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Authentic Movement workshops – Get to Know your Fluid Self, your Earthy Self, your Fire Self!

February 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Feb 7, 21 & Mar 6
$3 – $89

with Mary Francis Hoffman


Price: $35 or $89 for all three workshops.

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A contemplative dance and moving meditation, Authentic Movement gives us greater access to “the witness” that lives within each of us. We can think of our “witness” as that aspect of ourselves that is always calmly and nonjudgmentally watching all that we do. We gain great understanding by listening to the insight provided by our own, private, witness. Reflecting on our internal transitions as we dance allows us to perceive and embody our divinity within.


During this workshop series we’ll use the elements in nature that arise within our own physicality. We’ll deepen our understanding of our natural self as we tap into our senses.


  • On February 7th, we’ll explore our fluid self
  • On February 21st our earthy self
  • On March 6th our fire self and working with passion and purpose.


We emphasize breath and movement – sometimes mirroring each other’s movements – in all our workshops. We also incorporate expressive arts through drawing and journaling.


mary francisMary Francis Hoffman

People who dance with Dr. Mary Francis discover more about themselves through this moving meditation process. As an expressive arts educator and teacher she comes back to Honolulu to share the highly regarded practice of Authentic Movement with us.

Mary Francis has facilitated 9 workshops for the Sacred Dance Guild, Hawaii Chapter over the past 14 years. She was a presenter at the Festival in 2001 and just presented again at the Waves of Grace Festival 2015.

Her passion is explorations of our natural connections with Mother Earth using the moving meditation practice of Authentic Movement/Contemplative Dance.

She is a Registered Expressive Arts consultant and educator, a Registered Movement Therapist, a certified yoga instructor and her PhD is in Transpersonal Psychology. Her research was creative and intuitive in nature and used the form Authentic Movement in nature to seek elements of transformation.


Mary Francis Hoffman Ph, REACE, RSME

offers Private Sessions for $80 an hour


These one-on-one sessions will be geared toward a deepening of an understanding of the witness that lives within and our connections with our mind-body–spirit.

In exploring our geography and natural connections through the form of Authentic Movement/Contemplative Dance, you as mover are offered a space for exploring your personal goals, and dreams.



February 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$3 – $89
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