The Everything Space unleashes the body’s intelligence, with you!
Somatic education studio officially opens its doors.
[somatic = the lived/felt experience as a body ie. connection of bodymind].
Montpelier, Vermont: With an open house, potluck and dance party, starting at 6:30pm on Saturday September 24th, The Everything Space invites you to join the celebration. The Everything Space, a new embodiment studio curated by Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz, is located in the center of downtown Montpelier, 64 Main St, where folks from all walks of life come to learn and listen to the deep intelligence of their own bodies. It is the first studio in Vermont specifically dedicated to education of diverse somatic practices as an integral part of social and environmental justice work. The offerings at The Everything Space are intentionally expansive to address our bodies as part of everything that we do and how we connect with the world around us.
After a year of offerings, they are ready to share the space more publicly. “Vermonters have been excited to have such potent opportunities in Montpelier. Our offerings create a supportive community and are in line with the current research in the fields of biomechanics, neuroscience, and health that point to the profound implications of developing one’s somatic intelligence in promoting longevity of the body and one’s mental health.” states Jaffe, “We would like to continue to welcome a diversity of people of all ages, including the builders, farmers, educators, activists and the professional movement artists that have already been attending.”
The diversity of people coming through the door is no accident. Most classes are structured on a sliding scale or by donation. “Accessibility has long been a part of the conversation on how to integrate social justice work and embodiment,” says Franz, “We are Embodiment Activists, doing the work of resilience building. Every day, we navigate a complex modern world which affects our bodies, the foundation of our resilience. Listening deeply to our body and cultivating connection to ourselves, our communities and the greater Earth community supports us to engage with the world in a positive way. That’s part of why we decided to name it The Everything Space. We are reclaiming our body’s intelligence in everything we do.”
About The Everything Space: The Everything Space is a collaboratively run movement studio providing skillful and accessible somatic education, curated by Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz. The Everything Space offers classes, organizational somatic consultation and implementation, individual sessions, performances and creative space to create opportunities to listen deeply to the wisdom of the body, express grief and celebration, and rewild ourselves. Find out more at theeverythingspace.com or find them on Facebook at The Everything Space.