A one day Dance of Awareness workshop
- with Tim Brown and Clare Osbond
Saturday 8th October 2022, 11am - 5.30pm
For 18 years Dance of Awareness workshops have provided a joyful and exciting exploration of what it is to be in a body, to move from inner awareness and outer connectedness. Through the DoA cycle – sensing, grounding, expressing, releasing, connecting and completing – we welcome the body memories of our formative years into consciousness. The cycle 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.
Tipping Points. How do you react to change? Do you welcome it or resist it? Or a bit of both? We live our lives between order and chaos. Too much stability and we stagnate, too much disorder and we fragment. From birth, we move between the two worlds; sometimes stable enough to be receptive, other times chaotic enough to be able to respond spontaneously.
It is at the edge of chaos – the tipping point - where we have the most potential to grow. Dancing between body and mind, freedom and form, safety and risk, stillness and movement, we find balancing points. Sometimes a small gesture, breath or sound will have a significant or dramatic effect, taking us into new experiences and realms. On this workshop we will hang out on the seesaw of opening and closing, furling and unfolding, inbreath and outbreath.
We grow and evolve together. In relationship. We respond to each other through non-verbal cues - our smiles, our tears, our movements - as we co-evolve. We find each other through our sharing and through our difference. I change you; you change me. We change our environment. And, as we move towards tipping points, can the environment change us? Together we will explore what is already happening, what is trying to happen and what might be stopping things from happening - both individually and collectively. Dance of Awareness allows us to discover more about the dance between body and mind, the blocks to action and the sources of energy that might empower and transform us.
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 of immersion in the DoA cycle. We move together, mixing structured process with free-flowing expression, individual self-exploration with pair and group exploration. Give your body the chance to take you on a journey of self-awareness and discovery.
Dates: Saturday 8th October 2022
Time: 11am - 5.30pm. (Please arrive between 10.45am and 11.00am)
Cost: £75, or £65 if paid in full by 10th Sept. Our cancellation policy can be found here
To book: Please pay by bank transfer (email for bank details). On booking you will receive a booking confirmation.
Covid-19: please read our Covid-19 protocol before booking.
These workshops are open to all adults, regardless of previous movement experience. They also form part of the Dance of Awareness training: click here for details. If you want to discuss anything by phone, please email to arrange a time to call one of us.