Become a Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator
3 Day Facilitator Training in Eugene OR
with Joanna Cashman
Sat May 14 12:30 – 8:00 pm / Sun May 15 12:00 – 8:00 pm / Mon. May 16 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Ashtanga Yoga Center 825 Monroe St Eugene OR.
Cost: $395.00 includes facilitator manual
To Register: Send your contact info, name/phone/email and $395.00 check payable to Radiant Health Wellness. Mail to Radiant Health Wellness 1400 Candlelight Dr #214, Eugene, OR 97402
DANCING MINDFULNESS is a holistic dance practice that integrates contemplative and expressive movement with mindfulness meditation. This facilitated somatic practice is sometimes accompanied by silence, sometimes by an inspiring sound scape of music that empowers somatic creativity and liberates innate healing resources. Join us for a deep dive into the experience of embodiment. DM is a versatile, flexible practice that has been offered in community, educational and clinical settings globally. Individuals working in the wellness, creative arts, human service, mental health and addiction recovery fields will be empowered to bring this practice to their clients and communities. Local participants will be trained to join the Eugene Dancing Mindfulness community of rotating facilitators for our weekly dance.
In this 3 day intensive you will learn all aspects of the Dancing Mindfulness practice including:
The Seven Attitudes of Mindfulness
The Seven Elements of Holistic Mindful Dancing
Trauma Informed Conscious Dance Facilitation Skills
The Art of Making Inspiring Playlists
Mindful Movement Explorations
Somatic Creativity Facilitation Skills
How to Modify the DM Practice for Special Populations
This training can also be applied to the Expressive Arts Certificate offered by Dr Jamie Marich through the Institute of Creative Mindfulness.
About Your Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator:
Joanna Cashman RN, MFA, LMT, E-RYT 500 was listed in Whose Who in American Nursing for her innovative work bringing the expressive arts into the clinical setting for mental health and substance use recovery. Joanna’s deep commitment to investigating dance, yoga and somatic studies led her to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Arizona State University, and certifications in Dancing Mindfulness, Integrative Yoga Therapy and the Evans Somatic Dance Technique, a Laban/Bartenieff influenced approach to contemporary dance. She has studied with dance pioneers Barbara Mettler, Anna Halprin, Joan Skinner, Bill Evans and many more. She has brought the healing benefits of yoga and holistic dance to prisons, mental health centers, cancer survivorship programs, retreat centers, universities and substance abuse centers. She has taught and performed in Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and across the US.
As a DJ, she has over 30 years of experience creating inspiring alchemical sound scapes that invite you into the deep somatic terrain of holistic self expression. She is committed to creating diverse acoustic journeys that include the richness of many genres, time periods, and cultures. Joanna co-founded dances in Bend and Eugene OR, Tucson, AZ, and Olympia, WA. Her greatest joy is to inspire others to find their own somatic voice through embodied creativity. She loves witnessing how the power of music, dance, yoga liberate the wisdom of the body, heal the psyche and illuminate the spirit. She currently directs a weekly Dancing Mindfulness practice in Eugene OR, teaches weekly yoga vinyasa and yoga nidra classes at Everyday People Yoga and directs the Radiant Health Yoga® teacher training program. Examples of her creative work a can be viewed on her You Tube channel “Joanna Cashman Dance.”
COALESSENCE ECSTATIC DANCE: Every Sunday 10:00 am and every Tuesday 6:00 pm at The Wow Hall 291 W. 8th Ave, Eugene, OR. Joanna is a resident DJ. Visit www.CoalessenceDance.com for details.
BRAIN WORK - Integrative Brain Dance: Explorations in Neurodevelopmental Movement
Come explore the Six Patterns of Total Body Connectivity and other neurologically nourishing movement practices. Joanna integrates techniques from the HANDLE Institute, Brain Gym, Brain Dance, Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals, and Body Mind Centering. Simple, brain-based developmental movement sequences enrich soma and psyche and underlie all movement expression. Take this opportunity to strengthen neural pathways that support whole brain function, whole person engagement, as you develop your kinesthetic intelligence, and become a more coordinated, dynamic, mover. These practices are especially helpful for individuals in the performing arts, sports or those with learning disabilities, attention deficit issues, traumatic brain injury, stroke and coordination challenges. Private sessions for children and adults are available. Together we create an individualized practice that addresses your goals. Call (360) 870-6093 to schedule an appointment.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE:Technique and Improvisation
Deepen your journey into the art of dance. Learn how freedom and discipline unite and empower each other. Engage both hemispheres of the brain as you develop a strong, flexible, expressive bodymind. Get connected to your core and discover how physical skills and expressive resources can take your body where your spirit wants to go. Explore the full spectrum of the dance experience by learning both the fundamentals of contemporary dance technique and creative dance improvisation. This technique class is rooted in the Bill Evans Method: a Laban/Bartenieff approach to Modern Dance. Performance opportunities available with Wild Grace Dance Theater. Visit Joanna's YouTube Channel for examples of her creative work "Joanna Cashman Dance."
GROUP DANCE IMPROVISATION:
Inspired by the creative work of dance pioneer, Barbara Mettler.
Barbara Mettler (1907-2002) was an early American pioneer of the creative dance movement. She was influenced by the renown modern dancers Rudolf Laban and Mary Wigman and by Isadora Duncan's free approach to dance. She dedicated herself to teaching the art of creative dance to awaken the whole person, cultivate creativity and to encourage artistic discipline. Believing that expressive body movement was a basic human need for people of all ages and abilities, she excelled at facilitating the art of group dance improvisation. This course will stimulate your imagination, awaken your body and empower your creative spirit. You will be guided through creative dance studies that expand your movement vocabulary and ability to co-create satisfying improvised dances with others. No prior dance experience is required. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills related to organic development of unison movement themes, skillful use of time, force, space, weight and flow. Develop your kinesthetic listening skills. Balance personal with collective needs and satisfy your hunger for nourishing group dance experiences. Get out of your movement ruts and experience the immediacy of collective creativity. This class is based on the pioneering work of Barbara Mettler and is taught by a former member of the Barbara Mettler Dance Company.
CHAKRA DANCE JOURNEY
Chakra Dance Journey is a danced journey through the seven major energy centers of the body-mind. A playful exploration that unites the teachings of yoga with the power of creative dance. You will be carefully guided through contemplative and expressive movement explorations that allow you to access your creative spirit, rekindle your joy of movement and embrace the transformative powers of each chakra. In this work there are no steps to learn, just the space to dance freely through inner landscapes that lead to transformative personal insights. This interdisciplinary practice includes journal writing, drawing, yoga, dance and offers you a delicious reunion with your body and with your inner life. Give yourself this gift of self care in a supportive community of kindred spirits. No prior experience in yoga or dance is required. Chakra Dance Journey has been offered in 7 day retreat formats and shorter workshop formats that focus on one or two chakras per event.
WILD GRACE DANCE THEATER
was dedicated to the investigation of contemporary dance and inter-disciplinary performance art. The company blended elements of contemporary dance and improvisation to create kinesthetic theater and movement rituals that comment on the complexities of our times and articulate the connections between psyche, soma, self and community. The company was founded in 1993 by it's artistic director Joanna Cashman, who received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University. Performances in Russia, Ukraine, Canada, New Mexico, New York,and in the Pacific Northwest have featured Cashman's choreography and provided contemporary dancers with opportunities to share their artistry and love of dance. Click on the "Gallery" tab on this site for WGDT photo.