Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Workshops

“I think of this work as Active Imagination through movement. I experience sensations, feelings, memories, images and the numinous in a process that is more satisfying and challenging to me than any other practice I know. Through this embodiment, the psyche unfolds in its own organic way, at its own pace. This is a spiritual practice which helps integrate body and soul, personal and archetypal, inner and outer, the conscious and the unconscious both in myself and in the people with whom I work. It is a way of creating a more poetic and artful holding of life’s difficulties and life’s bounty.” — Alton

Upcoming Workshops


Friday, August 23, 2019 – Sunday, September 1, 2019, River of Vision, 13th Living & Learning Adventure in the Grand Canyon with Alton Wasson


FALL 2019

Friday evening, September 27, 2019, Introductory Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement workshop, Portland, ME

Saturday, September 28 – Sunday, September 29, 2019, Experienced Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement weekend workshop, Portland, ME


YEAR-LONG PROGRAM I – Five weekends. December 2019-April 2020. Westfield, MA. Faculty: Alton Wasson and Daphne Lowell. 



Thursday, January 30 – Sunday, February 2, 2020, Winter Retreat, Experienced Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement workshop, optional Thursday or Friday begin, Westfield, MA

*Winter Retreat 2020 registration opens September 3, 2019!



Dates TBA, Week I – An Introduction to Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Faculty: Alton Wasson and Daphne Lowell

Dates TBA, Week II – Experienced Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Workshop, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Faculty: Alton Wasson and Daphne Lowell


For more information and to register for any of these workshops, please visit Contemplative Dance.








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