Finding Safety in Your Body

Finding Safety in Your Body

Therapeutic yoga and movement group for women who have experienced harm. In this 6 week group we will explore movement exercises to help you connect with your body, promote relaxation, empowerment, self-acceptance, personal expression and balance.  Come and create peace in your mind, body and spirit in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.

Group open to women who have experienced harm. No yoga or movement experience required!
Free and open to women from UMass and Five Colleges.

Registration begins October, 2009. Group runs for six weeks, Fall 2009. For more information, or to register please call Everywoman’s Center, 413-545-5834 x 3. Sponsored by Everywoman’s Center and Graduate Women’s Network.

Mindfulness and Mood: Empowerment Skills for Women

Ruled by Your Emotions?

Graduate Women’s Network and Everywoman’s Center is offering this FREE workshop series:

‘Mindfulness and Mood: Empowerment Skills for Women’

Learn skills that will help reduce anxiety, improve mood and relationships, relax your body, quiet your mind and
gain greater emotional balance.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., beginning Nov. 3.  Registration is required.
Free and open to UMass and Five College Students. Graduate students welcome.

To register or for more information, call Everywoman’s Center Counseling Services at 577- 0077.

Workshop: Creative Movement and Self Expression


An Ongoing Workshop for Women
With Dora Arreola

Workshop sponsored by GSS Graduate Women’s Network and Everywoman’s Center Counseling Services

This workshop set as its goal self-empowerment through structured exercises, group games and movement improvisations. We meet every Saturday to do exercises and games, which emphasize rhythm and connection, and we conclude each session with a composition of individual or group actions. Participants are encouraged to use the opportunity to explore body expression and awakening of energy and creative impulses.

Free admission. All women students are welcome. Women of color and GLBTQ students are encouraged to participate. No previous dance or theater experience required. Remember to come in comfortable clothes so that you can stretch and roll.

Dora Arreola is Artistic Director and founder of Mujeres en Ritual Dance Theatre Company, based in México. She has more than twenty years of experience as movevment resercher, teacher and dance-theater artist.  Arreola has studied and worked with internationally prominent artists, including Jerzy Grotowski, Susan Rethorst, Katsura Kan, and Ludwick Margules.  Her teaching and artistic work emphasizes fusion and choreography as a creative process, developing interdisciplinary work through multiple cultures, languages and aesthetic forms.

When and Where:

9/26, Campus Center 917;
10/3, Campus Center 174-76;
10/10, Campus Center 101;
10/17, Campus Center 905-09; (to be updated)
10/24, Campus Center 165-69;
10/31, Campus Center 174-76.

For further information, please contact, or call 413-545-2897.

If you have missed out on the first couple of sessions, it is OK to join us later!