Soul Motion™ with Vinn MartÍ
THE LANDSCAPES to MASTERY and MYSTERY:
A 3-Night Residential Workshop
AUGUST 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013
"SoulMotion," writes Vinn, "is a movement ministry, a dance practice, and a philosophy of living that supports our unconditional acceptance of 'what is', it is a fearless exploration outside the box of the familiar sleep-inducing trance we sometimes find ourselves dancing to. We use the dance as metaphor for living a creative, expressive, and unified life of integrity, immensity, and intensity."
THE LANDSCAPES to MASTERY and MYSTERY:
"Mastery resides in the everyday dance of a daily practice where we are invited to show up and listen in all directions. The voice of Mystery, the silent sound, will support you in this Mastery, as you stand at the crossroads of grace in move- ment and stillness. We cultivate the vertical drop of deep self as we are inspired and informed by another. As we practice this dance we become proficient in circular vision. We see everything which surrounds and we exclaim: “I am One with All-One" shares Vinn.
In the practice of Soul Motion™, the dancer moves through four relational landscapes.
- Dance Intimate.... we move alone - I am one
- Dance Communion... we move with one other - I am one with
- Dance Community... we move with everyone - I am one with all
- Dance Infinity... we move our practice to the everyday life - I am one with all one
Dance Intimate, Dancing alone we renew our relationship with the body as a shifting shape in space.
Dance Communion, Inspired by interior impulses, sensations, and images the dancer begins to relate and communicate outwardly.
Dance Community, As dancers begin to move in ever widening circles, they receive and transmit information and inspiration to the larger dance happening all around them.
Dance Infinite, What happens in the dance room is a template for the everyday dance in the living world. We move out from the dance room sensing our environment more clearly, communicating with others with enhanced perception, and relaxing more readily with the challenges and obstacles that may dance before us.
This extended three day workshop will explore the our relational moving body with each of these landscapes of the practice.
Thursday Evening, August 8th, 7-9:00 pm (Open to Public and as part of the workshop) facilitated by Aletia A Alvarez - $Sliding Scale $12-18.
Sunday - Master Class with Vinn Marti, August 11th (Open to the Public) - 10-12 Noon - Sliding Scale $15-22.
An award-winning performer, choreographer, and Designer of Soul Motion. Vinn has been assisting individuals to realize their potential in creative movement and dance since 1976 when he established the innovative moving arts studio—Body Moves. Vinn now leads workshops and seminars internationally teaching Soul Motion™, his design for experiencing movement as meditation. He is also a chaplain at the Living Enrichment Center and a certified prayer practitioner in New Thought Ministries. www.soulmotion.com
"Visionaries simply imagine what does not yet exist. We glimpse into a possible future. Soul Motion™ provides a vehicle for gazing toward each moment as movement. Our practice is unrehearsed and unknown, while being approachable and accessible." —Vinn Martí
Madrona MindBody Institute (Residential) is a moving arts sanctuary located in Port Townsend, Washington, an easy drive from Seattle. Our learning campus is unmatched with it’s exemplary movement space, delicious local, organic meals, stunning vistas of two mountain ranges and full horizons of pristine beaches. Nestles inside the "City of Dreams" 434 acre park.
Residential Retreat with Single Occupancy Rooms: workshop tuition plus your own single occupancy guestroom (twin bed) for 3 nights which includes meals, linens, bedding, Saturday Night's Salmon Potluck Dinner and other Madrona movement classes.
Workshop Tuition: $335 ~ includes group lunch on Friday and Saturday.
On-Campus Residential SPECIAL - includes workshop tuition at early bird price $310, plus 3 nights (single occupancy room) and most meals. $694 (approx. $108/night for meals and housing) + occupancy tax). *If folks would like to rent a whole house for their group | dance community - please contact Madrona's registration desk directly. (360) 344-4475.
Saturday & Sunday Option (Tuition only): $210 ~ includes salmon potluck dinner on Saturday night.(THIS OPTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE - ONLY FULL WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION ENROLLMENT IS OPEN)
Discounted Tuition for Soul Motion Teachers and Apprentices (10% off )
Special Friday Morning Gathering for Soul Motion Teachers and Leadership Program graduates - to inspire and connect the growing Soul Motion Village.
OPEN TO PUBLIC OFFERINGS DURING WORKSHOP:
Thursday 7-9:00 pm - Opening - led by Aletia Alvarez and visiting teachers
Saturday Morning Soul Motion with visiting teacher - 8:00 - 9:10 am
Sunday Morning Meditation with SKIP and DIP at Fort Worden Beach with Aletia Alvarez 8:30 am
For more housing information, please visit Accommodations & Provisions.
For more information on Port Townsend and transportation, please visit Transportation & Directions
Airporter SHUTTLE: To catch the Olympic Shuttle - plan to arrive to SeaTac (SEA - Seattle/Tacoma) airport no later than 12 noon. Shuttle leaves at 12:50 and arrives in Port Townsend at 3:50 pm - more details and other transportation options in Guest Information.
Workshop begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening and will end by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
..."it is the vision of far off things
seen for the silence they hold"
For additional information about housing, please email: Aletia@MadronaMindBody.com
Thursday evening initiation offered by Aletia A. Alvarez with Aimee Ringle providing a live music introduction and ending.
Aletia Alverez Aletia is a cultivator of connection and brings a diverse and varied background to her Soul Motion practice. As a Certified Soul Motion Teacher, years as an organizational consultant and non-profit leader, her spark for creative movement has catalyzed dynamic personal and professional changes—both on and off the dance floor. She is the co-founder of Madrona Mind Body Institute and teaches Soul Motion there.
Shuttle Service: [see Transportation & Directions]