Nature and Contemplative Dance (pdf)

by Alton Wasson

This article explores my connection between Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement and being and working in Nature. I am interested in how connecting with ourselves as body enables us to experience ourselves as part of nature rather than lording over it. There are some examples of how I facilitate groups in CD workshop called Spirit of Place and in other shorter experiences of moving outdoors.

I also share a belief that paying attention to inner ecology through body mindfulness and movement enhances our participation in deep ecology.

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