alton wasson
Alton Wasson

Alton Wasson graduated from Yale Divinity School (MDiv, STM) and has been a chaplain at Yale, a professor of Religion and Humanistic Psychology at Prescott College, and a faculty member of the Center for Depth Psychology and Jungian Studies. He was introduced to Mary Whitehouse’s work in 1969 by Ed Maupin when Authentic Movement was called “movement in depth” or “the tao of the body.” Ed also described the practice as being like “your own yoga.”  In the 70s and 80s he continued exploring this work with Janet Adler and Edith Sullwold.  He co-founded Contemplative Dance Workshops and Trainings with Daphne Lowell and Mary Ramsay and continues to co-direct Contemplative Dance with Daphne Lowell. He taught Contemplative Dance at the first World Somatics Congress. He has published essays in A Moving Journal, Contact Quarterly (Vol. 27/2), and Volume II of Authentic Movement (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007). He leads trips honoring the spirit of place in France, Italy, Greece and on river trips through the Grand Canyon. He has a private practice and consults with corporations and educational institutions on issues of diversity and holistic education.

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