Authentic Movement

Authentic Movement is a dance practice for spiritual growth,

founded on Jung’s active imagination and the collective unconscious.

Through movement, we learn to dwell into our inner landscapes,

to cultivate our presence and empathy and to unfold our intuitive wisdom and creative potential.

Experiencing ourselves beyond words and concepts, we dive into the unknown.

AM was founded in the 1950s by the dancer Mary Starks Whitehouse

and later further developed by the dance therapist Janet Adler (The discipline of Authentic Movement).

Through kinetic meditation, we explore the here&now, we align body-mind-spirit and arise into awareness.

The roles of the witness (inner and outer) are essential to the practice:

being present to our own experience from within and being received in our experience

by someone is the field in which our processes can be recognized and acknowledged.

No need for particular skills, just a clear frame, and open receptive space to welcome what is.

We all have the opportunity to both move and witness others’ movements.

After moving, we may draw, write, and/or share our experiences.

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Aug 06 2021


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


on donation
A Mandorla - Armazém (indoor)


A Mandorla - Armazém (indoor)
Monte do Carvalhosinho, 7630-568 São Teotónio (37.515889, -8.621389)
Louise Chardon


Louise Chardon
+351 91 051 81 01

After a long and intense professional career as a dancer and performer, Louise Chardon develops further herself into the field of somatics, based on spiritual growth and self-inquiry. For more than 30 years she dedicates her life to the study of the self in motion. Specialized in the profound sensitive abilities of the being and how its subconscious manifests through embodied patterns, she mainly applies her researches to her visual and performative art and shares it through her pedagogic and therapeutic approaches which she defines as Embodied Philosophy and Energetic Physiology. Louise is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner. She embodies Chi Kung, Tuina, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement and Yoga for more than 20 years.