Making & Moving Somatic Support

Dancing the Passage of Death

Inviting awareness to the passage of our own death helps us awaken to the precious nature of our lives. Contemplating death initiates us into an intimate and life-giving exploration of our humanity, from the continual transitions of each moment of life dissolving and reshaping into the next, to the changes we undergo as we progress from one season of life to another, to the certainty of our last breath. 

We invite you to join us for an embodied exploration themed on the dying season (Autumn). Charlotte James, Victoria Maria Moyer, and Geoff Cox will facilitate an afternoon of imagining and inquiring into the inevitability of our own death individually and collectively through somatic meditations, expressive arts, Butoh-inspired movement invitations, nature-connected reflections and dialogue. Embodied contemplation deepens our relationship with the wisdom of our bodies and reminds us that our bodies know how to live our dying. We intend to hold a welcoming space for any range of feelings and responses that may arise, perhaps ones you haven’t been able to openly share in other societal contexts.

Where: A private home in Afton, VA, 30 minutes from Charlottesville. We will make use of our indoor gathering space as well as outdoor spaces, which include mowed areas, woods, meadow, and creek. 

When: Saturday October 29th, 2022. 2pm-6pm.

Maximum capacity is 12 humans, so please register early to secure your spot by emailing Once registered, we will send out reminders closer to the day with a list of things to bring. NOTE: If you are interested in attending but aren’t sure if it is the right fit for you, please reach out to any of the facilitators (see contact info below).

Donations are welcomed and may be offered via cash on the day-of or by venmo-ing to @Victoria-Maria-Maria

Facilitator Info and Emails:

Charlotte James BA, CPCC, LMT, HeartSprings, Somatic Integrative Arts; Expressive Arts, Coaching & Bodywork. Email:

Victoria Maria Moyer Eco-somatic Researcher and Therapeutic Facilitator E-mail:

Geoff Cox Facilitator, Coach, Somatic Bodyworker, & Acupuncturist. Learn more at:

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