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May 2015

Boulder Creek Dance

Sunday, May 31, 2015 @ 6:00 am - Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

In honor of our mentor Anna Halprin and in celebration of her 95th birthday, a posse of dancers will create a sunrise-to-sunset series of dance rituals along Boulder Creek in and around Boulder, CO.

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July 2015

WilderDance Retreat

Friday, July 17, 2015 @ 8:00 am - Monday, July 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Leadville, CO United States + Google Map

The focus of this Rocky Mountain wilderness dance retreat is creating and witnessing sit- specific “Scores” in nature, as solos or groups, based on the principles of Life/Art Process developed by Anna Halprin.

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November 2015

Thanksgiving: Honor our Earth-Home in our Celebrations

Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 6:00 am - Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to express our heart-ful thanks for this incredible Earth-home…and help make it *normal* in our busy, techie culture to live in kinship with the Living World.

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March 2016

Earthbody Coaching – by appointment

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - Friday, September 30, 2016
Earthbody Alive redwood meditation

Did you ever wonder how your relationship with the Land could guide you and strengthen you as you go about your ordinary-extraordinary life? Are you ready to give your voice to the Land – in ways that bring you alive and matter? Do you want to learn practices you can use wherever you are? Do you want coaching resources to keep you inspired and in action? The Earth can help – and I’ll guide you to land and listen. I…

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April 2016

Earthgym Training

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Saturday, April 30, 2016
Earthbody Alive practice with the junipers

Dates and Times TBD. In Earthgym trainings, I share some very valuable nature-based fitness practices – to  strengthen the body, mind and earthbody integration. Mick Dodge introduced me to these practices along the Hoh River in the Olympic Forest in 2007, and has given me crucial inspiration and challenge over the years. Learn more at www.theEarthgym.com and www.mickdodge.com. Email me to receive notice about upcoming sessions in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Dance Your Earthbody

Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Joaquin Miller Park, Sanborn Drive
Oakland, CA 94602 United States
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Dance Your Earthbody, Oakland, CA

Take your dance outside and into the arms of the Earth. Co-create new dances with trees and other nature partners, as well as human partners. Enjoy guided and improvisational movement, sensory awareness, group dance and evolutionary play. Explore roots, shapes, balance, connection... nourishment.  Whether your Earthbody craves high-energy leaping or intimate stillness or anything in between, you’ll find new forms and deepen your relationship with the Land. Follow your feet – the Earth will teach! Celebrate Earth Day and National…

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June 2016

Dance Your Earthbody

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Settler’s Park, Boulder, CO 80302 United States + Google Map

All summer long, specific dates TBD. Sponsored by Boulder’s Open Space Mountain Parks, this outing will give Boulder residents an opportunity to explore familiar places in a new way.  We’ll open the senses, heighten our awareness and engage our whole bodies in an intimate conversation with the Land. I invite you to: Take your dance outside and into the arms of the Earth. Co-create new dances with trees and other nature partners, as well as human partners. Enjoy guided and…

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Boulder Creek CityDance: Creek Dreaming

Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WilderDance founder Melinda Harrison

As part of the day-long Boulder Creek CityDance, I’ll be leading a participatory moving-ritual with YOU – called The Dream of the Creek. The time will about 1 pm to 2 pm. The “dance” will be very simple and open, so that you can be part of it easily -- without any advance knowledge, training or rehearsal. All sorts of bodies and movements are welcome. You can also participate as a Witness – observing the action with an open mind…

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July 2016

Wilderdance Retreat

Friday, July 29, 2016 - Monday, August 1, 2016
Unnamed Venue, Leadville, CO 80461 United States + Google Map
Carolyn Brown, Sangre de Cristos

Wilderdance offers the opportunity to live for several days high in the Rocky Mountains while co-creating new dances. Melinda and David Harrison of NatureMoves lead this annual adventure. Learn more about this and other NatureMoves trainings at naturemoves.com.

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November 2016

Thanksgiving – Including Our Earth-Home in Our Celebrations

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Before GreenFriday and OptOutside, remember to include the Earth -- our habitat and home -- in our Thanksgiving celebrations. Here are some tips and resources to start new traditions and deepen your connection with the lands you love.

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