Weekly Amerta Class
MEDITATIVE MOVEMENT CLASS TO AWAKEN EXPRESSION, BODILY CONNECTION AND DEEPEN AWARENESS IN EVERY MOMENT.
CULTIVATE INSIGHT, COMPASSION, SPONTANEITY.
CONNECT DEEPLY WITH YOURSELF, OTHERS AND YOUR ENVIRONMENT
6 WEEK COURSE BEGINS OCTOBER 7TH
COST 120 EUROS.
INFO AND BOOKINGS: email@example.com / 0862134080
All are welcome to this mindful and effective way of connecting with deep presence and attention to conscious awareness, connecting with daily life through everyday movements, and finding ways to playfully explore how we move through and with the world.
Sometimes we move alone, sometimes together to explore relationship, sometimes indoors and outdoors to explore our connection with space and the natural world.
Based on the Buddhist-based practice of Amerta; an embodied approach to life, to responding to our inner world, to others, to our environment, through free-form, spontaneous movement. We follow our own experience in each moment, cultivating presence and lessening identification, noticing and freeing ourselves from habitual patterns, nurturing heartfelt connection and expression.
Each class follows a simple structure:
Meditation to settle and connect with the body, mind, and senses.
Movement exercises to warm up, develop your movement skills and vocabulary, and perhaps challenge movement habits and open up to connect with yourself, each other and the space.
Movement explorations on your own or with the rest of the group to explore specific themes that will develop your movement skills, awareness, embodied expression and present moment aliveness.
Sharing to integrate the session. This may be in the form of talking together, or a creative process such as writing or art-making.
Weather permitting we occasionally work outdoors in nature
Claire guides the movement using voice, her own movement and occasionally will sing or use percussion instruments to support through sound. There is no recorded music, to enable you to find your own unique rhythm, pace and style of moving.
The class draws primarily on Claire's experience of being an Amerta Movement guide since 2001, and over 27 years of Amerta retreats and in depth study, including being one of a small handful of participants on Suprapto Suryadarmo's only teacher training course, which he delivered in 2020 shortly before he passed away. Suprpato was the creator of Amerta movement and a world renowned movement Teacher and artist.
Claire also shares from her extensive experience and training in embodiment and body-based mindfulness practices (Yoga, Meditation, Therapeutic massage, experiential anatomy, community dance, Qi Gung).
More about Amerta here: https://www.triarchypress.net/amerta-movement-2.html