How to be feral: reclaiming our connection to the natural world with Claire Loussouarn

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A 2-day workshop. Unlearn what constraints your body. Question our human bias through movement. Be in conscious dialogue with the environment and non-human beings.
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London UK Time
Start Time:  
11:00
Finish Time:
17:00
Starts on:
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Ends on: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Date:
Where
Location:   
Near London Fields Park (indoor activities) & Hackney Marshes (outdoor activities) - exact location will be confirmed after booking
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Price:
£ 85 
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Level:
All
Number of places available:
8
Session length (in minutes):
360
About
A 2-day workshop. Unlearn what constraints your body. Question our human bias through movement. Be in conscious dialogue with the environment and non-human beings.
When
London UK Time
Start Time:  
11:00
Finish Time:
17:00
Starts on:
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Ends on: 
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Date:
Where
Location:   
Near London Fields Park (indoor activities) & Hackney Marshes (outdoor activities) - exact location will be confirmed after booking
Online
Tickets
Price:
£ 85 
Details
Level:
All
Number of places available:
8
Session length (in minutes):
360
Details
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Audience:
All
Running time:
360
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£ 85 
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Explore new ways of moving and being in your body by becoming more aware of how conditioning limits your range of movement vocabulary and behaviour. Be more aware of the bias of our human perspective and be more permeable to non-human ways of being and what we can learn from them.

Trust the spontaneity of your feral nature and let it speak through your moving body without judgment or censure. Learn to let go of control so that you can experience being more connected to deeper parts of yourselves and what surrounds us. Unlearn human narratives of separation with the natural world.

This workshop is using practices from Claire's new book How to be feral: movement practices to re-wild your body. To find out more go to www.triarchypress.net/feral.

What to expect:
- Learn to receive your body and an environment before expressing yourself through movement
- Follow simple scores to challenge how you normally move your body
- Follow simple scores to dialogue with the environment and its non-human inhabitants from a fresh perspective
- Moving and witnessing in pairs
- Self-reflecting and sharing in pairs and in groups
- Being held in a non-judgmental supportive learning space

This workshop is for you if:
• You want to move more spontaneously and freely like animals do while at the same time nurture the state of awareness practiced in sitting meditation
• You want to challenge your human biased perspective and learn from non-human perspectives
• You want to understand how social and cultural conditioning is shaping our bodies and how we move and how you can make different choices outside of conditioning
• You want to re-wild your body and learn to dialogue on an equal footing with the environment and non-human beings
• You believe that body intelligence and an unbiased connection to the natural world is key to the evolution of the human species and the survival of this planet
• You're open to trust the unknown and the wisdom of your subconscious self

Who is this for?
The workshop is for everyone: experienced eco-somatic practitioners and beginners. All practices are simple, accessible and require no prior experience. The only thing you need is an open and curious mind and a willingness to explore unfamiliar movements.

What to bring
This workshop partly takes place indoors near London Fields Park and outdoors in Hackney Marshes - exact location will be confirmed by Claire after booking. Please make sure to bring waterproofs trousers and jacket as we will move outdoors in all weathers (although we will keep our moving outdoor fairly short if it rains a lot!)

Take-Away Benefits:

How you may benefit from this work:
• Be more spontaneous while keeping a high level of awareness
• Shed some constraints from social and cultural conditioning
• Increase your movement vocabulary
• Feel more fully connected to nature and the more-than-human world
• Trust the unknown and your body's intelligence more
• Provide you with simple tools to continue developing critical self-reflection on your human bias
• Provide you with simple tools to continue harnessing spontaneous movement which is in conscious dialogue with the environment

Type of Format: Workshop

Duration of Workshop: 6 hours with comfort/lunch breaks (11am - 5pm) on both days

Language: English

Early Bird Ticket - ends on 28th June 2024 @ 12noon

Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.

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.‍

Credits: Facilitator Image, Event Image and Video Trailer by Dominique Rivoal


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