TBP Events Schedule

 

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June 1, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
BODY PARTS & POSES: SALABHASANA 
A Mini-Workshop on Locust Pose (Part 2)
with Amy Matthews

Join Amy for the last installment of her Body Parts & Poses series at The Breathing Project. We’ll continue our exploration of locust pose, this time from a lower limb perspective. What’s going on in the legs in terms of joint actions, initiation and connection into the spine in this particular relationship to gravity? What are we trying to do and are we doing what we think we’re doing? We’ll look for what might underlie a sense of clarity and integration between our legs and our spine — and a whole body experience of salabhasana.

Bring your questions, ideas and your whole body (and not just your legs).

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the June Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend or the Developing Patterns workshop full series, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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July 15, 2017
Saturday, 11am – 5pm
!FINAL – TAG SALE – AUCTION – COCKTAIL – CLOSING – PARTY!
Please plan to join us in marking, remarking upon and celebrating The Breathing Project on SaturdayJuly 15!

Festivities will start in the late morning and continue into the early evening. We’re planning a silent auction, a tag sale, refreshments and more. Stop by and say hello when you can. More info coming soon!


 

PAST EVENTS | Upcoming Events>>

May 18, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
BODY PARTS & POSES: SALABHASANA
A Mini-Workshop on Locust Pose
with Amy Matthews

Join Amy for the next installment of her Body Parts & Poses series, where we’ll explore locust pose from an upper limb perspective. We’ll take on the variation where the arms are lifted in front, which presents an interesting challenge involving the arms, shoulder girdle and spine in this particular relationship to gravity. We’ll look for what might underlie a sense of integration between our arms and our spine — and a whole body experience of salabhasana.

Bring your questions, ideas and your whole body (and not just your arms).

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the May Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend or the Developing Patterns workshop full series, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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May 11, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
GEEK NIGHT: CELLULAR SWARMING
Transitioning: Role-Playing & Shape-Shifting
with Sarah Barnaby & Amy Matthews
In this next installment of Geek Night, we’ll explore embryological moments and situations where cells change their shape and behavior. In response to signals from neighboring cells and the local environment, cells transition from being fairly stationary lining (epithelial) cells to become migrating inner (mesenchymal) cells. They also transition the other way, from mesenchymal to epithelial. In the swarming cellular dance which gives rise to each of us as a fully-formed organism, our cells shift between holding space, playing the role of container, and being the contents.

The embryological process of cell growth and differentiation is often described in terms of cells following a particular lineage and having their “fates” determined by their ancestry. It’s not so simple or linear: fluidity and relationship are critical, functional aspects of our autopoiesis, our self-creation.

Join us to explore these ideas — and to consider how they relate to how we’re in the world together. This event will include discussion and movement explorations. No movement experience or previous knowledge of embryology is required.

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the May Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend or the Developing Patterns workshop series, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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April 13, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
BODY PARTS & POSES: BALASANA
A Mini-Workshop on Child’s Pose (Part 3)
with Amy Matthews

balasanaJoin Amy for the next and last installment of her Body Parts & Poses series on balasana. We’ll explore the pose this time from an upper limb perspective. We’ll see how what happens in our arms — shoulder girdle, sternum and ribs in particular — affects how comfortable we can be in child’s pose. Considering our axial/appendicular body plan and using the developmental patterns and reflexes, we’ll look for what might underlie a sense of integration between our arms and our spine — and a whole body experience of balasana.

Bring your questions, ideas and your whole body (and not just your arms).

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the April Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend or the Developing Patterns workshop full series, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

Click here to register for this event.

March 16, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
BODY PARTS & POSES: BALASANA
A Mini-Workshop on Child’s Pose (Part 2)
with Amy Matthews

balasanaJoin Amy for another installment of her Body Parts & Poses series for an exploration of balasana from a lower limb perspective. We’ll see what happens in our feet, ankles and forelegs that affects how comfortable we can be in child’s pose. Using the developmental ideas of ‘flexor tone’ and finding ‘baby ball’ in an adult body, we’ll look for what might underlie an integrated sense of our legs into our spine and a whole body experience of balasana.

Bring your questions, ideas and your whole body (and not just your legs).

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the February Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend or the February Developing Patterns workshop, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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March 9, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
GEEK NIGHT: CELLULAR SWARMING
Embryological Episodes: A Matter of Space and Time
with Sarah Barnaby & Amy Matthews
In this next installment of Geek Night, we’ll continue our exploration of generative, bi-directional interactions between our earliest cellular communities. Our first cells grow, proliferate (multiply and divide) and differentiate (specialize) in response to signals from neighboring cells and the local environment. These cells must be in a state of readiness to receive and respond to the signals in terms of timing and position in order for development to progress.

Join us for an exploration of our earliest beginnings as a model of cooperation, community and diversity — and a consideration of how that relates to how we are in the world together. This event will include discussion and movement explorations. No movement experience or previous knowledge of embryology is required.

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the March Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend or the March Developing Patterns workshop, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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March 2, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
AN INSIDE STORY OF YOGA IN THE WEST
Leslie Kaminoff with Special Guest Anneke Lucas

For the March installment of An Inside Story of Yoga in the West, join Leslie and his very special guest Anneke Lucas.

Anneke founded Liberation Prison Yoga in 2014. As a survivor of child sex trafficking and extreme violence, she will share her story, how yoga helped (and how it did not help) her, and how she constantly seeks to go back to basics  – not just physically but philosophically as well.

Anneke’s mission is to bring yoga to traumatized people – which she believes includes all of us – in the way she wishes it would have been available for her. In other words, she develops programs based on how she wishes she had been treated in her young adult life.

Anneke is an advocate for sex trafficking survivors and also speaks on the subject. She is writing a book about her healing journey, Seeds Beneath the Snow: Post Traumatic Growth and Purpose in Dark Times.

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the March Developing Patterns workshop or the March Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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February 23, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
QUESTION YOUR ANSWERS
The Body Politic
with Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

Amy Leslie teachingJoin us for our next episode of Leslie and Amy’s joint series: Question Your Answers. In the form of a moderated discussion, Leslie and Amy will engage in questions around how we conceive of and engage with our bodies (and minds).

— What do we (each) mean when we say “body” and what are the implications?

— Are we in a body, do we have a body or are we a body? What difference is there between these ways of relating to “body”?

— How do we conceive of “body” and “mind”? Does one arise from the other? What’s their relationship? Are they the same? Where does consciousness “live”?

— How do our ideas of “body” (and “mind”) relate to how we engage with other people and collective bodies (groups and governments)? What are the political ramifications of our ideas about ourselves?

Our intention is to hold space for a lively conversation where agreement and consensus are not the goal, where more questions than answers might arise. Bring your related questions, your doubts and skepticism, and your inquiring minds!

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the February Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend or the February Developing Patterns workshop, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

Click here to register for this event.

January 26, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
GEEK NIGHT: CELLULAR SWARMING
The EMBRYOLOGICAL is POLITICAL: Mutual Induction in Limb Bud Development
with Sarah Barnaby & Amy Matthews

As embryos, our upper and lower limbs bud and develop out of an amazing dialog between two primordial cellular communities – surface ectoderm (skin) and mesenchyme (connective tissue) cells. This self-creating (autopoietic) process of growing a limb involves proliferation (multiplying of cells) and differentiation (cell specialization) within each of these tissue communities — and this process is dependent on the mutual signaling between the two communities as well as their responsiveness to their environment.

Join us for an exploration of our earliest beginnings as a model of cooperation, community and diversity — and a consideration of how that relates to how we are in the world together. This event will include discussion and movement explorations. No movement experience or previous knowledge of embryology is required.

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the January Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend or the January Developing Patterns workshop, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

Click here to register for this event.

January 19, 2017
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
AN INSIDE STORY OF YOGA IN THE WEST
Connecting the Dots – Play “3 Degrees” with Leslie!
with Leslie Kaminoff

In the first Inside Story of Yoga in the West for 2017, Leslie turns the tables on the audience. He will ask you questions about your history in yoga, and help uncover the inside stories and connections between your teachers and their teachers and their teachers’ teachers.

Leslie will consider himself stymied if he can’t connect one of his teachers or good friends to one of your teachers in 3 degrees or less. The game should generate some interesting stories. Come play and see if you can stump him!

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the January Developing Patterns workshop or the January Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

Click here to register for this event.

January 15, 2017
Sunday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
DEN OF INQUIRY: A CONVERSATION GROUP

den-of-inquiryIt’s our first event of the year and also a continuation — we’ll again take up our consideration of conversation as a practice. We’ll review the questions and themes that have arisen as we’ve wrestled with the definition, characteristics and actual practice of good conversation. We’ll then move into a conversation about the article linked below. Let’s talk about the content as well as how we come together and talk about things.

Reading: The Evangelical Scion Who Stopped Believing

First-timers are welcome at this event. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here to register for this event.

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course, the January Developing Patterns workshop or the January Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

December 8, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
BODY PARTS & POSES: BALASANA
A Mini-Workshop on Child’s Pose
with Amy Matthews

balasanaJoin Amy for another installment of her Body Parts & Poses series for an exploration of balasana from a spinal perspective. We’ll consider the conversation between the front and back of our bodies and how movement is distributed along the length of our spine, and the question “what makes child’s pose, child’s pose?” Using the developmental ideas of ‘flexor tone’ and finding ‘baby ball’ in an adult body, we’ll look for what might underlie a whole spine (and whole body) experience of balasana.

Bring your questions, ideas and your whole body (and not just your spine).

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course or the December Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

Click here to register for this event.

December 1, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
AN INSIDE STORY OF YOGA IN THE WEST
Author Susanna Harwood Rubin & Yoga 365
with Leslie Kaminoff

susannaFor this installment of An Inside Story of Yoga in the West, Leslie will welcome special guest Susanna Harwood Rubin for a discussion of her newly released book Yoga 365. Yoga 365 presents a year’s worth of daily readings that invite yoga practitioners of every skill level to bring the inspiration they experience on their mats into their everyday lives (and vice versa). Each short entry explores a mind-body theme — balance, strength, resilience — that can be read in the morning, at night or on the go, or incorporated into a yoga practice.

yoga365Susanna is a yoga teacher, writer and artist whose work is rooted in South Indian Philosophy. She is a frequent contributor to numerous publications, teaches weekly classes in New York City, leads workshops and teacher training programs in the US and Europe, and has developed Writing Your Practice, a series of workshops and online courses that applies yoga philosophy, myth, and self-expression to the practice of writing. Susanna has also been a long-time student of both Leslie and Amy at The Breathing Project.

Join us for a conversation between Leslie and Susanna, with space and time for questions. Susanna’s book will be available for purchase at a special price (cash only) and a book signing will follow the event.

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November 17, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
GEEK NIGHT: SWARMING
Finding Coherence and Community at the Edge of Chaos
with Sarah Barnaby & Amy Matthews

glial-cellsAn organism’s coherence emerges from the swarming of its cells. Each cell is individual, continually changing and deeply interdependent – this fantastically dynamic community needs to be at the edge of chaos to thrive.

Come discuss and explore how the concept of swarming can help us acknowledge, accept and embrace how we come into being through relationship with others and our environment!

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course or the November Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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November 10, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
QUESTION YOUR ANSWERS
The Limits of Anatomy
with Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

Amy Leslie teachingJoin us for our next episode of Leslie and Amy’s joint series: Question Your Answers. In the form of a moderated discussion, Leslie and Amy will take on big questions about studying and teaching anatomy.

— How does studying anatomy limit us?
— What does an understanding of our anatomy not give us?
— Where and when do we need to go outside the limits of anatomy?
— How can we tell when we’re being limited?

Our intention is to hold space for a lively conversation where agreement and consensus are not the goal, where more questions than answers might arise. Bring your related questions, your doubts and skepticism, and your inquiring minds!

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course or the November Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

Click here to register for this event.

November 3, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
BODY PARTS & POSES: USTRASANA
A Mini-Workshop on Camel Pose (Part 3)
with Amy Matthews

amy-camelJoin Amy for another installment in her Body Parts & Poses series. We’ll wrap up our exploration of ustrasana by zooming in on the face, skull and top of the spine. (We played with it last season from a hip and pelvis perspective and last month from a spinal point of view.) We’ll consider the structures and relationships between the skull, face and top vertebrae. We’ll explore the elements and foundations of movement – developmental patterns, reflexes and kinesiology – that underlie integrated movement of the head and neck and a whole body experience of ustrasana.

Bring your questions, ideas and your whole body (and not just your skull). Attendance at the previous installments of  camel pose is not required!

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course or the November Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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October 20, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
AN INSIDE STORY OF YOGA IN THE WEST
with Leslie Kaminoff

In remembrance: Sri TKV Desikachar

In his first Inside Story of Yoga in the West since the August 8th passing of his teacher, Leslie will share photos, rare video footage, teachings and stories drawn from his three decades as a student of Desikachar.

Come and experience Leslie’s personal perspective on this complex, brilliant yoga innovator. Your questions and dialogue will be greatly valued.

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course or the October Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

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October 6, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
GEEK NIGHT: SWARMING
Local Coherence in Limb Bud Embryology
with Amy Matthews & Sarah Barnaby

limb-bud-2As a limb develops, cellular swarms communicate locally, along the length of the limb, and with the organism as a whole. This layered interaction is informed by gradients and local forces, and supports the coherence of the limb.

Come discuss and explore how our limbs develop from a “swarming” perspective and what that has to do with the current manifestation of ourselves!

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course or the October Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

Click here to register for this event.

September 29, 2016
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
BODY PARTS & POSES: USTRASANA
A Mini-Workshop on Camel Pose
with Amy Matthews

amy-camelJoin Amy as she kicks off this season’s first Body Parts & Poses event with an exploration of camel pose from a spinal perspective. (We played with it last season from a hip and pelvis perspective.) We’ll consider the conversations between muscles along the length of the spine and between those in the front and back of our bodies. We’ll explore the elements and foundations of movement – developmental patterns, reflexes and kinesiology – that underlie a whole spine (and whole body) experience of ustrasana.

Bring your questions, ideas and your whole body (and not just your spine).

Drop in for $20 or become a TBP Member and join us for FREE for all of our special events! Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. If you’re currently enrolled in an anatomy course or the September Practices in Embodied Teaching weekend, you’re a member and the event is FREE!

September 11, 2016
Sunday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
DEN OF INQUIRY: A CONVERSATION CIRCLE
Interruption: Uses & Abuses

den-of-inquiryIt’s our first event of the season and also a continuation — we’ll again take up our consideration of conversation as a practice. We’ll review the questions and themes that have arisen as we’ve wrestled with the definition, characteristics and actual practice of good conversation. We’ll then move into a conversation about the uses and abuses of interruption — when and why do we interrupt, what are the nuances and emotions around it, should we follow rules or “manners” about interrupting? Let’s talk about the content as well as how we come together and talk about things.

Suggested reading:

How to interrupt politely (and not so politely) in English

Women Get Interrupted More—Even By Other Women