I've completed the coursework for the CMA training. It has been an amazing journey.
Here are Karen Bradley, our program coordinator and teacher in front, with my cohort group, left to right: Valerie Blanc, Kate Rouleau, Cathy Nicoli, myself and Iwalani Kaluhiokalani
We took a field trip to the MFA to find examples of what we were learning in the paintings, sculptures, and in life:
At the end of our last class, Karen read a bit from the end of her book Rudolf Laban,
"If we followed Laban's lead, we would honor the planet and ourselves more richly and more clearly. We would dance with the birds and the stars, yes, but more importantly, we would dance with each other. In a world of pain and strife, that would be miraculous."
Below is a video shared by Dr. Richard Coaten, Dance/Movement Psychotherapist who specializes in working with people with dementia. He asks re this video, what it has to do with dancing with people with dementia. He says he sees "FLOW IMPROVISATION FUN SENSORY EXPLORATION PLAYFULNESS MUSIC DANCE KINAESTHETIC AWARENESS NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION NO RIGHT OR WRONG BUILDING RELATIONSHIP THROUGH MOVEMENT".
Sophie & Itay Yatuv (Contact Improvisation Festival: Ibiza)... filmed by Aaron Brando
A truly beautiful way to parent.