Workshops open to the public


Authentic Movement: The Body as a Pathway to Awareness

Authentic Movement Weekend Retreat

Facilitated by Zoë Avstreih

Weekend Workshop: July 15-17 2011

Authentic Movement: The Body as a Pathway to Awareness


Authentic Movement, rooted in the field of dance/movement therapy and Jungian Depth Pychology, has evolved into a unique discipline with its own integrity informing contemplative practice, creative process, community building and the healing of body, mind and soul.  This retreat/study group is an opportunity for the in-depth study of the discipline of Authentic Movement for those new to the form as well as an opportunity to deeper for those with previous experience. We will immerse in the practice of Authentic Movement during the day and will gather after   dinner to study and discuss the questions that arise from direct experience.


Enrollment Requirements: 

This weekend retreat is designed for trained clinicians, teachers, artists and seekers. Previously experience in Authentic Movement is not required.  Maturity, self-awareness and a developed inner witness capable of staying present in the midst of direct experience are essential. If you have not previously studied with Zoe, a telephone interview is required.








 Zoë Avstreih

Zoe Avstreih is the Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Authentic Movement.  Zoe is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and a Licensed Psychoanalyst and Creative Arts Therapist in New York State. She is currently the Director of the Graduate Program in Dance/Movement Therapy at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and the founder and former director of   the graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.  A pioneer in the development of Authentic Movement, she lectures and teaches internationally and has published widely in the field. 


Workshop Times:  Friday dinner, July 15, 5 pm, through Sunday afternoon, July 17, 3 pm

Workshop fee:  $250 through May 31, $295 after May 31.

Lodging and all meals:  $175


Enrollment is limited to   ten.  Early registration is suggested.

Registration is available beginning March 1 at 

Please e-mail for registration access code or contact Larry McCullough at 207-439-9860 for registration application.





Pinetree Farm is a beautifully renovated 1790 farmhouse and barn across the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and only an hour and fifteen minutes from Boston.  The setting is peaceful   and rural, but just three miles off Interstate 95 with easy access for public and private transportation from Boston Logan Airport   and South Station.  Rooms provide shared accommodations for two to three people with a half-bath in most rooms and shared access to private showers.  Staying at Pinetree is like staying at an old New England bed & breakfast with an emphasis on simple, healthy meals and accommodations that are comfortable and cozy.



For directions and further information, contact Larry McCullough, Executive