03 Feb The Wisdom of the Dancing Fool – Ben Yeger
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.