Body Stories

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Body Stories

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An Exploration in Authentic Movement and Expressive Writing

Learn the tools of authentic movement and expressive writing to unlock the creativity, wisdom and truth living inside you. This workshop is inspired by the movement and writing classes that Ginger McGilvray and Katie Ford have facilitated at a women's prison on behalf of Truth Be Told, an Austin nonprofit that brings life-transforming programs to incarcerated women. Body Stories offers men and women an opportunity for creative personal inquiry and self-discovery in a beautiful, peaceful setting. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience — including no experience! Read what past participants have to say about Body Stories here.

What you get:

  • 4 hours of guided exercises in authentic movement and expressive writing at a beautiful retreat center
  • a healthy, freshly prepared lunch
  • a journal and pen

What is authentic movement? Authentic movement is a bit like playing a game of free association, but using the body instead of words to communicate. Starting from stillness, participants follow their intuitive impulses to move or rest, possibly bypassing habitual patterns and making way for something new. Meditative in nature, authentic movement has been described as "a personal expression of the unconscious mind."

What is expressive writing? Expressive writing is about writing freely from the heart without regard to form or rules of grammar, punctuation or spelling. It's about silencing the "internal editor" so that all ideas, thoughts and feelings can take their rightful place on the page.

Questions? Email Katie at katie@iamkatieford.com.

Social justice scholarships are available to those who have experienced incarceration. Please contact Katie for more information. Full refund is available until one week from event date.

ABOUT GINGER MCGILVRAY
Ginger is a movement instructor and massage therapist. Her experience working with women in prison has ignited her life-long interest in justice and reconciliation, which recently led her to become a certified conflict resolution mediator. “Embodiment” is a good word to describe her approach — an invitation to come back home to ourselves and, from there, rediscover how to live in truth with others. She is grateful for the love, encouragement and creative inspiration she shares with her husband, Nathan.