women's empowerment kula

Saturday June 3rd, 17th & July 8th, 22nd ( 6:00pm - 7:15pm )

A Kula is a sacred community based on openness, support and the act of calling each other forth to greatness. This kula is for the women of Rochester who wish to discover, evolve, and share together in an open and safe environment grounded in a strong spiritual foundation.

This Kula is for those who want to:

  • Discover their purpose, gifts, and mission here and now
  • Improve on all levels of being - body, mind and spirit
  • Build strong, nourishing, authentic relationships with like-minded women in our community
  • Enhance their leadership skills and learn how to lead from a place of alignment 
  • Share their gifts and knowledge with fellow community members

Through June and July we will meet on a bi weekly basis, exploring the topics that matter to you. After each meeting you are invited for a free treat across the street at Chocolate and Vines. Please see our facebook group to join the conversation - Roc Women’s Empowerment Kula

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

$12 Bring a friend for free / 4 class pass - $40 Attend all four workshops for a discounted rate and attendees receive discounted rates on Private Coaching with Kathryn Lorraine - www.KathrynLorraine.com - Click  HERE  to signup today!

Yoga for back pain & the SI Joint Workshop

Friday, June 9, 2017 ( 6:00pm - 8:00pm )

What Is the SI Joint? Its full name is the sacroiliac joint. There are two of them in your lower back, and they sit on each side of your spine. Their main job is to carry the weight of your upper body when you stand or walk and shift that load to your legs.

The SI Joint is often overlooked as a common cause for back pain in Yoga practice and in life because of its complex nature.  In this workshop with Instructor, Alison McLean DPT, E-RYT, HHP, we will explore the anatomy and bio-mechanics of this baffling joint and participate in a therapeutic Yoga practice to open as well as stabilize the area.  You will leave feeling lighter and freer in your lower back, pelvis and hips with tools you can use safely at home.

  • Learn how to distinguish between lower back pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. 
  • Experience moving the hip in its 6 directions
  • Learn traction techniques that you can practice at home
  • Strengthen and stabilize the SI joint
  • Understand how to modify your practice to suit your body’s needs

$35pp / Space is limited to 20 guests / All mats and props are provided / Essential Oils will be woven into the practice for enhanced effects. Click  HERE to signup online!

Physical listening: skills for partnering & improvisation

Saturday, June 17th ( 1:30pm - 3:00pm )

Online Registration: $12 / click HERE to signup now!
At the Door (cash only): $17

Led by Instructor Katherine Marino { Katherine Marino Dance } of Rochester's own PUSH Physical Theatre 

In this workshop, students explore foundational concepts of partnering such as touch, weight-sharing, and lifting. Unlike classical forms of partnering, we approach this improvisational technique without the traditional roles of “base/flier.” Within this form, the roles of leader/follower and base/flier are in constant flux, changing from one moment to the next. Individuals of all genders and body types are welcome and encouraged to work together.

Previous dance or movement training helpful, but not required. This is a wonderful training opportunity for dancers, actors, yogis, or anyone who is interested in the concept of physical listening and presence.

Requirements: Curiosity and playfulness. Must be willing to work in physical contact with the other participants. Adults 18+. 

* It is NOT necessary to bring a partner.

*Limited to 10 participants to ensure safety and individual attention. Advance reservation recommended.

MuCCC's Festival of Contemporary Dance Class Schedule @ Nu Mvmnt

Tuesday, June 20  ( 1:30 – 3:00 PM )

Amy Sullivan - Modern Technique: In this class, we will be exploring athleticism and flow, beginning with a traditional modern warm-up that is influenced by yoga principles.

 Wednesday, June 21  ( 1:30 – 3:00 PM )

Eran Hanlon - Movement Improvisation: This class is based in Forsythe Improvisational Technologies.

 Thursday, June 22  ( 1:30 – 3:30 PM )

Donna Davenport - Combining Improv', Comp', and Performance: For any artists who like to move, this workshop playfully explores improvisation, composition, and performance separately before putting them together. At the end, time will be devoted to chatting about creative experiments and interpretation.

Friday, June 23  ( 1:30 – 3:30 PM )

Norma Araiza - Finding Your Animal’s Medicine: This workshop focuses on physical theatre techniques to explore, through the body, your animal's medicine.  The indigenous medicine in the Americas is an all-encompassing "way of life," for it involves walking on the Earth Mother in perfect harmony with the Universe. Our fellow creatures, the animals, exhibit patterns that relay messages of healing to anyone who wants to listen. These gifts are free. In reality, each animal has hundreds of lessons to teach us and all of those lessons are powers that can be called upon. No dance/physical theatre training required. The class will adapt to the participants abilities.

Saturday June 24  ( 1:30 – 3:30 PM )

Gina Bonati - Dance and Voice; Sounding and Moving: Finding breath in our individual bodies; listening to, hearing and feeling the breath of a room and others in the room; working with the subjective, individual body/instrument of the self, we will listen and feel breath and release sighs into soundings; small releases of physical movement that develop into larger gesture and dancing to include speech and song.

$10 suggested donation online or at the door for all classes and workshops / Click  HERE  to donate online

 For more info on the festival, including performance schedule, and artist bios, visit www.muccc.org or FB events Dances at MuCCC 2017. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts at the Livingston Arts Center, a member supported organization.


Friday, June 23, 2017 ( 6:30pm - 7:30pm )

Time to get your strut on….

This Heels Workshop with professional dancer / Instructor Heather Farquhar, is a heels dance class designed for all levels, from beginner to professional. It will cover the fundamentals of dancing in heels. It is a chance to gain confidence and physical strength while working on improving your dance skills in the fun and sassy heels style. Focusing on everything from conditioning, technique, across the floor, floor work, and choreography. This workshop is literally for EVERYONE it is all about having fun, learning a new dance style, improving your confidence all while being in a welcoming dance community. 

Grab your friends and a pair of heels and see you in class for something new, exciting, and the perfect way to spend your Friday night...Absolute beginners are welcome!

*Make sure your heels have a strap over the foot or ankle, or tie up so they are secure on your feet while dancing! If you don’t own heels, bare feet or running shoes. Cost is $14 / space limited to 20 guests / click HERE to signup now!