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Class information – April 2013


Two series at two locations in April

WEDNESDAYS        10:30 am to 12:30 pm    –     April 3, 10, 17, 24
@ Joe Goode Annex
499 Alabama St #150 (at 17th St) SF

THURSDAYS            10:30 am to 12:30 pm    –    April 4, 11, 18, 25
@ Levy Dance Studio (Studio Gracia)
19 Heron St. (off of 8th between Folsom & Harrison) SF

Register for the series of 4 classes for $55 (available until the first day of the series)


Drop in for $15-$20 per class
Immerse yourself in a month of physical/energetic training.

The training includes chi cultivation and lots of breathing as a platform to both detox and invigorate the whole being.  We address a segment of the body each day and research through function, improvisation, touch and energy work. This will include puzzles and writing as a means of working the imagination muscles.  I bring a toolbox and we play, inviting new possibilities each day.

For info and registration contact – or  call 415-431-9167

Breakfast with Sara.

A new class series is coming – stay tuned.

Dos Rios Retreat: Drop your City Armor. 

July 20st-26th, 2013.

Cultivate a rigorous artistic practice on the banks of the incomparable Eel River in Dos Rios California.

Join long time practitioners Sara Shelton Mann and Abby Crain in this inaugural workshop retreat in the nature of Northern California.  Strengthen your physical practice, build energy and release patterns, dialogue with your personal archetypes, and be guided into techniques of improvisation and composition with your inner muse.  Time will be available to also participate in peer-led activities, use individual studio time and swim in the river.  Come dance in the barn and discover something unexpected.

Accommodations: Reserve shared space (some limited individual rooming available) or Camp.

Early bird registration is April 15th at $480, If by june 1st $520 or after for $550.

To register email or call 415 695 9523.
Dos Rios Retreat: Drop your City Armor is supported by Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater.


Personal coaching

Sara also offers clearing work and healing modalities, in person or remote.

$50 ½ hr. to $100  hr.

For info contact –    or    call 415-431-9167

Eye of Leo Series – PETER – March 1st and 2nd, 2013

Eye of Leo Series – PETER
A collaborative Solo with Jesse Hewit, Sound by Robbie Beahrs and Video and Lights by David Szlasa

March 1st and 2nd, 2013 – 8pm
Joe Goode Annex
499 Alabama Street #150

Tickets $15 and up at BrownPaperTickets

Sara Shelton Mann Eye of Leo Series presents Peter, a solo piece – Peter is a collaboration by SARA SHELTON MANN, DIRECTOR | JESSE HEWIT, PERFORMER, ROBBIE BEAHRS, COMPOSER. and DAVID SZLASA, VIDEO /LIGHT DESIGNER





If I walk up the mountain, will it encourage the view? 
If I take the train, will I miss it?

9 heroes journeys – some overlap, some written into the future, others dark and light hands clutching a silver thread woven into a tapestry of tears. Beyond state there is a consciousness that tills that soil. Each collaboration is a specific process of self- inquiry and conversation. ( I meet myself in all aspects of life here. ) I lay myself out on the ground of receiving. Delicious. This is a 2-3 year process unfolding with an overview of the whole to be brought together as a mandala of magic.

9 performing artists, 3 architects of environment and 1 question:
Is Integration possible through intention, vibration? and neutrality?
(plus a lot of grace.)

In PETER, simple elements construct a game inside the mind as an electrical magnetism produces heat inside Jesse’s [Hewit] body.

From solo to solo bodies change shape, weight, size and meaning.

PETER is facing the stars.

I invite you into the journey. Perhaps we’ll share a meal together, watch that yellow yoke drop into the ocean or flag a shooting star.


November Update: Bars, Contact Class, FRESH, and more…

Sara is offering discounted sessions through the remainder of 2012 –        $50- $100, sliding scale.

“You actually start to become more present in your life and the past doesn’t project into your future the same way. By getting your bars run you are literally changing the probabilities of future possibilities. You start to perceive the possibility of functioning from perceiving, knowing, being and receiving.”

– Gary Douglas, Access Consciousness


Sara is teaching Contact Class at ODC Commons, SF

SATURDAYS 12:15 to 2:00, through Dec. 15


FRESH Intensive, La Alternativa

Sara is teaching Dec 31 through January 5.

More info at –  


Sara is in residence at Djerassi Resident Artists Program January 6 to 23, 2013.


And looking further ahead –

Sara will be teaching at Bearnstow, on Parker Pond in Maine, from July 1 to 12, 2013.

This performance intensive will be co-facillitated with Ruth Grauert.

A rare opportunity to discover the origins of the Nikolai philosophy with Ruth, his first company member, and Sara, who pursed her research from that source.

Registration is open at : 



Eye of Leo Series – Love of Emptiness – Nov 2nd and 3rd, 2013

Back from Touring! Here are photos. Workshop in LA Oct 13-14. Offering Bars and Dowsing Sessions.

“Zeropoint” performed in Moscow and “Fastrack” created and performed at the Archstoyanie Festival.











October 13-14

Workshop at Show Box LA

Day 1: Process–Improvisational research based on body systems and energetic communication.

Day 2: Toolbox for Composing–we will create a platform to investigate form.


Classes in San Francisco Coming Soon!


Get Your BARS Done!

I’m offering discount sessions in September and October for $100.

This is a hands on table process that begins to dissipate the electrical charge of polarity as it is stored in your brain. 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Becoming more aware.


Dowsing Sessions Available

Simple balancing and emotional link clearing.


For more information on Bars or Dowsing email Sara at


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