Classes

Authentic Movement With Hillary Welzenbach 
  Wednesdays 12:30-2:15pm Closed Group call 541-2662 to join.

Individual Sessions by Appointment  

Come experience this contemplative movement form.  No experience necessary.  We will have time for finding and following your own movement, speaking about your movement, and receiving witnessing from the facilitator about your experience.  This class may be interesting to people who are looking to connect more with their bodies, dancer's looking to connect more with self originating movement, and anyone looking to become more comfortable exploring their own inner world. Led By: Hillary Funk Welzenbach, LCPC has been a dancer with a bodywork practice since 1996. She has a Masters’ Degree in Somatic Psychology focusing on movement therapy and trauma. She currently studies Authentic Movement with Janet Adler, one of the most prominent living developers of the Authentic Movement form.

CONTACT: Hillary Welzenbach hfunkw@gmail.com hillarywelzenbach.com 406541-2662

Zoo BJJ Daily M-Sat. See Calendar for times.  


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art that has evolved from Japan, through Brazil and now to the United States. Incorporating the gi or kimono, BJJ involves taking down the opponent, controlling them, and ultimately submitting them through the application of joint locks and chokes. BJJ is often referred to as the gentle art due to preferring technique over strength and is arguably the most effective ground grappling style. People of all walks of life practice and thrive at training BJJ.Bob Brown is the founder and head instructor of 406 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He currently holds the rank of brown belt and has been training and competing all over the world for 10+ years. Classes at 406 BJJ are taught Mon-Sat. A typical class will include an endurance-building warm-up, demonstration and practice of both standing and ground 
techniques, positional drilling, and finally live sparring (rolling). In addition to BJJ, which serves as the core of our curriculum, we use techniques from other grappling arts such as Judo, Sambo, and Wrestling in order to develop well-rounded martial artists. By combining a safe, friendly learning environment with quality instruction, we provide an atmosphere that fosters unparalleled mental, physical, and social benefits.Our doors are open to practitioners from any school and of any art with no judgments or biases. Come in, leave the ego at the door and try a class. We would love to have you!

CONTACT: Bob Brow info@zoobjj.com zoobjj.com 406 647-0255


Djebe Comminuty African Dance Class-Thursdays  6-7 suggested donation $5.
 

Djebe Community Drum and Dance, created in 2008 by Missoula community members, strives to create a welcoming and friendly space for the community interested in African dance and drum culture to share and expand knowledge, support individual growth, and work with ideas of communal organization.  Today, Djebe offers free community dance classes to all levels in African dance, drum, and song from a variety of traditions including, but not exclusive to, Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.  Community classes have live drumming and rotating dance teachers in an informal setting that encourages self expression, voice, and participation.   Djebe also has a performing group that is dedicated to lively and engaging performances in and around Missoula to help raise funds in order to bring professional teachers to Missoula.  The performance group is open to all who are interested and committed.

CONTACT: Hillary Welzenbach djebecommunity@gmail.com djebebara.com 406-529-2322

Belly Dance Mondays 6:30-7:30 

CONTACT: Katheryn Maslankkmaslanka85@gmail.com

Little Inspirations

Tuesdays 3:30-4:15 Friday 5-5:45 Little Inspirations is excited to bring a Mandarin Speaking Social Group 
儿童中文俱乐部 to Missoula for children. 

Tuesday and Friday 4:15-5pm Little Inspirations is excited to have John Ross, whom was trained in Indonesia, to be teaching an Indonesian style of Martial Arts called Pencak Silat.  5-7 year olds.  

Dorothy Garner: 406-327-8788  www.littleinspirationsmt.com



Introduction to African Dance

Sundays 10-11 6 week series 10/16/-11/19/17 This beginning dance class is a great way to get your body moving with traditional dances and  music from Guinea, West Africa. Instructor, Heidi Waegele has been studying dance from Guinea for 15 years and has traveled there twice. Full series $50. $10 drop in. Call (916) 532-8678 or emaiheidiwaegele@gmail.com for more info.






African drum class with Oumar Keita!

Sundays 11:30-12:30
 
6 week series 10/16/-11/19/17 This drum class is open to all levels. You can choose expand what you know or learn a new instrument, such as the dundun, sangban, kenkeni, djembe. Oumar Keita is a master drummer from Guinea, West Africa. He has extensive knowledge of the music and traditions of his culture. You don't want to miss this opportunity.  Full series $65. $12 drop in. Call (916) 532-8678 or emaiheidiwaegele@gmail.com for more info.









Authentic Movement Group with Ann Stevenson 
Every other Sunday 5-6:30PM. Closed Group, contact 241-1960 to join.

Sometimes referred to as a “moving meditation” or “movement in depth”, the basic form of Authentic Movement is offered in dyad or group settings and includes a mover or movers and a witness or witnesses. In choosing to follow or not follow impulses, movers develop their inner witness in the presence of an external witness. Tracking our own embodied experience in the presence of a collective body of movers and witnesses, we come to know the workings of our mind, including projections that obscure clear seeing.

Who may benefit: Individuals wanting to deepen their mind-body-spirit connection, individuals seeking a supportive place for self-directed discovery, psychotherapists sharpening their own observation and awareness of their current modality, and dancers, artists, and educators exploring expression and inspiration from the inside out. Individual sessions available by appointment. 

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