MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS

Informed by Amerta Movement, experiential anatomy, connection with nature, each other and ourselves.

EMBODIED NATURE: ROOTS, EARTH, ROCK, SKY.
Movement workshop in Nature.

Saturday 12th June. 10.30am-5.00pm
Location - Woodland and stone circle,

the ring of Beara, Kerry (half an hour from Kenmare)

 


This will be a full day immersion into moving in/with nature,

through the practice of Amerta movement: Being with

natural structures and the elements to open up our

movement, expression, receptivity, senses and connection

with land.

Amerta is a free-form movement practice, where you can move

exactly as you wish to. There are no set steps to learn or someone

else's movement to follow. I will give guidance during the workshop to  support participants to evolve their existing movement patterns.

We will explore personal themes arising from being with the landscape, as well as being given movement tools to

help you to have a fully embodied experience of connecting with land:

  • opening to sensing through the whole body: listening, seeing and touch

  • receiving atmosphere

  • finding anchors and not getting 'lost'

  • speaking and receiving - the art of expression has receiving and receiving has expression

  • physical tools of moving on different levels, exploring angles and planes of perception and stopping to support receiving, recognising, connecting and blossoming.

  • landscape supporting our growth and blossoming and our presence in landscape as an offering to support its blossoming.

Schedule:

Morning: Woodland,  (earth, roots, rock). Walking, moving, writing in woodland. Time with the group, then time alone.

Lunch: shared picnic.

Afternoon: Stone circle (earth, rock, wind, sky). Walking, moving, sharing through talking. Witnessing movement. 
 

 -----------------------------------------

Ocean, Sand, River, Grass.
Saturday 21st August
10.30am-5.pm

Outdoor Amerta Movement workshop on a beach in West Cork.

 

We will move together as well as having time alone, to explore the landscape and

atmosphere where land and water meet. Through embodied listening and sensing,

we will experience how different elements and terrains affect and inform our movement

and affect our own inner world. How we can be present and listen, receive and connect

with the natural world, hear it’s voice, it’s rhythms, feel it’s textures and in return our

movement can speak back. We can be in embodied, conscious relationship with the

world, each other and ourselves.

 

Themes for the day

  • Rhythm and time/timing

  • Fluidity and solidity

  • Listening as an embodied experience

  • Offering back / prayer and ritual

 -----------------------------------------

General practicalities for outdoor workshops

Booking a spot:

Numbers are limited to 10 people. Contact Claire by email to book: osborneclaire@email.com

 

Cost:

70 euro for the full day

  • Booking is confirmed once payment is received.

  • All are welcome, though there may be rough ground, so some people may not find outdoor work accessible. There will be indoor workshops when regulations allow..

  • After booking you will receive the practical details including directions.

  • Because of not wanting to take up excessive space in public car parks, and environmental sensitivity car-pooling is encouraged. 

  • Please no dogs or children

  • In case of bad weather an alternative date will be scheduled. If you are unable to make the new date, then you will be offered a refund. No refunds possible for cancellations or no-shows.

 

You will need

  • to dress warmly for the Irish weather and uneven ground. Sturdy boots are recommended.

  • waterproofs (to keep dry in case of light rain, and to sit on)

  • a notebook and pen.

  • art materials if you wish.

  • picnic lunch to share

i2BITqWmR_kBFzQxQKri-eONL2q5y-GavFzaYMZx
mwqCf6TuZmrLbas9Mdjx2_7GaveEshbFERymGLpB