Workshops with Wendell Beavers and Erika Berland

May 13-18, 2018

at Naropa University, Boulder CO

6th Annual Somatic Training for the Performer Workshop

A 6 Day Intensive applying Experiential Anatomy to Developmental Technique(TM), Viewpoints and the Contemplative Context

Differentiating and integrating the axial and appendicular skeleton; seeking clarity of form in space, deep internal support for light, effortless precision and articulation; applying these qualities to the developmental vocabulary and Viewpoints Improviation practices


Wendell Beavers, Founder of Naropa University's MFA Theater; Contemporary Performance Program Founding Faculty of NYU's Experimental Theater Wing


Erika Berland, founding faculty of Naropa's MFA, Certified Practitioner of Body Mind Centering(R), somatic educator and meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage.

$675. (Register by April 1)

$375. (Alumni, Staff and Faculty of Naropa University)

Daily Schedule:

9:15-9:45 Guided Meditation

9:45-11:00 Developmental Technique(tm) Class

11:15-12:30 Experiential Anatomy; specific anatomy of the skeleton, accessing through visualization and movement, bone tracing, levering, compression/suspension, pnf re-patterning, 

12:30 Lunch

1:45-3:00 Experiential Anatomy contd.

3:00 TEA

3:20-5:00 Viewpoints Pracitice

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Wendell Beavers and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, BMCA Conference at Naropa June 2013

Wendell Beavers and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, BMCA Conference, Naropa University, June 2013

Erika, surrounded by her somatic "toys."