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Movement Medicine with Ali Young: Allow, Accept, Embrace - Exploring Yin
Sat 27 May 2017, 14:15 – 16:45 BST
Western culture is heavily dominated by the kinds of energies we associate with the masculine - of success in very particular forms, of “going for it”, striving, competing and relentlessly engaging in attempts to control the flow of life and bend it to our will. Having followed this path for millennia (which hasn’t been entirely without benefit, of course) we are now in a state of global crisis. Many people are beginning to believe that the antidote is to be found in the rise of the feminine. It is undoubtedly the case that we need to come into a better balance, including a different relationship with nature. Movement Medicine suggests that this may well begin with our own nature in the little patch of land that is our own body, heart and mind and re-discovering our ability to really receive ourselves as we are. In truth learning to really receive ourselves is no mean feat and takes on going commitment, discipline and practice. In spite of that, insights gleaned on the dance floor, accompanied by great tunes and other lovely dancing loons, can then be taken out into the wider world where, believe me, they have the power to transform your whole experience of life. If you need to soften, slow down, take stock, learn to rest or tap into a deeper sense of self love and acceptance, this workshop is for you. It applies equally to both genders and one of my own prayers is a call to the brothers! Learning to love, like charity, starts at home. Join me.
FAQs - ABOUT THE EVENT
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is no parking onsite as the school site is closed at the weekend but you should be able to find parking in surrounding residential area. St Matthias Campus is at short walking distance from Fishponds Road, on bus routes 17, 47, 48, 49, 48A and X49.
What can I bring into the event?
Layers, including warm clothes, a cushion/sheepskin and a blanket. A notepad and pens/colours if you wish to write. A water bottle. No food allowed in the Old Chapel but we will provide tea/coffee refreshments outside of the room.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
What's the refund policy?
We are unable to provide refunds after the 27th April 2017 due to strict hall booking charges.
FAQS - ABOUT MOVEMENT MEDICINE
What is Movement Medicine?
MOVEMENT: noun – activity, impulse, a change or development
MEDICINE: noun – in tribal societies, a curative power
MOVEMENT MEDICINE is a body based movement meditation practice that will reconnect you to the wisdom of living from the heart, the joy of knowing who you are and the satisfaction of making your unique contribution to life.
MOVEMENT MEDICINE will deepen your connection to yourself, your creativity and the
integrity and guidance of your own soul.
MOVEMENT MEDICINE is for everyone who wants to wake up, discover more of their creative potential, study shamanism in a down-to-earth way, discover ecstasy without drugs, find community in a way that doesn’t require giving up individuality and find the courage to make your own unique contribution. In short, it’s for anyone who wants to include conscious dance as a way to freedom, mindfulness, awareness and fulfilment.
MOVEMENT MEDICINE is shamanic medicine for our times. It gives us direct, embodied experience of the dance of life that’s going on inside us and all round us. As a species, we face enormous challenges right now that we see as arising from the story of separation; separation between body and spirit, between individuals and nations,
between the human world and the web of life we are part of and depend upon. Simply put, Movement Medicine reconnects us, deepening our capacity for empathy and compassionate being and action.
Since pre-history, dance, song and ritual-making have played an important role in the human community. Movement Medicine is a contemporary expression of this inheritance. It marries ancient and modern wisdom, and supports you to experience the transformative power of your own potential in co-creative community.
Date and Time
The Old Chapel, Steiner Academy Bristol /St Matthias Campus map
Oldbury Court Road