CORE-US is an interdisciplinary dance workshop exploring embodied, collaborative art that restores and connects us to each other and our environment. New skills are fostered; no experience necessary. At the end, we’ll have a dance that we can share with our community!
Experience making your own dances that can be shared in your community. Collaboration, individual creativity, improvisation and compositional skills will be fostered.
Anyone can create dances. Participants may or may not have dance experience. Writers, poets, musicians, singers, visual artists, designers or other artists wishing to collaborate with dancers are encouraged to come take part as collaborators and/or performers.
We’ll explore varied ways of making dance: improvising movement, choreographing movement, working with rhythm, working with both music and silence, discovering dance forms, working in collaboration, developing body awareness, finding your individual voice, and making dance scores to be easily shared with others.
Core-Us is open access to all that love to sing, dance, or make art as well as those that want to sing, dance, or make art, not just people that have skills already.
Let me be frank, most of us women of a certain age have experienced some worry over our pelvic health… from the cosmetic worry about the effect of gravity (or inactivity) on our glutes to, urgency or sneeze-pees, all the way to prolapse or incontinence and everything in between. It’s a part of our body, that cops a lot of our stress and anxiety.
And honestly, most of us would rather not have to deal with it, but ignoring the problem just makes it worse and our bladder/pelvic floor can end up playing a starring role in our life at the most inopportune times, our body literally crying out for attention. When we don’t give our body/pelvis the attention it needs, we can be left feeling unsupported, saggy, even helpless and alone.
If you nourish your pelvis with the knowledge and movement it needs, then your pelvis will love and support you back, allowing you to live the active, engaged, creative, abundant life you want to live.
This workshop does just this; you will learn more about how your pelvis works in relationship to your whole body/self, learn how to spice up your pelvic floor exercises and how to integrate pelvic and self-care into your everyday life as well as explore your pelvis as a catalyst for creativity.
This workshop is for you if you:
get bored by your pelvic floor exercises and don’t end up doing them
are tired of doing the same exercises over and over without the results you want
are struggling with urgency, leakages, or incontinence
are plagued by mentrual cramps, pelvic or low-back pain, prolapse, hemorrhoids, or constipation
can’t get inspired to work on your pelvic health
want your self-care time to be pleasurable, expressive, and connected to your environment
want to integrate self-care and exercise into your everyday life
In this workshop, you’ll experience how self-care and restorative pelvic floor exercises can be pleasurable as well as interesting.
Alone, pelvic floor exercises may address the physical symptoms of pelvic floor disorders and get you out of acute strife, but in the long term they may not address the whole picture of you.
We’ll invoke the great goddess Lakshmi. Traditionally, Lakshmi is a goddess of wealth, health, fortune, and prosperity. According to the mythic texts, when Lakshmi is around, you will have everything you need (inside and out) for a beautiful life. When she’s not around, you become impoverished and the world literally becomes a desert.
We’ll explore Lakshmi’s power, expressed in generosity and the delicate balance between giving and receiving. A balanced pelvis is the foundation for an active, abundant life…a strong base from which to serve the world.
In this workshop we’ll explore practices from yoga and the Alexander Technique that allow you to:
Reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort so you can live actively
Feel confident that you know how your pelvic floor works so you can get it functioning well, and keep it that way
Be healthy, confident and free in all situations
Be a model of great pelvic floor habits for your family
Love your body during all the phases of your life!
Come to this workshop and take the next step toward a leak-free, pain-free life!