Movement groups to re-establish safety & connection
in the body, develop the inner witness, & restore intuition
Authentic Movement is an expressive, contemplative movement practice involving movers and witnesses that allows participants a type of free association of the body. For both the mover and the witness, work is concentrated in the development of the inner witness. With eyes closed, movers listen to and follow an inner impulse to move in the presence of an accepting witness. Movement may arise from sensation, imagery, memory, thought, and/or direct experience. This practice supports individuals to align with and move from an intuitive, aligned state in the presence of another, strengthening their ability to track embodied experience, and practicing self-referencing speech as a means of bringing consciousness to their body’s wisdom. Through this form of deep listening and conscious speaking, we literally return to our senses, reawakening our innate knowing of our own unique experience of Wholeness - a return to our Soul and to God/Spirit - which together are the source of our intuition.
In these groups, we co-create a safe space, honoring the profound gift of each person present and the embodied expression of both personal and collective that are available to come through. We begin each session checking in, briefly discussing the practice and then exploring the rich landscape of listening to our inner impulses to move.
Join us for several months of movement exploration to develop consciousness & intuition.
We will meet 6 times on zoom on select Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm for instruction and discussion, and 6 times on select Wednesdays, 6-8pm for in-person movement. Attendance at the Monday AND Wednesday meetings is required because the topics we cover build on each other. See the schedule below.
Cost is $350 if paying with cash or check, but can be split into 3 monthly payments of $118. Cost is $355 + 3% surcharge if paying with paypal, venmo, and credit cards and can also be split into 3 monthly payments of $118. ($355 +3%=$365.65 & $118+3%=$121.54)
Mondays (5:30-6:30pm on zoom): 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3, 4/17 & 5/1.
Wednesdays (6-8pm at 129 Shanthi Way, Boone, NC):
3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19 & 5/3.
Wednesdays: Neighborhood Yoga, 129 Shanthi Way, Boone, NC
Week of February 27: Introduction to Authentic Movement and the Mover Role
Week of March 13: The Moving Witness
Week of March 27: The Witness
Week of April 3: The Silent Witness
Week of April 17: The Speaking Witness
Week of May 1: Introduction to the Collective and Conscious Bodies & Next Steps
SUGGESTED READING MATERIAL
Suggested (not required) reading material is the book Offering from the Conscious Body by Janet Adler. The book can be purchased on Amazon for $25.
Questions? Contact Kendal McDevitt at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-773-8883.
• A simple yet profound practice for deep listening and connection
• An opportunity to slow down and be with direct inner experience
• A safe space to move and express freely without judgment or limitation
• An invitation to explore our relationship to being seen & supported unconditionally
• An increased understanding of our habitual patterns and "authentic" movement impulses
• An opportunity to deepen our ability to differentiate between personality, Soul & Collective
• Anyone wanting to develop their intuitive self
• Anyone wanting to expand their creative skills or embodied expression
• Parents wanting to reconnect with their own bodies, rhythm, and trust
• Professionals who want to slow down and listen to their inner voices
• Anyone who wants to strengthen their body-based connection with Soul and God/Spirit
"As a witness, Kendal is grounded in her physical body and owns her inner experience while offering witnessing to others. She is particularly gifted at speaking from an embodied perspective. Kendal has both strong leadership and collaboration skills, and is attentive to the group’s unfolding process. She is an excellent communicator, and I’ve watched her introduce the basics of Authentic Movement to newcomers with ease and clarity. She is deeply caring, has humility, and has the inner strength to make difficult decisions within a group context." -MO
"Kendal consistently modeled for us the power and importance of conscious speech, and when needed, helped others to learn the skill through feedback. She taught us the concepts of the collective body as distinguished from the individual body, as well as different forms of witnessing. Most notable of these was her ability to be present to her own felt sense as she witnessed another moving." -NB
"She was an incredible organizer & quiet leader. She was passionate about the practice, about sharing it, and the value it brought to her life. Her ability to teach the principles through didactic interactions demonstrated a deep commitment to her knowledge base and her desire to share the practice in its purest form. The quality of this aspect of her teaching was only surpassed by the way she actually lived the principles of AM as she moved with us and processed with us." -KP