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Sunday Morning Class Series

Oct. 12, 19 26

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
at the Joe Goode Annex,
401 Alabama St. San Francisco

Improvisation and the compositional voice/tracking movement & thoughts as a physical practice.


3 classes

1. calling in the imaginal realm for solo
2. developing a line of inquiry that is trackable
3. Content: The paradox of tracking the energetic through line and the point

$80 till Oct. 1, $90 up to Oct 12

Pre-Registration required

Contact to register

Get a 15 minute coaching session included if you sign up by Sept. 15th.
How does this sound. ?

European Intensives – Come Play with Sara in the field of possibilities

The physical body is the holder of extraordinary perception.  This is our platform and our base of information and actions.  Work within the deep heart of your natural voice of the body and explore through self-inquiry what you are passionate about now.  The workshops are varied and each focuses on a specific modality of expression – be it contact, energy fields, perceptual research, scenarios, puzzles, stretching the imagination muscles and moving into the imaginal realm of the subconscious or skills that can articulate your intentions. Writing, journaling and moving through summer as a vision.


Aug 4 to 8  – Freiburg Festival Pre-Workshop, Germany   – open to all levels of interest


Aug 18 to 22  –  International Contact Festival Freiburg, Germany  –  contact based


Aug 25 to 29  –  ITAK, Outokumpu, Finland  –  basic training across the board of all of it

Come explore with Sara.



Juxtaposition – Proto-Technique class and The Body Process – A Dialogue between practices


Sara Shelton Mann With Support from  Alternative Conservatory and THEOFFCENTER
Invites to you attend, learn and experience from the techniques and knowledge from master somatic practitioner Malcolm Manning
Sara and Malcolm’s practices in embodied dialogue.   


WORKSHOP – Sara and Malcolm
Nov 19 to 22 (Tuesday through Friday) from 10 to 1:30
10 to 12:00 – Proto-Technique by Malcolm Manning
12:15 – 1:30 – The Body Process by Sara Shelton
$180 Full 4-day workshop + Intensive
$50 drop in rate
At Studio Gracia – 19 Heron Street San Francisco


Eye of Leo Series – Future Life/23kg – October 25th and 26th, 2013

Eye of Leo Series:
Future Life/23kg

October 25th-26th/2013 – 8PM

What is the programer up to?

Sherwood engages with meeting aspects of his desires and how they become convergent travelogues of experience from several points of view. He opens a magic box, sees himself a younger boy filled with aspirations, and an older brother walking into himself and directly through the image into the future. It is a weaving of sorts that cannot be seen as performance except through one’s imagination.

It is the dancer’s attention we are tracking through this journey. This performance process is an engagement of layers pulled out of a suitcase, worn and turned inside out. It could be the way in which we wear our inner nature for all to see without realizing it.

What is it to pull apart the glue of emotions or string them up after a good washing only to ask the sunlight to do what it does for us all?

If Sherwood is 1 – I am Sherwood. 


September-October 2013

Private Sessions

To bring Sara to your city for workshops, or to present her work contact us here.  She is also available for private consultations on dance and choreography.

For private (1 on 1 or small group) sessions in Energetic Clearing  (BARS, Clearing Issues through Dowsing and The Reconnection (TM) ) please refer to our energetic clearing page.

Upcoming Workshops

For more information click tabs below.

Breakfast with Sara

Breakfast with Sara

A new beginning level is opening up, there will also be an intermediate class offered. 10 people limit per class.
A window into Sara’s philosophy on how to train the body, mind and consciousness and how she applies this approach to movement practice in teaching. Class beings with clearing of the energetic field through dowsing. We then move on to investigations of neuro-linguistic process and self inquiry followed by discussion and movement application. Students will take away the fundamental tools of this work with the ability to apply them in their own practices. The class is designed to answer the questions of the students, as an interactive dialogue. Bring Sara your questions.

Level 1 – Beginner classes are Mondays Sept 16, 23, 30 and October 7 & 14 from 10 to noon.
Level 2 – Intermediate classes are Tuesdays Sept 17, 24,  and October 1 & 8 from 10:30 to 12:30

For info and registration contact – or Esme Kundanis-gorw at
you can also call Sara at 415-431-9167

Body Process

The Body Process – A Beginners Class

A basic introduction to – the body process with an application to space.

This means approaching a body process/a focus on a system/puzzle/skill with clarity and the intention of removing all automatic phrasing of body language as a means of organizing or analyzing.

The class will be focused on technical aspects of limbs, and core with an energetic component of intuitive reclaiming of spacial orientation and sitting into the present without the internal story and with the naked reality of beginning. Improvisational skill development, technical skill development, finding the awareness of the knowing of what is arising.

Simplicity is the antidote to glamour.

Sept. 26,27 and Oct. 3.4, 10-12
Studio Garcia 19 Heron St.
between Folsom and Harrison off of 8th (Levy Dance)

2 Thursdays or 2 Fridays – or all 4 classes
$20 Single – $15 for all 4
Some exchange scholarships available.

Sign up required by Sept. 13th

More info: 415-431-9167

Other Trainings
This classes and workshops are available upon request.


Level I

Being in the Body from the ground up. Bringing you deeply inside, we will explore segments of the physical structure and converse with the energetic structure. There will be a lot of breathing, hands on, time for questions and sharing.  We will also do grounding work, protection and releasing modalities.

This workshop is structured with Chi Cultivation as a beginning, moving into improvisational research, to partnering, integration and sharing.  It may include creative construction and a variety of other tools according to the desire of the students.

Chi Cultivation included – A series of movement/breath exercises that articulate the spine, work the muscles, touch all the meridians and will raise your physical energy and your consciousness building strength and vitality.

Level II

The Energetic body – in relationship. Playing in the field of space, time, weight and relationship.  The whole is more than the parts. Establishing personal and impersonal game plans we enter the terrain of choice, focus, ease and clarity.  Owning your choices.

Level III

Touch 1– the alchemy of transformation through touch.  We Touch before we make physical contact. Playing in the depth of field, holding vibrations and blending them to create balance and power.  Learning to take an improvisational state into a performative composition. Writing, personal growth work and energy alignment are key to integrative application of this work. Mastery of your intention and attention.  Energy release work – holding and blending states – anchoring into the breath  –  having fun in research mode.

Touch 2 – Deep Touch – the hands as a source of connection to the whole brain, spine and heart and the whole being at a multi-dimensional level – from the energy field into the skin, muscles, organs and bones of the physical body.  Hands on.  Blending energetic healing work and dance/movement.

Writing for Scenario 

Imagination and Perception from the perspective of the director for the audience/witness – the paradox of things seen, imagined, unseen and imagined.  This is a workshop/training for learning how you write and how you imagine from the impersonal to the vulnerable you and what you are up to on the planet.  What is truth for you, what is your field of expertise and how to land image and writing, write from the outside, the inside and name and process and make impossible choices.  (For your own research)


Questions and the Creative toolbox investigation. This includes play, curiosity, your field of expertise and collaboration with your own frequency.   Through feeling through the visual, auditory, kinesthetic fields and the unified field we work to identify  the ways in which you create and developing other muscles.

This work can be tailored for professional dancers, or any level of experience. It can be offered in individual, group, workshop, or choreographic project-based formats. Please contact me for rates and schedule