MOVEMENT IN RECOVERY
In this movement practice, we use movement to express repressed emotions healthily.
We explore what it feels like to support and feel supported by others, how to trust in relationships, and face life’s challenges with conviction and commitment.
Part of the recovery process of staying sober is creating new patterns of being and thinking, new behaviors, connection with others, and expressing emotions safely and healthily.
We can do this work in one-on-one sessions or small groups of two to six participants. The sessions include talking about what the individual is working on and the goals in recovery.
We explore what is challenging recovery, how to move through any obstacles, and release them from the mind and the places where they live in the body.
This program ...
- Helps participants stay sober by releasing stress, calming the mind, and regulating the nervous system through movement exercises
- Provides ways of letting go of unhealthy stories, and negative thoughts we tell ourselves.
- Increases self-esteem and altering unhealthy patterns by increasing body awareness and finding new ways of moving through life challenges
- Brings into the body what participants may be working on cognitively and learning to express through movement
- Connectsto something bigger than us (a higher power), tapping into creativity, play, joy, and peace.
Upcoming Movement in Recovery Events
2023 Dates TBA
About Sylvie Minot
Sylvie Minot is the executive director and founder of the nonprofit Syzygy Dance Project. Since 2000,
Sylvie has taught weekly 5Rhythms® dance classes and workshops in the Bay Area, New York, throughout the US, Mexico, and Australia.
She brings dance to a variety of underserved populations including inmates, veterans, at-risk youth, recovering addicts, and hospital patients.
Sylvie received her BA in Dance from San Jose State University and is a certified 5Rhythms® Teacher who was trained in the Heartbeat (emotional) map by Gabrielle Roth. She has also studied psychology, indigenous healing rituals, energy medicine, and sound healing and is inspired by the teachings of Angeles Arrien, Carolyn Myss, and Tito La Rosa.
Sylvie also brings 30 years of experience in her own recovery into her work with addiction.
Sylvie is often described as a catalytic shape-shifter because of her ability to meet people right where they are and move with them into new possibilities.
You can learn more about Sylvie Minot at www.SyzygyDanceProject.org/Meet-the-Team.html.