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Symbolic Dance & Fitness
672 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, California 94110
Authentic Movement is an inner self-directed somatic practice. It is done with eyes closed, in silence and in the presence of at least one compassionate witness. It is simple in form, purely spontaneous, and is a practice of mind-bodyful listening that can guide your soul to create, to heal and find peace while reawakening essential, inner and collective, mind-body-spirit wisdom.
* No previous experience necessary
* Appropriate for all physical conditions
* Required brief phone interview upon registration
Group is limited: 6-8 movers.
To reserve your space call at 415-425-7428 or register now at:
More info: marialentzou.net/authenticmovementsf
Contact: [email protected]
This first open encounter is being offered with a suggested donation of $22. It is a great opportunity to experience the discipline and decide if it is a good fit for you, before you choose to continue in a regular group.
Regular cost is $44 per encounter and regular groups will continue on:
September 22 29
October 13 27
November 10 17
December 01 08
*Commitment to all encounters is highly recommended.
WHAT MOVERS SAY:
Taking a class with Maria in Authentic Movement is like finding a long lost guide who helps you journey into your own soul… — Lindsey, Performance Artist
Maria’s presence is warm and welcoming. It allows me to be able to move my body even if it makes no sense or how awkward it would be… — Pui, MA East-West Psychology
The Authentic Movement group is a space I can come to for spiritual growth […] It is a practice that relieves stress, creates a sense of space, safety, and joy; helps deepen personal growth work and fosters a greater sense of connection. — Lauren, Psychotherapist
Maria’s presence as a facilitator is calming and empowering. Coming into the group[…] I realized my body has a whole world of information that I rarely listen to. Afterward I felt relaxed, at peace, in tune, and proud that I have so much creativity inside of me." — Ainsley, Designer & Musician
Maria Lentzou is a licensed psychologist from Greece (2004), and an interdisciplinary performing artist. She holds an MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS (2017) and she specialized in Authentic Movement with Karin Fleischer in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008-2014). In her own practice of Authentic Movement, she discovered the beauty of depth that exists in the action of being fully present and the inner-body wisdom that we all have to heal, create and evolve. Now she is committed to sharing with the San Francisco Bay Area the gifts of awareness and self-realization that this discipline brings as a creative-spiritual practice.