Dance Medicine Teachers:
Jim Matto-Shepard, Ph.D
Soul Motion teacher JimmyLee (Jim Matto-Shepard) is a psychologist specializing in somatic, relational and archetypal psychology. He is passionate about bringing the mind, body and spirit together in conscious dance and other venues. In addition to his psychotherapy practice with individuals, couples and groups, he offers a couple’s integration group that brings together body awareness, emotional communication and relational play practices. He is also a student in the CIIS Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy program and is in the process of collaborating to open a ketamine assisted psychotherapy clinic in Petaluma. Find out more about Jim: www.drjms.com.
Jennifer is a certified 5Rhythms Teachers and was trained by Gabriel Roth. Jennifer’s dance practice began in 1996 and included ritual performances and visual poetry, earning her a college scholarship. After performing for many years, Jennifer realized a profound yearning to experience dance on a deeper level and began studying the 5Rhythms in 2002. She is now teaching this extraordinary body of work, constantly catalyzing a deeper way of living more fully in her body. Jennifer is skilled at creating a safe space where dancers are invited to discover and express themselves with authenticity. Her deep understanding of the work inspires students to engage powerfully with the transformative nature of this practice, while her upbeat teaching style helps to create community on the dance floor.
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Saša is a healer, bodyworker, somatic therapist, and a QiGong teacher dedicated to support you awaken your healing power within. Through her touch and her presence she effortlessly invites you back into your natural state of wholeness and well-being. She has trained in Structural Integration, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, Continuum, Body-Mind Centering and other body-mind healing practices. Through a synthesis of this wide range of practices and a close partnership with you, she can effectively guide you in your healing process.
Her website is www.fully-alive.com
Eva lives, works, dreams and plays on two continents and in three languages: English, German and the language of dance. In gratitude of her own healing through movement and dance, she founded Core Connexion Transformational Arts® – a movement practice and facilitator training program. She has taught movement and expressive Arts since 1996 throughout Europe, Canada and the US. Eva has a background in a wide variety of disciplines: Life – Art – Process with Anna Halprin, Authentic Movement, Martial Arts, 5 RhythmsTM with Gabrielle Roth, Continuum, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Movement Improvisation as well as Theater, Psychology (somatic and trauma), Education, Biology, Meditation and the Visual Arts. She holds an M.A. in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.
Jeremy is a certified Soul Motion™ teacher. He has been facilitating dance and embodiment practices for over 20 years. His influences include: Release Technique, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, and Modern Dance. He has taught and performed internationally – and is a member of the Bay Area Soul Motion Collective. He offers weekly SM classes in the east bay, and DJ’s (AKA ¡SuppleWhat?) at various Bay Area conscious dance events.
Roundabout 1999, I fell in with a crowd of dancers who, unbeknownst to me at the time, would assist an irrefutable shift in my ability to express and receive others. I’ve studied many forms, sweated my buckets of rain, toiled and boiled in the realms of personal and collective practice. Soul Motion met me in 2004, and, toiling and boiling, I became certified to teach in 2009. I lead classes, mostly in Berkeley, for which I am eternally grateful.