Congregation | Zuza Engler | Transformative Dance & Embodied Inquiry

Congregation: Open Circle

Join us in a circle of creative inquiry into living presence. Experience again the magic of congregation.


MONDAY 11:30–6:30 | TUESDAY–SATURDAY 10:30–6:30


Prior experience with BALP | GAP, or by agreement with Zuza. If unsure, please inquire.


Private Studio in Sebastopol, California
Email us for help with accommodations. Limited camping onsite is available at additional cost.


Mentor program participants $700 | other BALP yearlings $775 | full fee $895.
Please send $225 non-refundable registration fee to hold your spot.
Balances must be received by October 26 for any discounts to apply.

Open to 16–18 people, this event may fill in advance. Please pre-register:
  • Send us an email with your address and phone number.
  • Reserve your spot by by submitting the registration fee by check or use the PayPal button here to pay by credit card (you won’t need a PayPal account).
Choose your payment:

The $225 registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
All balances are due on October 26, 2018.
All discounts expire and all payments become non-refundable after that date.

For more information please email us.
This study & practice circle of embodied inquiry with Zuza
is a small group immersion into ways of contacting and tracking experience in service of more aliveness and presence. In the spirit of aloha, all ways.

Held in a strong field of shared aspiration, we will be supported in deepening our capacity for bringing loving, spacious, unconditional attention to our own experience and guided in accompanying others as we fumble together toward an embodied existence.


This winter gathering will include movement, inner and partnered inquiry, Open Seat demos, and elements of theory and practice of interest to participants. To deepen our capacity for being in presence with oneself and another, we will practice kinesthetic resonance, compassionate witnessing, and resource building; develop cognitive and somatic tracking skills; and support each other in following and trusting life here now.

We will interweave interactive teaching and discussion with partner/triad practices, expressive and integrative interludes (movement, sound, breath, art, writing, nature ...?). Each participant will have multiple opportunities to play the roles of initiator, reflector, and witness.

Attachment, Needs [in] Relationship, Movement from Environmental Support to Inner Support are the topics currently on the table. Email Zuza with any desires and special requests regarding the program — or come and be surprised by what arises in our open circle out of the knowing field.

A meeting such as this is a powerful way to be together in presence, to ride the edge of embodied inquiry, to get to know oneself and each other, to experience the magic of a circle/congregation/community field, and to practice openness, kindness, compassion, patience, and a sense of humor.

In this community-based healing modality, Zuza and Scott artfully and magically tend the field of awareness with a mastery that is full of mystery and grace, sprinkled liberally with humor. Their always respectful invitation to this somatic inquiry, through stillness or movement, breath or sound, alone or alone together, holds a profound potency that is allowed to unfold in each of us in our own time.

Naef Robinson