Motion Theater Summit at the beach

with Nina Wise
For people with some previous MT experience.
Saturday, June 16, 10:30–4:30
Limantaur Beach  |  Point Reyes Seashore  |  CA

We will spend the day at Limantaur Beach on the Point Reyes seashore practicing Motion Theater® and creating performances that fully engage the environment. Improvise with skilled colleagues and experience the deep pleasure of working in nature.

Bring water, a bag lunch and some food to share. Dress in layers as the fog might roll in and the sun might shine forth. Bring a beach blanket and a towel. Further details to follow upon registration.

$115 for this daylong summit

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Joyful Awakening: Meditation, Embodiment, Expression

with Nina Wise, co-sponsored by Sukhasiddhi Foundation in Fairfax
Saturday, July 14, 10am–4:30 pm
Sukhasiddhi Foundation  |  771 Center Blvd  |  Fairfax, CA

In this daylong retreat, we will practice both silent meditation and robust creative self-expression. Contemplative practices and expressive practices enhance one another; in concert they quiet the mind, calm the heart, give rise to insight, happiness, and release our wildness.

The day will include stillness, movement, easy improv games and storytelling which together form a fully embodied spiritual practice.  Develop presence, enhance your capacity for spontaneity, have fun, and leave with tools you can apply to your personal and professional lives.

Sliding Scale $95–$145

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Motion and Meteors at the Yuba River

with Nina Wise
Friday, August 10, 7:00pm – Sunday, August 12, 4:00pm
Su's house  |  13745 Empress Road |  Nevada City

During this weekend retreat, we will practice Motion Theater on the Yuba River and spend a night watching the Perseid meteor showers.  We will meditate and chant outdoors, practice Motion Theater games in the natural environment, and create improvised performances on the granite boulders, in the rushing waters and still pools. There will be open time for solo contemplation and play as well as organized group activities.

Fee includes all activities/teaching, dinner Friday night, late night hot drinks and snacks for the meteor shower.

To keep the price down, we ask that you make your own sleeping arrangements. There are plenty of local campgrounds if you’re wanting to go rustic and a wide range of airbnb’s if you want to go more upscale. There are three tent sites and one studio cottage on site for an additional fee. We will provide support in connecting participants so they can share housing.

Sliding Scale $275–$350

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Performance Lab

For people who’ve already taken a Motion Theater workshop. Hone your skills and practice with other trained improvisers.

Performance Lab, 9-session series
with Nina Wise
Thursdays, April 26 – June 21, 7:30–10:00pm
4th Street Yoga  |  1809 4th Street (upstairs)  |  Berkeley, CA
$450 for this 9-week series

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Motion Theater Immersion

Immerse yourself in both the therapeutic and performance aspects of Motion as you hone your skills in the solo, duet and ensemble forms that are the essential building blocks of the practice. Through this intensive practice with a group of committed colleagues, you will unleash your creativity, discover an innate freedom of being, gain insights about your past and present, and develop proficiencies in self-expression that are likely to spill over into all aspects of your life. Motion Immersion consists of six weekend workshops and one five-day retreat. There are no pre-requisites for Immersion.


Private Sessions

Nina is available to anyone interested in creating a performance work, editing writing, developing skills and confidence in public speaking and presentations, enhancing creative expression … whatever your project or goal may be, Nina will help you see it through.

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Refund Policy

Deposits for workshops and classes are refundable in full (less 15% processing fee) if you cancel at least one week before the start date. After that, the deposit is not refundable but you may apply it to any Motion Theater workshop within one year (less 15% processing fee). Once the class series begins, refunds are not available unless you suffer an extreme medical emergency or family emergency. In that case, the cost of the classes you have already taken will be deducted from the total you have paid, and the balance less 15% processing fee will be applied towards credit for another Motion class. This credit expires after one year if not utilized.

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