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Sat, Jul 08


Hawaii Eco Retreat

Contact Improvisation Daylong Immersion with Merrick

Get excited about going deeper in the form!

Contact Improvisation Daylong Immersion with Merrick
Contact Improvisation Daylong Immersion with Merrick

Time & Location

Jul 08, 2023, 10:30 AM – Jul 09, 2023, 5:00 PM

Hawaii Eco Retreat, 13-2060 Lolia Pl, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA

About the event

Title: Contact Improvisation Daylong Immersion with Merrick

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023

Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Hawaiian Eco Retreat in the Mango Temple (

Pricing: $85 - $125 sliding scale

Sign up for the immersion & payment here:

Join Merrick Jacob for a daylong immersion into Contact Improvisation on Saturday, July 8 from 10:30am - 5:00pm at Hawaii Eco Retreat!

This workshop is for those who are excited about going deeper in the form; whether you’ve taken a couple classes or are a first-timer, all are very welcome. We’ll spend the day together exploring and having fun with some essential elements of contact improv; from weight sharing, falling & flying, to using the form as a vehicle for personal research and compositional perspectives as a tool for generating creativity.

We’ll have a morning session, break for lunch, afternoon session, and then will cap the day with time for discovery & labbing to integrate the experience together and work on areas of the form you are most interested in researching.

By the end of this contact improvisation immersion, I hope that you gain excitement around all the possibilities to come from continuing to go deeper in the practice - possibly for many years to come :)

To sign up & pay, please fill out this form:

About Merrick

Merrick Jacob (she/her) is a lover of movement, continuously in awe of the body and its potential for unique expression, creativity, & authentic connection. Influenced by her practices of figure skating, acroyoga, hand-balancing, and contact improv, she guides playful movement experiences as an opportunity for deep listening, exploration, and co-creation. She is a certified acroyoga instructor with AcroRevolution & AcroYoga Montréal. Merrick studied a variety of somatic movement therapy modalities with Dynamic Embodiment & The Moving On Center: School of Participatory Arts & Somatic Research, focusing on BodyMind Centering & Laban Movement Analysis. Merrick primarily teaches contact improv in the San Francisco Bay Area and at related movement festivals: SoulPlay (2022) and Embodifest (2023). For more contact improv with Merrick, she hosts a biweekly contact class & jam in San Francisco:

If you have any questions or requests for the workshop, please reach out. And if you have financial barriers to participation, would still love for you to come; email and we’ll make it work!

Very much looking forward to dancing together!

<3 Merrick

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