A one day Dance of Awareness workshop - with Tim Brown & Clare Osbond
Sunday 28th April 2019, 11am - 5.30pm
Dance of Awareness workshops are a profound exploration of what it is to be in a body, to move from inner awareness and outer connectedness. The DoA cycle – sensing, grounding, expressing, releasing, connecting and completing – is based on psychoanalytic theory and developmental psychology. It allows us to revisit our early body history, to celebrate the embodied patterns that make us unique, and discover new ways of being who we are. As we move and breathe together, we open more fully to self-awareness and a wider consciousness of our place in the world.
In this workshop we follow the pulse of the breath, attuning to the movements which support inbreath and outbreath. On the inbreath I am becoming - I breathe in support, self-awareness and identity. On the outbreath I surrender - I breathe out into contact, connection and relationship. My life is simply the pulse of these two - opening and closing, giving and receiving, emerging and retreating, yin and yang. We'll explore the theme through guided movement and free expression - creating time and space for the pulse to develop its own rhythm. Sometimes the simplest life processes are our most profound teachers. Trusting the breath, following the cycle, charging and releasing together.
Whether you’re new to Dance of Awareness, or part of our regular moving community, these workshops are an opportunity to spend a whole day exploring the DoA cycle. Give your body the chance to take you on a journey of self-awareness and self-discovery.
We will move together through a Dance of Awareness cycle which gives space for integrating early movement patterns into consciousness. We encourage breath and body awareness as a resource to staying present with whatever is happening here and now. You will be encouraged at all times to be 'in tune' with yourself, and be guided by your own body wisdom.
The structure of the workshop will facilitate contact with our deeper levels of experience. We will do this by connecting to ourselves, expressing who we really are, releasing what is holding us back in being ourselves, and integrating new or recovered aspects of ourselves. We will work both on our own and with supporting and being supported by others.
Time: 11am - 5.30pm. Please arrive between 10.45 and 11.00.
Place: Exeter Street Hall,16-17 Exeter Street, Brighton BN1 5PG
To book: Send your phone and email contact details with a cheque made out to: Clare Osbond to BSET, 12 Silverdale Road, Hove, BN3 6FE. Or you can pay by BACS transfer (email for bank details). On booking you will receive a booking confirmation.
These workshops are open to all adults, regardless of previous movement experience. If you want to discuss anything, call Tim or Clare on 01273 271408 or email us.