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Discipline of Authentic Movement Teacher
Circles of Four Faculty

Jillian Froebe

Jillian Froebe

Language: English

Location: Deming, Washington, USA



Phone: +1 360 319 8704

Jillian Froebe has practiced and studied Authentic Movement for over thirty years, with her first encounter experienced as a “homecoming.” Jillian considers Janet Adler to be her primary teacher, particularly in relationship to Jillian’s direct experience of the Discipline as a ceremonial and mystical practice. Janet became Jillian’s mentor in 2006 when they became “Northwest neighbors.”

Jillian is an Expressive Arts and Interspiritual mentor, with a focus on the practice of the discipline.  She is graced to have relationships with dedicated students who embrace the discipline through long-term commitments. Jillian is particularly devoted to sharing Authentic Movement as a path in cultivating and honoring daily w consciousness while inviting the presence of mystery, energetic phenomenon, and the ineffable. She guides individuals and groups, offering retreats at Turtle Haven Sanctuary where she resides. The foundation of Jillian’s teaching is the ground form continually returning to “beginner’s mind and body.” She guides others in the cultivation of the compassionate witness while deepening reciprocal connections between “Self and Other,” in intrapersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal relationships.  Jillian is interested in the relationship between personal and collective evolution and how a strong witnessing practice fortifies the cultivation of effective spiritual, social, and environmental activism. Her work often takes place outdoors, honoring the presence of kinship with “other than human” beings who dwell in the nearby river and forest. Jillian actively accompanies others in cultivating a witnessing practice to grieve and respond with agency to escalating global crises.

Authentic Movement is coupled with Jillian’s passion for tending dreams, which she sees as gifts arising from the Mystery. The synchronicity that emerges in community through movement, visual image, and word and reflects the truth of our interdependence is central to Jillian’s passion for these intersections. Jillian’s teaching is focused on weaving ritual and contemplative practices that honor playful, emotive, creative, energetic, and silent expression.

Jillian holds a BS degree in Theatre Arts, Communications, and Education from Syracuse University and an MA degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Depth Psychology and Expressive Arts from California State University, Sonoma. She has pursued postgraduate studies in Expressive Arts, Psychotherapeutic, and Jungian practices at various institutions and has taught Authentic Movement within Expressive Arts Therapy undergraduate and graduate level seminars and university courses. Deepening her studies of wisdom and mystical traditions and spiritual care, Jillian was ordained as an Interfaith Chaplain in 2012 at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, California.