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New York: 1pm-2.20pm
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A series of 6 online classes undoing and reimagining the experience of the body in movement, art and life. We will explore the interplay between the physical body, emotions and imaginal realms to uncover our personal mythologies, and how our life's themes and challenges may show up in the landscape of our body’s.
Each class will explore a different body part, sensing into our anatomical and imaginal architecture, allowing movements to unfold from explorations of weight, gravity, space, momentum, stillness and imagination. We will work with Somatic Improvisations, widening our perception from the specific into the entirety of the body as a whole. Through working with the three levels of awareness - sensing, feeling and imagining, we will be invited to find our own unique dances and recognise the places we may feel stuck and the places we may feel more ease, both in our body’s and the wider fabric of our lives. In doing so, we can discover our own resiliency, creativity and the places of health within us.
These classes draw upon the tools of Somatic Movement - the felt sense of the body and the Tamalpa Life / Art pedagogy; an intermodal arts approach that uses the tools of movement, drawing, writing and dialogue to explore the interconnection between the physical, emotional and imaginal levels of experience. In each class we will work with somatic improvisation, experiential anatomy, self-touch, embodied imagination, drawing and writing.There will be time for self reflection and integration of the work within a supportive container.
Classes can be taken as a drop-in, although we recommend joining the whole series if you can due to its process oriented nature. No experience necessary, just come with curiosity and a willingness to work with self directed attention. All you need is a quiet space to move in and some art materials / pens and a journal.
Week 1: Spine
Week 2: Pelvis
Week 3: Legs and Feet
Week 4: Head and Face
Week 5: Arms and Hands
Week 6: Heart & Ribs
* Deepen the connection between the physical, emotional and imaginal levels of experience
* Generate creativity and self-care resources
* Find more ease and fluidity of movement and release habitual holding patterns
* Build resilience and navigational skills in order to adapt and respond to life’s challenges
* Increase vitality and regulation of the nervous system
* Support a re-discovery of the things that matter in our lives
* Heightened sense of wellbeing and joy!
Type of format: Course with Drop-in's Welcome
Duration of each session: 80 minutes
Technical platform for the course: Zoom Pro
Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.
Drop-In Ticket: You can only purchase one Drop-In ticket at a time. You can expect an email from Intercultural Roots within 1-2 working days providing you with a choice of Drop-In sessions available to you. Upon receipt of your confirmation we will manually add you to the Zoom meeting and you will receive your confirmation and link.
Please ensure that you book at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the course, excluding Drop-In tickets where available, to allow time for you to receive confirmation emails and your entry link to Zoom. This is because we rely on third parties for confirmation etc. Please ensure you have read the Legal notices on our website before booking, in particular our notices regarding Privacy (including Privacy Considerations When Using Zoom), Refund & Cancellation, Disclaimers (including Medical) and Terms.