Gurdjieff Movements are unique sacred dances geared to integrate body, heart, and mind into a vehicle for Presence. Combining ancient movements, beautiful music, and a group dynamic, these dances bring about a perceptible energy shift.

Experience Gurdjieff Movements in a day-long workshop, taught and accompanied live by seasoned Movements teacher Molly Knight Forde. 

"The power of the movements cannot be underestimated. They transmit certain energies that work within us to create change. As a pianist, a participant, and a teacher of the Movements, I can unquestionably say that I have seen countless people make breakthroughs in their life when the movement unlocked patterns that resided within them and were previously inaccessible."

Read more about Molly’s experience with the Movements in this blog post.

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Typical Seminar Schedule:

Session 1
Session 2
Lunch Break
Session 3
Short Meditation

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Molly Forde

Molly Knight Forde

Molly has been teaching the Gurdjieff Movements consistently since 1996. She was first introduced to these mystical dances as a professional classical pianist accompanying classes in Seattle under the tutelage of John MacPherson, graduate of the International Academy for Continuous Education at Sherborne House with J.G. Bennett.

The Movements and their hauntingly beautiful music directly impacted Molly's soul and launched an intense study and participation in the dances themselves for 14 years. She attended many week-long seminars facilitated by other Sherborne and Claymont graduates including Jose Reyes, Walter Goodwin, Russel Schrieber, and Deborah Rose Longo as accompanist and participant over the years, as well as with Wim Van Dulleman where she learned the delicate balance of being simultaneously the accompanist and the instructor for a movements class.

All of these varied influences also led to the research of her copious Movements notes and music in which she found ample discrepancies. She consulted with Gurdjieff’s daughter, Dushka Howarth, to learn more from her scrupulous attention to detail and differences amongst the many teachers such as Anna Durko, Solange Claustres, Pierre Elliot and more. Molly’s consultations with Dushka led to being a proof reader of the Gurdjieff Heritage Archive which houses many sets of original notes and printed music.

She is the master teacher and founder of the Awareness School which seeks to elucidate the fourth way ideas through practical courses, weekly study groups, and Movements events. Currently, she instructs quarterly Movement seminars in Seattle and week-long summer events at the school property in the San Juan Islands, attracting participants from all over the world.

She actively accompanies the Movements and performs Sacred Music by Gurdjieff and de Hartmann for other seminars, recently including collaboration with Anthony Blake at Claymont and with Avrom Altman in Corfu, Greece.

Molly, author of Be Present, a collection of short essays reflecting on fourth way ideas, is now working on her memoir about her life in The Gurdjieff Work.

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