Expanding Anatomies :: a movement mini-retreat


May 1 ~ 7pm-9pm May 2 ~ 2pm-7pm May 3 ~ 10am-5pm

The Centre for Indigenous Theatre - 180 Shaw Suite 209, Toronto, ON


Early bird: $250 (ends April 3rd)
Sliding scale: $300-$400



Cultivate your connection with your body in this weekend movement mini-retreat guided by Madeleine Shen Lopez and Claire Turner Reid. Journey with us to deepen awareness and engage in participatory and embodied learning.

During this mini-retreat, we will share anatomical perspectives from occidental and oriental paradigms pertaining to the human body and invite movement exploration to deepen understanding of such information. Resourcing wisdom from various streams of both modern and traditional, scientific and folk, theoretical and experiential, conventional and radical, we invite you to elaborate these threads with us to create a broad weave of expanded conscious engagement with our bodyminds.

No specific movement practice/experience/training is required – the experience you have lived in your body is more than enough! Join FB event HERE.
*** Registration is required***
To register or with any questions, contact: claire.turner.reid@gmail.com

BIOs of mini-retreat guides:

Madeleine Shen Lopez shares home between the city jungle of Toronto and the vast mountains of Patagonia, Argentina. As a movement educator, certified Axis Syllabus teacher and Doctor of Chiropractic, she spends most of her time teaching movement, dancing, and helping people connect with and regain agency over their bodies. She also bakes delicious treats and serves warm drinks with her husband and mother-in-law at their Cafe Matilde in Patagonia.

Claire Turner Reid is a movement artist and educator with a background in dance, theatre, and internal martial arts. She is a certified Spiritwind Internal Arts Qigong and Taijiquan instructor, a certified Level I & II Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong instructor, and a teacher candidate with the Axis Syllabus International Research Network. She has a Diploma of Acupuncture from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor. Claire’s greatest joy is helping people to elaborate awareness and connections through movement. Drawing on her diverse experience in movement, performance, and healing arts, Claire uses movement and healing practices as a way to deepen awareness, honour the integrity of the body, and enrich inter-relational possibilities.