Movement Fundamentals® Institute

Cultivating | Thinking | Liberating | Self | Body | Artistry

Spring 2023 Movement Fundamentals Mini Coalescence
Thursday, 30 March

Zoom in with Jane Hawley and guests Katie Brennan and Marah Owecke as they present their MF research practice.

1 session | 1.5 Hours | Pay What You Can $1 – 150
VENMO to Jane-Hawley-4 | All payments support the MF Institute. Thank you!

Excavating Emotional Landscapes: Moving Toward Witness (40 minute experiential)
9:00 – 9:40 AM PDT (Oregon)
11:00 – 11:40 AM CDT (Iowa and Kansas)
17:00 – 17:40 GMT (Britain)

Debriefing (30 minutes)
9:40 – 10:10 AM PDT (Oregon)
11:40 – 12:10 PM CDT (Iowa and Kansas)
17:40 – 18:10 GMT (Britain)

Q&A with Katie and Marah (20 minutes)
10:10 – 10:30 AM PDT (Oregon)
12:10 – 12:30 PM CDT (Iowa and Kansas)
18:10 – 18:30 GMT (Britain)

Participants will need paper and a pen. Journals and coloured utensils are encouraged.

Excavating Emotional Landscapes: Moving Toward Witness
Mental health clinicians Marah Owecke and Katherine Brennan integrate the Movement Fundamentals paradigm into their work with psychotherapy clients. As part of their MF Certification research and presentation, they will guide participants through the 4 Phases practice with the intent of curiosity with one’s emotional landscapes. This research offers nonjudgmental witnessing allowing a dance with these internal landscapes which are always in motion.

This guided session will mainly be writing/documenting with some time at the end for embodied response.

Please visit: Katie Brennan MF Artist Profile and Marah Owecke MF Artist Profile

I’ve been affected mind, body, and soul by the Movement Fundamentals curriculum, and I carry with me a knowledge that our bodies are our truest homes.

Kajsa Jones

With the new and exciting exploration of movement I have begun to dive into with my body, I have started to free my mind from restriction.

Cory Eull

Mentally I have become more confident in my dancing and just being who I am. I have started to learn to accept that it is okay to not be okay all the time.

Kaitlin Poock

Using the Movement Fundamentals Tenets and Practices while inhabiting a body of blackness, womanness, and chronic illness, a liberated and embodied activism emerges.

Christie Owens

My experience of the Movement Fundamentals dance curriculum wholly transformed my perceptions of movement, the body, art, and my own existence.

Mike Moran

The Movement Fundamentals approach Jane has developed for training dancers from the inside out creates integrated, thoughtful humans in addition to amazing movers.

Laura Donnelly

What is Movement Fundamentals?

Liberating Practices for Dance Artists | Movement in Life & Art

Movement Fundamentals is a training paradigm and experimental curriculum designed and refined by dance artist Jane Hawley since 1996. The intent was to create a fundamental and moving paradigm, which trains dancers as artists and empowers people to love and feel gratitude for their bodies.

MF Herstory