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Life itself is nothing but relationship. - Adyashanti

Whether you call yourself a loner or a lover, a joiner or a rebel, there’s just no getting around it: we are hard wired to be moving, relational animals with healthy human hungers: for solitude, intimate connection, and belonging to something larger than ourselves. 

In this weekend of Open Floor Movement we take to the dance floor to be with ourselves and each other. We turn the light of curiosity on our own movements and what they have to tell: 

  • How at home are you in your own company? 
  • Is your first motion forward or back in relation to another? 
  • Where are we likely to find you in a group – in the middle, on the edge, or out the door? 
  • How do we remember to rest in something larger than ourselves; the basic goodness of communing with spirit?

We will dance, witness each other, try something new,use verbal inquiry – in service to more fluidity and freedom in all our relations.

Fee: £230  

Early Payment Discount:  £195  if paid in full by May 15, 2018

 

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Libido Fundamentals with Cathy Ryan  - March 16-18, 2018 London - Friday 7-9.30m | Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Somers Town Community Sports Centre (beautiful sprung floor studio in photo below)
134 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1RX

Libido Fundamentals begins to address the movement and cycle of sexual energy within the wider definition of Libido as life force, birth place of creativity, vitality, presence and aliveness.

As our hearts and bodies awaken through the movement meditation practice, our sexual energy also begins to stir. On the dance floor, we may feel juicy, radiant, and desirable one moment and feel guilty, awkward, and shy in the next. We may feel overwhelmed by our own experience - or by the sexual energies around us – or feel flat, disconnected, or just plain left out.

Our generative, sexual energy - our Libido - is an essential part of our body’s natural expression, complicated one moment, ecstatic the next; absent or burdened with expectations of past experiences, this energy within and between us comes to the dance longing for freedom. Libido Fundamentals begins this complex and creative investigation by introducing the basics of using movement meditation as a means to ground, and explore the physical language of our sexual energy.

Because sexuality is so often underground, ignored, or unconsciously acted out, the exploration of this territory tends to be intense, liberating, intimate and powerful. The potential pleasure and beauty of this journey is well worth the challenges and the risks.

This course is an introduction to the longer intensives, where there is time to explore the multitude of historical, emotional, relational, creative and spiritual aspects of our sexuality.

There is no explicit sexual content or exercises, we’re starting to track how who we are - our conditioning, gender, culture, social mores, dreams, memories, families - aids or obstructs our ability to move with our innate sexual life force and ability to relate, using movement and enquiry as a tool for discovery.

All genders and sexual orientations are welcome. Libido Fundamentals is a prerequisite for the Open Floor Teacher Training and for the ongoing Libido group led by Andrea Juhan.

Cathy has been working in embodied movement practice for many years, with a background in theatre, writing and shamanic practice. She has studied and trained with Gabrielle Roth, founder of the 5 Rhythms®, working and teaching extensively in the field for over 16 years. She is a founding member of Open Floor International and works extensively in Europe and the UK, loving this ongoing exploration of how and what it is to be alive in these moving, humans bodies of ours… For more details about her work and background see www.humans-being.co.uk and www.openfloor.org

Email Becca for bookings: becca@movinglandscapes.org