A 3-week Online Retreat
with Susan Bauer
Thursday Mornings (Pacific time)
Give yourself this time to settle within, and listen deeply to your own body wisdom.
This retreat is designed as a ‘landing pad’ from the outer distractions that often draw our attention, allowing you to connect more deeply to your inner source of energy and creativity.
Based in the practice of Authentic Movement, the group is for those new to Authentic Movement, as well as those with previous experience. In this series, you’ll practice basics of the form that allow you to move with both mindful awareness and a spontaneous responsiveness to your own inner impulses for movement and / or stillness.
The first session will begin with a brief introduction to the history and form of Authentic Movement, followed by time to engage in the practice. [New to the practice? Read more about Authentic Movement here.]
In each session, you will have an opportunity to move, with time afterward for processing on your own through writing, drawing, or resting. We will then have a sharing circle, with each mover speaking first, followed by brief witness feedback provided by me. We will open and close with a brief meditation.
For this online format, you’ll need a relatively quiet and private space to move without injury, a computer and access to the Zoom format for the meetings, and drawing / writing supplies.
Please Note: This small, intimate group will be limited to 6 participants to support each participant in the practice, so register soon if interested.
DATES / TIMES
9:30am – 12:30pm (US Pacific time)
Nov 10, Nov 17, & Dec 1st
(Note: The first session on Nov. 10 will begin at 9:00am, with extra time for the introduction to the form and for orienting to the Zoom platform for movement).
Tuition Fee: $245 (Early Registration paid in full by October 31st); $265 thereafter
For those who have not previously worked with Susan in Authentic Movement (in a group or individual sessions), a brief phone call is required to join the retreat. After this call, your payment can be made to reserve your space.
Contact Susan at for more information, to register, or to schedule a call.
Fee is payable by Paypal (with 5% fee), check, or via Zelle once you’ve been accepted. The full fee is due before the start of the series.
Refunds / Cancellation Policy: Please note there will be no refunds for missed classes. In the unlikely event a certain class is cancelled, a make-up class will be scheduled with no additional fee, and you may attend if you are able.
Interested but can’t make these dates?
Please join the Newsletter to receive information about other upcoming events! You can also contact me via the contact form on the website to let me know of your interest. Individual sessions are also available.
See the Calendar for details on other movement offerings.
Susan Bauer has been dedicated to the discipline of Authentic Movement since 1984. She has studied with Janet Adler and several graduates of the Mary Starks Whitehouse Institute of Authentic Movement in Northampton, MA. Susan has a passion for both introducing beginners to this practice and leading experienced practitioners into its further depth through her classes and private practice as a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist.
Here’s what previous participants have had to say:
“I have found Authentic Movement to be a deep and powerful practice. It’s given me the space to learn more about what is really going on internally, to effectively process challenging issues, and to integrate my body into my emotional and spiritual work.
As a witness and teacher, Susan is extremely intuitive and is impeccable in her approach. She sets healthy boundaries and offers clear, objective insights. I have worked with her for over five years and look forward to many more!”
–Laura, Fundraising Consultant
“Authentic Movement has made a tremendous difference in my life. It truly has helped me to experience life in more satisfying and creative ways. Susan creates a safe, comfortable space where I feel truly welcome. For me, a big part of the magic of Authentic Movement comes through Susan and the thoughtful, heartfelt way she leads her group and private sessions.”
–Diana, CEO and Massage Therapist
To Susan, with eternal gratitude for your witnessing of my gradual awakening to embodied presence. Love blossoms for all in the interplay of your shining light and my self-remembrance.
–Susan, Art Therapist
For questions contact or call 510 333-6415
Event Category: Authentic Movement, Featured