From a deep listening to your body follow the internal movement impulses which organically arise. Being open to the physical sensations, emotions, images and thoughts which may emerge, move through the spacial levels of upright, sitting/animal and lying. These studio sessions are explored through spontaneous movement, touch, drawing and word. Each week there is a different guided theme often related directly to the body such as ‘Joyous Joints’ and ‘Digestive Desires’. See below for other session themes and participants’ comments.
Venue: The Masonic Hall, Budleigh Salterton Cost: £10 Day: 3 or 4 Mondays per month Time: 10.30am -12noon
Spinal Songs…How can you move from your spine? How does it sing? What sensations, images or thoughts arise? Through spontaneous movement and touch connect with the spinal bones and nervous system which radiate out your expression into the world as you dance with life. Participant’s Comment: Wow! Would you believe it! I found myself moving freely and fluidly around the floor both on my feet and rolling, aches and pains forgotten! My lower body movement at the start of the workshop, had been stiff and stilted, my legs somehow not wanting to travel across the room. Next morning, for the first time in 16 days, I didn’t have to manoeuvre my buttocks gingerly across the bed with my own hands in order to sit up without pain. John Fullwood
Human Animal… Human life begins in a watery womb emerging onto land, then moving from the earth through levels to upright. This journey awakens relational creatures such as starfish navel, caterpillar spine, lizard legs and gorilla fists. Come travel through space and time discovering the evolutionary process that lies within you. Participant’s Comment: My relationship with the garden, and they way I move whilst tending it, is shifting and deepening. I’m realizing the possibility of learning to dance with it, to be more open to the earth’s support as I work and focus less on results. Thank you for creating the space for these realizations to germinate. Lesley Davies
Creative Seeds…Play and explore with woman-made objects and gifts from beaches and trees. Open up to your creative seeds. See what unfolds. Follow your dance. Participant’s Comment: I often reflect on the extraordinary movement sessions and the richness of experience they provided. Shelagh Todd
Rhythms and Efforts...Dialogue with rhythms like flow and efforts qualities such as push. Move into and out of music being fed by it rather than having dependency on it .Discover the varied range of movement possibilities that are available to you and enrich your life. Participant’s Comment: I appreciate the ‘held’ space, the safety, trust, respect, honesty in which we worked and shared. Helen Goodman-Payne
For further information or to book please contact Michelle Wilkinson on 01395 271037 (Mon-Sat 9am-7pm)