History, Mission and Vision
Green River Dance for Global Somatics (GRDGS) is a health resource center recognized for innovative continuing education, professional trainings, research, therapeutic services and performance. Founded in 1982 by Suzanne River, GRDGS is the only midwest somatic school providing a comprehensive curriculum in experiential anatomy, developmental movement and embodiment of the energy field.
Green River Dance for Global Somatics (GRDGS) furthers planetary evolution through teaching personal embodiment and fostering community transformation.
Green River Dance for Global Somatics supports the healing of the earth and promotes evolution by teaching the art of embodiment- the ability to be here now in the physical body. As people become at home in their Natural Bodies, they discover potential for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation. They enjoy, understand, and respect the body as a means of connection to the deepest self, to others, to the earth, and to the universe. By embracing the world of the body, each person is aligned with the power of Nature and together, we transform ourselves and our world.
Green River Dance humbly shares in the devotion of the Native American movement of the Ghost Dance - the prayerful dancing in community to reconnect and return people to loving living and the earth to wholeness.
Green River Dance for Global Somatics engages, educates, researches and inspires people to move, touch, sound and live consciously in the Natural Body.
Green River Dance for Global Somatics is a Midwest center for somatic studies. Somatics is the new science of studying the physical body through personal experience. Soma refers to the experienced body instead of the body as an object other than self. A complete understanding of the physical body requires both the subjective somatic experience and the objective clinical information provided by western anatomy/physiology. The consciousness of the experienced body includes the consciousness of emotions, mind, soul and spirit. A person participates in the body from the inside out by learning its native language of vibration, breath, sensation, movement, touch and sound. Over the last hundred years, numerous somatic modalities have emerged, each bringing a unique and necessary aspect to the field. In the Global Somatics Process, every cell, system, person, and community is honored as a world unto itself that manifests and participates in the interconnected web of life. The Global Somatics Process empowers individuals to activate channels between the soma (experienced body) and the energy field for self realization, authentic healing and conscious evolution. In addition, Global Somatics Process introduces people to the world of somatics by correlating relevant somatic modalities with the experience of various body systems and the energy field.