What to expect
Reclaiming the joy of being in the body
Open & accessible to anyone interested in body-mind integration techniques these workshops are informed by Elsa Gindler’s “Human work” & Body-Mind Centering®
In Saturday Somatics we take time to slow down and explore how we can recover greater sensory awareness in our daily movement activities, breathing & rest. Our body's are rich with millions of sensory receptors informing us of how we move; with how much effort, with how much breathe needed to perform our daily tasks.
Working at a slow and gentle pace we are guided through simple movement explorations including floor-based exercises to discover for our self how we can function with greater ease and vitality.
A practical programme for the mind & body based on simple approaches to discovering how we pay attention to how we sit, walk, hold a cup, a child’s hand.
There are no prerequisites just patience and a love of exploring.
Autumn dates 2019:
21st September: 10am -1pm
19th October: 10am -1pm
16th November: 10am -1pm
Giving & Receiving from a somatics perspective
14th December 2019
Fees: £45 / £30 / £20
In this workshop we will make time to be quiet & comfortable, to recover our inner sensory awareness of how we feel our sense of gravity, sense of levity & space, our sense of breath, inner movement, sight & sound.
How sensitively can we act in our relationship with our self & with each other? How much do we receive? How much do we give?
...we learn from ourselves...
"Living has nothing to do with methods. We learn from ourselves…from little children, or from growing plants what living means. And in this way we learn something that comes directly from nature rather than what is in text books or advertised as the new technique. Coming together, being together, getting in contact with each other and having sensitive connection to what we are doing…has nothing to do with techniques…there is something very sacred about nature and the nature of things."
During my sessions with Ros, of which dialogue is a key and enjoyable part alongside practice, and while practicing and reflecting on my own after the sessions, I have learned a number of things about my habits and history - both in terms of movement, and in terms of patterns of thought. My view is that somatic practice is indispensable for leading a healthy, balanced life with more confidence in and knowledge about what supports that life (what is good for you, both physically and emotionally).
The style of teaching and attitude of the teachers was what really impacted on me. I felt rejuvenated, able to distinguish between head and body as opposed to living mainly from my head and therefore the majority of the time not being physically at ease.
This was amazing as it reminded me of how things can be and that one doesn't have to become stuck in head mode!!
I find that Ros's workshops give me a sustained toolkit of practical things that I can do and change to improve my physical and emotional circumstances whilst at the same time, allowing ailments to simply 'be' and pass.
Ros is part of a very important second wave generation of 'somatic' practice, and it is incredibly fortunate that she is based in the South West, let alone locally to us in Devon