Into the winter solstice: dusk to dark
from a somatics perspective with Rosalyn Maynard BMCA
Tuesday 21st December
By donation to Farms for City Children
Booking & inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this workshop we will take time to feel our relationship to the opening hours of the darkest time of the year from a somatics perspective. The workshop will begin at dusk and close in darkness exploring our sense of day into night at the winter solstice, embodying our sense of the fading light through felt sensation & coming to rest.
To know the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is travelled by dark feet and dark wings.
Farms for City Children provides nature immersive residential visits for primary school
children who live in some of the most densely populated and marginalised communities in the country and
empowers them to see a bigger, brighter future. These children may never have left the city or spent time in
the countryside. Their horizons are broadened as they become more connected to the countryside, the
environment and the source of the food they eat.
During their week in wellies the children’s self-confidence and self-esteem grow as they work as part of a
team, developing new skills to do the purposeful work around the farm. They become farmers for a week.
They also enjoy simple pleasures in a screen-free environment such as building dens, making charcoal from
a bonfire, whittling wood or taking-in the spectacular scenery on countryside or coastal walks surrounding t
he farms. It’s a profound experience that will stay with them for life. click on photo to watch film