Project AUM

A. U.niversal M.oment


Project AUM is an education initiative developed by Studio Anya and Perceptions Dance in 2012. This collaboration, utilizing Studio Anya’s Curriculum AUM, creates accessibility of dance to non-dancers and dancers alike. To bridge the gap between fitness and dance, we offer dynamic and dance-inspired workshops designed to help all movers to improve posture, alignment and core strength. Using the techniques and principles of Curriculum AUM to support the creation of visual and performing arts — Project AUM invites all aspects of the Self to engage the creative process.

Using open classes, workshops,, social networking, media and live performance, Perceptions Dance and Studio Anya create ways to bring the wisdom of Curriculum AUM to people of all ages and backgrounds through the gift of Anya-inspired works of art.

A vision for positive change and healing.

Universal in proportion but deeply personal by design.

Moment by moment, Anya inspires grace: Art as Dance.


Live Performances

Project AUM is all about creating and telling stories through the lens of Curriculum AUM’s intuitive facutlies, and live performances are just one aspect of Project AUM’s creation process. A collaboration between Perceptions Dance and Studio Anya, Project AUM live performances aim to bring Curriculum AUM to life through contemporary movement.  Perceptions Dance is currently the resident dance company at Studio Anya.

AncientSmallNext Performance:

Thursday April 18th, 2013
The Secret Theater
Long Island City, NY

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All workshops take place at Studio Anya in New York, NY. Each workshop explores Curriculum AUM via dance through the interpretive lens of the instructor. Workshops are free or low-cost for participants interested in exploring how Curriculum AUM relates to dance and movement.

Each workshop guides somatic exploration as a gentle probe into the relationship between Energy, Emotion and the Mind + Body Dialogue. Through a series of 22 Tag Phrases ranging from Enliven the Hands to Trust the Heart, each workshop will explore different themes like Joy, Peace, Wisdom, Beauty, through pathways opened by Curriculum AUM techniques.

Many of the workshops are recorded via video to catalogue trends in gestural improvisation, study connections between ideas and movement and to inspired choreography for our Live performances.


Upcoming Workshops:

Visit Studio Anya’s website to enroll in any of our upcoming workshops.

You, Me, We
A Partnering Workshop
with Sarah Sadie Newett & Courtney Bauer

Saturday April 20th, 2013
$25 per person
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Wisdom, Source, Dance
With Courtney Bauer, Oscar Trujillo & Sarah Sadie Newett

3 Part Series: June 8th, 15th & 22nd
$25 per workshop / $60 for 3-Part Series
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Previous Workshops:
March 30th, 2012: Kate Enright, guest workshop artist
April 27th, 2012: Enliven the Hands with Courtney Bauer (Curriculum AUM creator)
July 27th, 2012: Ground the Feet with Courtney Bauer (Curriculum AUM Creator)
August 16th, 2012: Individuate the Legs with Courtney Bauer (Curriculum AUM Creator)


Open Classes & Teacher Trainings

Perceptions Dance and Studio Anya have joined forces to bring you “Lila” – a new Barre Fitness class designed to make you sweat and feel the burn through Perceptions’ athletic cardio style and Studio Anya’s AUM Curriculum.  Stop by for Studio Anya for Lila or our other classes!

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Become a Lila Teacher!

Lila Weekend Immersion
May 4th & 5th
10am – 4pm at Studio Anya

Tuition: $300

Lila is a class developed by Studio Anya & Perceptions Dance to bridge the gap between fitness and dance. Learn how to teach a high energy, dance-inspired class that integrates Ballet Barre with upper-level faculty movements. Lila is highly effective for weight loss, toning and flexibility as well as a perfect gateway for meditation practices.

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Project AUM on the Sage Blog

Perceptions Dance manages and contributes to Project Posture regularly with contributions to the Sage Blog. Check out the latest posts, videos and artistic contributions to Project AUM as we explore AUM through the ARTS.

Visit the Project AUM on the Sage Blog