Motion Theater Outdoor Daylong

with Nina Wise

Shell Beach
A day of creative play on the tucked away Shell Beach at Tomales Bay, Inverness. We will stretch and sound, do movement games, as well as have free “studio time” in solo and partner configurations to explore and give life to your own creative impulses. For all levels. Two tracks: one for those already trained in Motion Theater and one for those just starting out.

Meet at the Shell Beach Parking lot (at the end of Camino del Mar, Inverness) at 10am sharp.
Bring lunch, water, umbrella, beach chair, beach blanket, hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel.

Sunday, August 25, 10am–5pm,
Shell Beach | Inverness

$125 (plus $8 service fee)

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3-Week Performance Lab

with Nina Wise

Get together with other trained Motion Theater improvisers to refresh your body, mind and spirit.

Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 7:30pm–10pm
4th Street Yoga | Berkeley

$150 (plus $8 service fee)

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Motion Theater for All

with Sybil Meyers

A playful and embodied workshop in learning to tell the stories that express your ordinary and extraordinary experiences. Learn the fundamentals of Motion Theater step-by-step so that you find yourself improvising with ease.

Thursdays, September 26 – November 14, 7:30pm–9:30pm
4th Street Yoga | Berkeley

$225 (plus $8 service fee)

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4-month Performance Lab

with Nina Wise

A four-month lab to practice Motion Theater in community with other improvisers. The steady practice is therapeutic and playful as well as skill-building. Culminates in a public performance.

December 2019 – March 2020; Thursdays, 7:30pm–10pm
December 5, 12, 19, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 March 12, 19. 26, April 2
Dress Rehearsal, Saturday, March 28, 1pm–4pm
4th Street Yoga | Berkeley

Performance Sunday March 29, 7pm
Stage Werx | 446 Valencia Street | San Francisco

$1200 (plus $8 service fee)

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New York


Motion Theater Workshop

with Nina Wise

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

October 5 – November 17, Saturdays, 2–5pm
HB Studios | 120 Bank Street | New York

 

Joyful Awakening

with Nina Wise

Meditation, Dharma Talk, and Daylong
On Friday night Nina will guide a meditation and give a dharma talk. On Sunday, she will lead a daylong workshop.
During the daylong on Sunday, 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 periods of stillness, movement, easy improv games and storytelling which together form a fully embodied spiritual practice.

Friday, November 1, Dharma Talk and Guided Meditation
Sunday, November 3, Daylong Workshop
New York Insight Meditation Center | 8 West 27th Street, 10th Floor | New York, NY (between Broadway and 6th Avenue)

 


canceled
Motion Weekend at the Yuba River

with Nina Wise

We will spend the days improvising on the banks and in the rushing waters and still pools of the Yuba River. At night, we will meditate and chant in the Temple before heading outside to watch the stars and catch the tail end of the Perseid meteor shower. There will be time for solo contemplation as well as organized group play.

Vegetarian meals included, locally sourced and lovingly prepared.
Various lodging options available including camping.

August 16–18, Friday 5pm – Sunday 4pm
Ananda Retreat Center | 18443 Macnab Cypress Road | Nevada City

$485–$585, sliding scale (plus $8 service fee). Lodging is additional and must be booked separately.


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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