Rosh Hashanah Services

Nina will be the guest speaker

Sunday, September 9, 7:15pm
Aquarian Minyan Rudramindir  |  839 Bancroft Street at 6th  |  Berkeley

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Motion Theater New York

Sunday, October 14, 10am–5pm
Afro Brazil Arts  |  107 Suffolk St, #307  |  New York, NY

In this daylong workshop you’ll learn the practice of Motion Theater® — to tell your stories on your feet, utilizing language, sound and movement
as your tools of expression. This workshop is designed to raise your spirits, inspire personal insight, enhance self confidence, develop presence and advance your skills as a leader, writer or performer.

$125–175 (sliding scale) for this Daylong event.

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Motion Theater Fall workshops begin in September


Motion Theater 1-2

with Nina Wise and Sybil Meyer
Wednesdays, 7:30–9:30
8-week series, September 19 – November 7
4th Street Yoga  |  1809 4th Street  |  Berkeley, CA

An opportunity to learn and practice embodied storytelling.  For beginners and those with previous training, this workshop will focus on solo, duet and ensemble practices that are uplifting as well as skill building. You will learn skills in moving with abandon, speaking with ease, presence, and self confidence in public speaking. And you will have a great deal of fun.

$320 for this 8-week series
can be paid in installments

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Motion Theater Performance Lab

with Nina Wise
Thursdays, 7:30–10:00pm
4-month, 16-week series, September  6 – December 20
4th Street Yoga  |  1809 4th Street  |  Berkeley, C

Focus: Long-form solo
We will work on developing 15-20 minute solo, improvised performances built from structured outlines to achieve coherent narrative arc. For those with previous Motion Theater training. Each week will include ensemble warm up and practices as well as focus on selected solos.

$800 for this 16-week series
can be paid in installments 

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dharma workshops


Sing and Awaken

with Nina Wise
Monday, September 17, 7:00–8:30
Sacred Stream  |  2149 Byron Street  |  Berkeley

Come to recharge, renew, relax, and awaken … in the midst of it all. The evening consists of silent meditation followed by song and chant.

This weekly event is usually led by Jennifer Berezan, but Nina will be substituting July 30 and August 6
Fee: $10 + donation (dana) to the teacher

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Meditation and Spontaneous Self-Expression:
A Fall Equinox Day Retreat

with Nina Wise
September 21, 10am–4:30pm
Spirit Rock  |  5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd  |  Woodacre

As we approach the Fall Equinox, we are reminded of the possibility found in natural balance of opposites. Similarly, silent practices and expressive practices enhance one another: they quiet the mind, calm the heart, give rise to surprising insight, and release our wildness. Spontaneous self-expression in partnership with meditation can also lead to deepened equanimity, energized presence, and greater awareness.

This day will include meditation, writing, and the uplifting embodied practices of movement, easy improv games, and storytelling. Develop presence and enhance your capacity for spontaneity, have fun, and leave with tools you can apply to your personal and professional lives!

Sliding Scale: $75–200

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Monday Night Meditation, Spirit Rock

with Nina Wise
November 26, 7:15–9:15
Spirit Rock  |  5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd  |  Woodacre

Come celebrate the week of giving thanks with Nina, who will lead the meditation and give a dharma talk.

Sliding Scale: $15–30

No registration necessary.
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New Years Eve, Spirit Rock

with Wes Nisker, Nina Wise, Jennifer Berezan
December 31 (Monday) 8:00 pm – January 1 (Tuesday) 1:00 am
Spirit Rock  |  5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd  |  Woodacre

The perfect way to start the new year! Let go of the past and embrace the present. Replenish your deepest wisdom and reconnect with the great mystery. Set intentions for yourself and for the world in the coming year. Laugh, sing, dance, and awaken!

This celebratory evening will feature periods of silent meditation, movement, chanting, song, performances, wisdom teachings, and an end-of-the-year guided ritual. Join us in community as we begin another spin on this old rock of ages. All ages are welcome.

Sliding Scale: $90–250

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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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