Here we are dancing and exploring the dIgestive tract, our relationship with taking in and letting go, also our lungs and breathing, our spiral heart and circulation. The sexual organs embryonic development gives information about our ability to treasure our DNA, keep it from changing and deliver it into the the next generation.
We tap into the enteric nervous system, which is independent from the brain and operates with a wide range of chemical and microbiome choicemaking and collaboration. Then we move into the Autonomic Nervous system, which includes the Vagus and Sympathetic nerves and provides the rhythm of wellbeing and trust from within our own body.
Each organ has its own function and expresses itself in dance in a wide range of different ways. In fact - one can diagnose clients by organ, as it supports or falls out of developmental movement patterns. The organs FILL us, they provide a fullness and depth to our movement and expression in life.
Our somatic understanding of fascia is a gateway to understanding self and the relationship between inner and outer space. Not only can we discover aliveness in our tensegrity, our inner guiding strength, we can also learn how to connect into the web of community.
We don't need to employ effort to hold ourselves together! The inherent molecular structure of fascia and ligaments allows for rebound - the elasticity and strength is in the fabric and does not need extra effort. When the ligaments are in flow, awake, alive they provide a support for our actions, which are orchestrated by our muscles. Muscles get to ride on this tensegritous cohesion of the ligaments through our body.
Fascia separates and connects our organs, muscles, nerves and ligaments provide close connection and guidance for our actions - Exploring this layer of tissues can dramatically shift the ways that we hold ourselves and act int he world.
Our senses connect us and illuminate the world for us. In this workshop we will travel through the senses, their embryological origins, their function and integration into our lives. Touch, taste, balance, proprioception, hearing, smelling and vision.
Somatizations and movement explorations will allow students to discover their own pathways of these special senses and their role in development.
… the rhythms of blood, lymph, cranial-sacral, cellular and interstitial fluids set the timing and experience of ourselves. We can allow feelings to be known and express or transform. Join this workshop to rejoin these ancient rivers, this ancient state of awareness and being!
Our WIld Body - Tuning into our intuition, our pheromonal knowing and the alignment of our spiritual self - we will enter into the super-conscious/ unconscious , and certainty of this system. This is a great opportunity to research and balance these powerful forces that set our metabolic balance and allow us to dream and our thoughts to fly.
Sometimes relegated to the mysterious, we will explore ways to access these powers through movement , voice and touch.
Practicing the return into embryonic time allows us to access our being before our nervous system ran the show. It is a time of amazing growth organized by cellular choice making, renewal, change and growth: these can become templates for our lives now and can heal our organism, our neuro-endocrine balance.
Notocordal time (the soft spine appears and disappears before our now spine) is time of moving in the dark - the underwater headless fish that swims side to side. Deep water holds embraces supports buoyancy. IT is less sensing out but feeling one-self moving. the bubbles filled with fluid propelling the body through space. Pressure fields of ocean, currents meet the movement of your body - this embryonic stage supports deep inner knowing, inner focus and movement.
This is the first unit of the MOSCOW Somatic BODY Training - which is open to students of the full program and a few other folks with some background in the field of somatics for single workshops.
Developmentally we are now leaving the ocean and the pre-spinal patterns and moving onto land , therefore growing our cartilage into bones! This support against gravity through the bones and joints allows easeful movement in space.
We will look at the actions at joints and their integration across the body - this sets our mind to perceive clarity and structure in space. This provides the basis for structural repatterning techniques that throughout the program add in the ligaments, muscles and organs.
Our bones harbor and protect the creation of blood in the marrow - so we can embody this depth in our lives. We can also learn more about the aliveness and the ability to constantly rebuild and re- form in our bone tissues - each of our movements in relationship to gravity incite growth. Here we re- define the resilience of these tissues and can offer our clients and students this sense of resilience.