Fortify Your Life Forces with Spacial Dynamics®

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To truly “be’” with the children - present, warm, clear and joyful – self-care is essential!

A creative journey throughout the school year!

Through the practice of Spacial Dynamics we will free up spaces within, and around us, allowing for freedom of movement, and freedom in our work with the children.  Our movement will include the Spacial Dynamics exercises as well as hands-on techniques.  We’ll also learn a couple of delightful Ellersiek hand gesture, loving touch, or large movement plays for the children!   Learn a series of Spacial Dynamics “streams” for our overall health and well-being.  Certain of these “streams” invite the young child into a restful state for a nap, quiet time or when a child is distressed.   Experience delightful, seasonal developmental movement for the children and Spacial Dynamics streams to soothe the young child.

In a different time zone?  Miss a session?  No problem, the course is available online!  There will be a choice of assignments between classes;  these will deepen your self-care practice and increase your awareness in the classroom or home environment with the children.  Practice during the month with the videos and deepening exercises offered.   You’ll receive and a high-quality video with voice and movements in sync for the  children’s developmental movement (a non-zoom video).

Monthly on Saturdays (US Times)
1-2:30pm east, noon-1:30 central, 11-12:30 mountain, 10-11:30 west

Sept. 25th,  Oct. 23rd,  Nov. 20th,  Dec. 11th,  Jan. 22nd,  Feb. 26th,  March 26th,  April 30th,  May 21st

☙ Lifeways “live-streaming” course offering with Lynn St. Pierre ☙

☙ Monthly descriptions ☙

Saturday September 25th

Create a foundation for healthy life forces throughout the school year!

Welcome
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Whether we know it or not, we are always standing, sitting or moving in relationship to the three planes of space. Are our postural habits and movement signatures serving us? Come with an open mind and a sense of adventure as we explore new ways of being in relationship with the three planes of space. All the while we will have the opportunity to increase our energy, improve our balance, and come to a sense of true freedom. We will build upon this foundation as we work with Spacial Dynamics throughout the school year!

The video and deepening exercises are available for study now!

October 23rd

Moving in Freedom toward Imagination, Intuition and Inspiration!

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Building on a healthy foundation of movement in the three planes of space, we’ll use Spacial Dynamics to explore the five spaces we live “in” and “out” of.  How do we create a safe and creative space for ourselves?  For the children?  How do we open ourselves for imagination, intuition and inspiration?   We’ll move together “in” and “out” of these different spaces and different possibilities!

November 20th

Recharging our Life Forces!

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Imagine a school year where you are continually recharging your life forces rather than continually depleting them!

Is it even possible when working so intently with young children?  JUST COME SEE HOW!!!

With Spacial Dynamics we’ll discover our “backspace” and experience new ways of “being” with the children and our colleagues.  Expect to be surprised and delighted with new awareness as we learn simple practices that you may use throughout your day with the children.   Join us to begin to develop the habit of recharging your life forces throughout the day and throughout the entire school year!

December 11th

Staying balanced despite the busyness of the holidays!

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As the world bombards us with an excess of activities, unrealistic expectations and responsibilities, we tend to contract or even collapse in on ourselves.  How do we maintain our spaciousness, power and healthy life forces?  Join us to explore the social aspects of Spacial Dynamics, where we choose where and how to meet what comes toward us.  Our movement practice will include tools to use to create a more balanced holiday experience for ourselves, our families, and our classrooms.  Enter into the holiday season and holy nights with a renewed sense of balance;  a renewed sense of Self!

January 22nd

New Year’s Resolutions and Rejuvenations!

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As the world bombards us with an excess of activities, unrealistic expectations and responsibilities, we tend to contract or even collapse in on ourselves.  How do we maintain our spaciousness, power and healthy life forces?  Join us to explore the social aspects of Spacial Dynamics, where we choose where and how to meet what comes toward us.  Our movement practice will include tools to use to create a more balanced holiday experience for ourselves, our families, and our classrooms.  Enter into the holiday season and holy nights with a renewed sense of balance;  a renewed sense of Self!

February 26th

Love with a Pure Heart…….Spacially!

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In Waldorf Education we read about, hear about, and talk about sympathy and antipathy and being in an objective state of mind with the children.  But what does this really mean day-to-day?  And most importantly, how do we actually DO this?  How do we be objective with the children, especially in the most challenging of moments?   Join us to explore this fascinating topic through movement:  discovering how to be objective in an experiential way.   This work also has astonishing benefits in relationships with our significant others!

֎ Have a beautiful, fresh, aromatic rose (or other flower) on hand for a little surprise!

March 26th

Spring's promise of new beginnings!

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As King Winter and Lady Spring do their friendly dance, anticipation of new beginnings lives strong in the earth and the elementals.  What obstacles live within us, holding us back from all the good new beginnings that awaits us?  What’s holding us back from creating newness of life in any area of our lives….be it our relationships, our community, our home, our work, our spiritual practice?  Spacially, what is going on with all this?  How do we shift our space, becoming open to new possibilities and enriching experiences?  Join us in this rich and fulfilling movement exploration….AND be prepared to laugh……A LOT!

April 30th

The joys and delights of new life!

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The earth hums with the growth of new life below the surface and sprouting up to the heavens.  The children too, hum with the excitement of new life all around them, new life which they are seeing for the first time!  The child’s mind, open and free of preconceptions and societal conditioning, free of judgement.  How can we embody this too?  Come move with us as we explore the spacial aspects the child’s mind, just being:  present, open, warm, clear and loving!

May 21st

Celebrate…..Celebrate!

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Come to celebrate our growth and triumphs through this year of moving with Spacial Dynamics!  We have moved in our bodies (all of them!) and brought the benefits of this practice into our lives - into our classrooms, our families, and our communities.  As we move together for the last time this school year, we will set the intention to leave behind any strife or sorrow of the school year, and move freely into the expansiveness of summer……..free to rejuvenate and play, free to be inspired!

Celebrate, Celebrate  ☙  Let Light and love surround you, everywhere, everywhere, you may go!