YOGA, SACRED DANCE AND CREATIVE WRITING - Embodied Practices to unfold your stories
Aren’t we ultimately looking to experience “aliveness” and everything it encompasses? We cannot truly touch on the sensation of being until we embrace and embody our means of practice. It cannot be a thinking process or digested through reading a book or even learned, it must be an experience. Join Julie for 4 days of exploring, unfolding, curiosity, discovery and release in this mini-Urban Retreat. Combining daily practices of Vinyasa Flow Brahmani style, Sacred Dance, Meditation and Creative writing, we will dive into a journey of self discovery.
Julie is an expert at guiding practices that offer freedom in form and allow self expression to arise. Structures often bring a sense of confinement, but here all structures will be fluid, pliable and open to personal interpretation based on where and who we are in the moment.
Working with somatic methods we will look at how we embody practices. What does it really mean to practice yoga? How can we continue to arrive in the present moment? Witness and listen, without judgement, but with curiosity? These are the questions we will ask as we traveling through movement and stillness, silence and written word, verbal and non verbal communication.
What is Sacred Dance? We are constantly communicating with our bodies. Our gestures, glances, movements are telling stories we may not be aware of. When we cultivate our internal dialogue to find expression in movement, in dance, we have access to our stories. We feel them, see them and express them. Through this process we allow ourselves to re-pattern, let go of limiting ideas and grow in our relationship to ourselves and others. Sacred Dance is a movement exploration without limitations. Guided by Julie through different awareness exercises you will find your freedom in movement and let the dance rise from within.
MORNING SESSIONS -
10.00 - 12.00 Thursday 21 - Sunday 23 September
Julie’s style of flow and curiosity, a practice for all those who are tired of showing up to merely make shapes. This session will start with Meditation and we will experience different techniques throughout the weekend. These can booked separately from the afternoon sessions.
AFTERNOON SESSIONS -
13.30 - 17.30 Thursday 21 - Sunday 23 September
Sacred Dance Movement Therapy focusing on different emotional patterns through these sessions we will discover individuality and unity, solidarity and uncertainty, trust and fear, as well as moving into whatever may arise. Complementing this practice we will include creative writing exercises to allow our inner poetry to rise to the surface, our stories to be told and witness who we are in each moment. There will be a 20 minute break in the middle of these sessions.
LUNCH - 12.00 - 13.30
Two lovely Vegan chefs are providing a specially made lunch for all attendees who would like to be provided and not have to think about what/where lunch is coming from. We’ll be going deep and so decision making won’t be a priority! For only an additional £10 per day you’ll get a delicious vegan lunch prepared with love right there on the spot!
K5 is an independent studio that I am using and is not associated with any yoga or dance space and therefore has maintained it’s integrity to serve the community who use it. There are mats and props provided but always best to bring your own. Once you register you will receive instructions on how to get to the studio, not far from Central London.
Bring a notebook and mat