Dance & Movement Offerings

Authentic Movement

Sunday, April 14 @ 3-4:30pm
Sunday, June 9 @ 3-4:30pm
(+ ongoing dates TBA)

MOVE Studio, Smiley Building,
(Room #15, 1st floor, behind the big bulletin board)
1309 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Tricia Gourley has invited me to collaborate with her in hosting monthly, possibly bi-monthly, gatherings to explore the practice of Authentic Movement (AM).

AM involves creating a container that holds a strong space of loving and non-judgmental witnessing in order to offer movers a safe space within which to be held in an eyes-closed exploration of our inner landscape, through movement or even nonmoving stillness.

There are many traditional structures of AM, and we’re interested in playing with a variety of approaches including partnering with a witness, open group format with movers coming in and out, adding options for sound and/or speech…and time for reflecting verbally together.

We’re offering this not as a “class” but more as a gathering where one or both of us, Tricia and I, will support holding the container and also secure the rental of the space. The cost would be $5-10 per person to cover the studio rental. 

If you have any questions or are interested in exploring this practice more please feel free to reach out. 




Moving Women

a weekly movement ritual

4-Week Spring Season Series

(offerings to be continued in Summer, Fall, & Winter seasons too!)

guided by

Amelia Burns


Sundays, 3-5pm

April 28 – May 19, 2024


MOVE Studio, Smiley Building

(Room #15, 1st floor, behind the big bulletin board)

1309 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301

4-Week Series ~ $111 / Drop-In ~ $33

Cash, Check, or Venmo @movingstillness

move your springtime energies through

embodying your Earth body’s natural growth rhythms of

awakening, rooting, sprouting, emerging…

Be guided in stretching and moving, alone and together, writing and sharing, dancing, witnessing ourselves and each other, relating with our bodies, each other, our writings, musings, images, elements from the natural world…with music and silence…

Be supported in deeply listening to, connecting with, cultivating, and expressing your unique felt sense experiences of your embodied springtime beingness.

These offerings are inspired by modern dance and improvisation, Authentic Movement

and other mindful movement practices (yoga, qi gong, Body Mind Centering), ceremonial dance,

Diego Piñón/Body Ritual Movement, and most especially this Beautiful Planet Earth we call Home.


REGISTER HERE by Emailing Me Through the Contact Form

And, please specify if you’re interested in the whole series or drop-in.

If you’re wanting to drop in, please email me in advance.
Space will be prioritized for those signed up for the whole series.

Due to the size of the studio and the intimate nature of this work,
I’m limiting the class to 14 Participants. 

I love guiding you in sensing, feeling, moving, and expressing all the mysterious impulses of your embodied beingness–your moment to moment, emergent, mysterious, energetic embodied respondings and conversings with yourself, with others, and with Mystery.

“Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.”
~ Isadora Duncan