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Authentic Movement - 8 week series 10/2-11/27


  • The Boston Center for Contemplative Practice 796 Beacon Street Newton, MA, 02459 United States (map)

Authentic Movement: 8 week series

10/2-11/27 (no class 10/9 Columbus Day)

12pm-2pm each session.

Authentic Movement is a moving meditation done with eyes closed in the presence of a non-judgmental, compassionate witness.  It is a playful, sensation-oriented, deep listening practice originated by dancer, Mary Whitehouse in the mid- 20th century.  No dance experience is necessary. Come as you are!  Dress comfortably and we will create the spaciousness to allow our bodies to move, safely, respectfully, and fully.  It is a movement mediation as we listen to the body and allow the breath to be very present and noticed as a way of allowing the body's wisdom to emerge.


About the instructor:

Julie Leavitt is a dance/movement psychotherapist and dancer living and working in Newton, MA.  She has taught Dance Therapy for thirty years in the Expressive Therapy Graduate School at Lesley University.  In 2014, she received a Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Jewish Spiritual Direction, specifically focussed on Embodied Dance as a Sacred Path.  She has been teaching and learning Authentic Movement for many decades and knows much of anything she has truly learned in life from this wonderful practice.


Earlier Event: October 2
“Yoga for Mental Well-Being”
Later Event: October 16
Meditation for Recovery