Feeling like doing something different, playful and meaningful with your partner on a Friday evening? Come to the Authentic Movement experience for Couples, a date designed to help you strengthen connection and enhance intimacy through loving presence, playful movement, and non-sexual touch. Couples of all genders and sexual orientations who are already in a relationship are welcome.
Maria will guide you on a journey to experience each other as you may never have before. We will start as a group with simple movement exercises that are playful to encourage even the shiest part of yourself to relax and have fun. Then you and your partner will continue with guided explorations of mirroring, eye contact, and physical touch with eyes closed, that will help you to see, listen, feel and appreciate each other in new, wholehearted ways.
Please bring: Comfortable clothes that you can easily move. Your open presence and beginner’s mind as this workshop is mainly experiential. Movement explorations are adaptable to all physical abilities and conditions.
About Authentic Movement:
In its traditional form, Authentic Movement is a practice that helps you develop a compassionate, non-judgmental understanding of your unique creative voice and essence. In this workshop we use for the first time the principles of Authentic Movement in a newly designed approach to help you connect with your partner, appreciate each other’s uniqueness and deepen the love for each other.
Early Bird $22 – Limited / General $33 / Doors $44 (Tickets sold in pairs)
Tickets available via Facebook or Eventbrite
*Workshop limited to 11 couples*
Please arrive on time as we will not be able to let people in late once we begin*
Maria is a highly sensitive and passionate woman, a mover, a witness, a creator, a thinker, a wounded healer and a truth teller. Her whole life has been a ceaseless journey, without and within, from Greece to Argentina, then Peru and now California, full of learnings and transformational experiences. She loves to provide a safe space for you to explore your unique creative voice and reinvent ways to relate to each other with more love, respect and compassion. Maria is a licensed psychologist from Greece (2004), and an interdisciplinary performing artist. She holds an MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS (2017) and was specialized in Authentic Movement in Buenos Aires (2008-2014).
“Taking a class with Maria in Authentic Movement is like finding a long lost guide who helps you journey into your own soul. Maria is such a talented, kind, generous mover AND teacher. Her understanding of the practice of Authentic Movement makes this workshop a truly life-changing experience. Can't wait to work with her some more and tap into my own natural rhythms within my body!”
“Maria's Authentic Movement group class has been a place where I can learn to listen more closely to my body and what it needs, which has been an essential skill for me to build at a time in my life when I'm focusing on healing and growth. In the last 5 months, I have made dramatic positive changes to my diet, exercise habits, and meditation practice, and I've even seen unexpected improvements in my posture, accompanied by an increase in my level of confidence as a man. Authentic Movement has been an invaluable addition to my self-care and self-transformation work.”