Workshops and Classes

After a break from offering workshops to the public, I’m starting to dip my toes back in the water. 

Somatic and Sound Immersion

Friday, April 27, 2018 6:30-8 p.m.

A.M. Nashville

A blend of gentle movement explorations and awareness accompanied by healing sounds will help you be more alive and present in your body. 

Sound vibrations reach the cellular level and can unlock stuck emotional tension held within our cellular memory, boost your immune system and cultivate a heightened awareness of your inner world and intuition. Join us as Robin Barnes and Massood Taj create healing sounds with singing bowls, native flutes and other ancient instruments.

Gentle explorations of body patterning and movement individually and in community is facilitated by Amanda Cantrell Roche. 

Please wear comfortable clothes and join us. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Advance tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/somatic-and-sound-immersion-tickets-44516573269?aff=es2

 

Leading & Letting Go,

Friday, June 1, 2018  6-8 p.m.

at Art & Soul Studio

There are times when we need to take direct action and responsibility, and times when we must learn to let go and follow a path that opens before us. In this active, playful workshop you will work with a partner to explore active and passive roles through weight sharing, holding and being held, and leading and following with gentle movement. Individually, you will have time to consider the metaphors for your life and relationships through writing and reflection. No dance experience required, but ability to get up and down from sitting on the floor and to support a portion of the weight of a partner is needed.

Physical contact with a partner is integral to this workshop. Some find it helpful to take this workshop together with a partner or friend, but individual sign ups are welcome and encouraged. Please bring a journal or paper and pen.

“I was surprised at how profoundly I was affected by the time I spent moving around with (my partner). To be held closely and supported gently but firmly was a huge healing for me.” — Sally, past workshop participant

$40 individuals, $70 if you sign up with a partner. To register: https://www.eartandsoul.com/leading-letting-go

 

Any of my 2-3 hour workshops can be privately booked for a group of four or more, starting at $200 if you provide the space. Message me for details:  amanda.c.roche@gmail.com. See class listings below this video.

Here are some workshop options. Most are 2 to 2.5 hours:

radianceComing Into Your Radiance

 

We all have a light – an inner radiance – that is connected to our Source and fueled by what we most deeply love. Often this illumination is dimmed by the daily grind, life’s challenges, or neglect. Take this time to reconnect to Source, uncover your inner radiance, and create a space within for it to shine outward. Through writing, movement, and reflective play, both individually and communally, we will tap into our divine light and recognize it in others. This workshop will include gentle, physical contact with others in the group.

“The world is not whole without each of us awakening the divine spark that we are.” ~ Jenn Couture


 

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Being aware of and attentive to our center is vital in life. What keeps you balanced when all else is shifting around you? When do you need to take some risks and push yourself off balance? Through movement, creative writing, and other reflective play we will traverse the terrain of centeredness, grounding, and unexpected trajectories. This journey toward deeper awareness supports the ability to sustain balance in both calm and stormy seas.

“I came to this workshop expecting to learn to deal with the shifting world around me. Silly me, I thought what would happen is that I would learn to reorder the world in a more balanced way. What happened instead was that I learned to shift!” — Tracy

 

 

 

Threshold workshopCrossing the Threshold: Beginning the Hero’s Journey

 

In the Hero’s Journey, the first threshold separates the ordinary world and the unknown world of risk and adventure. In crossing this threshold, the hero is often confronted by threshold guardians who try to block the passage, and sometimes an ally or mentor offers help. These archetypes and stages in the journey most notably defined by Joseph Campbell are far more than fairy tale myths; they have direct correlation to people and events in our lives.

Through group and private reflection, free writing and movement, we will consider thresholds we have and will cross in our lives, and will divine a path to crossing a significant threshold which leads us into an intrepid new world. No dance or writing experience necessary.

“What a profound and soulful workshop. I am still floating. I remembered, tonight, how important it is to take time out of this busy (and sometimes heavy) life in order to dig deep, reconnect with self, and to connect, also, with brave and generous fellow travelers. I feel a shift, and I was desperate for one.” ~ Sara Sharpe

Leading and Letting Go:  Exploring Active and Passive Pathsleading and letting go

 

There are times when we need to take direct action and responsibility, and times when we must learn to let go and follow a path that opens before us. In this active, playful workshop you will work with a partner to explore weight bearing and weight sharing, leading and following, and individually consider the metaphors for your life and relationships through writing and reflection. No dance experience required, but ability to get up and down from the floor and bear some weight needed. Physical contact with a partner is integral to this workshop, but no need to bring a partner.

“I was surprised at how profoundly I was affected by the time I spent moving around with (my partner). To be held closely and supported gently but firmly was a huge healing for me.” — Sally

 

Vision

In Words and Body:  Articulating Your Vision

 

In the work of daily living, there are times when we lose sight of our dreams and aspirations. Articulating those dreams and pathways to attain them can help us find the motivation to forge ahead and speak our vision into existence. Through a journey to find inspiration and insight in the words of others, as well as exploring the active meditation of dance, we will tap into both intellectual and innate body wisdom to discover and define our vision for our future. You will leave with both enduring written prose, and the ephemeral but no less potent experience of painting your pathway toward attaining your dreams through the medium of body and space. No dance or writing experience necessary

“The experience definitely blew on the coals of my heart and gave fresh definition to my hopes and dreams.” — Maria

 

 

 

Other workshops include “Boundaries”, “Filling the Cup”, and “Body Wisdom:  Listening to your Inner Ally” co-facilitated with Yoga instructor Kristen Hubbard.

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These integrative, experiential workshops utilize creative process and exploration in movement and writing to discover personal truths. To book a workshop or discuss a custom-designed theme for your organization, please contact Amanda at amanda.c.roche@gmail.com.

You can read testimonials and see an array of workshops and class series previously offered here. 

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