Essential Embodied Arts Training on the LAND ~ NatureMoves with Melinda Harrison + Maureen Momo Freehill ~ August 11-15, 2016

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JOIN US us for our annual  ESSENTIAL EMBODIED ARTS TRAINING (EEAT) August 11-15, 2016

IMG_1379_1024In the heART of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!      Next Summer’s 2016 EEAT on the Land registration is now open!!
Are you called to immerse in the wild beauty of the Rocky Mountains?
Does dancing, singing, drawing and being intimately supported to share stories and create new myths to live by quicken your heart?

EEAT is the foundation training for the full series of wilderness art programs sponsored by NatureMoves and Butopia; offered in Beauty by Artistic Directors Melinda Harrison and Maureen Momo Freehill. 

Scroll to bottom for Registration + Logistics Information.

Expressive Arts, Soul-guided Movement, Scoreography, Voice + Drumming, Performance Journeys on the LAND with our Expert Professional Instructors in Leading Embodied Arts Lineages: 

~~Melinda Harrison, Founder, Artistic Director of NatureMoves, Teacher of LifeArt Process of Tamalpa Institute and Anna Halprin.

~~Maureen Momo Freehill, MFA  Founder, Artistic Director of Butopia and The Present Movement™ ; Teacher of Butoh of Kazuo Ohno and the Gene Keys of Richard Rudd.

~~Eleshiva Herrera, Creator of Singing from the Heart + IChing BeTaoNow™ Drumming. Laughter Yoga and HeartMath lineage guide.

We will explore the full expanse of our bodies and voices, revealing our soul’s purpose and celebrating our gifts with immersive rituals on the land!
At the beautiful VISTA CREEK SPACE for Dance, a retreat center on 15 wild + secluded acres @7000 ft altitude in Rocky Mountain foothills near Boulder, CO.

OUR TIMING:    August 11-15,  2016
5 days of group training, private sessions with facilitators, 4 nights camping, 3 dinners and 4 breakfasts included in fee.

Expressive Art Journeys through Leading Embodied Art Lineages:
We attend classes in each of the modalities,
We create personal performances (“scores”) on the 15 stunning acres of secluded wild land,
We journey into a variety of landscapes that LeebyBrookeSmallengage the full range of our true nature and expressive capacity.
We have private sessions in addition to group classes and scores, each participant has at least 2 one to one sessions with instructors for personalized support.
We embody and share our Unique Soul Essences with one another to experience the profound gift of community; being seen and heard with love, acceptance and celebration.
(photo by Lee Atwell)

Participants share a love of self expression as a means of living and growing together.IMG_1166_1024

We bring our art making into our daily living and the culinary nourishing arts as well, feeding our bodies and souls with delicious group created meals.

Give us a call today to Apply!
or email


BIRTHING OUR ART: Giving our Gifts ~~~~~~      Our EEAT modalities have powerful applications in the fields of arts, therapy, healthcare, performance projects, nature education, stress reduction, holistic coaching and more. The intention of EEAT is to offer intensive in-depth training that gives you a strong foundation upon which to integrate these expressive arts processes into your artistic +/or professional work as well as continue on to the advanced courses of NatureMoves.


Our Gift to You:
NatureMoves Free Intro Sessions with Melinda on the EEAT Lands in Boulder Foothills:
DATES TBD in April  & June/July 2016 @ Vista Creek Space for Dance – contact us to reserve your place!
Your investment for the EEAT:
         $ 475 until May 1st, 2016
         $ 525 thereafter
Limited to 12 participants by rolling applications – last year’s training filled fast. Some work exchange and partial scholarships. Inquire as needed.
Pre-registration required.
Payment in full at time of acceptance.
Check in/Camp set up begins 2pm Thursday 8/11/16
Course starts at 5pm
Training ends 6pm Monday 8/15/16
Our Refund Policy: Full refund minus $50 admin fee until June 13th
                Half refund minus $50 admin fee until July 31
                   No refund after Aug 1st


Maureen Freehill with questions and to apply 
206 855 5836 or
Melinda Harrison to RSVP for Free Intros on Land
303-442-3026  or 720-272-9957
NatureMoves Wilderness Art
EEAT on The LAND is the foundation training in a series of wilderness art programs offered by NatureMoves, including the WilderDance retreat in the high alpine regions of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

WilderDance Retreat at High Altitude HutIMG_1135
~ July 25-29, 2016 for graduates of EEAT!!

Contact Maureen to apply for WDR.


$475 until May 1,
$525 thereafter. Pre-Registration is Required.
Intimate group limited to 12 participants. Check-in/Camp set up begins at 2pm on Thursday, 8/11/16. Course starts at 5pm. Training ends 6pm on Monday, 8/15/16
Give us a call today to Apply!
or email

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