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“We are in the world in motion. We come to know ourselves, our world and each other through movement – the movement of perception, of our senses and of our bodies in action. Like others, I believe that tapping the body’s deep, innate intelligence can contribute to positive change in our being-in-the-world – together.” – P. Megan Andrews, PhD
Connect more deeply with yourself, the land and others through embodiment and somatic movement practices in the wild. Hosted by dance artist, movement facilitator and writer P. Megan Andrews, this 3-day women’s mountain retreat will focus on exploring the ways our everyday movements and expressive gestures can expand our connectedness and creativity.
You will be encouraged to recalibrate your senses and tune to wildness in facilitated hikes, movement meditations and creative practices including dialogue and writing. Take your journey in the company of other like-minded folks to loosen the weave of daily life and re-engage with sensory experience, embodiment and the land. Megan will create a culminating movement performance to complete the retreat.
Megan is part of the McGillivray Pass Lodge family, daughter of Ron Andrews – the “boss” – and sister to Whitecap Alpine owner Lars Andrews. She has spent time in the valley hiking and skiing since her childhood. She invites you to discover the power and beauty of this special place – and connect with your bodily intelligence – through her artistic and movement practices.
As a settler dance artist, Megan creates solo and ensemble works that activate philosophical questions in movement form. As a movement facilitator, she has worked with individuals and groups – of all ages from all walks of life – to enhance movement awareness, embodiment and non-verbal communication, and to cultivate movement for wellness. Collaborative, anti-oppressive and decolonizing practices are central to her work. She is Associate Artist with the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Performance Studies at Simon Fraser University and has recently worked with the Carnegie Dance Troupe in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, a Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist and a certified instructor of 3D Workout, a somatically based bodywork and conditioning practice. Megan holds a PhD in Communication and Cultural Studies with a focus on embodiment and perception. She is grateful to live, work and dance as an uninvited guest on unceded Coast Salish territory.
For more about Megan, you can read her full bio here