Creative movement improvisation into meditation
A day of easy, playful movement and vocal improvisation, as well as short periods of sitting meditation, to explore creatively the key Buddhist qualities of mindfulness and metta (loving kindness). Drawing on contemporary somatic practices, particularly Skinner Releasing Technique, we'll engage imagination and physicality in a process of gentle, experiential enquiry - seeking to balance relaxation and energy, awareness and spontaneity, in an environment of mutual support.
Open to all: no experience needed in movement or voice work, or in meditation; just a willingness to immerse in an experiential exploration.
Alex Crowe is a performer and performance maker and has been practising Buddhism and meditation within the Triratna Buddhist Community for some 20 years. Improvisation is an important part of his practice, both in research and as a performance form. He teaches movement, improvisation and performance in both Higher Education and community settings. He is a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique and holds an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths College.