Who is your inner animal?
How does it show up in your life?
A Series of Five FREE Workshops for Men
March and April 2019
Come and explore and play with your inner animal in a safe and welcoming group of men. Using the movement-based Expressive Arts maps and systems of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, Steven will guide the group of men through a playful series of encounters with their inner animal.
If movement is not a significant part of your life. If you sit at a desk most of the day, or sit in your car a lot, these workshops are particularly designed for you. To get you moving with a new relationship to your body.
Workshop are on Sunday afternoons on these dates:
Sunday 03 March 2019
Sunday 17 March 2019
Sunday 31 March 2019
Sunday 14 April 2019
Sunday 28 April 2019
Pre-registration is required. Men are strongly encouraged to participate in all five workshops in the series.
Who is your Inner Animal?
Using movement and guided visualisations, you will encounter your inner animal and play with its presence in your life.
You will explore the animal’s evolutionary movement, its movement repertoires and its movement metaphors. You will play with and explore how these movements show up in your own life.
Through guided movement, expressive drawing and creative writing, you will confront, release and develop your animalistic energies.
Have Fun and Get Fit
In these animal-inspired workshops we will play with the evolutionary role of the body parts and metaphors, specifically focusing on the Shoulders, Arms and Hands, the Legs and Feet, the Pelvis, and the Abdomen. We will play with how our animal uses movement to battle, build, gather, hunt, chase, escape, and reproduce… how our animal - essentially - survives.
Using non-choreographed movement and dance, expressive drawing and creative writing, we will explore these themes and investigate how they show up in our lives.
Steven Horner, Facilitator
Graduate, Tamalpa Institute Teacher Training
Cert. Dance/Aerobic Fitness 2017
As a man who discovered the physicality of his own body late in life, I find there is no better way to explore and play with male physicality than through movement or dance. Releasing a bit of our Wild Man through dance – in my view, the more chaotic the better – is a powerful personal/individual and social motion experience.
As a Graduate of Tamalpa Institute’s Expressive Arts-based Somatic Movement teacher training program), I will qualify in 2019 as a Registered Somatic Movement Practitioner with ISMETA. My vision and intention is to bring more men into awareness of their powerful male energy by helping them engage with their own agency, power and excitement through movement.
In addition to my primary training programs, my experience includes regular classes and workshops in 5Ryhthms, Open Floor, Batsheva’s Gaga, Feldenkrais, Yoga for Men, with Anna Halprin, and other movement modalities for a total of over 1,500 hours since 2013.
In classes and workshops I employ a broad range of techniques including but not limited to the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, Gaga Movement Language, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, Mindfulness, Body Mind Centering, 5Rhythms, Skinner Releasing, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, Axis Syllabus, and Developmental Movement principles.
I am a regular practitioner of High Intensity Interval Training, strength workouts and an avid runner. I inhabit the space where dance and intense physical activity overlap. I dance with abandon.