Authentic Movement is a simple yet profound embodied awareness practice that helps reawaken body wisdom, creative inspiration, and empathy for self and others. With eyes closed, participants explore movement, vocal sound, and stillness in the presence of an attentive and empathetic witness. The movement that emerges may be active, subtle, passionate, restful, playful, primal, or sublime.
Through mindful inner listening, the “mover” follows kinesthetic, sensory, imaginative, and emotive impulses. The “witness” practices being present for the mover’s unfolding journey with compassionate awareness, while simultaneously practicing remaining connected to themselves. Together they create a nurturing container for welcoming vulnerability, dropping into beingness, opening to the mystical, and expanding possibilities for new actions. Movement explorations are followed by journaling, drawing, and respectfully structured speaking to support gentle transitioning and grounded integration.
“Authentic Movement has changed me permanently, opening up playfulness and feeling and a sense of connection.”
— AM Group Participant, UC Berkeley Professor