Living Presence | Zuza Engler | Transformative Dance & Embodied Inquiry


Body as Living Presence: Gestalt Practice on the Open Floor

an Open Circle Committed Series with Zuza
fulfills the prerequisite for the Body as Living Presence Yearlong
A three weekend non-residential series for opening, moving, learning, hopefully some laughter.

APRIL 19–21, MAY 24–26, JUNE 21–23 , 2019

Sunday morning Body Prayer is included in this program.
For the strength of the container and depth of learning we ask you to participate in all three weekends.


A private studio in Sebastopol, CA – details upon registration.


$950 if paid in full by April 1, 2019 | $1050 by April 15
$800 for previous yearlong participants
$375 per weekend, paid by April 15, May 15, and June 15, 2019

Please note: We do not offer discounts for missed weekends/days.

Please pre-register. For the strength of the container and depth of learning we ask you to commit to all three weekends.
  • Send us an email with your address and phone number.
  • Reserve your spot by submitting the registration fee by check or use the PayPal button here to pay by credit card.
Join us today!

The $250 registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Balances in full are due by April 1, 2019 or by April 15, May15, June 15 for payment plans. No refunds on balances after April 1.
Please note: we do not offer discounts or refunds for partial attendance/missed days or weekends. For more information please email us.

What if one day, we all woke up smack in the midst of the human condition with absolutely no need to fix, deny, solve, or transcend anything?

Perhaps we'd create together a safe space to be open, awake, alive, authentic. We'd dance, listen and speak from the inside out for self-discovery and creative expression.

This meeting series offers a space like that.

This program includes:
  • movement sessions inspired by Open Floor, Soul Motion, and Continuum
  • solo, partner & triad practices for embodied living
  • expressive and integrative explorations through stillness, writing, drawing, time in nature
  • demos, teaching, discussion
  • an opportunity for each participant to take the seat for a session facilitated by Zuza and witnessed by the circle
  • sharing our experience of being human in a circle of deep listening
WHY DO THIS? … so we can
  • give our mind a rest and feel more relaxed in your skin
  • access our experience of ground, center, flow, heart
  • be real: dance, listen, speak, live from the inside out
  • be held in a field of safety, openness, and support for authentic sharing
  • and have some serious fun!

A meeting series such as this is a powerful way to be in presence with the same group of people over time, to see how embodied inquiry works, to get to know oneself and each other, to experience the magic of a community field, and to practice openness, kindness, compassion, patience, and a sense of humor.
If curious, or unsure, email us.

Zuza’s teaching combines her fierce commitment to presence with her beautiful gift for creating safety and risk at the same time: a safe container within which to express. She is gentle and firm, passionate and challenging. I have been perhaps most inspired by her faith that all this matters, that we can indeed help one another grow into love and trust, that with this dance we can transform the woundedness of the world, both within and around us.

Loretta Mijares