- Part-funded and Fully Funded Human-Nature Connect Residency Places Available before 14 May 2023
'Arts and Health in Nature' will be the focus of this Human Nature Connect residency. Participants will be offered a variety of‘ portal opening’ experiences on therapeutic body work approaches allowing deep connection with nature, healing and wellbeing.
Come and join our collective and explore peer-to-peer exchange with and within the hills, forests, streams and waterfalls around picturesque Hubberholme and bathe in their hidden healing mysteries.
Flavia Rohen is a Biodynamic physiotherapist from Brazil with over 30 years of practice in neuromotor re-education of gesture and posture. Her work combines the fundamental principles of Osteodynamics (movement technique based on body awareness) and the ‘Anatomic Rails’ technique (from Thomas Myers). Her approach comprehends the myofascial meridians as an intelligent “body network" where patterns and potential forces communicate with each other contributing to postural movement stability. The practice takes place passively, through manual therapy combined with movements conducted in order to integrate sensory and motor information.
Flavia is proposing to voluntarily offer our residency what we consider to be a very special gift, a therapeutic body work looking at:
This approach outlines the basis of the motor org of the work, which is inseparable from the psychosomatic understanding of movement from the Jungian perspective.
H-NC residencies provide the immersive time that is so very much needed to increase connections with our inner space, allowing nature healing and providing artistic kinship.
We are nature and land connected, and giving voice to different artistic and cultural languages that each illuminate one another and attend to the intricate interweaving tendrils of our being, opens possibilities for allowing release, healing and creation.
Through light artistic facilitation from Drs. Andrea Maciel and Alex Boyd, non-empty spaces that are full of potential are opened, allowing new horizons to be realised through peer to peer support, attentive listening, and being in congress with our inner and outer landscapes. Professional nature orientated guidance and specialist support from Rob Gale informs our ethnographical knowing of the land, unlocking her historical and ancestral mysteries.
Human-Nature Connect invites artists and practitioners to part-funded outdoor residencies thanks to the Aviva Community Fund. Each residency offers a site specific experience of sharing practice with and within nature while realising 'eco-entangled' (Donna Haraway) life ways that are more sustainable for humans and nature.
Human-Nature Connect extends inclusive social cohesion efforts to the outdoors, promoting arts, health, and climate action.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park and the landscape around Hubberholme offers a place for deep retreat and connection with subtle aspects of nature. This is why this place was chosen to propose an insight towards the arts of the body through its somatic, healing, and expressive dynamics. Special guests will offer opportunities for group studies looking at our muscular-skeletal biodynamic, fascial, energetic and movement organisation originating from different worldwide approaches to health, healing, the body and therapy. You do not need to be a therapist or have experience of the arts of the body or healing, just a curiosity. Some experience of mindful movement or somatic practice may be helpful.
Hubberholme is a small, secluded and old village in the heart of Yorkshire Dales, sitting near Buckden and Litton. The village was a favourite place of writer and playwright J.B. Priestley who described it as the smallest, pleasantest place in the world. It lays in scenic Upper Wharfedale, at the point where Langstrothdale, one of the lesser known dales, meets with Wharfedale at the centre of a triangle formed by Buckden Pike, Pen-y-Ghent and Dodd Fell, all of which rise to over 2,000 feet. The village takes its name from Hubba the Berserker, a fearsome Viking chieftain!
* H-NC residencies involve some moderately challenging physical ability such as being able to walk for 30 minutes or more on rough terrain, hills or into caves. You will also be required to bring outdoor clothing and footwear suitable for the activities you will be undertaking as well as a sleeping bag, towel (and a tent if camping) etc. You will be responsible for making your own way to the accommodation with the possibility of pick-up's at local train stations.