Being(s) In Touch
Thursday January 27th 7-8pm AND
Saturday February 5th 3-4pm
Class Meets Virtually Via Zoom
Link for class will be emailed prior to each class
Sliding Scale Fee $5-$20 per class
Being(s) in Touch is a somatic movement class centered in principles of Body Mind Centering, contemplative movement, and The Hakomi Method of Mindfulness Based Assisted Self-Discovery. Our classes examine and play with the role of touch from a developmental and sociological perspective. Our aim is to open pathways to connect with our own sense of being and belonging (being in touch with ourselves), and to steward an in-touch atmosphere with each other. While most of our class will be centered in movement, there will also be time to connect verbally with one another.
The movement portion of our classes include but are not limited to teaching inspired by creative dance, yoga, body-mind centering, meditation and/or contemplative art practices.
We welcome all bodies regardless of skill, level, or movement experience - all you need is a body, a comfortable space, and a dash of curiosity.
Virginia Munday is a dancer, choreographer, and educator based in the Raleigh / Durham area, North Carolina. After growing up in Florida, she received her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After graduation she danced in New York before earning her MFA in Choreography, with Distinction, at Roehampton University of London in 2012. Her choreography has been presented in the US, Japan, and the UK. Virginia’s teaching credits include San Jose City, Foothill, Cabrillo, and West Valley Colleges located in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley. She offered courses in Contemporary Modern Dance Technique, Ballet, and Movement for Athletes as the Yearly Academic Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University from 2019-2021. Currently, she is studying to become a Somatic Movement Educator in Body Mind Centering at Moving Within in Lorane, OR. She uses this current training and her interests in Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Yoga, and the Alexander Technique, to infuse her dance technique classes with these somatic influences.
Allison Distler is a certified Rolfer®, Somatic Movement Educator, and Psychological Astrologer. She the
creator of the collaborate virtual movement space: Somatic Movement Sundays and facilitator of writing
circles at Women Writing for (a) Change. She the co-founder of Kindred Explorers which offers
workshops and retreats to help youth and adults connect to the universal guides that surround
us. When not involved in community or client work, she enjoys diving deep in world of Body-Mind
Centering®, long walking, and astrological studies. She is a student at the MISPA school of psychological
astrology and the creator of the podcast series, Deep Well Astrology.