The Summer of Love of Movement Arts

Movement Arts events in OR, WA, BC

Victoria, British Columbia:

August 5-7: Aikido and Iaido seminar with Senseis Margaret Mathewson and Steve Thoms. Hosted by Goldstream Aikikai:

June 28- Aug 16: Transitions – Explore the organic nature of movement in all directions. In this series you will learn the art of transitioning from one point to the next. How does your posture influence your ability to meet the emerging moment? These classes will enhance your awareness of how you transition through all facets of living. Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm at  Heart & Hands Health Centre, #6–2020 Douglas Street. Learn more:

Seattle, Washington:

Sep 23-25, 2011: Aikido seminar. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tenzan Aikido. Instruction by Senseis Bruce Bookman, Rick Stickles, James Friedman, George Ledyard, Joanne Veneziano. Learn more:

Ongoing in Seattle area:

Every other Tuesday: West Seattle Feldenkrais Community Clinic:

Portland, Oregon:

Aug 2-11, 2011: Argentine Tango classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at Viscount Studios:

Aug 12-14, 2011:  Aikido Seminar with Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, 8th dan. Yamada Sensei is the Chairman of the Technical Committee and President of the Board of Directors of the United States Aikido Federation. He has been the Chief Instructor of New York Aikikai since 1964 and has taught at seminars all over the world. His classes are vigorous, inspiring and joyful. We are excited that he is coming to our dojo! Learn more:

Aug 21, Sep 18, 2011: Vital Human is a monthly Community Clinic to introduce the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. Low-fee sessions offered, held in NE Portland, third Sunday of each month. Learn more at Also see:

Ongoing Portland classes:

Tuesday Night Contact Improv Jam at Conduit:

Viscount Dance Studios class schedule:

Alsea Oregon:

Sep 2-5, 2011: 16th Annual Martial Ways and Ancient Skills Retreat at Ancient Arts Center, Alsea Oregon Explore the practice of Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan and Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement® lessons in combination with some of the skills our ancestors used to survive including wild foods, natural building methods, basic fire-making, fiber and stone technologies. Specific activities will be guided by the interests of the group. 
Learn more by contacting margaret (at) or visit

Eugene Oregon:

Sep 23-25, 2011: Aikido seminar with Michael Flynn Sensei.

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