Announcing our first Gaia Movement Workshop!

SPRING Gaia Movement Workshop:
Awakening Connection to the Earth

May 23 & 24
Time: 1-5pm both days
Location: Wissahickon Woods (Entrance TBA)
Investment: $85 Regular, $65 Early-bird (until May 15th)

It’s Spring! An amazing season of MOVEMENT. The earth is waking up out of her deep freeze! We can see, hear and feel it all around us. And we can feel it inside of us. We are waking up too. Just like the fluids in the earth, the fluids in our bodies are warming up, thawing out, and beginning to move and flow again with greater ease and possibility. There is movement, growth and change afoot! But sometimes the process of waking up from the winter can be uncomfortable. You may still be feeling a bit stiff and cold, like your body hasn’t completely warmed up yet, or you may be feeling a bit disconnected from the outside world, like you haven’t quite made it completely out of your winter hibernation.

This workshop will help you to reconnect with yourself, rejuvenate your body and invigorate your life by intentionally deepening your connection to the natural world.
  • Are you looking for a place to playfully explore your physical relationship to nature through dance and movement?
  • Are you curious about how the systems in our bodies are similar to the larger systems of the earth?
  • Are you looking for a supportive, energizing way to reconnect with your body after spending so much time cooped up inside this winter?
This workshop will invite you to connect intimately with nature, to listen deeply to the sounds and the movements of the earth in the springtime, to invite these into your own physical & sensory awareness and allow them to affect your body, to move in response to them, and create your own spontaneous dances with the earth!

We will meet in a secluded spot in nature and during our time together you will choose a place to be your outdoor home. Over the course of the workshop you will cultivate a relationship with that space. You will know it, feel it, observe it and it will know, feel and observe you, holding space for your experiences. You will create a sense of safety, familiarity and belonging that will help you feel secure to dive deeply into your sensory awareness and exploring your movement responses to the landscape.

We will investigate the fluid systems of the body as a way of warming up the body and connecting deeply into the very core of our own being. Exploring our fluid systems will enable us to create varied energetic states in the body that can lead us to discover new and interesting dance and movement experiences and possibilities. These investigations will offer us a way of finding commonality, affinity and responsiveness between our own selves and the complex natural elements around us.

This workshop offers you three things:
1) A deep physical connection to nature
2) Increased warmth, energy, & fluidity in your body
3) A profound sense of belonging to the natural world

AND… You will learn tools you can use to connect with nature anywhere!

If you sign-up by May 15th you get $20 off the full price!!

Click HERE to register.

Not sure if this workshop is for you?
This workshop is geared toward both dancers and non-dancers. It is for anyone who enjoys moving their body and feels comfortable (or at least interested in) exploring movement in an open-ended, improvisatory way. You will be generating your own movement based on your own feelings, desires, perceptions, energetic shifts, observations, etc. There will be many guided, structured movement scores and explorations, but I will not be giving you specific movements to do with your body. Please contact me with further questions: Jenny 215-840-5710, jroesawyer@gmail.com.


From The Earth is officially launching!!

I am BEYOND excited to announce...
The Official 2015 Launch of  From The Earth!!
An outdoor experiential dance company 

The Beginning:
In 2012, many of you came to watch as my first outdoor piece UPSTREAM took flight. From that first performance in front of four sold out audiences in the Wissahickon Creek, I knew that I had stumbled onto something special, something unique, something awesome, something that changes you.

In 2013, when UPSTREAM was presented by The Morris Arboretum, it struck me again: the way people respond to witnessing the wildness of this piece is different. They are full of awe, they are struck by beauty, they feel inspired, and it feels like something inside of them has changed. It is thrilling to witness, for it is the dream of every choreographer!

It has become clear to me that human bodies moving expressively in nature activate our profound natural connection to the earth. And in our increasingly disconnected society, this connection is something that deep down we are all craving.

So I have created a dance company... just for this! 

The Big Idea:
I believe, we as a society are living within a lie that humans are separate from nature. In reality, nature is our very source and living in disconnection from our source is hurting each and every one of us every day and it is destroying our planet.

From The Earth's mission is to connect humans deeply and intimately with nature through dance, movement, performance and somatic (body-based) experiences.

By offering you deep connection to your body and your relationship to the natural world, From The Earth can help you recover a deep lost part of yourself. And together, just maybe, we can cultivate a deeper sense of connectedness that will enrich our lives and spread across our world.

Currently offering:
  • Outdoor site-specific performance & choreography.
  • Nature-based movement classes & workshops.
We have a NEW SERIES of seasonal  Gaia Movement Workshops!
Check back soon for details.
They will be happening in the SPRING, SUMMER & FALL of 2015!!