I am a dancer/shamanic practitioner/choreographer/coach, former student of dance pioneer Mary Wigman & Dore Hoyer & with an MA in Dance Movement Therapy and Somatic Psychotherapy. Cofounder of Motion Berlin, in Germany, and of Group Motion Multi Media Dance Theater, and Ausdruckstanz Dance Theater, in Philadelphia. Ongoing studies and explorations include: Yoga, Body Mind Centering, Live Arts Process, Kinetic Awareness, REIKI, Hands of Light, Sound Healing.
“I feel the healing impact on myself and the people I work with. I like to share with you about my experience and my insight of over 50 years.”
After completing a MA in Somatic Psychology/Dance/Movement Therapy at Naropa University, Boulder CO, she served for several years in outpatient and inpatient settings, including the Friendship House in Boulder CO., the Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy and Renfrew Center in Philadelphia and conducted “Wisdom of the Body, an Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy at Georgian Court University, NJ.
Brigitta is a process oriented Dance/Movement therapist, coaching in support of healthy living and awareness of the whole person to address emotional and physical issues, and as a preventive measure.
I work with individuals and groups.
The duration of a sessions varies from 60 to 90 min. it includes creative visualization, moving, and process in form of talking, drawing, video documentation. Each session finds its design and process contingent on the need of the individual and the participants in a group.
Brigitta’s own healing journey began in the early 80s, after the experience of a dramatic transformation. In trying to understand this process, her journey led to research, studies, and practices of Creative Visualization, Body Mind Centering, REIKI, Reflexology, energy healing at Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Kinetic Awareness, Sound Healing, and Somatic Psychology and Dance/ Movement Therapy.
Brigitta’s love for — and communication with nature, her ongoing practices of Yoga, meditation, drumming, dancing, and voicing serve as a catalyst for her own healing. Brigitta is the mother of two daughters and one grandson.
“I feel the healing impact on myself and like to share with you about my experience and my insight of over 50 years.” Gitta
Workshops offered include:
- GROUP MOTION Friday Night Workshop (ongoing in Philadelphia)
- COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE PROJECTS
- IMPRINTS IN MOTION
- MINDFUL MOVEMENT PRACTICE
- DOING NOTHING: Dance of Stillness
- DANCERS OVER SIXTY
WISDOM OF THE BODY:
Is a guided, contemplative dance/movement practice, inviting the body’s wisdom as a source.
DEEPEN AND DISCOVER:
- AWARENESS OF INNER AND OUTER SPACE
- BALANCE OF BODY-MIND
- SOURCING COMMUNICATION
- JOY AND PLAY
- CREATION AND EXPRESSION
- INNER STRENGTH AND WHOLENESS
“The human body is vapor materialized by sunshine mixed with the stars.” (Paracelsus)
THE LISTENING PROJECT:
Explore dance/movement and voice inviting meditative movement/sound structures as principles for play, freedom of expression, communication, and performance.
DEEPEN AND AWAKEN TO:
- PRINCIPLES OF GIVING AND RECEIVING
- THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE
- THE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD
- THE JOY OF PLAY
- PROFOUND LISTENING
“Listen to what you know through your body”. (Frances Payne Adler)
STAYING IN TOUCH:
Embark on the joy of touch: Cultivating and understanding the language of the body in the therapeutic context.
WE ALL NEED TOUCH– FOR COMFORT, PLEASURE, SENSIBILITY, NOURISHMENT, HEALING.
THROUGH GUIDED STRUCTURES AND UNDERSTANDING THE QUALITY OF TOUCH WE INFORM AND
RECOGNIZE BOUNDARIES, AWARENESS, INTUITION, STRENGTH AND AFFECTION.
“There is a mysterious healing power in touch that is beyond words and beyond our ideas about it.” (Aileen Crow)