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NatureMoves is an organization that works with people to bring forth a creative interaction between the human body, its motion & imaginations, and its environment. We use various art mediums: drawing; journaling; and movement in nature to listen for personal myths and explore universal metaphors.

Members of NatureMoves go on mountain retreats yearly that we call Wilderdance. We organize site specific dance events like the Planetary Dance. We also gather regularly near Boulder.

We have been strongly influenced by the life work of Anna Halprin, and co-founder of the Talmalpa Institute. We value greatly the Life/Art process of creating art.

We invite you to join us. Check out our Newsletter or Calendar to find out more.


Essential Embodied Arts Training on the Land 2016

Event Date: 
Thu, 2016-08-11 (All day) - Mon, 2016-08-15 (All day)


August 11-15, 2016 In the heART of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!
Are you called to immerse in the wild beauty of the Rocky Mountains?
Does dancing, singing, drawing and being intimately supported to share true stories and create new myths to live by quicken your heart?
EEAT convenes at a gorgeous retreat center on 15 wild + secluded acres @7000 ft altitude in Rocky Mountain foothills near Boulder, CO.
(Scroll down for Registration + Logistics Info)

EEAT is the foundation training for a full series of wilderness art programs sponsored by NatureMoves and Butopia..... Expressive Arts, Soul-guided Movement, Scoreography, Voice + Drumming, Performance Journeys on the LAND are all offered in this professional level intermodal embodied arts training.

Our EXPERT PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS in Leading Embodied Arts Lineages:
Melinda Harrison, Founder, Artistic Director of NatureMoves, Teacher of LifeArt Process of Tamalpa Institute and Anna Halprin.


Event Date: 
Fri, 2016-07-29 (All day) - Mon, 2016-08-01 (All day)

Drawing, Movement, Scoreography, Journeying  

in the heART of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

Join us for our annual gathering of WILDERDANCING

Enter into the natural environment with an eye for finding an inspiring site to explore
movement-based art. We use a multitude of expressive tools to help facilitate authentic
engagement with nature. The Life/Art process is a fundamental part of this work –
the process of bringing art into our lives, and our lives into our art.

July 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th~ 2016
High Altitude Environment: 11,000 - 12,000 ft 

The Facilitated Trip:
We are offering a WEEK LONG  Mon. to Fri. - 4 night, 5 day adventure,
Facilitated by David & Melinda Harrison with Maureen Momo Freehill. 
This trip is designed for people who have completed our EEAT Training. For those new
to NatureMoves programs, contact Maureen ( for a free
introduction to our foundational Essential Embodied Arts Training (EEAT). The training


ALL DAY SUNDAY JUNE 12 Sunrise to Sunset

Sponsored by NatureMoves, a non-profit Art/Movement Collective and Tamalpa Institute of Ca.
Open to the public of all ages, abilities and interests.

FREE … Come participate and or Witness … Movement, Art, Play, Music, Poetry, and discover your own personal myths of the rocks, river, sky and sun. A day of community celebration of Life/Art.

The Boulder Creek CityDance is an all day art/movement/music event, sunrise to sunset, celebrating the nature of Boulder Creek. The intention is to discover our city in a different way through movement and life/art outdoors. This is a free event, open to spontaneous participation by those present in each place, adapted from the San Francisco CityDance scores created by Anna & Larry Halprin from the 1970’s.



Event Date: 
Fri, 2016-07-29 (All day) - Mon, 2016-08-01 (All day)

Betty Bear 2009

Drawing, Movement, Scoreography, Journeying  

July 29-Aug 1 2016

The veterans trip is designed for people who have done previous WilderDance Retreats.

Price (until Jun 1) --  $375 
After June 1 -- $425  

Please send your check made out to “NatureMoves” 
C/O Melinda Harrison; 247 Valley Vista Lane; Boulder 80302   
Cost covers: Hut and 3 dinner meals. You will be on a dinner team to Design the
Score for the meal, set the table and clean up after.

Logistics meetings: (Mandatory to attend one, with option of Skype)
1 Sunday in June 4-6:00, potluck to follow
1 Sunday in July 4-6:00, potluck to follow

We will send out a packet with more complete details of the trip.
And all other resources in this intermodal arts play.
Cancelation Policy: Full refund before May 1st. After May 1st there will be a $50
administration fee and we will reimburse you when your spot is filled. 

NatureMoves & Wilderdance Retreats