Thank you for registering for....

The UZAZU Foundations of Embodied Intelligence 

3-Day Training for Helping Professionals

Portland, Maine, USA 

April 5-7, 2024

This page summarizes your workshop details. We will send you an email with additional information early in the week leading up to the event. We look forward to seeing you in April!

~Deb and the TA team

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Workshop location:
Oddfellows Hall Ballroom

651 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101
The spacious Oddfellows Hall Ballroom provides us with an enlivening and supportive space for learning and practicing UZAZU Embodied Intelligence. This location offers ample parking and a variety of food options and cafes nearby. If you don't have a car, public transportation is easily accessible, making it a convenient location to visit.


Airport Options:
  • If you're traveling by air, the closest airport is the Portland Jetport (PWM), which is located about 10 minutes away by car or taxi from the Oddfellows Hall Ballroom.
  • Another option is the Logan Airport in Boston, MA, which is approximately 2 hours away by train or bus to Portland.

Getting to the workshop:

  • If you're traveling by car or taxi, the Oddfellows Hall Ballroom is around 10 minutes from the Portland Jetport and the Concord Bus Station. 
  • Click here to access a very handy parking map. Street parking is available on Forest Ave. and surrounding streets. 
  • Entrance to the building is at the corner. We are on the 2nd floor, above Back Cove Books

Where to Stay / Rooming Options:

Here are three recommended hotels within 25-min walking distance or an easy public transit bus ride to the Oddfellows Hall Ballroom:

Westin Portland Harborview
157 High St, Portland, ME 04101 • (207) 775-5411
2.6 miles from studio

The Inn at St John
939 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102 • (207) 773-6481
1.8 miles from studio

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham
340 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102 • (207) 871-0611
1.3 miles from studio
(See website here) 

Of course, you can also look into other Hotel or AirBnB options nearby.


On Friday morning, we will provide tea and snacks for your initial arrival.
We encourage you to bring whatever snacks you’d like to have, for each of the training days.

There are several food and cafe options within easy walking or driving distance from the workshop space, and we will provide a list of suggested venues for your convenience.

Training Schedule:

The training runs 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Please arrive between 8:30-8:45 am on Friday so that we may begin promptly at 9 am.
  • Tea and light foods will be available on Friday morning, during the check-in period.
  • The timing of our 90 minute lunch break will vary, beginning between 12 and 12:20. 
  • There will also be a 15 minute break, during each morning and afternoon session.

We will also offer an optional guided movement-improv session on Saturday evening, from 7:30-9:00 pm.!
No movement or dance experience required. This unique ‘bonus’ event is worth planning on! By moving more freely together to music, lightly guided through the Modes in this more free-form way, we can all benefit from the play, integration and community-connection it offers!

Follow up online Q&A/Webinar:

Friday April 26, 1-3 pm (recording available if you cannot attend)
This is your opportunity for review of the material and Q&A. While attending is optional, we highly recommend you take the time to join us as it helps keep UZAZU 'alive'! If you are unable to attend live, there will be a recording available.

Terms & Conditions specific to this Portland Training:

By registering, you agree to the following terms and conditions. 

Please see as well our General Terms and Conditions here, related specifically to the training itself.


  • There are limited spots available for the training, with only 40 spots open for registration. If the training is full, you may email us to be added to the waitlist, at deb.grant@uzazu.org.
  • The training is subject to a minimum number of 15 registrations by March 15th. If the minimum number is not met, the training may be cancelled and all payments refunded (though we do not expect this to happen.) A final confirmation of your reservation, including all payment & training details, will be sent upon your online registration.

CE (Continuing Education) Credits: 

  • This program is approved for 18 CE's by the National Association of Social Workers (Maine Chapter) in the U.S. 
  • For further consideration of whether you can apply this workshop toward your professional license if you are a social worker not in Maine, or are a licensed professional counselor in Maine or elsewhere, please click here. (This will be relevant only to U.S. based licensees, and will take you to a page on Deb's site-- hopefully informative!)
  • While other forms of CE credits are not formally offered or applied for at this time, certificates of completion will be emailed upon request to anyone who completes the training and our online evaluation form. Please note that it is your responsibility to determine whether the continuing education hours offered by UZAZU Foundations Training are acceptable to your licensing or credentialing board. 
  • To receive CE credits, you must attend the entire workshop, sign in and out each day, and complete the online evaluation form, indicating that you wish to receive a CE Certificate. Certificates of completion will be emailed to you within two weeks after the completion of the workshop.


  • If you cancel your registration before March 9, 2024, you will receive a 50% refund of the total amount. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made after March 9, 2024. Exception: Please see our Covid cancellation policy in the COVID Policy and Recommendations.
  • If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your participation to another person by emailing Deb (deb.grant@uzazu.org) with their personal information; please cc your substitute in this email.
  • If you do not attend the training, no money will be refunded.


  • The Oddfellows Hall Ballroom is  is not liable for loss of or damage to items brought by guests. 

Meet the Host & Coordinator for this Training:

We are delighted to host this training once again on our 'home turf':

Deb will be teaching this training, along with a small team of certified practitioners providing teaching assistance and support.

Please reach out to deb at deb.grant@uzazu.org if you have any questions.