Paula Josa-Jones: Our Horses, Ourselves

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join Paula Josa-Jones for a talk on her new book, Our Horses, Ourselves.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  For years, horse trainers and equine experts have sought new ways to tap into that which for many remains elusive: the ability to use the human body, and our often neglected power of intent, to explain to the horse what we want, as well as receive and understand his answer. From the Feldenkrais Method(R), Alexander Technique, and yoga, to Tai Chi, Aikido, and other martial arts, we have used various areas of study seemingly unrelated to horses and riding to gain new insight as to how to achieve a soft, fluid connection with our equine partners. Now in this fascinating book, dancer and choreographer Paula Josa-Jones examines this age-old conundrum from a whole new angle, combining her two greatest passions: movement and horses. Through stories, strategies, and over 65 meditations and gentle exercises, Josa-Jones shows us how we can develop greater somatic awareness away from the horse, as well as how being with the horse can help this consciousness continue to evolve. The result is we not only have a closer, more intuitive connection with our horses; we are more trustworthy, more comfortable in our own skin, and better prepared to act with balance, sensitivity, and kindness in all our relationships.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Paula Josa-Jones is a dancer, choreographer, and movement educator known for her visually rich, emotionally charged dance theater. Her work includes choreography for humans, as well as inter-species work with horses, dancers, and riders, and work in film and video. Josa-Jones has been called "one of the country's leading choreographic conceptualists" by The Boston Globe, and The Village Voice describes her work as "powerful, eccentric, and surreal." Her dances have been produced in Russia, Europe, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Josa-Jones has taught in the dance programs at Tufts University, Boston University, and other colleges, universities, and dance festivals nationally and internationally. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Somatic Experiencing(R) practitioner, and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (RSMET). She is also a TTEAM (Tellington Touch Equine Awareness Method) practitioner. Josa-Jones is an avid horsewoman with a deep love and appreciation for her horse partners Amadeo, Capprichio, and Sanne. She works with individual clients and teaches workshops, focusing on the human-horse bond, and the wisdom of the moving body.

 

DATE:  Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Burlington

ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank.  Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book.  Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.

BENEFICIARY: Founded in 1986, the Vermont Foodbank has grown to be the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. The Foodbank’s mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont goes hungry.

Event address: 
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Our Horses, Ourselves: Discovering the Common Body: Meditations and Strategies for Deeper Understanding and Enhanced Communication Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781570767524
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Trafalgar Square Books - October 10th, 2017