Floor Play WonderLab occurs weekly:
Mondays 7-9 p.m. in N. Oakland, CA
The WonderLab is facilitated by Harmony Gates. We learn and explore a variety of ways to play together on the floor using "Dynamic Body Riding" - the fluid, interactive 'bodywork' that Harmony has developed.
Dynamic Body Riding is a fusion of developmental movement, contact improvisation, and manual therapy. In Body Riding, there is reciprocal giving and receiving, and each participant experiences deep body nourishment and connection.
Discover new, more easeful and aligned patterns of movement through facilitated solo exploration, and movement with others. Leave this WonderLab feeling replenished and unwound!
The workshop is limited to 6 participants. This gives Harmony the opportunity to offer lots of one-on-one coaching while facilitating a shared learning space. The cost is $20 and can be paid via eventbrite or at the door.
Event location will be sent upon EventBrite registration. Search 'Floor Play WonderLab'
YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE SENT LOCATION INFO. (donate / purchase a ticket = registration)
More about Deep Contact Bodywork
Dynamic BodyRiding (also known as Body to Body Rolling, Dynamic Interactive Bodywork, and Comfort Contact,) is non-sexual, physically and emotionally intimate bodywork designed to open your heart and body, and deepen your sense of connectedness. It is informed by mutual comfort and pleasure, and is guided by open-hearted listening and caring. This bodywork unwinds and releases stress, opens heart flow and builds intimacy and bonding capacity. It brings both the giver and receiver into an energized yet relaxed state of appreciative grace and deep connection.
This inetractive Bodywork is profoundly nurturing and deeply nourishing. You feel held, cared for and appreciated as you allow yourself to receive this touch and go with the flow of this movement. Sessions blend sophisticated bodywork, partner movement, somatic education, self inquiry, relationship dynamics, attachment style exploration, energy clearing, and much more. Each session is an intuitive unfolding of movement, holding, feeling, speaking-- and pausing-- that safely invites you to go into your healing process while being fully received and embraced at every level. I am a companion and guide for you. How I hold and move with you invites you to safely connect with and feel yourself, while receiving witness and support.
When we humans are met in this way, fully supported and cared for by another human being, we release our habitual emotional and physical patterns of guardedness. We discover new levels of comfort, ease and satisfaction in relationship. Our arousal set-points down regulate, and we experience the relaxed comfort of closeness with another. New neurological pathways that support healthier, more secure human attachment patterns are built.
"In deep contact in dance, you met me on levels that facilitated me to drop in more profoundly to my own full body experience of being held, attuned to, connected with, and responded to in a way that peels away layers of feeling separated from the flow of life and humanity.
All the ingredients that co-regulate the nervous system of the
receiver, and help heal early attachment wounds."
---John Grey, PhD
"You are a Powerful woman with very unusual knowledge. You facilitated a postural change in me that transformed my whole self-image. You are on the cutting edge of the cutting edge."
"Your work is a beautiful blend of contact dance, compressive massage, joint mobilization, stretching, nurturance and gentle guided movement to facilitate release of deeply held physical tension in the body... I felt completely held in that sacred way that I experience when someone is being fully present with me. "
--- linda gaylan, 2004