The Vivid Grove Is...

a living site for moving, learning, creative evolution, and collective rliberatory practices assembled by Margit Galanter. The vivid grove offers a vision of vitality and exuberance – for individuals and for the collective body. 

Visit Practices to learn about the movement forms and embodied practices that are the foundation of the vivid grove - such as Feldenkrais, Chinese Energetics, and the movement arts. Here you can find ways to cultivate movement clarity, nourish your whole self, and access your creativity.

Visit Projects to connect with artistic projects and cultural work. Learn about performances, community gatherings, artworks, and ongoing collective investigations.

Visit the Grove to experience a living library. Explore writing, video, and material from years of research ~ an organic archive.

Also nested in the site is Live Space, where you can read new writings on current inquiries.

The vivid grove supports engaged, potent action, and Margit is committed to upending oppression and nurturing justice through these many streams, collectively.
Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice Statement

The vivid grove is a field where the inextricable connection between embodiment, language and culture can grow. 

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Margit Galanter is a movement educator, dance poet, and visionary cultural instigator living in the East Bay, California, unceded Ohlone land. Hir unique practice helps people access the potency of movement. Margit is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, qigong teacher, acupressurist, and movement artist. Margit teaches workshops, works one-on-one with clients, performs, curates, and collaborates with practitioners from a wide range of media and disciplines, worldwide.
Full Biographical Statement
2020 CV

While the practices of these pages are shared through Margit’s unique lens, and the projects are grounded in their instigations, the work of the vivid grove is necessarily a collective project on all levels; through the lineages of practice, through her teachers, with their collaborators, with the environment, and with the folks who were involved in the creation of this site.
Lineage and Influences

Gender pronouns: shx / hir / ze / zir / dyke 

Phone Messages: (510) 761-6097   margit [at]

Margit practices in the East Bay and in San Francisco, and offers workshops, sessions, and residencies inter/nationally.

East Bay
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St.
Oakland, CA 94609

Temescal Pilates and Bodywork
5427 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

San Francisco
The Corner Studio
1910 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

#HonorNativeLand ThT
The vivid grove respectfully acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Chochenyo Ohlone people, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.
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