dance
Norman Salant w/ David Belmont - Music
  Suggested Donation:  $10-$20/person
Bring snacks & a beverage (or more)
Feeling Moving:
Deepening Intimacy with Self & Other

Taught by Mary Abrams
Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20
12pm - 6pm

 Our physical body is at the heart of everything we feel, think, and do in relationship. This body is designed with the motivating and amplifying movements of the affective system, which is the biological basis of our emotions. Like sap flowing through all the developments of a tree from roots to fruit, our affective system moves through our bodies at every level of our being. Our affects are silent, non-words, biological processes. Our emotions develop throughout our lives as biology (affect) joins with symbolic memory and meaning (biography).
How we meet with “emotion” is extremely significant and understanding feeling, as consciousness of affect, plays a crucial role in how we participate in the movement of all our relationships—relating within our self and relating with others. Becoming conscious of the ways affect moves through our bodies and moves us in life, can increase our capacity to “surf” the emotional seas of being, and support the ways we participate with self and others.
During this two-day workshop we will explore somatic movement processes inspired by breath/sound and fluid movement, to awaken bodily awareness and consciousness of affective flow—feeling. As we experience our feeling moving, we will explore basic theory and language of the affective system from the work of Silvan S. Tomkins and current neuroscience. We will utilize a model for how we create meaning from the work of J.S. Bois—epistemics; and along the way experience how movement and sensation awareness can offer us new understanding, enhance the value of all of our feelings, and support what motivates us to deepen our sense of intimacy with self and others.
TO REGISTER via email or phone contact: or call 

Attention ALL
Somatic Movement Professionals: 

Moving Body Resources is thrilled to present the
Moving Body Festival: 
Engaging Somatic Realities
in 2018!

We are calling for workshop proposals and would love to hear from you.  Please click on the link below to download a
PDF to submit your proposal:
For other info re. classes, workshops, & events at Moving Body Resources go to:
Omega Institute
Artful Embodiment, Diving in the Waters of Creation
Jul 1 - Jul 6, 2018 
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Immerse yourself in the somatic movement practice of Continuum to cultivate an experience of wholeness that opens new pathways in life.

To Register and for more information:



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 2018.
Movement Studio rates range from $47 to $130 / hour.
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 2018 
Transcending Your Story + Stepping Into Who You are Meant to Be
Feeling Moving: Deepening Intimacy with Self & Other
Attention ALL Somatic Movement Professionals: 
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New York, NY 10001.
(Between 6th and 7th Ave)

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