On collaborating and looking ahead to Fall

This summer, besides continuing my bodywork practice, you can find me relaxing, gardening, swimming and taking a few nature-based trips. Past Experience As a program director for The Lower East Side Printshop, in NYC for a good part of the ‘80s, one of my jobs was to run the Poster Program. I’d set up other non-profit groups to silkscreen print posters for cost. Since this was a time before … [Read more...]

June 25th -Tarot in Motion LAB

Healing with Tarot through Movement with Miriam Jacobs & guest collaborator  Claudia Mare Ruiz, who brings her Shamanic training to the LAB.  Claudia is a Massage Therapist, Shamanic practitioner, Hand Analysis & Mediator. She is also trained in various dance forms including the Tamalpa Institute in Kentfield, CA. "Shamanism intentionally changes consciousness to engage … [Read more...]

June 18th – Tarot in Motion – LAB

The dynamic, multi-talented Artistic Director of Footloose, Mary Alice Fry, brings to the LAB her passion for collaborating on original movement theater -- often as interactive public art. Being that it's Father's Day, we will do a warm-up and short group score to kickoff the day and acknowledge the gift of life from our dads. Some questions for the group to consider are: "How much do we ask for … [Read more...]

Tarot as a Basis for Meaningful Choreography

Implement the Tarot for personal and archetype dance content Participate in a unique healing/dancing event with Miriam Jacobs, and guest choreographer May Kesler. Miriam will first guide you how chosen Tarot cards from her somatic deck (Polarity Wellness Tarot) can become a format for types of movement, body sourcing and expression. In the second part May will support you in using that … [Read more...]

Free Bay Area Dance Week Event – intro 4/28

Tarot as a Basis for Meaningful Choreography- intro FIND YOUR INNER ARCHETYPE: Miriam Jacobs and guest choreographer May Kesler introduce how to implement the Tarot for personal and universal choreography. For full class on Saturday, April 29th go to: Craft an expressive dance using the Tarot as a guide. Use Tarot for the first time or in a new way. Evoke the healing power of … [Read more...]

Free Bay Area Dance Week Event – intro 4/27

TAROT AS A BASIS for MEANINGFUL CHOREOGRAPHY -intro   Find your inner archetype! Miriam Jacobs and guest choreographer May Kesler introduce how to implement the Tarot for personal and universal choreography. For full class on Saturday, April 29th go to: Craft an expressive dance using the Tarot as a guide. Use Tarot for the first time or in a new way. Evoke the healing … [Read more...]

Dancing the Tarot – March 11

Healing with Tarot Through Motion Miriam Jacobs guides you to craft movement pieces with meaning inspired by the Tarot. This workshop which is more than dance emphasizes healing and change. It will include a few Tarot basics and show how cards chosen can become a format for types of movement, body sourcing and expression. Dress to dance and play.  Bring props such as hats, scarves, drums, … [Read more...]

Combining Interests

Combined with my intuitive understanding of the Tarot, my dance study / Polarity Therapy gave my new path dual and complimentary aspects. Thereby, strengthening the end results. After my initial training, I left NYC for the Bay Area and opened a practice. For many years I kept the Tarot reading separate from my bodywork.  The Tarot began to show its hand as a natural extension of my body … [Read more...]

How I fell in love with dance

I fell in love with dance while living in NYC as a visual artist. I was working for a non-profit screen print studio. We printed a lot of posters for performance events. The excitement of the event posters drew me to the actual events. Dance performances became part of my NYC experience. The movement of the dancers spoke to my inner sensibilities. I was too self-conscious to study dance … [Read more...]

Water, Water Everywhere

If you live in Northern California, or if you follow the news, you know how much rain we've gotten. I am grateful because we are out of the drought. The power of water has proven to be both frightening and amazing. I'm not sure what to hope for, continued rain or sunshine. Elementally water conveys our ability to be receptive, to flow, and be flexible. Water is nurturing and facilitates making … [Read more...]