with Alicia Grayson & Greg Burdulis
October 2 & 3, 2010, Seattle, WA
This workshop offers new ways to enhance and vitalize our dancing and
meditation practices. With meditation we strengthen our ability to care for
ourselves, open to greater levels of subtlety, and refine how we use our
mental and physical energy. Cultivating the classic mediation skills of
mindfulness, concentration, right effort and metta we create an optimal
environment for creativity and connection to self and others.
With mindfulness as our foundation we explore the principles of
CI by entering into states of deep listening that give rise to safe,
spherical, fluid and delightful movement. We also cover important CI skills,
such as following the point of contact, giving and receiving weight with
ease and using momentum.
We invite you to discover how these two mutually supportive
practices generate clarity, creativity and courage on the cushion, on the
dance floor and in your life.
All levels of experience with contact improvisation and meditation are
Saturday Oct 2, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 3, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fees for Workshop:
Register before Sep 16: $130 - $250
Register after Sep 16: $170 - $340
Registration: Checks Payable to Phffft
Contact: Cyrus Khambatta
Email: Cyrus (at) Phffft.org
Grassroots Studio 5609 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
(please park on 35th Ave not 34th)
Alicia Grayson has had a love affair with CI for 22 years and has been
teaching for 16. Her long time practices of meditation, authentic movement,
yoga and Pilates significantly influence her dancing and teaching.
Meditation and movement practices are vital aspects of her daily life. She
teaches CI, yoga and Pilates in Boulder, CO and CI throughout the US and
Europe. She is a member of Tumblebones Contact Improvisation Collective.
Greg Burdulis has taught Vipassana Meditation in Burma, Thailand and the US.
After seven years as an ordained monk in Burma he returned to lay life to
share his insights. He practices CI because of its emphasis on listening,
spontaneity, and light effort. He considers it his liveliest form of
meditation. Greg holds an MA in spirituality and has experience as a
chaplain, mountaineering instructor, storyteller and performer and
mindfulness facilitator in corporations. www.gregthemonk.net.