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Therapy In Motion

  • 105 Wisteria Way Mill Valley, CA, 94941 United States (map)

A place to deepen your healing and soul work through movement.

Therapy in Motion (TIM) is a dynamic, guided conscious movement inquiry practice that integrates leading psychological modalities into an embodied movement vocabulary. TIM work allows you to engage in deep self-inquiry under the direction of an expert teacher with extensive therapeutic training and experience. It gives you the opportunity to deal with the way your body, mind and emotions are interconnected in a safe, supportive environment.

You’ll expand your ability to:

  • Listen to the body’s cues and language; expand your embodied awareness
  • Recognize and understand basic emotions such as anger, sadness, longing, joy and disgust
  • Understand and tolerate more complex emotions
  • Inquire into difficult feelings, experiences and ongoing circumstances
  • Shift relationship patterns by reducing reactivity to emotional triggers. Gain clarity to make different choices.
  • Openly express feelings (tears, joy, frustration, fear)
  • Move stuck energy

REGISTER

COST  
$25 if you register online /
$35 if you drop in

ATTIRE
Barefoot or dance shoes, comfortable clothing

Evening class
3rd Tuesday of each month
7:00 - 8:30p 


An intimate class

Open Floor Movement dancers seeking a deeper experience need a welcoming community where they can dance with like-minded people who won’t judge them.

Skillful teacher

Going deep requires a practitioner who can skillfully bring attention to all aspects of our  psychology (emotional, social and relational) and help integrate the way they arise in our embodied experience.


FAQ

WHO ARE THE CLASSES FOR?
Open Floor Movement dancers seeking a deeper experience and are people who have done some kind of therapeutic/personal development/soul work and want a place to move energy, connect with themselves and others in a way which doesn’t rely on dialog.

WHAT IS THERAPY IN MOTION?
Therapy in Motion is a branch of Open Floor Movement developed by a somatic psychotherapist to help people enrich their relational capacity through movement and dance. It is a guided practice that incorporates teachings from attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis, trauma studies, theories of sexuality, gestalt awareness practice and transpersonal approaches. The body, mind and emotions are interconnected. Working with the body and learning how to stay present in the moment offers paths to healing that aren’t as accessible via talk therapy.

HOW DEEP DO I HAVE TO GO?
The beauty of Open Floor TIM work is that you only go as deep as you want. The teacher will provide guidance, but you are always encouraged to follow your own embodied intelligence.

DO I HAVE TO WORK WITH OTHER PEOPLE?
Working with others is encouraged here. Part of the benefit of Open Floor TIM work is having the opportunity to inquire and work with other like-minded individuals. Humans beings are relational. We’re wired for attachment and need each other to heal, feel and co-regulate.

DO WE ACTUALLY DANCE?
There are no steps to learn or choreography in Open Floor TIM work. However this is a movement-based therapy in which you may dance about, gyrate, undulate, and move to soundscapes that are designed to tap into your body's wisdom.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE?
You don't need a dance background, only a desire to listen to and move your body as a mode of conscious inquiry, accessing your body as the source of wisdom!


LED BY MARYANNE COMAROTO

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Maryanne first discovered movement as a way to heal her debilitating anxiety. She created her own body-oriented self-inquiry method which she has taught people privately for 18 years. In 2017, she became certified to teach Open Floor Movement. What excites her most about this new modality developed by a small group of Gabrielle Roth’s proteges is that it offers an evidence-based map for using movement as a way to deepen connection with self, others, community and spirit.

Maryanne’s teaching style/philosophy is heart-centered, soulful and influenced by depth psychology. She sees her role as an embodied guide who invites students into a shared contemplation using movement.

Maryanne holds a Ph.D. in somatic depth psychology and works with clients in private practice in Marin County.

Earlier Event: May 11
Open Floor Friday Night
Later Event: June 8
Open Floor Friday Night