Authentic Movement workshops in London

The Discipline of Authentic Movement
New for 2015: Introductory Authentic Movement Workshops
40 Clarence Mews, Hackney, London. E5 8HL
Jan 24th, 2015, 10.30am-4.30pm
Authentic Movement: Tracking and Noticing, a moving practice
21st March, 2015, 10.30am-4.30pm
Authentic Movement: Tracking and Noticing, a witnessing practice
30th May, 10.30am-4.30pm

The Discipline of Authentic Movement (Adler)

The Discipline of Authentic Movement offers an opportunity to explore and deepen your knowledge and experience of this embodied practice. We will work to develop skills and techniques that invite you into your own sense of unknowing with openness, curiosity and compassion. In the January workshop we will particularly emphasise the role of tracking and noticing from the mover’s perspective while also learning how to be a witness. In the March workshop will be again be working on tracking and noticing and also develop witnessing skills as both a mover and an outer witness. In May we will approach the discipline of Authentic Movement as ritual practice drawing on some of Janet Adler’s most current thinking.

Please feel free to attend one or all three. These workshops are suitable for those with or without experience of the practice of Authentic Movement and for both dancers and non-dancers. It may be of interest to those in the fields of psychotherapy, movement and other creative arts, spiritual and mystical practices.

The cost is £80 per workshop. Payment can be paid by cash, cheque or BACS. Payment is made per term one month prior to the workshops.

 For further information and to discuss your suitability to the work please telephone 07784-140244 or email

These workshops will also provide you will an opportunity to consider joining an ongoing closed group later in 2015. A commitment to a closed group for one year is a way to deepen your Authentic Movement practice and to do so in the safe container of a group of people who are constant throughout. In this way the ebb and flow of our lives is attended to as the collective releases and embraces its participants. The closed groups are suitable for those with experience of the practice of Authentic Movement and for both dancers and non-dancers and for those thinking of training to become teachers of the discipline of Authentic Movement. It may be of interest to those in the fields of psychotherapy, movement and other creative arts, spiritual and mystical practices. The group will work at depth with moving and witnessing practice and although this is not a psychotherapeutic group the nature of the work requires an openness to the symbolic and to unconscious processes. As a Jungian Analyst and Focusing Trainer, Jane has the skills to contain and ensure the group’s safety when working at such depth.

Jane Bacon is a Jungian Analyst (UKCP, IAAP registered), Focusing Trainer and on the faculty of Janet Adler’s Circles of Four (a preparation programme for those interested in teaching the Discipline of Authentic Movement She is also Professor in Dance and Somatics at the University of Chichester

Clarence Mews is a wonderful, welcoming artists studio space located is a 5-8 minute walk from either Hackney Central or Hackney Down underground station. Please email for additional information.