In this interview, filmed by Jens Wazel in the Spring of 2022, I do my best to describe the current shape of my work, Moving with Life. But really, the best way of learning about it is to join us!
Hear what it's all about from Zuza herself:
- Tim WOOD
Each class & workshop is no less than an auspicious experience of synchronicity - giving my heart just what it needs, not necessarily what it wants.
Freedom, respect, understanding, acceptance
To get unstuck from your habitual ways of avoiding life
To cultivate more kindness and patience toward yourself and the people around you
A supportive community to journey through the landscapes of love and loss
A non-judgmental safe space to express through movement and let your freak flag fly
I come here to move, find myself, feel deep places within. Whether frustrated, sad, worried, joyous, happy, angry, pained or free, all of it is possible to feel and love and express. I feel, sense, intuit, relate, grow, communicate.
DEBRA SCHUBERT, MOVEMENT EDUCATOR
The practice returns me to myself and helps me discover that the world is a safe place, that there is room for me – for my creativity, my leadership, my failings and inadequacies. There is glory and grace in all of it, when I allow my soul to live in motion.
LORETTA MIJARES, ENGLISH PROF, MOM
I love the sacred invitation to move freely with a group of soulful humans - in silence and sound, solo and together, small and big ways and waves. Again and again, I am brought to my edges with safety, compassion and joy.
JULIANA BALISTRIERI, death doula
I have learned to accept that everyone has their own dance. The practice teaches in such a literal way that there is an ebb and flow to all of life, all situations.
Patience, acceptance, inclusion.
- Timothy Wood – Carpenter
Moving With Life programs combine movement, stillness, deep inquiry, and time in nature to support people just like you to fully show up in the world.
Magic happens when a group of dedicated movers comes together to explore the mess and miracle of living a full, generous, embodied human life. A movement field is awakened in which we can experience the healing power of grounded presence, open-hearted relating, and embodied devotion.
As an awareness practice, conscious movement is a vehicle for self-discovery, inner development, and a deeper communion with others and the world. Sometimes this requires taking risks and facing the challenges that may come up in the process.
This dance allows me to drop away from myself into a state of being that is pure impulse, presence and flow, then connect with others from this place of resonance with a bigger presence in the world.
- SUSAN MCDANIEL – HEALING ARTIST
By moving and sounding from the inside out, and using my body to dance my feelings, I can much more fully express my pain and my tenderness which often have no words. To do so in a circle of others where I feel respected, cherished and fully "seen", has been enormously therapeutic.
- Cherie Tobin, Osteopath
The movement, the instruction, the dance quiets my mind in a really good way. Then I can really find myself, my authentic spiritual, connected, wild self. I talk less and feel more.
Kim Arnold – Healthcare Solution Leader, Movement Teacher
I'm often overwhelmed with the enormous mess we call lifeI I come here for the opportunity to be in community, process without talking, dance to a fabulous mix of music and experience a unique combination of structured leadership and freedom to express.
- JOHN LOCKETT
This practice brings me to myself and lets me bring myself to others. Wow! This profound permission to be me, to be received as me in community: less co-dependence, more freedom.
- Marianna Seger – Artist, Improv Teacher, Coach
I struggle with intimacy in my life and isolation at work. This here is such a deep and supported experience, connecting with self and others, beyond self, in motion!
- GAILA NEWBURG – NURSE, GROUP FACILITATOR, MOM
By moving and sounding from the inside out, and using my body to dance my feelings, I can fully express the breadth and depth of what I feel inside: my pain and my tenderness, which often have no words. To do this in a circle where I feel respected, cherished and fully seen, has been enormously therapeutic.
- Cherie Tobin, Osteopath
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I’ve learned that it’s not about fixing anything. It's about deepening my capacity to be present for what's here and, in that presence, being open to more creative responses.
Loretta Mijares, English Professor, Mom
My mind is an overworked muscle, a bit of a bully actually. But my body knows how to move and it knows how to shed my emotional and spiritual pain – in a way that my mind with all its language ability can’t put into words. My body is a pathway toward healing.
- Liz Christensen
In the eight years I have been a student I have learned to show up using all of my body, not just my head. It is embodiment that gives me access to feelings of aliveness, passion, joy and well-being.
Michael Alexander, Sales Consultant
Thru movement, I expand. I relax into myself more than in any other process and experience. I love the freedom, playful expression, emotional movement, safety to be soft and slow. I know when I am off-center and how to return home to myself.
Andy Reed, Father, Partner, Dancer, Designer
Time in pure exploration, curiosity and not knowing enables me to connect with myself deeply and opens me to connecting deeply with others. Synchronicity, playfulness, tenderness appear with more ease than I could imagine.
Kim Arnold, Healthcare Solution Leader, Movement Teacher
For the past 30 years, I have supported thousands of dance devotees, depth divers, spiritual seekers and ‘body freaks' toward feeling at home in our skin so we can move through life with a relaxed body, an open heart and a mind a little more free from relentless commentary.
I teach embodiment, conscious relating, somatic inquiry, everyday prayer, release and recovery, and it's all somehow easier to do when we have support and company.
Our Moving Circles Sangha is a community of practice: people gathering with a shared intention to explore, to deepen, to open, to relax.
To live the life we took this birth for.
... bliss. Life, or this practice, is not all violins and roses (or unicorns and rainbows). Some of the time you’ll feel excited and elated. Other times you will be faced with feelings that are difficult and uncomfortable, and places in yourself that you have resisted or avoided all your life. All is welcome here. We offer you a place, permission and support to be real and whole.
... therapy. While the work of embodiment is deeply therapeutic and you may experience brilliant and profound healing, our main aim is deepening awareness, aliveness, and relational fluidity.
... a dance workout. We bring together movement, inner work, and meditation to address body, soul, and heart. We invite feeling, sharing, and silence. Sometimes we sit in a circle for a while to listen and speak.
Feel that much of the New Age stuff is so very wrong and potentially dangerous. You're tired of the teachers who tell you to raise your vibration, clear your energy field, and let go of “negative” feelings because pure consciousness is the only thing that’s real – in moments when all you want to do is curl up on the kitchen floor and bawl. (Ever wondered why there is so much shadow in spiritual communities?)
Have had moments of opening into something bigger than the ordinary and want to know how to reliably contact this vast, mysterious presence, free of religious dogma; something to give your life depth, meaning, spiritual belonging. (If you're over 40… you want to touch the face of god often so you can die in peace.)
Have discovered that movement has the power to unlock the secret door inside you and what you’ve seen there has you hungry for more. You suspect that moving your body is the key to your healing journey (even if you feel awkward and clueless about where to begin)
Are looking for a safe/brave space to be “as is;” To be seen and held and not have to edit yourself for acceptance or approval, so you can drop into what’s really alive for you – in a community of others doing the same.
The invitation to stay with my core while opening to others is also something I can practice off the dance floor. I find I’m moving and breathing more and thinking and analyzing less.
- Liz Christensen
Habits, patterns, emotion in motion: through the invitation to move, what was stuck in me finds a way out. An opportunity to be with others on the move, rough and smooth. It helps create a little something to carry on into regular life, even to give to others.
MARK BAUMAN, MOVEMENT AWARENESS EDUCATOR
Thank you for the space to fly – to stomp - to cry - to pray - to soften into love.
- Jane Parkes, Artist
Take the class in motion, or lie down, breathe, and listen to the guidance, making it a lovely meditation
Guided by Zuza and 30 minutes of music
A gentle movement exploration of the possibility of effortless release
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