Thursday, February 1, 2018

Come Home to Yourself: An embodiment workshop (Biddeford)

Come home to your body...

March10, 2018
2:00 - 4:00PM

140 Main Street
Biddeford, ME
(508) 728-4984

Cost:  $25 drop-in/$20 preregistered (see below)

We live in a culture that bombards us with contradictory messages about our bodies.  We are told to love them regardless of their size, shape, or ability, and yet we are also told that if we do not conform to a certain standard our bodies, and thus ourselves, are not worthy of love.  Our go, go, go, busy, busy, busy, lives foster a separation from our physical selves as we live more and more in our heads.  

Is it any wonder that we become separated our bodies?  That we can come to see it an object to be manipulated to fit the standards imposed upon it, or one to be ignored completely? Our bodies become something apart from ourselves and as such do not have a voice in our lives.

Embodiment practice helps to bring us back home to ourselves and our bodies.  Our bodies carry a deep wisdom that, if we are able to hear it, can help create a greater awareness of how our mental and emotional state impacts our body, and increase our sense of presence in our daily movement through life.  

This embodiment workshop uses techniques such as guided physical meditation, mindfulness, sound exploration, and authentic movement to help you to reconnect to the wisdom of your body.   Post workshop exercises that will help students build an embodiment practice at home will also be offered. The workshops are conducted to live music.

The workshops are open to students of all movement backgrounds. You will want to wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. You may also want to bring a notebook and a water bottle.

In order to facilitate free exploration, we seek to create a safe space for all types of dancers and movement artists to explore creative expression. The class is open to all genders.

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