The Talking Body

The joy of mindfulness, presence, & life off-screen.

The Talking Body helps you center and focus in this world of modern distractions. Whether you're a student, mother, software engineer, lawyer, or other full-time professional, we offer the practice of reconnecting with our bodies, freeing our creative workflow, and focusing on our emotional needs in order to successfully reach our personal or professional goals. 


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Connect more deeply in your relationships as well as your work.
Feel more alive, connected, grounded, and tap into your creative flow. 

Who is this for? 

For left-brained leaning people who would like to explore their other side and experiment with a different kind of expression. If you're someone who spends a lot of time on the computer and would like to get back in touch with your body, this is for you. You do not have to be an (experienced) artist or dancer to dive into expression through simple movements and art exercises that are designed to tap into your imagination and emotive self. 

A Typical Session

We will have a 5-10 minute verbal check in about what issue you would like to work with. Depending on your personal goals, we will host movement, drawing, collage, paint and writing exercises designed to for exploration in expression. A non-analytic reflection will occur allowing feedback on what was seen, heard, felt and noticed during the session. Possible take home activities might be suggested to help consistently balance and ground you.


Benefits & Takeaways

You will feel more alive and connected to your physical body as well as your mental balance

You will learn how to tap into your creative self

You will find new resources and tools to use when faced with a problem, trauma, vision.

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Push your creative boundaries. Overcome creative roadblocks, or process and prioritize your emotional desires, needs, hopes, and dreams. 

Who Is This For? 

From dancers, artists, students, those in transition from a job or a time in their life,  classes are paced for those who already work with movement and the arts but are seeking an outlet from "perfecting their work". From dancers, painters, to masseuses, physical therapists and fitness trainers, The Talking Body allows for the expansion of how you connect to your body and emotions in your routine lifestyle. 

A Typical Session

A typical class session is 1.5 to 2 hours long. Classes are varied depending on student's needs and focuses. 

Benefits & Takeaways

Re-invigorate how to connect with your body beyond the usual routines, habits, or stresses that you experience with your profession or lifestyle. 

Work through any creative roadblocks or envision the path to your goals by diving deeper into yourself in a safe, collectively supportive group space. 

Workshops & Events

Designed for students, professional team members, and individuals to come together supportively with or without a common goal. 

Who Is This For? 

Individuals, and groups of people or professional team members looking to practice communication, sharpen empathic connections, aligning themselves towards a common goal, or strengthen their community's foundation of trust. Workshops provide the creative space that allows greater productivity, joy and connection.

A Typical Session

Depending on the needs of the community or group, the workshop will feature group exercises in movement, art, and teamwork. Workshops can span a few hours, half a day, a full day, or a weekend, and travel is flexible. Contact the Talking Body for more information on customizing a workshop or attending a future workshop event. 


Benefits & Takeaways

A stronger foundation of trust between team members

Alignment of personal or professional goals

A better understanding of an individual's responsibilities and contributions within a group

Confidence in a group's cohesiveness, communication, workflow, and ability to flexibly help each other grow

"If you’re going to survive and thrive in this rapid-change climate of the 21st century, you really have to hone your creative capacity.”

-Dr. Shelley Carson, author of Your Creative Brain

Planting the Seeds for 2019: Creativity Through Movement & Art


January 13, 2019 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM
 $55 Early Bird | $65 After Jan. 6 | | Jeffrey Bihr Studio | 5390 Miles Avenue, Oakland

A day-long exploration of Who Am I, What Seeds Do I Want To Plant? Through movement, art, collage written word and performance we will uncover, explore and dive deeply into the mysteries of our consciousness.  Set intentions for 2019. Create a Vision Board to make your imaginations visible. Plant seeds for your health and wellbeing.

Early Bird Discount available now through January 6th, 2019-- reserve your spot today!
All are welcome: no previous experience in dance/art necessary; art materials provided. Please bring a journal and a writing utensil.

Creativity Through Mind/Body Awareness
Spring Series Workshop

spring series

Sundays | 10:00AM - 1:30PM |
 $180 for the full series (4 classes) | March 31 | April 14 | May 19 | June 9
Jeffrey Bihr Studio | 5390 Miles Avenue Oakland, CA

If your body could speak what would it say? 

This class will explore the physical, mental and imaginal landscapes of the body, mind and soul through movement, drawing, poetry, writing and performance. Through individual and group experiences new tools and resources will be gained that will renew, regenerate and inspire the whole being. Curriculum is based on The Life/Art Process® pioneered by Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin.

"I loved that taking this class carved out some time in my life to entirely focus on checking in with myself and connecting in unforeseeable ways with others. You brought us together in mind body and spirit and gave us space to make personal discovery.” - E. Miller

All are welcome: no previous experience in dance/art necessary; art materials provided. Please bring a journal and a writing utensil.