Soul Motion™ is a contemplative and playful conscious movement practice, developed by Vinn Arjuna Marti.
In this tradition, movement becomes a pathway to become more present and supple with life. In Soul Motion, we spend time in movement and stillness, supporting relaxation into simple, instinctive, creative expression as it unfolds through the body. We generate an atmosphere of spaciousness, curiosity, and spontaneity, exploring widening circles of relationship and connectivity, while deepening our sensory awareness and receptivity.
We explore dance in shared solitude, in communion with one other, and as ripples of movement as a community.
What to expect when you come to class?
In Soul Motion™ classes students are supported in a warm up for the body, guided to connect with breath, body sensations, gravity, and the support of the earth, and to unfold simple movement from this place of embodiment and listening. From this beginning of deepening embodied connection, students are supported to step into improvisation with others, to create and play with one another through movement shapes, gestures, and phrases.
While there is no choreography, facilitators offer themes for exploration, movement inquiries as jumping off points - such as shifting weight, or walking through space around one another, or rising and falling, or bringing awareness to the joints in conversation with one another.
In Soul Motion classes, we usually play with an inquiry through different compositions of relationship: one on her own (dance intimate), exploring with one other (dance communion), moving in the collective (dance community), and one among all that is (dance infinite).
In addition to time devoted to exploring an inquiry, Soul Motion classes offer spacious passages for the luxury of uninterrupted dance movement alone and together.
Participants are invited to extend the inquiries and discoveries from the dance floor into our everyday dance: bringing playful, creative awareness to how we practice being, alone and together, in the day to day.
Our classes are often followed by optional community lunch or dinners.