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
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
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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