BAREDFEET OFFERS TWO BODY/MIND/SPIRIT WORKSHOPS

For Immediate Release
December 26, 2013
Contact: Lynn Buske, 715-829-0754 or baredfeet@gmail.com

Register here: BMS workshop registration form

People often start the new-year with resolutions for a healthier lifestyle.  This January BaredFeet, a movement-for-wellness project in Eau Claire, is offering two body/mind/spirit workshops for those looking for a balanced approach to health.  One of them will be a free workshop, for those who need a little financial support.

“My goal has become to empower people to take at least a little care, for their full selves, and share how simple, fun and powerful it can be,” shares Lynn Buske, director of BaredFeet, “and the more I work with people the more I see finances as a hindrance to people taking time to take care of themselves.  I thought post-holiday was an opportune time for some generosity and encouragement.”

What is the workshop about? Lynn Buske has combined her years of experience and study into a style that offers tools to condition the health of body, mind and spirit using body fundamentals, improvisational movement, yoga, and mental health techniques. The Body/Mind/Spirit Workshop with BaredFeet is a unique event combining a variety of techniques.  It is developed, with a beginner perspective, to intentionally provide attendees take-home-tools to care for each part of one’s self through creative movement, positive behavioral thinking, yoga, imagery, divine connection and text.

Buske has a tendency to personalize her sessions, “I believe that everyone comes from a different place, where various tools work for each of us, and we all have different bodies with different needs – I try to meet people right where they’re at,” she explains.

The first workshop will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1-3pm at Dragonfly Dance and Wellness Studio on Barstow Street in Eau Claire.  This two-hour workshop is the free workshop.  The second workshop is a three-hour more in-depth workshop at The Center on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1-4pm.  The Center is a new space in Altoona, designed for wellness, and is nestled into a serene setting.  The cost of this workshop is $30.  Space is limited for both.

Please visit BaredFeet’s website (baredfeet.wordpress.com) for more information and to register.  The deadline to register is January 20.  Lynn requests, “If you can afford the workshop at The Center – you won’t regret the extra hour and peaceful setting, and it will open up a spot in the free class for someone with financial constraints!”

Register here: BMS workshop registration form

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Buske is the director of BaredFeet, a project that she began in 2002 after earning her BA in philosophy and theatre/dance from Luther College. Through BaredFeet, Lynn has taught yoga, improvisation, contact improvisation, performance and modern dance to children and adults in Seattle, WA, Iowa and Wisconsin. She has also performed in collaboration with dozens of artists and musicians a great amount over the years. Her work has evolved as she has. Since her arrival back to her homeland, WI, eight years ago she has been personally studying child and movement development, nutrition, and various forms of mental health care and healing, as well as offering classes and workshops in children’s creative dance, parent/toddler movement, youth yoga, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Sacred Dance, and Contact Improvisation. This year she now comes with a cohesive approach to wellness through her yet-to-be-named body/mind/spirit style.

Why the approach she has? “I’ve seen how much emphasis in health is focused on the body over the mind and the spirit, and have learned how absolutely intertwined they are to achieving an easier flow with life. I’ve also seen, as the world of health expands, that we are in charge of our own health – that’s scary for people to realize – I want to give them tools to feel more confident about that role.”

BaredFeet’s Fundamentals:

1) Breath is movement, so to live is to move. The lack of movement is lack of life.

2) Movement is an expression of and reaction to life, and is easier when the body/mind/spirit is free from tension.

3) The body/mind/spirit cannot be separated – all three need to equally be addressed, with compassion, when approaching health.

4) The mind is also, then, in the body and it is through this larger non-thinking mind that we process life.

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