moving body

being with trees
a weekend workshop with
Elaine Colandrea, Jean-Claude van Itallie, and Megan Bathory-Peeler
October 4-6

     "Trees are not only magnificent but as essential as water, the sun, and the stars. Human life on earth would be impossible without trees."

—Anton Chekhov

Amber Rose & Kevin Tree continuum Shanti

Take a weekend to slow down among vividly colored trees.
Breathe, Move, Create

     Moving slowly, spontaneously in Continuum,
     gently guided by teaching artists, 
     awaken the ocean of awareness within.

     As the Amazon's forests are decimated, and our climate suffers human-made catastrophe, we dedicate this Moving Body workshop to our friends the trees.

Each day

  • Movement Sessions with two seasoned Continuum teachers.

  • Channeling your moving body into forms of creativity.

  • Quiet times to metabolize, meditate, and muse among Shantigar's trees.

Moving BodyElaine Colandrea, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Megan Bathory-Peeler

Workshop starts promptly at 3:00 PM on Friday, October 4 and ends at 1:00 PM on Sunday October 6.

$333 for weekend.

Organic meals included.

Some onsite lodging available, and free tenting.

Elaine Colandrea might once have been a temple dancer. Elaine directs Watermark Arts, for artists influenced by somatic practice. She is a long time Continuum teacher, a massage therapist and dancer/choreographer. Based in the Hudson Valley of NY, Elaine also regularly teaches in Italy. Reviewer Linda Diamond: "Elaine is a wizard of new dance forms."

Jean-Claude van Itallie, Shantigar’s founder/artistic director, was seminal in the explosive 1960's American theater. He wrote acclaimed anti-Viet Nam war play America Hurrah; The Serpent (with the Open Theater); Tibetan Book of the Dead or How Not to Do It Again; translations of Chekhov’s major plays; Light; The Fat Lady Sings; and many other plays. Author of Playwright’s Workbook, and Tea with Demons, games of transformation, Jean-Claude teaches in colleges, acting schools, and retreat centers.

Megan Bathory-Peeler, a passionate somanaut, for 25 years has explored embodiment and human relationships. She is ever curious about what it means to live fully as a human. Megan is based in Western Massachusetts. Drawing on her skills as Continuum teacher, somatic therapist/educator, performance artist, activist, and mother, Megan guides her students and clients to make their own innovative discoveries.

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Photos by Michael Stuart