BREATHWORK and Creativity Weekend
January 13 - 14, 2024 in Woodstock, NY
with Teresa Smith and Wendy Leffel
Tune in to your psyche and somatic landscape, invoke your inner healer and muse. In this workshop we'll dive deep into our individual and collective sub-conscious through holotropic breathwork, supported by time for dance meditation and improvised singing. Hosted in a peaceful countryside home, this will be a special time to connect with self and others in a safe and supported community setting.
Fri. 1/12, 7-8pm on Zoom:
pre-wksp Intro to Breathwork and Community
Sat. 12 - 8pm and Sun. 10am - 4pm
(2) 3 hr Breathwork sessions, framed by 'deep creativity' explorations
The basic components of Breathwork are intensified breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork, expressive drawing, and group process. Participants may enter extra-ordinary, deep consciousness states during breathwork, vividly connecting to biographical material that lies below waking consciousness. They may relive experiences from birth, or connect with experiences of other people and life forms. Cathartic emotional release and archetypal, mythic and transcendent realms of consciousness are often experienced. Particular attention is paid to creating a safe space for individual and community healing and evolution. No prior experience in breathwork, singing or dance is needed, beginner's mind encouraged!
Required screening for potential contraindications of health
Your host Teresa Smith is a certified facilitator of Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork™ and Grof® Legacy Breathwork. Ms. Smith's facilitation of Breathwork draws on her 12 yrs of personal experience and healing through this modality, and her background in dance, art, bodywork, consciousness studies and Sufi Dancemeditation™. Teresa’s breathwork facilitation is in the linage of Stanislav Grof, originator of holotropic breathwork. This workshop will be assisted by certified Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork™ facilitator Wendy Leffel, MD.
Dancemeditation™ Workshops 2023
Monthly on Fridays 12/30, 1/20, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9
5:30 - 7:30 pm in Woodstock, NY
Open your heart, free your body, enliven your spirit through fluid yoga, meditation, intuitive movement, ecstatic vibration and Sufi whirling. Accompanied by a world music playlist. $15 - $20/class. Info / location here
Teresa Smith - teacher/performer/choreographer; founder of Earthbody Dance and Events. Ms. Smith is a long time Sufi dance practitioner and certified Dancemeditation™ teacher. Teresa brings to her teaching a warm appreciation of each person’s potential and delights in awakening the creative spirit. Particular attention is paid to creating safe space for individual and community evolution through movement.
Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork™ Journeys
March 25, 2023 one day workshop in Woodstock, NY
9am - 9pm $60-$75 (with optional overnight)
Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork (DTB) is practiced in a workshop format that promotes experiential self-exploration, personal development and community building in a safe and supportive setting. The basic components are intensified breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork (optional), expressive drawing and group process.
Participants may enter extra-ordinary, deep consciousness states during breathwork, vividly connecting to biographical material that lies below waking consciousness. They may relive experiences from birth, or connect with experiences of other people and life forms. They may experience cathartic emotional release or enter archetypal, mythic or transcendent realms of consciousness. Particular attention is paid to creating a safe space for individual and community healing and evolution.
DTB is a direct lineage from Stanislav Grof, founder of holotropic breathwork and seminal figure in transpersonal psychology. Facilitated by Teresa Smith, certified as a facilitator of Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork™ and Grof® Legacy Breathwork. Ms. Smith's facilitation of Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork draws on her experience of personal healing through this modality, and her background in movement, bodywork, consciousness studies and meditation.
Individual Breathwork Journeys: Flexible dates to fit your schedule, 1 hr - 3 hr sessions by appointment.
Group Process Breathwork: Individual journeying in a group setting, supporting each other. Spring 2023 - Weekend Workshops and 1 1/2 hr Introductory Workshops.
Dancing the Landscape of the Imagination
Saturdays 2023: 1/7, 1/14 and 1/21 12-1:30pm, in Woodstock, NY
In these classes we’ll dance our deepest, most amazing selves supported by guided imagery, inspiring music and movement scores. The content taught is designed to release blocked energy and access deep states of consciousness, allowing people of all abilities to move with virtuosity, creativity and beauty. Inspired by Open Source Forms™ and Skinner Releasing Technique™. Additional ecological imagery drawn from Earthbody dance work.* $15 - $20/class.
Teresa Smith - movement teacher/performer/choreographer. Ms. Smith has a deep interest in the integration and development of the 'whole self' (body-mind-spirit) through creativity, dance, inner awareness and non-ordinary states of consciousness. Currently in the teacher training program for Open Source Forms, she has practiced Skinner Releasing Technique for 3 decades. She brings to her teaching a warm appreciation of each person's potential and delights in awakening the creative spirit.
Ceramic Community Hand-building Workshops
Open clay time in my home studio with instruction as requested. Clay and supplies provided. Join us for community creativity and socializing (or solo work), accompanied by music playlists and tea/coffee/cocao. Inquire here.
Best practices to avoid transmission of colds and Covid-19 are encouraged. Masks optional, wash hands, please stay away if you are feeling ill. For some workshops Covid-19 home testing may be required, depending on circumstances and comfort of participants.