Body Tales®, founded by Olivia Corson, is a somatic practice that integrates inner-guided expressive movement with personal storytelling. Clear and imaginative instructions invite participants to engage and strengthen their innate capacities for creative expression, embodied resources, and inherent kinship with the larger Earth.
Simple and respectful guidelines create a strong container that fosters empathy, curiosity and nonjudgmental presence. Group sessions include inner-focused movement time, exchanging roles as “mover” and “witness” with partners, and one person at a time sharing their own unique “body tale” while being supportively witnessed by the whole group.
The stories that emerge represent a full spectrum of experience. They can be tender, fierce, hilarious, contemplative, inspiring, and illuminating. People grapple with challenges, celebrate, grieve, learn, remember, and envision. Through this self-revelatory process, we transform personal experience into community wisdom and gain a deeper understanding and respect for ourselves, one another, and our world.
“Body Tales is a place free of judgment and full of human connection.”
— L. H. Retired Waldorf Teacher