Past Events

Wild Grace™ :

Body-Song

at

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Friday - Monday,
January 13 - 16, 2017

(MLK Holiday)

 

BEGINS: Friday Dinner
ENDS: Monday Lunch

 


"Music is what feelings sound like..."

Come! Sing through the body and move through the voice as we explore the healing power of whole-body improvisation.

 

Join us in 4 days of connection, collaboration and celebration of the living work of art that is YOU!

 

In Body-Song, we will access our intuition and wisdom as we explore creative freedom when both voice and movement are engaged.

 

For singers who want to move and dancers who want to free their voice ... you are the instrument. Simply bring your open body-heart-mind.

 

Join catalyst Paula Byrne for a weekend uniting Soul and Spirit in sound and movement. All are welcome. No formal dance or voice experience required.

 

Paula Byrne is a professional jazz singer and voice teacher. Since 1996, she has facilitated conscious movement in Wild Grace™, DanceQuest ™, Soul Motion™ , contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon. Joining her is pianist Craig Bidondo, who transcends all music genres with masterful skill and impish playfulness.

 

DanceQuest ™

a women's retreat

at

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Thursday - Sunday,
October 6 - 9, 2016

BEGINS: Thursday Dinner
ENDS: Sunday Lunch

 


"If I could say with words what my dances are telling,

there would be no need to dance them."

Enter the temple of your body. Drop into art-time and soul-space. Embrace your authentic movement. Listen to the whispers of your heart.


DanceQuest offers 4 days of movement, stillness, music, silence, journaling, ritual, and soul-crafting.


We come together to remember our vision, reclaim our wisdom and rejoice in community.


Using movement as fuel and breath as fire, we burn away what no longer serves.


Engaging intuition and instinct, we connect to a larger self, breaking open a life that has grown too small.

 

If your body is tired of being ignored ...
If your heart desires a nurturing circle of women ...
If your soul needs reflection and rejuvenation ...
If you want to get away, and back to yourself ...

the Dance awaits.

 

Since 1996, Paula Byrne has facilitated conscious movement in Wild Grace™, DanceQuest ™, Soul Motion™ , contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

Wild Grace ™

Women's Transformational Dance Retreat
at

The Wellness Center
Mount Shasta, California


Friday - Sunday,
March 25 - 27, 2016

 


Imagine ...


a Space

to arrive and relax ~ drop any vigilance ~

listen as your body reveals ~ your deep wisdom

 

a Time

to enter the fertile void ~ burn away yesterday ~

dance deeply and completely ~ your absolute truth

 

a Place

to release regrets ~ untangle your wings ~

follow your soul's compass ~ your blazing heart

 

Join us for a weekend of WILD GRACE

Transformational Dance with Paula Byrne

All women are welcome.

 

Since 1996, Paula Byrne has facilitated conscious movement in Wild Grace™, DanceQuest ™, Soul Motion™ , contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon.

 


Wild Grace ™

Transformational Dance
at

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Friday - Monday,
January 15 - 18, 2016

(MLK Holiday)

 

BEGINS: Friday Dinner
ENDS: Monday Lunch

 


I do not understand the mystery of grace –

only that it meets us where we are,

but does not leave us where it found us."
– Anne Lamott

When we are deeply intrigued by the movement moment, each personal gesture becomes a kinetic prayer.

 

When we open to our authentic expression, our dance is effortless and timeless.

 

When we unite conscious intention with our spontaneous heart, the everyday dance is transformed into ecstatic awareness.

 

Come! -- Explore movement as a portal into the body, touch as apathway to essential connection, and community as a mirror of support. Through the expressive arts of dancing, writing, sounding and witnessing, we will embrace all that we are -- and all that we are becoming.

 

Join catalyst Paula Byrne for a weekend of moving meditations designed to seek the sweet spot where the wildness of Soul and the grace of Spirit unite.

All are welcome.

 

Since 1996, Paula Byrne has facilitated conscious movement in Wild Grace™, DanceQuest ™, Soul Motion™ , contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon.

 

DanceQuest ™

a women's retreat

at

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Thursday - Sunday,
October 8 - 11, 2015

BEGINS: Thursday Dinner
ENDS: Sunday Lunch

 


"If I could say with words what my dances are telling,

there would be no need to dance them."

Enter the temple of your body. Drop into art-time and soul-space. Embrace your authentic movement. Listen to the whispers of your heart.


DanceQuest offers 4 days of movement, stillness, music, silence, journaling, ritual, and soul-crafting.


We come together to remember our vision, reclaim our wisdom and rejoice in community.


Using movement as fuel and breath as fire, we burn away what no longer serves.


Engaging intuition and instinct, we connect to a larger self, breaking open a life that has grown too small.

 

If your body is tired of being ignored ...
If your heart desires a nurturing circle of women ...
If your soul needs reflection and rejuvenation ...
If you want to get away, and back to yourself ...

the Dance awaits.

 

Since 1996, Paula Byrne has facilitated conscious movement in Wild Grace™, DanceQuest ™, Soul Motion™ , contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

DanceQuest™

a women's retreat
with
Paula Byrne

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Thursday - Sunday,
October 9 - 12, 2014

 


"If I could say with words what my dances are telling, there would be no need to dance them."

Enter the temple of your body. Drop into art-time and soul-space. Embrace your authentic movement. Listen to the whispers of your heart.
DanceQuest offers 4 days of movement, stillness, music, silence, journaling, ritual, and soul-crafting.
We come together to remember our vision, reclaim our wisdom and rejoice in community.
Using movement as fuel and breath as fire, we burn away what no longer serves.
Engaging intuition and instinct, we connect to a larger self, breaking open a life that has grown too small.

~ If your body is tired of being ignored ~
~ If your heart desires a nurturing circle of women ~
~ If your soul needs reflection and rejuvenation ~
~ If you want to get away, and back to yourself ~

~ the Dance awaits.

 

Since 1996, Paula Byrne has facilitated conscious movement in Wild Grace™, DanceQuest ™, Soul Motion™ , contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon where she maintains a teaching practice.

 

 

 

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Blindfolded
Trance Dance ~

with
Paula Byrne

             

Friday, June 20, 2014
7:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only ~

$20 if payment received by June 13th, $30 thereafter


                

 

Cover your eyes ... to see more clearly.

Remove your sight ... to gain your vision.

                            

Imagine a dance ...
where you can drop your vigilance
held in a container of integrity
to explore your edge of darkness and light


Imagine a dance ...
where the music washes over your body
and reaches in, all the way to your bones
to shake, shift and satisfy some ancient longing


Imagine a dance ...
where the beats burn through thought, ego, critic, and judge
releasing any sounds still trapped inside
offering insight seen only in the dark


All this from just a dance?

Come "see" for yourself.

 

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a unique experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

              

Join us for this powerful, intentional evening to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

                  

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Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

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Wild Grace™ Retreat

Transformational Dance
with
Paula Byrne

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Friday - Monday,
January 17 - 20, 2014

(MLK Holiday)

BEGINS: Friday Dinner
ENDS: Monday Lunch

 

 


I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."
– Anne Lamott

When we are deeply intrigued by the movement moment, each personal gesture becomes a kinetic prayer. When we open to our authentic expression, our dance is effortless and timeless. When we unite conscious intention with our spontaneous heart, the everyday dance is transformed into ecstatic awareness.

Come! -- Explore movement as a portal into the body, touch as a pathway to essential connection, and community as a mirror of support. Through the expressive arts of dancing, writing, sounding and witnessing, we will embrace all that we are -- and all that we are becoming.

Join catalyst Paula Byrne for a weekend of moving meditations designed to seek the sweet spot where the wildness of Soul and the grace of Spirit unite.

 

All are welcome.

 

Paula leads movement workshops nationwide and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland where she maintains a teaching practice.


Swank Soirée Anniversary Party

Saturday
December 7th
8:00pm

 

$15-$25 donation

cash only

at the door

 

 

It's our Fifth Anniversary of dancing, moving and celebrating at SomaSpace!

Please join us for an evening of enchanting entertainment, classy chanteuses and special surprises.

 

Saturday, December 7th

8:00 pm

Flirty femmes and gallant gents are invited to dress in their best.

Pull out that silk charmeuse gown or vintage smoking jacket

(what, THIS old thing?)

Bring your brilliance!
Dress to Impress!
Show up and shine!

Sirens of SomaSpace will heat up the floor with sultry lounge standards and torchy blues.

DJ Mojo will fan the flames with funky barefoot beats.

Champagne chill room with decadent desserts.

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Salon Concert

with Greta Matassa & Friends

@ SomaSpace

 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

7:00 - 10:00 pm

 

Tickets: $8 pre-sale, $10 at the door

 

 

 


 

Live jazz with Greta Matassa & Friends

Conjure the golden age of jazz when musicians, singers and fans gathered in a casual atmosphere to celebrate the evolving art of jazz.

 

SomaSpace is happy to host a very special event featuring the amazing singer from Seattle, Greta Matassa, who has been repeatedly voted the best jazz vocalist in the Pacific NW.


This concert is part of a singers' workshop series. Joining Greta will be
George Mitchell Svetich on piano, and 7 of Portland's up-and-coming singers:

 

Paula Byrne

Deb Carter

Johanna Courtleigh

Karin Fakler

Jan Koenig

Elizabeth Lavenue

Barbara Slader

 

SomaSpace is a shoe-free space with lots of room for lounging on pillows and listening.

 

Your inner bohemian will feel right at home.

DanceQuest™

a women's retreat
with
Paula Byrne

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Friday - Sunday,
October 10 - 13, 2013

BEGINS: Thursday Dinner
ENDS: Sunday Lunch

 


"If I could say with words what my dances are telling, there would be no need to dance them."

Enter the temple of your body. Drop into art-time and soul-space. Embrace your authentic movement. Listen to the whispers of your heart.
DanceQuest offers 4 days of movement, stillness, music, silence, journaling, ritual, and soul-crafting.
We come together to remember our vision, reclaim our wisdom and rejoice in community.
Using movement as fuel and breath as fire, we burn away what no longer serves.
Engaging intuition and instinct, we connect to a larger self, breaking open a life that has grown too small.

~ If your body is tired of being ignored ~
~ If your heart desires a nurturing circle of women ~
~ If your soul needs reflection and rejuvenation ~
~ If you want to get away, and back to yourself ~

~ the Dance awaits.

 

Since 1996, Paula Byrne has facilitated conscious movement in Wild Grace™, DanceQuest ™, Soul Motion™ , contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon where she maintains a teaching practice.

 

 

 

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Blindfolded
Trance Dance ~

with
Paula Byrne

             

Saturday, September 21, 2013
7:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only ~

$20 if payment received by September 13th, $30 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance
                

 

Cover your eyes ... to see more clearly.

Remove your sight ... to gain your vision.

                            

Imagine a dance ...
where you can drop your vigilance
held in a container of integrity
to explore your edge of darkness and light


Imagine a dance ...
where the music washes over your body
and reaches in, all the way to your bones
to shake, shift and satisfy some ancient longing


Imagine a dance ...
where the beats burn through thought, ego, critic, and judge
releasing any sounds still trapped inside
offering insight seen only in the dark


All this from just a dance? Come "see" for yourself.

 

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a unique experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

              

Join us as we celebrate the season of the Equinox and explore
the powerful moment of light and dark in perfect balance.

                  

------------------------------------           

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

------------------------------------
                

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Blindfolded
Trance Dance ~

with
Paula Byrne

             

Saturday, June 22nd
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only

                            

$20 if payment received by June 8th,

$30 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance
                

              

Cover your eyes ... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight ... to gain your vision.    

 

*** SOLD OUT ! ***         

 

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a unique experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

 

Blindfolded dances are offered in celebration of Solstice and Equinox dates. Join us for this powerful, intentional evening to mark these auspicious moments.

              

------------------------------------

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

------------------------------------
                

 

Spring Serenade

with Greta Matassa & Friends

@ SomaSpace

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Tickets: $5 pre-sale, $10 at the door

 

 

*** SOLD OUT ! ***


 

*** SOLD OUT ! ***

 

Live jazz with Greta Matassa & Friends

Conjure the golden age of jazz when musicians, singers and fans gathered in a casual atmosphere to celebrate the evolving art of jazz.

 

SomaSpace is happy to host a very special event featuring the amazing singer from Seattle, Greta Matassa, who has been repeatedly voted the best jazz vocalist in the Pacific NW.


This concert is part of a singers' workshop series. Joining Greta will be
Craig Bidondo on piano, and 15 of Portland's up-and-coming singers:

 

Paula Byrne
Sheila Cook
Johanna Courtleigh
Michaela Dale
Jan Koenig
Elizabeth Lavenue
Lana Lyons
Laura Moya
Cynthia O'Brien
Erin Parra
Sally Wilson-Rolle
Barney Stein

Laura Stilwell
Peg Valenti
Heidi Yorkshire


SomaSpace is a shoe-free space with lots of room for lounging on pillows and listening.

 

Your inner bohemian will feel right at home.

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Blindfolded
Trance Dance ~

with
Paula Byrne

             

Saturday, March 23rd
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only

                            

$20 if payment received by March 9th,

$30 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance
                

              

Cover your eyes ... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight ... to gain your vision.              

 

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a unique experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

 

Join us as we celebrate the season of the Equinox and explore
the powerful moment of light and dark in perfect balance.

              

------------------------------------

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

------------------------------------
                

 

A Night in the Village

 

*SOLD OUT!*

with Greta Matassa, David Watson &
Paula Byrne

@ SomaSpace

 

Wednesday February 20, 2013

7:00 - 10:00 pm

 


Live jazz with Greta Matassa, David Watson and Paula Byrne

*** SOLD OUT ! ***

Conjure the golden age of jazz when musicians, singers and fans gathered in a casual atmosphere to celebrate the evolving art of jazz.

 

Join us for a very special evening featuring the amazing singer from Seattle, Greta Matassa, who has been repeatedly voted the best jazz vocalist inthe Pacific NW. Joining Greta is David (the doctor of bebop) Watson and Paula Byrne vocals. George Mitchell Svetich piano, Dennis Caiazza bass, Evan Guilford drums.

 

Dress comfortably and bring your favorite beverage.

 

SomaSpace is a shoe-free space with lots of room for lounging on pillows and listening. Your inner bohemian will feel right at home.

 


DanceQuest
~ an afternoon for women ~

with
Paula Byrne

             

Saturday, February 16, 2013
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only

                            

$72 - $54 sliding


                              


"In between the question and the answer ...

is The Dance"

 

Drop into art-time and soul-space.


Embrace your authentic movement.


Write the whispers of your heart.

 

Join us for an afternoon of movement, journaling and reflection.

 

Wild Grace™ Retreat

Transformational Dance
with
Paula Byrne

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Friday - Monday,
January 18 - 21, 2013

(MLK Holiday)

BEGINS: Friday
ENDS: Monday


I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."
– Anne Lamott

When we are deeply intrigued by the movement moment, each personal gesture becomes a kinetic prayer. When we open to our authentic expression, our dance is effortless and timeless. When we unite conscious intention with our spontaneous heart, the everyday dance is transformed into ecstatic awareness.

Come! -- Explore movement as a portal into the body, touch as a pathway to essential connection, and community as a mirror of support. Through the expressive arts of dancing, writing, sounding and witnessing, we will embrace all that we are -- and all that we are becoming.

Join catalyst Paula Byrne for a weekend of moving meditations designed to seek the sweet spot where the wildness of Soul and the grace of Spirit unite.

 

All are welcome.

 

Paula leads movement workshops nationwide and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland where she maintains a teaching practice.

 

 


Swank Soirée Anniversary Party

Saturday
December 8th
8:00pm

$15 advance tix

(avail thru Dec 5th,

cash check paypal)


$ 20 @ the door

(after Dec 5th

cash only)
 

 

It's our Fourth Anniversary of dancing, moving and celebrating at SomaSpace!

Please join us for an evening of enchanting entertainment, classy chanteuses and special surprises.

 

Saturday, December 8th

8:00 pm

Flirty femmes and gallant gents are invited to dress in their best.

Pull out that silk charmeuse gown or vintage smoking jacket

(what, THIS old thing?)

Bring your brilliance!
Dress to Impress!
Show up and shine!

Sirens of SomaSpace will heat up the floor with sultry lounge standards and torchy blues.

DJ Mojo will fan the flames with funky barefoot beats.

Champagne chill room with decadent desserts.

 

 

 

 

 

Groove in the Gorge

Ecstatic Dance

in Hood River

 

with Guest DJ Kim LaFever

Friday,
November 23, 2012

 

8:00-10:00 pm
$8 - $12 sliding

 

Paris Fair Event Space,

315 Oak Street, 3rd Floor
Hood River, Oregon


Come dance your week off !

4th Fridays every month

Free your Soul ~ Find your Funk

at this shoe-free, alcohol-free dance party.

 

Dance alone or with others to a wide variety of music.

 

It's a great way to sweat, connect with community and get your weekend started.

 

 

DanceQuest™

a women's retreat
with
Paula Byrne

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Friday - Sunday,
October 12 - 14, 2012

BEGINS: Friday Dinner
ENDS: Sunday Lunch


"If I could say with words what my dances are telling, there would be no need to dance them."

Enter the temple of your body. Drop into art-time and soul-space. Embrace your authentic movement. Listen to the whispers of your heart.
DanceQuest offers 3 days of movement, stillness, music, silence, journaling, ritual, and soul-crafting.
We come together to remember our vision, reclaim our wisdom and rejoice in community.
Using movement as fuel and breath as fire, we burn away what no longer serves.
Engaging intuition and instinct, we connect to a larger self, breaking open a life that has grown too small.

~ If your body is tired of being ignored ~
~ If your heart desires a nurturing circle of women ~
~ If your soul needs reflection and rejuvenation ~
If you want to get away, and back to yourself ~ the dance awaits.

Since 1996, Paula Byrne has facilitated conscious movement in Wild Grace™, DanceQuest ™, Soul Motion™ , contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon where she maintains a teaching practice.

 

 

DanceQuest
~ an afternoon for women ~

with
Paula Byrne

             

Saturday, May 5th
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only

                            

$54 - $72 sliding


                              


"In between the question and the answer ...

is The Dance"

 

This special day-long dance for women is based on the Thursday morning sessions.

The regulars in that class have wanted MORE, so we tried a pilot session of 4 hours last December.

And they loved it. And it wasn't long enough. So...We're doing a 6 hour dance.

The format is just like Thursday mornings:
Move in your solo dance with music that is creative, internally-oriented and evocative.
We dance and journal, then come together to share and integrate.

It's a simple -- and powerful -- format.
~ A long, uninterrupted session of moving.
~ A break for sharing and munching, with a little time for writing/collaging/resting in between.
~ Another long session of moving.
~ Another sharing circle.

The time flies. And the dance deepens.

 

 

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Blindfolded
Trance Dance ~

with
Paula Byrne

             

Saturday, March 17th
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only

                            

$20 if payment received by March 9th,

$30 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance
                

              

Cover your eyes ... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight ... to gain your vision.              

 

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a unique experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

 

Join us as we celebrate the season of the Equinox and explore
the powerful moment of light and dark in perfect balance.

              

------------------------------------

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

------------------------------------
                

 

Wild Grace™

Ecstatic Dance
with
Paula Byrne

at Rancho La Puerta,

Tecate, Mexico

February 18-24, 2012

 

For more information:
 www.rancholapuerta.com  / 503.804.7660


Release any notion of what dance looks like
Reclaim your natural, authentic movement
Calm your mind and awaken your body

 

Wild Grace™ is ecstatic dance that invites exploration of movement that "feels good" rather than "looks good".


Through a blend of music and silence, movement and stillness, we transform the everyday dance into a journey of self-discovery.

 

Paula's inspiring facilitation creates a safe, playful container to deepen body awareness, expand your movement vocabulary and
connect to the pleasure of moving your body from the inside out.

 

Come! – Discover the sweet spot where the wildness of Soul and the grace of Spirit unite.

 

A personal note from Paula:


"Imagine a place designed to get you lost in tunnels of jasmine ...
Where flowers tower over your head and breaks in the trees reveal
breath-taking views of mountains that are rugged and gentle at the same time.


Imagine a place to walk and wander in solitude ...
A vibrant, blooming oasis with amazing gourmet meals, high-end spa services, top-notch fitness professionals and friendly locals. From the moment I arrived at Rancho La Puerta, I felt welcomed, safe and special. It took almost a full week for me to traverse all of the different "rooms of natural beauty" at RLP. Each day, I would encounter a new path not yet taken, a new plant not yet seen, a new smell not yet experienced. The walkways are surrounded with a swirling mix of fragrances: jasmine, sage, rosemary, faint chocolate from an unknown plant.


I learned so much during my stay ...
I learned to slow down and enjoy the soft sun. That my portions of food are twice what they should be. That if food is tasty enough and healthy enough, I will be satiated and satisfied. I learned that fresh lemonade actually IS an appropriate substitute for red wine. And I'm much more pleasant when I'm not whacked out on caffeine. I learned a ripe mango is as delicious as chocolate -- really! And that a soft breeze calms and energizes at the same time. I learned that bunnies and squirrels get along just fine, and they like to hang out in the meadows at dusk. I learned that the bright, bold colors of Mexico are a perfect antidote to grey Portland skies. I learned that there are many paths to fitness and RLP offers almost every single one. And that sometimes just sitting in the shady spot of a sunny field of wildflowers is the best thing you can do for your heart

 

If you want to spend a week being pampered, getting in shape and learning about your body in a perfect mix of simplicity and luxury -- check it out.

 

RLP is a very special place on earth. I hope you'll come dance with me."

 

 

PASSAGE

begin again

with
Paula Byrne

Sunday,
January 1st

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

 

$15 - $30 sliding


This New Year's Day
begin again...

... with a clear mind, an open heart, and fierce devotion to the mystery of the dance that has never been.

In the sanctuary of conscious community, we will release our past, dance our prayers, and embrace our future.

Come!

~ Dive into the divine choreography of breath and sweat ~
~ Soak in a long, cleansing bath of soul-making ~
~ Arise and take a bold, grounded step on the path of gratitude ~

All levels of fitness and movement experience are welcome.

Wild Grace™ Retreat

Transformational Dance
with
Paula Byrne

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Friday - Monday,
January 13- 16, 2012

(MLK Holiday)

BEGINS: Friday
ENDS: Monday


I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."
– Anne Lamott

When we are deeply intrigued by the movement moment, each personal gesture becomes a kinetic prayer. When we open to our authentic expression, our dance is effortless and timeless. When we unite conscious intention with our spontaneous heart, the everyday dance is transformed into ecstatic awareness.

Come! -- Explore movement as a portal into the body, touch as a pathway to essential connection, and community as a mirror of support. Through the expressive arts of dancing, writing, sounding and witnessing, we will embrace all that we are -- and all that we are becoming.

Join catalyst Paula Byrne for a weekend of moving meditations designed to seek the sweet spot where the wildness of Soul and the grace of Spirit unite.

 

All are welcome.

 

Paula leads movement workshops nationwide and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland where she maintains a teaching practice.


Swank Soirée Anniversary Party

Saturday
December 3rd
8:00pm

$15 advance tix
$ 20 @ the door
 

 

It's our Third Anniversary of dancing, moving and celebrating at SomaSpace!

Please join us for an evening of enchanting entertainment, classy chanteuses and special surprises.

 

Saturday, December 3rd

8:00 pm

Flirty femmes and gallant gents are invited to dress in their best.

Pull out that silk charmeuse gown or vintage smoking jacket

(what, THIS old thing?)

Bring your brilliance!
Dress to Impress!
Show up and shine!

Sirens of SomaSpace will heat up the floor with sultry lounge standards and torchy blues.

DJ Mojo will fan the flames with funky barefoot beats.

Champagne chill room with decadent desserts.

 

 

DanceQuest™

a women's retreat
with
Paula Byrne

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon


Friday - Sunday,
October 28 - 30, 2011

BEGINS: Friday
ENDS: Sunday


"If I could say with words what my dances are telling, there would be no need to dance them."

Enter the temple of your body. Drop into art-time and soul-space. Embrace your authentic movement. Listen to the whispers of your heart.
DanceQuest offers 3 days of movement, stillness, music, silence, journaling, ritual, and soul-crafting.
We come together to remember our vision, reclaim our wisdom and rejoice in community.
Using movement as fuel and breath as fire, we burn away what no longer serves.
Engaging intuition and instinct, we connect to a larger self, breaking open
a life that has grown too small.

~ If your body is tired of being ignored ~
~ If your heart desires a nurturing circle of women ~
~ If your soul needs reflection and rejuvenation ~
If you want to get away, and back to yourself ~ the dance awaits.

Since 1996, Paula Byrne has facilitated conscious movement: Wild GraceTM, DanceQuestTM, Soul MotionTM, contact improv, authentic movement, and trance dance. She teaches internationally and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon a teaching practice.

 

 

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Blindfolded
Trance Dance ~

with
Paula Byrne

             

Saturday, September 24, 2011
7:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only ~

$15 if payment received by September 16th, $25 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance
                

              

Cover your eyes ... to see more clearly.

Remove your sight ... to gain your vision.

              s              

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a unique experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

              

Join us as we celebrate the season of the Equinox and explore
the powerful moment of light and dark in perfect balance.

                  

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Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

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Siren Salon

a night of song & celebration
with

Paula Byrne

@ SomaSpace


Monday
September 26, 2011

7:00 pm

 

$10 - $15 for Singers

$5 -$10 for Audience

cash at the door


* Calling all Sirens, Singers, Chanteuses & Wannabes *

 

Ladies & Gentlemen,

 

Love to Sing? Scared to Sing? Ready to Sing?

 

No matter your style. No matter your level of experience.

 

If you want to sing ... we want to hear you!

 

Join us Monday, September 26th for a night of song and celebration.
Featuring live piano accompaniment with award-winning musician Craig Bidondo. Craig is versed in many styles ~ jazz, classical, rock, blues, new age and gospel.

 

Just show up with your sheet music.
OR
Bring your own karaoke or recorded music on CD or mp3 player (iPhone, Droid, iPod, computer).

 

A Note from Paula:
Some of you may know that I've recently (and finally!) given time, money and attention to my 2nd favorite sport -- singing! I want to offer this night @ SomaSpace as a way to give ALL singers, new and old, a chance to experience the thrill / terror ;-) of being in front of an audience. And also, the luxury of being accompanied live by a very talented pianist.


If you need help finding sheet music, check out internet sights, iPhone apps, the library, and Portland Music Company as great resources.

 

If you've been looking for a venue to sing your heart out ~ show up !

 

Doors open @ 7:00
Sign up for your spot when you arrive.
I'll provide the chocolate.
You bring something to wash it down ... :-)

 

 

 

Groove in the Gorge

Ecstatic Dance
with

Paula Byrne

Paris Fair Event Space,

Hood River, Oregon


Friday,
August 26, 2011

8:00-10:00 pm

$8 at the door


The Gorge community wants more dancing,

and we are saying YES!

 

Groove in the Gorge Dance Party

 

with Paula Byrne (aka DJ Mojo)
Paris Fair Event Space, 315 Oak Street, 3rd Floor

Open dancing to familiar 80?s, funk, blues & swing, along with world groove to expand your musical horizons. Dance down memory lane and beyond!

All tickets enter into a raffle for FREE Acupuncture treatments. Bring canned food donations for the food bank and receive an extra raffle ticket for every two cans of food donated!

This special, alcohol free experience, is proudly sponsored by Cascade Acupuncture Center.
Come barefoot and prepared to move. No prior experience or partner required.

 

 

 

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Blindfolded
Trance Dance ~

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, June 18th
7:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only

$15 if payment received by June 10th,

$25 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance

Cover your eyes ... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight ... to gain your vision.

 

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a unique experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

 

Join us for this powerful, intentional evening to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

 

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Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

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Wild Grace™

a women's dance workshop

in Bend, Oregon
with
Paula Byrne

Saturday,
June 25th, 2011

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bend Athletic Club
Bend, Oregon

$72 - $108 sliding


Release any notion of what dance looks like
Reclaim your natural, authentic movement
Calm your mind and awaken your body

 

Wild Grace™ is transformational dance that invites exploration of movement that "feels good" rather than "looks good".


Through a blend of music and silence, movement and stillness, we transform the everyday dance into a journey of self-discovery.

 

Paula's inspiring facilitation offers the opportunity to deepen and expand your possibilities for creative expression.

 

Come! – Discover the sweet spot where the wildness of Soul and the grace of Spirit unite.

 

 

 

 

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Blindfolded
Trance Dance ~

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, March 19th
7:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only

$15 if payment received by March 11th,

$25 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a unique experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

Join us as we celebrate the season of the Equinox and explore the powerful moment of light and dark in perfect balance.

Cover your eyes ... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight ... to gain your vision.

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

 

Wild Grace

A Conscious Dance Experience
with
Paula Byrne

Friday–Monday,
(MLK holiday)
January 14–17, 2011

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon

BEGINS: Friday
ENDS: Monday

 


I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."
– Anne Lamott

When we are deeply intrigued by the movement moment, each personal gesture becomes a kinetic prayer. When we open to our authentic expression, our dance is effortless and timeless. When we unite conscious intention with our spontaneous heart, the everyday dance is transformed into ecstatic awareness.

Come! -- Explore movement as a portal into the body, touch as a pathway to essential connection, and community as a mirror of support. Through the expressive arts of dancing, writing, sounding and witnessing, we will embrace all that we are -- and all that we are becoming.

Join catalyst Paula Byrne for a weekend of moving meditations designed to seek the sweet spot where the wildness of Soul and the grace of Spirit unite. All are welcome.

Paula leads movement workshops nationwide and is Founder of SomaSpace in Portland where she maintains a teaching practice.


Swank Soirée
 

Friday
December 3rd
8:00pm

$15 advance
@20 at the door
 

 

It's our Second Anniversary of dancing, moving and celebrating at SomaSpace!

Please join us for an evening of enchanting entertainment, classy chanteuses and special surprises.

Friday, December 3rd
8:00pm

Flirty femmes and gallant gents are invited to dress in their best.

Pull out that silk charmeuse gown or vintage smoking jacket (what, THIS old thing?)

Bring your brilliance!
Dress to Impress!
Show up and shine!

Sirens of SomaSpace will heat up the floor with sultry lounge standards and torchy blues.

DJ Mojo will fan the flames with funky barefoot beats.

Champagne chill room with decadent desserts.

 

 

 

Beyond Words:
     an urban retreat for women

"If I could say with words what my dances are telling,
     there would be no need to dance them."

     Enter the temple of your body
          Drop into art-time and soul-space
               Embrace your authentic movement
                    Share the stories that emerge

Beyond Words: 2 days of luxuriously long passages of movement, stillness, music, silence, personal ritual, journaling, art-making, and soul-crafting.

If your body is tired of being ignored...
If your heart desires a conscious circle of women...
If your soul needs reflection and rejuvenation...
If you need to get away – and back to yourSELF... please join us.

 

November 6th-7th, 2010
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$85 - $125 sliding scale

 

SomaSpace
4050 NE Broadway St., PDX
Pre-registration required; Space is limited

Click here to learn more about Paula

 

Wild Grace

Transformational Dance
 

A Series
with
Paula Byrne

 

Wild Grace
series is
FULL

Sorry, no drop-ins on Wednesdays.

See the Breitenbush workshop for more opportunities to dance your Wild Grace.

 

 
Beyond ecstatic dance ~
Beyond conscious movement ~
is Transformational Dance

A Space to arrive ~ wipe off the residue of yesterday ~ drop any vigilance ~ and listen as your body reveals what your mind cannot ~ your deep wisdom.

A Place to open to the dark fertile void ~ fan the flames and stir the sweat ~ to dance deeply and completely ~ your absolute truth.

A Time to drop apologies ~ release regrets ~ untangle your wings ~ and shine a bright light on your gift to the world ~ your unique presence.

A Dance to quest ~ to claim power ~ to journey out of your head ~ and into your soul's compass ~ your fierce heart.

When you are ready to deepen your practice ~ to look into the white fire of mystery ~ to remember what has been forgotten ~ welcome to the Dance ~ it will change you.

Wild Grace series is FULL. Sorry, no drop-ins on Wednesdays.

See the Breitenbush workshop for more opportunities to dance your Wild Grace.

 

Dancing in the Dark
~ a Solstice Blindfolded Dance ~

featuring live didjeridoo and ambient soundscape

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, June 19th
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-sale tickets only

$15 if payment received by June 11th,

$25 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a 3 hour experience of healing sounds, dynamic rhythms and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

Live didjeridoo and percussion accompany the mix from the DJ board to create a rich soundscape for this unique dance ritual.

Blindfolded dances are offered in celebration of Solstice and Equinox dates. Join us for this powerful, intentional evening to mark these auspicious moments.

Cover your eyes... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight... to gain your vision.

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

 

Equinox Blindfolded Trance Dance

featuring live didjeridoo and ambient soundscape

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, March 20
7:30 pm

Space is limited
~ Pre-registration required

$15 if payment received by March 15th
$25 thereafter

Blindfold trance dance

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a three-hour experience of healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythm and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

Join us as we celebrate the season of the Equinox and explore the powerful moment of light and dark in perfect balance.

Cover your eyes... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight... to gain your vision.

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

 

Wild Grace

with
Paula Byrne

Thursday - Sunday,
Jan. 28-31, 2010

Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon

BEGINS: Thursday dinner

ENDS: Sunday lunch


I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."
– Anne Lamott

Within each moving moment, a dynamic stillness invites us to drop in and stay tuned.

With every breath, our bellies reach down to the fertile darkness as our hearts rise to glorious light.

Deep inside our bones, we carry the ancestral dance we have always known. In the arc of our arms embrace, the heart's compass points us toward our aligned intention.

From this centerpoint -- where all moments from past, present and future converge -- where the wildness of our Soul and the grace of Spirit unite -- we begin.

Join dance catalyst Paula Byrne for a weekend of moving meditations designed to celebrate our unique personal form and connect to our universal source.

All levels of movement abilities and experience are welcome.


PASSAGE

begin again

with
Paula Byrne

Thursday,
December 31st

$25-$60

Preregister for ritual

Open Dance requires no registration
– just show up!

 


This New Year's Eve
begin again...

... with a clear mind, an open heart, and fierce devotion to the mystery of the dance that has never been.

In the sanctuary of conscious community, we will release our past, dance our prayers, and embrace our future.

Come!

~ Dive into the divine choreography of breath and sweat ~
~ Soak in a long, cleansing bath of soul-making ~
~ Arise and take a bold, grounded step on the path of gratitude ~

Join us for this special evening of conscious movement and ecstatic dance uniting intention, attention and action.

Ritual will go from 8:00 - 11:00 pm.

Open Dancing begins at 11:00 pm, toast at midnight, and more dancing!

The Ritual dance will focus first on letting go of what no longer serves. Using movement, writing and witnessing, we will release the old and prepare for the new.

We then focus on what we intend to create, cultivate or grow in 2010 and make space to receive it with intention, gratitude and celebration.

Ritual Only: $25 (please arrive by 7:45 pm promptly)

Dance Only: $15 (please do not arrive before 11:00 pm)

Both: $40-$60 (please arrive by 7:45 pm promptly)

All levels of fitness and movement experience are welcome.

PASSAGE with Paula Byrne

Beginning on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Ending with pancake breakfast Friday, January 1, 2010

 

Rock the Casbah

a heady mix of decadent delights, global groove, and vibrant dance

Saturday, December 12th, 2009
7:30 pm


Enter an exotic retreat

Indulge your senses

Engage your body

Embrace your dance

The Musicians:

Featured will be Benjy Wertheimer on tabla (classical drums from India), vocals, djembe and esraj (a 19-stringed bowed instrument) and Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitars.

Multi-instrumentalist Wertheimer was a founding member of Ancient Future, an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area ensemble which has been credited with coining the term "World Fusion." He studied tabla with Zakir Hussain, regarded by many as the greatest living master of the instrument and was also a composer/member of the Zakir Hussain Rhythm Experience (along with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead).

Mandrell has also been composing and producing World Fusion music for decades. He specializes in open guitar tunings and is adept at blending jazz and Celtic. When he first heard Trasoff playing Sarod ten years ago, it was a natural to join him with acoustic guitar. They quickly became fast friends and began a string of collaborations. Mandrell quickly moved from Taos, New Mexico to Portland, where Wertheimer lives, in order to perform, record and tour with him regularly.

The DJ:

Paula Byrne (aka DJ Mojo) has been facilitating conscious movement and ecstatic dance events since 1996. A former professional dancer, she delights in seducing dancers back into their own bodies, past prescribed steps and routines, where they open to the Divine Choreography of Spirit. Paula is the Founder of OneDance, a moving meditation, and Founder of SomaSpace. She leads workshops nationwide and maintains a teaching practice in Portland, Oregon.

 

Blindfolded Trance Dance

featuring live didjeridoo and ambient soundscape

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, Dec. 19th
7:00 pm

$15 if payment received by December 5th
$25 thereafter
Pre-sale tickets only

Blindfold trance dance

"Cover your eyes...to see more clearly. Remove your sight...to gain your vision."

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a three-hour experience of healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythm and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

Live didjeridoo and percussion accompany the mix from the DJ board to create a rich soundscape for this unique dance ritual.

Trance Dances are offered in celebration of Solstice and Equinox dates. Join us in this powerful, intentional dance ritual to mark these auspicious moments.

Cover your eyes... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight... to gain your vision.

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

 

Fright Night

open mic for the faint of heart

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, December 5th
7:30 pm

$5 to see the show
$15 to BE the show
(includes 2 guest passes)

Performer space is limited -- Pre-registration required

fright night

What is YOUR biggest fear?

Might it also be YOUR biggest fantasy?

Do that which you never thought you could do -- but always wanted to!

FRIGHT NIGHT at SomaSpace

A place to take the plunge you've been pondering.

A time to take the step you're seeking.

A space to show up, be seen and revel in your own courage.

We gather together as a compassionate and adoring fan club -- for each other. We each take our turn to sing - dance - recite - surrender - reveal - shout - share our growing edge.

What do you really, really, really want to do that really, really really scares you?

Oh yes -- come do THAT!

 

Swank Soirée

First Anniversary Evening at SomaSpace!

Friday, November 13th
8:00pm

$15 in advance
$20 at the door


It's our First Anniversary of dancing, moving and celebrating at SomaSpace!

Please join us for an evening of enchanting entertainment, classy chanteuses and special surprises.

Flirty femmes and gallant gents are invited to dress in their best. Pull out that silk charmeuse gown or vintage smoking jacket (what, THIS old thing?)

Bring your brilliance! Dress to Impress! Show up and shine!

Stern Librarians will heat up floor with sultry lounge standards and torchy blues.

DJ Mojo will fan the flames with funky barefoot beats.

Champagne chill room with decadent desserts.

Door prizes include FREE dance classes, qi gong and coaching sessions. Grand Prize is ONE YEAR of Sunday Ecstatic Dance.

Ensemble(!)

with
Paula Byrne

Wednesdays in September

6:00-7:45pm
$60-85 for the series

Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Group will be closed after the first session.


"Surrender doesn't mean giving up, but yielding to something much greater."

Barbara De Angelis

  • If you reach for magical, fleeting moments of movement...
  • If you want to craft transitive, temporal art...
  • If you desire close calls and instinctive intensities...
  • If you enjoy surrendering to a vortex of bodies all coming together in a perfect, never-to-be-repeated way...

You're invited to take your place in the Ensemble(!)

Over the past decade, I've had the good fortune to witness and experience the synchronicity and synergy that comes when playing with a collective of movers who are committed to the group field. This series is a favorite among dancers, actors, and improvisers of all types.

If you crave a combination of deep play and spontaneous spirit ...This is for You(!)

All levels of movement experience and ability are welcome.

 

Blindfolded Trance Dance

featuring live didjeridoo and percussion

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, Sept. 19th
7:00 - 10:00 pm

$15 if payment received by September 12th
$25 thereafter
Pre-sale tickets only

Blindfold trance dance

"Cover your eyes...to see more clearly. Remove your sight...to gain your vision."

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a three-hour experience of healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythm and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

Live didjeridoo and percussion accompany the mix from the DJ board to create a rich soundscape for this unique dance ritual.

Join us in this powerful, intentional dance ritual to mark the Fall Equinox.

Cover your eyes... to see more clearly.
Remove your sight... to gain your vision.

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

 

Fright Night

open mic for the faint of heart

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, July 18th
7:30 pm

$5 to see the show
$10 to be the show
(Performers must pre-register.)

fright night

What is YOUR biggest fear?

Might it also be YOUR biggest fantasy?

Do that which you never thought you could do -- but always wanted to!

FRIGHT NIGHT at SomaSpace

A place to take the plunge you've been pondering.

A time to take the step you're seeking.

A space to show up, be seen and revel in your own courage.

We gather together as a compassionate and adoring fan club -- for each other. We each take our turn to sing - dance - recite - surrender - reveal - shout - share our growing edge.

What do you really, really, really want to do that really, really really scares you?

Oh yes -- come do THAT!

 

Arise!

with
Paula Byrne

Weekdays in August

8:45 am - 10:00 am
$8-15 sliding scale, drop-in

 

Begin your day with a kinesthetic kickstart!

Join us at SomaSpace each weekday in August for moving meditations to awaken your body, open your heart and free your spirit.

We explore a different movement map each week.

 

Week #3: August 17-21
Journey through the Chakras : Crown to Root

Engage and embrace your power points with a moving meditation designed to open and balance all 7 chakras.

Each chakra holds a particular life force energy and is associated with a specific part and function of the body. Each energy center may become closed or, conversely, overactive.

Movement clears blocked energy and cultivates harmony. Using the healing properties of music, we dance to a variety of genres to focus our intention and attention on each chakra from crown to root.

  • Crown: devotion, spirit, wisdom
  • Third Eye: intuition, vision, imagination
  • Throat: expression, communication, sounding
  • Heart: love, devotion, compassion
  • Solar Plexus: will, power, strength
  • Sacral: sensuality, creativity, sexuality
  • Root: foundation, grounding, security

Experience this conscious dance journey through the center of your Soul.

 

No prior experience necessary. All are welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

 

Urban Boogie

with
Paula Byrne

Friday, July 10th
8:00 - 10:00 pm

$10


dance your spirit !

bare your soles !

free your funk !

No teaching. No preaching.

No steps to learn or forget.

Just a deep, long dance.

 

Fright Night

open mic for the faint of heart

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, July 18th
7:30 pm

$5 to see the show
$10 to be the show
(Performers must pre-register.)

fright night

What is YOUR biggest fear?

Might it also be YOUR biggest fantasy?

Do that which you never thought you could do -- but always wanted to!

FRIGHT NIGHT at SomaSpace

A place to take the plunge you've been pondering.

A time to take the step you're seeking.

A space to show up, be seen and revel in your own courage.

We gather together as a compassionate and adoring fan club -- for each other. We each take our turn to sing - dance - recite - surrender - reveal - shout - share our growing edge.

What do you really, really, really want to do that really, really really scares you?

Oh yes -- come do THAT!

 

Blindfolded Trance Dance

featuring live didjeridoo and percussion

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, June 20th
7:00 - 10:00 pm

$15 if payment received by June 12th
$25 thereafter
Pre-sale tickets only

Blindfold trance dance

"Cover your eyes...to see more clearly. Remove your sight...to gain your vision."

Mixing ancient vibrations with the latest in world groove, Paula facilitates a three-hour experience of healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythm and hypnotic breathing to invite your journey into trance.

Live didjeridoo and percussion accompany the mix from the DJ board to create a rich soundscape for this unique dance ritual.

Trance Dances are offered in celebration of Solstice and Equinox dates. Join us in this powerful, intentional dance ritual to mark these auspicious moments.

Come ~ Dance ~ Trance

 

Urban Boogie

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, May 23rd
8:00 - 10:00 pm

$10


dance your spirit !

bare your soles !

free your funk !

No teaching. No preaching.

No steps to learn or forget.

Just a deep, long dance.

 

Fright Night

open mic for the faint of heart

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, May 2nd
Saturday, March 7th
7:30 pm

$5 to see the show
$10 to be the show
(Performers must pre-register.)

fright night

What is YOUR biggest fear?

Might it also be YOUR biggest fantasy?

Do that which you never thought you could do -- but always wanted to!

FRIGHT NIGHT at SomaSpace

A place to take the plunge you've been pondering.

A time to take the step you're seeking.

A space to show up, be seen and revel in your own courage.

We gather together as a compassionate and adoring fan club -- for each other. We each take our turn to sing - dance - recite - surrender - reveal - shout - share our growing edge.

What do you really, really, really want to do that really, really really scares you?

Oh yes -- come do THAT!

 

Rock the Casbah

a heady mix of decadent delights, global groove, and vibrant dance

Saturday, January 17, 2009
7:00 - 11:00 pm


Enter an exotic retreat

Indulge your senses

Engage your body

Embrace your dance

 

FRIGHT NIGHT

open mic for the faint of heart

with
Paula Byrne

Saturday, January 3rd
8:00 - 10:00 pm

 


What is YOUR biggest fear?

Might it also be YOUR biggest fantasy?

January 3rd, take a chance !!

Do that which you never thought you could do -- but always wanted to!

FRIGHT NIGHT at SomaSpace

A place to take the plunge you've been pondering.

A time to take the step you're seeking.

A space to show up, be seen and revel in your own courage.

We gather together as a compassionate and adoring fan club -- for each other. We each take our turn to sing - dance - recite - surrender - reveal - shout - share our growing edge.

What do you really, really, really want to do that really, really really scares you?

Oh yes -- come do THAT!

 

PASSAGE

begin again

with
Paula Byrne

Wednesday,
December 31st

 


This New Year's Eve
begin again...

... with a clear mind, an open heart, and fierce devotion to the mystery of the dance that has never been.

In the sanctuary of conscious community, we will release our past, dance our prayers, and embrace our future.

Come!

~ Dive into the divine choreography of breath and sweat ~
~ Soak in a long, cleansing bath of soul-making ~
~ Arise and take a bold, grounded step on the path of gratitude ~

All levels of fitness and movement experience are welcome.

 

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