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SOUL MOTION: THE WAY OF THE MOVING MYSTIC - Michael Molin-Skelton and Aletia A. Alvarez

  • Madrona MindBody Institute 200 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)

Mysticism is neither a faith nor a belief, nor is it a principle or a dogma. A mystic is born; being a mystic means having a certain temperament, a certain outlook on life. It is for this reason that many are confused by the word mystic, because mysticism cannot be explained in plain words.

Soul Motion: The Way of the Moving Mystic is an advanced-level program open to ALL who have at least 50 movement credits and experience.  Upcoming series begins: April 18-22, 2018; October 17-21, 2018 & February 6-10, 2019

Led by Faculty of the Soul Motion School.  This first offering is led by Michael Molin-Skelton and Aletia A. Alvarez

As somatic practitioners, we continue to unfold and learn within the tradition of conscious dance as a metaphor for understanding the alchemy of our everyday lives.

Mysticism is “a constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined in different traditions.”  Wikipedia

Our path is to continue to open and receive the wisdom of body vision and knowledge.  This program takes the next step in receiving and recovering the somatic resources available to us through movement, ritual, poetry, nature, journaling, prayer, art, and the dynamics of tending space.

Soul Motion:  The Way of the Moving Mystic is a three-part series (each session of the series is five-days).  Included in tuition is monthly on-line group calls with faculty, as well as individual one-on-one calls with peers and faculty. 

Tuition ONLY for this 3-PART SERIES is $1,395. 
There is a optional Payment Plan that will be automatically charged to your credit card. This option will be available when you check out.:

  • Initial Payment $350
  • 2nd Payment April 3: $350
  • 3rd Payment June 3: $350
  • 4th Payment August 1st: $350

Housing Options available:

  1. Sleeping Bag (bring your own bedding...shower in campground) $20/night
  2. Private Room with Queen bed in a shared house (house has kitchen and cooking facilities) $86/night + taxes.

Meals:  Not included in housing options (because the group is smaller) yet campus has many options available within walking distance to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE:  Are you with us?  First, register and pay tuition - choose the payment plan or pay full tuition.  Choose if you want to be put on the housing list when you pay tuition - option will say tuition + housing.  Once we receive your payment of tuition and if you requested to be put on the housing list - we will send you a payment link to reserve your option for housing (this transaction of housing needs to be completed within five days of receiving housing keep your space reserved)  Payment plan is for tuition only. 

Licensed Teacher and Leadership Graduate discount available.  Please call Madrona directly.

To reserve your space - enroll HERE NOW.

The first session begins at 6:00 p.m. April 18.  Check-in begins at 5:30 pm, 4:30 if you are residential.
The last session ends at 3:00 pm on April 22.

Approximate Daily Schedule (will change with some earlier sessions and an evening or two)
10:00-1:00, and 3:00 - 6:00.  One or two evening sessions will be set up.  These are optional, yet one may be regretful if they are filled with intrigue.

Shuttle and Directions to Madrona

Visionaries simply imagine what does not yet exist. We glimpse into a possible future. Soul Motion™ provides a vehicle for gazing toward each moment as movement. Our practice is unrehearsed and unknown, while being approachable and accessible.
— Vinn Arjuna Marti

Aletia Anna Alvarez is co-founder of Madrona MindBody Institute.  She calls herself a Dance Detective: a deep diver into the ongoing and to the ever present mystery of resourcing our body’s intelligence as the entrusted leader for sustaining and relaxing into the everyday dance; a dynamic landscape of change, transformation and rational inquiry.


Michael Molin-Skelton holds sacred: “The Love of my Life Anneli, the miracle we named Jaylan, friends that cherish and challenge me, dancing alone, dancing with you, and love…Dancing is not something I do, it is simply who I am”.  Michael is a senior faculty member for Soul Motion School and resides in Port Townsend, Washington.

For more information about Soul Motion and the Soul Motion School® programs ~ Go to the Soul Motion Website HERE