soul motion: breathing room

an online 8 week committed series with michael
wednesdays at 9:00am-11:00am (pacific time)
october 13, 20, 27 & november 3, 10, 17, 24 & december 1 (time fall back in the US on november 7)

12:00pm new york | central european time 18:00 | london 17:00

sometimes, all you can do is breathe…and breathe again”
jeff foster

the art of breathing, to draw in a conscious breath and let the hands soften, fingers loosening their firm grasp on things outside of my control. the art of breathing, to draw in a conscious breath and let the feet relax. soles widening their stance, accepting that there is always a place for you called here. the art of breathing, to draw in a conscious breath and let the heart unwind, the emotional hope chest quieting, dancing with the creative tensions of tenderness and tenacity, grief and exultation. 

the art of breathing is not to willfully alter the way we breathe, but rather noticing how we are being breathed, creating space and a place for the altar of our attention…. a breathing room. to refine our awareness of the inhalation and the exhalation, the inspiration and the expression, and the gap between the two, where all possibilities reside….a breathing room.  to cultivate our capacity to receive and release, to offer and allow, to care for self and to share yourself….a breathing room.

we all have been blessed with a birth and a death,
all i want is some say about what happens in between.”
ani difranco

our ongoing prayer is this; may this next breath bring you not one step closer to death, but rather more fully into your life. that you live out loud, practice aliveness in each moment and sing into the silence which is always opening for you…..BREATHING ROOM.

price for the series: $160

other price options: sponsor price: $220; scholarship: $100; hardship: $50

sponsor – helps someone else attend

scholarship – if you are financially challenged

hardship – if you have no income or lost your job. limited to 6 spaces.

no one will be turned away for lack of funds. if you need additional financial assistance, please contact us.

for more info or questions contact anneli & michael at us@movements-matter.com or 310-839-3187.

the music we are playing is covered under music licenses through madrona mindbody.

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soul motion: breathing room series regular price $160.00
soul motion: breathing room series sponsorship price $220.00
soul motion: breathing room series scholarship price $100.00
soul motion: breathing room series hardship price $50.00

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THE SMALL PRINT

cancellation before october 6th will be refunded minus a small admin fee. all payments become non-refundable on october 7th, 2021 unless your space can be filled by someone else.

you will receive the zoom link twice. once in the registration confirmation that is sent to the email address you are registering with immediately after you have registered, as well as in the class reminder email that we send out closer to class. these emails are sent from us(at)movements-matter.com. please add this email address to your contacts to ensure that the email does not end up in your spam folder.

how this works

what do I need to take an online class?

we will use a platform called zoom. you’ll need a computer, ipad or iphone, and a good internet connection.

  • download the zoom app here. It is painless, fast, and free.
  • if you have a computer, choose that over the iPad or iPhone. not only will the sound be better but also you can interact more and see more of others.
  • if you can, connect your computer/phone to an external speaker for better sound quality.
  • make some space to dance. if you are in a shared space, find a room to yourself so you can dance un-self consciously. or invite your housemates and/or family to join you. minimize distractions (doorbell/ email/ phone/household appliances/TV) so that you can be as present as possible.
  • wear comfortable clothes to move in and have your water bottle nearby.

how do I join online?

you will receive an email with the zoom room information when you pay for the class. the zoom information is included in the receipt that is emailed to you once you have paid for the series. please do not share this link and zoom information with anyone else since we want to ensure that the people who are registering for the class will be able to attend.

how much does it cost?

we are offering this series with 4 pay options. $160, $220, $100, $50.

to select your price and pay, please click on one of the images above.

will it be recorded?

no, the class will not be recorded.

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what time does the dance start?

dance starts at 9:00am (pt). please be there no later than 9:15 (10 minutes early is preferred), and stay to the end of the session.  your presence really makes a difference.

some helpful features of Zoom

  • speaker view and grid/gallery view – you can toggle between the two to see the difference. grid view is recommended when we’re dancing, so we see and get inspired by each other.
  • the ability to MUTE AND UNMUTE – when you are on ‘mute’ it reduces feedback that can occur. it also means you can make as much noise as you want. the host and co- hosts can mute and unmute everyone.
  • the ability to have your CAMERA OFF AND ON. keep it on as it helps build connection. your presence matters!
  • the CHAT feature – via the ‘speech bubble’ icon in the bottom bar. if you are having technical problems, this is the place to go.
  • the ability to NAME YOURSELF if you haven’t already – click the three dots in your own window.

thank you lori saltzman and kathy altman, sarah davis and zuza engler as well as all OFI working members for the guidelines of how this works.

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