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Creative mindful movement

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West London Buddhist Centre

Porchester Road

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W2 5DP

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Can mindful movement be playful, surprising, expressive, joyous? It might be slow and internal if it needs to be. But how can it also spark creative connection with others and access to one's own deepest, even wildest, imagination?

In this half-day workshop we explore principles of creative, mindful embodiment, using carefully guided free movement, drawing and/or writing, and meditation, supported at times with music and poetry. Finding our way easefully and playfully into movement, in an atmosphere of mutual support and collaboration, we let sensation and imagination guide us towards a deeper understanding of what it is to be a fully embodied human being.

This kind of movement work has benefits and applications in many areas including:
- personal wellbeing and healing (though this isn't a therapeutic group);
- spiritual practice, including Buddhist practice and meditation (though this isn't a Buddhist class and you don't have to be a Buddhist to participate);
- creative process and practice including (though not only) performance; and
- mindfulness and wellbeing in daily life.

The workshops are all open to everyone - you don't need experience of movement or meditation to attend. If you'd like to know more, feel free to contact Alex at alex[at]westlondonbuddhistcentre.com

The workshops run as a series of three, on 12 October, 9 November and 7 December. Each one is free standing, but there will also be themes that develop through the series. You are welcome to book any or all of them.
Multi-booking discount: If you book two of them (in advance), you'll receive, on the day of the second workshop you attend,a 15% refund on the cost of that second workshop. If you book all three, you'll also receive a 20% refund on the cost of the third workshop.

Alex Crowe is a mover, performer and performance maker. He is also an active participant in the WLBC sangha (community), and two of his recent performances ('Five Bone Manoeuvres' and 'Is this history...?') have been made for and performed in the WLBC's main shrine room. Key sources of his practice include the work of Javanese movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo and Skinner Releasing Technique, of which he has been a certified teacher since. He holds an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths College, and has taught movement, improvisation and performance in a range of both Higher Education and community settings.

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West London Buddhist Centre

Porchester Road

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W2 5DP

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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