Be Here Now

 Be Here Now

Be Here Now

Jan 19, 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A workshop with Tara Stepenberg

An afternoon of being with “what is” guided by the wisdom in the “body”  – – no “formal” experience necessary and all are welcome.

A time to : move and be still

: listen deeply, feel, sense, image

: enclose and expand

: dive deep, celebrate, play, witness and be seen

A wisdom practice which fully engages body and mind as they are, moment to moment, right here, right now, is Authentic Movement.  The form of Authentic Movement is deceptively simple.  A mover moves with eyes closed in the presence of a witness.

This practice is an invitation for a deep embodied experience: with habitual behaviors; with freedom; with following the wisdom of/in the body; with compassionate embodied listening and responding; for being with oneself and another without judgment or preconceived form.

The practice also creates a container for non-dual experience.  For me this has been one of the practice’s greatest gifts.  It is also a wonderful resource for releasing and forming creative energy; for bringing insight and expression into personal core issues, and as spiritual practice.

Tara Stepenberg

Tara Stepenberg, a Juilliard graduate, has been practicing Authentic Movement, primarily with Janet Adler, since l972. Prior to coming to the Northwest, she developed and directed the Dance Department at Hampshire College and taught at Connecticut Wesleyan, The Naropa Institute, Southwestern College. She also directed the Certificate Programs in Laban Movement Analysis at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC.
Tara has led Authentic Movement groups in Amherst, New York City and Santa Fe NM for 15 years. In addition to her current meditative practice under Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, she works as a Pilates educator for Pacific Northwest Ballet and has trained in BodyMind Centering and BodyMind Psychotherapy (an enbodyment practice developed by Susan Aposhyan ). Her private work is Somatic Resonance.


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