Greetings Yoga Friends,

This letter presents an offer to participate in an Authentic Movement class at 8Petals; Jillian is a wonderful teacher, and this form complements profoundly the inner work of “witnessing” in yoga. Let me know if I can answer any questions, as I have a strong relationship with this form in addition to yoga. Warmly, Elizabeth 

Dear Friends,

Beware! This is a rather lengthy letter!

Nearly forty years ago, Joseph Chilton Pearce wrote A Crack in the Cosmic Egg, a title that surfaces as I

gaze at this image that recently appeared on a wall at Turtle Haven.  According to Pearce and many others,

we have access to a primary consciousness on which our ego-consciousness is based. A human being can

exist in the realm of ego identity and in the realm of this ever wondrous primary process. Ego-consciousness

is individualized; to a great degree, we all collectively share in a primary, unitive mode of consciousness, what

the mystics call direct experience or what Jung calls the collective unconscious. During my twenty years of

practicing Authentic Movement, I have been blessed to access this embodied state that names and transcends

“second hand reality” comprised primarily of beliefs and projections.  This form has become the foundation of

all my relationships as well as my spiritual practice.

I last offered an authentic movement training in 2008.  Some have inquired about opportunities to more deeply and

consistently explore the practice of Authentic Movement and perhaps share it with a friend or significant

other.   As I live into the vision of creating a more accessible and sustained local practice community, I am now

prepared to initiate an Authentic Movement laboratory and witness its evolution, trusting in this practice to call those

who will be served by an integrated way…

  • to experience deep listening
  • to receive and follow the inherent wisdom of the body
  • to give creative form and expression to what one notices
  • to move awareness with sustained presence
  • to compassionately and truthfully witness Self and other
  • to embody reciprocity in relationship though mutual service
  • to access unitive states of consciousness in community

One of Authentic Movement’s central teachings is: as we more clearly see, the more clearly we, too, are seen.

It is a form that is sometimes playful, sometimes emotive, sometimes mysterious and sometimes contemplative

and often a spontaneous, simultaneous soup pot of all these states of being and more.

No previous movement experience is required.

If you are an experienced practitioner, you are welcome to share this information with men and women you

imagine are interested or would be served by experiencing what has been an integral part of your path.

Please ask them to email me to set up an informational interview.

If you have no previous experience, are curious and would like to have a conversation that contributes to greater

clarity about this discipline, please let me know.

This laboratory will be held at 8 Petals Studio, 1317 Commercial Street in downtown Bellingham

on 8 Tuesdays, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 5/1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

with a culminating longer session on Saturday, 5/12 from 1-5 p.m. at Turtle Haven Sanctuary in Deming.

The irregular rhythm is due to my previously arranged travel schedule.

If you know, in advance, you will not be able to attend any of these sessions, please contact me to discuss this.

The sliding fee for this series is $280 to $340, with payment plans or limited scholarships available as needed.

As the size of this practice group is limited, to secure a place, please send a $75 deposit or the full tuition

by January 17, payable to Jillian Froebe, 6551 Rutsatz Road, Deming, WA 98244.

The planetary call to co-create spaces and practices that contribute to the necessary shifting of consciousness is clear.

This is one of many paths.  If you are indeed moved to explore and express in this way, I welcome your presence.

Thank you for taking the time to read so many words!

With loving blessings for the New Year,


Jillian Froebe  360.319.8704

” seeker of truth…follow no path…all paths lead where…truth is here” ~ e. e. cummings 

“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”  A.L. Tennyson