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How much time do you spend in a state of wonder
What is getting in the way of you being curious
How can you relax into being simply you?
Movement Medicine practice works with three central archetypal characters.
The Dancing Warrior, The Wise Elder and the Dancing Fool. These serve as
medicine to the drama triangle of the Rescuer (Wise Elder), Persecutor (Dancing
Warrior) and the Victim (The Dancing Fool).
In this one-day workshop, you will be invited to take a step into the shoes of
the Dancing Fool, exploring ways back to your curiosity, humility, lightness and
spaciousness. Remembering how it is to be connected and at peace with
yourself and the world around you.
When we attach ourselves to polarising opinions, fixed positions and taking
ourselves too seriously we can loose sight of the simple things in life. The
dancing fool can help us untangle this tendency. Exploring this archetype can
help us practice non attachment to absolute rights and wrongs, to see the good
in life and find a sense of infinite possibility and expansiveness.
We will draw on Movement medicine, clowning and Drama Therapy to explore
this rich and playful terrain. The day promises to be surprisingly revealing and
have shades of shamanic foolery. Laughter might occur and having a good
time will be permitted.
Ben is a Drama Therapist and highly experienced group facilitator. He is a
Qualified Movement Medicine Facilitator and Teacher, and
has been studying with Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling
Khan since 2000 and is a faculty member for the School
of Movement Medicine. Ben is the Director of Moving
Conflicts, movingconflicts.org and the UK representative
of Combatants for Peace, cfpeace.com. Ben works
creatively in many settings to transform conflict, see his
TEDx talk – Humanisng the Enemy tedxwarwick.com/talks (2013).
“Ben has a courageous commitment to inner and outer change and healing.
We are delighted to include him as a faculty member.” Ya’Acov & Susannah
Movement Medicine weaves together the exhilaration
of free dance with the depth of movement meditation
and the spirit of shamanic practice. Participation in this
workshop counts as faculty hours towards School of
Movement Medicine apprenticeship and training.
No prior dance or movement experience is required – simply your attention and willingness to turn up and be present in the moment.
Movement Medicine is a synthesis of shamanic, therapeutic and devotional pathways creating gateways for meaningful, lasting healing and deep dreaming. The Mandala is a contemporary map to support, deepen and enrich your dance through life and provides a tool-kit of practical and subtle exercises relevant for meeting the challenges of the times we live in.
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to bring attention, creativity and the medicine of movement to the connections in your life. The subtle, strong and clear practices of Movement Medicine can deepen and enliven existing connections and create the conditions to explore new ways to be in relationship with life on all levels. What are you connected to? What matters to you in this life? What conditions support you to relax into who you are, be fully present and awake in yourself and be in conscious, clear and alive connection with others? We will explore these questions through the strong practices and subtle maps of Movement Medicine. Together we will co-create and dance into ceremony to explore and deepen these connections with ourselves, others, our communities, the living earth, unseen support and the Great Mystery. When we recognise, open to and receive the support and inspiration available to us within these circles of life, we create ground for acceptance of ourselves and each other and we can give what we are here to give in this lifetime. You will have the chance to dance with and map the circles of connection in your life to strengthen your own circle and bring a fresh perspective to your relationship with life on all levels. You will come away with a tool-kit of simple, practical, useful exercises to cultivate the garden of your life. All welcome.
David is a gifted multi-faceted teacher of Movement Medicine. His commitment to every member of his workshops is outstanding!Pat Burnicardi, Grandmother, dancer and psychotherapist
You find our booking conditions here.
The Fabric Of My Soul
To dance is to awaken to the fullness of our souls calling. To inhabit this calling as fully as possible means to embody our potential, in a way that is ours to do and only ours to do. It does not come from dogma, it does not come from any one else’s ideal of who and what we should be doing. It is a personal relationship with a consciousness that inhabits the very essence of our being, the innocence (inner – sense) that is innate within us. Calling ourselves home we learn to materialise our passion and our potential into a healing, embodiment source for others, we become an inspiration for the growing members of our community. (an in-spirit-nation)
The very fabric of our soul can be felt and embodied, it can be created visually, to help us remember a broken innocence, the archetypal quality that we realise we carry and the face that we know we need to share in the world.
In this gathering we will dance deeply and enter a process of mask-making, a deep meditation to connect with the fabric of our soul and what it shows us itself through material forms.
‘The Fabric Of My Soul’ addresses soul retrieval, calling forward parts of ourselves that might have become lost.
Trauma in its many forms, neglect and painful experiences cause that soul loss and so we find the acceptance of that, which enables us to acknowldge the wounds and take new actions, reclaiming positive archetypal qualities in order to learn about who we are and what it is we are here to do.
Always asking that vital question ‘what is mine to do,’ and planting seeds of renewal.