Embodying the Muscles thru Dance: A movement focused study group for Bonnie's 2022 Winters Series

Jolyn Hope Arisman

Online via Zoom
Meeting ID: 504 788 5439 | Passcode: Love

Date and Time


Every Two Weeks, 

4:30-6 PM PST


Dance Explorations

February 8th, 2022

 February 22nd, 2022

 March 8th, 2022

 March 22nd, 2022



Suggested Donation

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


This friendly zoom space will be dedicated to observing a Body Mind Centering approach to dance inquiry.  This group runs in tandem with Bonnie's Winter Series, " Building Vitality, Strength, Flexibility, Flow, and Ease through Embodying Our Muscles: A Body-Mind Centering® Approach through Movement, Touch, and Cellular Consciousness.”

In these four sessions we will briefly discuss main themes that's have been presented and then give each topic ample time for movement exploration. With an interest in understanding outside of ourselves, we will focus our sharing methods on hearing from the collective and attuning to the mind of the group. This is practice time to deepen your experience with the material. We will listen to a mixture of recorded music, live music and silence to support our dance. POC Friendly 


Intructor's Bio

Jolyn Hope Arisman is an AfroEuro American adoptee raised as a practicing Quaker in Maryland. She saw salvation on the dance floor and devoted her early life to dance training of modern and contemporary forms.  She was a principal dancer for a dance theater company in Maine following her graduation from Cornell University with a degree in City and Regional Planning.  She earned a Master of Fine Arts from Smith College where she concentrated on dances of the African Diaspora and Community Arts Projects.  

She is passionate about the full spectrum of dance explorations,  therapeutic embodied arts and community healing.   Jolyn Hope has been deeply influenced by movement masters Bonnie Bainbridge Cone and Anna Halprin. She’s especially motivated by how they used dance as an agent for growth and change. Her work takes many forms however all her offerings weave in BMCSM principles. She is Certified in Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga and Embodied Anatomy and Yoga from The School for Body Mind Centering. 

She a thrilled to be weaving together somatically informed ecstatic dance journeys and continues to enjoy her home private practice where she supports individuals to develop their personal care practices thru integrating touch, movement exploration, practical strength training and release techniques. 

She devotes a large portion of her time to loving and managing the redwood forest and retreat center where she lives. There she hosts embodied nature retreats with a special focus on supporting women, women of color, mothers and families of diverse origins. 


Contact and Payment

Jolyn Hope Arisman

Pay to Venmo: @JolynHope

PayPal: Jolynarisman@mac.com

Jolynhope [at] gmail [dot] com