School of Movement Medicine - Mindfulness in Motion
 
Issue: May Newsletter

Hope in my Heart
By Hanna
The work and the ripples of Movement Medicine give me hope! In this article I share why, through some of my experiences of the Phoenix retreat I did recently. When on my way from Cape Town to the UK to this Movement Medicine adventure, the following quote came to me when watching a movie on the plane: “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It is what you know for sure that just ain't so” (Mark Twain).

And one of the things the Phoenix retreat offers is the space to re-look at what we think we know for sure. Becoming aware of possible subconscious, maybe limiting, negative or outdated pre-conceptions we may hold about how the world is, or how we see ourselves and others around us. Finding out which kind of 'glasses' we are wearing, and whether we agree with how reality appears, or whether the shade or print seems to differ too much from our hearts inner truth, knowing and intuition. Asking how much or if my 'minds stories' may influence my reality and my experience here, such as 'It's not safe to shine', 'I am not enough', 'I can't ask for support.' etc.

And since it is Movement Medicine, it was through movement, community (sharing, exchanging, mirroring) and through body that I am inquiring into these questions, as also through art, play and prayer. Dancing through and behind possible veils of perception or illusion.

My personal path from disconnection of body-heart-mind (i.e. self-abuse and addiction) to embodiment, true incarnation, and real connection, together with my experiences of Movement Medicine, have brought deep understanding of the sheer necessity of embodiment within healing and transformation – collectively and personally. Put differently: I would not know how either of these would be possible without embodiment being part of some of the processes. One, it is about my actual body: the embodiment of my own dance, story, transformation and healing. Furthermore, I believe in healing it is also about the embodiment and experiencing of companionship and community: of being seen, held, witnessed, and of holding, supporting, of reaching out or of sharing a dance.
Embodiment for me always means 'making it real', bringing it into manifestation, giving it body – whatever it may be that needs manifestation in our processes of growing and waking up more and more. Letting my cells, my bones, my 'everything' know and be part of the transformations, and letting all of my being soak in the new information – of revelation, of another veil lifting, of another soul-part having been touched or healed.
Also, some of our subconscious believes about reality may be stored in our genetic heritage, or early trauma can be stored in our bodies – yet another reason why embodiment to me seems indispensable in healing, transforming and growing.

As we embody and dance the journey of our personal unfolding and expanding, consequently we are also touching our relations and connections, and we effect and bring change to the story of how we are all living, creating and being on this earth.
And I believe that there is a chance to change the story of humanity and of how we are treating each other and the earth. Healing ripples, from the micro of the personal to the macro of the global.

I believe that our time now is about change. Our time is about living and expressing more and more of who we are beyond limiting believes or hiding veils, so that our deep values or qualities such as love, truth, seeing, honouring, responsibility, connection, support, compassion, which I feel we all and mother earth long for so much, can come forth more and more strongly.

Movement Medicine I believe offers great tools for questioning and shifting unhealthy stories on a personal and global level, bringing forth and facilitating healing on deep and wide levels. It seems to connect all of being human (body, mind, heart; voice, art, play, prayer, community, …) with all of earth and spirit (ceremony, honouring of elements, cultural/environmental projects …). It weaves together the healing of embodiment, the opportunity through community and the necessity and beauty of ceremony.

And for me, the most powerful part of the Phoenix was our ceremony, which in itself, I believe, is also embodiment/manifestation – of healing, and transformation, of birthing and living joy and love on earth, of giving to and receiving from spirits and of experiencing the limitless possibilities of community.
It filled my heart with
such hope! It blessed and sealed all of our work of transmutation, all of our connections and all of our prayers, visions and dreams for our new and healing future – personal, collective and global. I could feel the ripples of change, of limitlessnesses, of light, joy and love. Through the ceremony there was space to release stale and outdated ancestral energies, while honouring the gifts and beauty we were blessed to inherit from the one's who had walked here before. The transforming power of the Phoenix and of the fire was present. The blessings for and learnings from our descendants were being expressed and embodied. The new freedom, the courage and the new spaces to shine and to expand into ourselves fully filled the ceremony. And I could also feel the uplifting and inspiring experience of community, of doing 'this work' (shifts, changes, new possibilities, healing …) together in my body, and I sensed it between our dances and through the whole space and way beyond. And I experienced embodiment of community, embodiment of prayer, and embodiment of new and healthy stories being birthed onto this earth!

This for me is one beautiful aspect of Movement Medicine. And one aspect why it gives me hope: the personal and global healing, the healthy community, the prayer and the mending is given shape and body – it is 'made real', it is brought directly into manifestation right there, while being witnessed and blessed and carefully prepared for fruitful integration and further growth. The 'things', the 'stories' we may believe to know for sure are challenged, as shift and healing is happening through embodiment, community and ceremony ...

If you feel inspired to , come and dance the Earth Dance with us! Experience community, embodiment and ceremony. Experience hope,transformation, joy and expansion. Be the dancer that is giving back to the blessing and wonderful, forever touching mystery of Life on Earth.

With Love and Hope,
Hanna

Good News from Susannah
By Susannah
You may have seen my Facebook post on my personal FB page celebrating the hydro electricity which runs off our tiny stream, and the electric car we run from it.... Of course not everyone has a stream in their backyard. However everyone in the UK can buy their electricity from 'Good Energy' which is a well established energy supply company which sources their electric power only from renewables and also supplies 'green gas'.

We’ve made an agreement with them that if you switch your electricity or gas supply to them using this link, they will give Friends of The Earth £25 if it’s electricity, or £50 if it's for (green) gas and electricity ... AND from then on, your electricity bill supports renewables rather than oil/coal/nuclear. When we buy we vote. To the art of the possible! http://www.goodenergy.co.uk/friends-of-the-earth

And the Movement Medicine Shop is now supporting the Pachamama Alliance. Thanks to all the artists who have offered their beautiful music as part of the Music for Life project. Go the website for details. In addition, every time you buy something that costs over £8.00, we donate £1 to the Pachamama Alliance, whose work we are so grateful for. Thanks for joining in!

Heading Home Again
By Ya'Acov
As always, I am on my way somewhere. This time, heading back home after a weekend working in Luzern and a day in Geneva. This Movement Medicine gig just keeps on going deeper and deeper and spreading wider and further. We are delighted that some of the wonderful people who trained with us are taking this work beyond the workshop space.

It is now being offered with refugees, in prisons, in doctor’s surgeries and in a wide variety of situations by a wide variety of wonderfully creative and committed people. This is what we wanted when we set out to train people and it is a real joy for us to hear about these brave projects and brave people taking this work out into the world.

At the same time, many teachers who have been struggling to get people to their classes are now starting to build their own local communities and this is equally wonderful news. We always wanted to set up local communities, places where people could go and know that they could let go, experiment, meditate and sweat at the same time, and all in an atmosphere where they could feel safe and supported on their journey. Roland too, has also been very passionate about the work of supporting people to bring their own experiences back to their communities. This is why we became a school and started training people. Like all things of this nature, it takes time to set up the structures through which this can happen and we are very happy that, step by step, Movement Medicine is becoming more and more available in more and more places.

I am very happy that I have been invited back to teach in Philadelphia next year, one of the many movement-based communities that sprouted from workshops that we taught over the years. This will be part of a second USA tour (March 2017) that will take place on the East and West Coasts and will include another opportunity to join me at Esalen.

We fully intend to go on making these offerings and continuing to evolve and pass on our work. Our dream is that in years to come, there will be other schools on other continents, each learning to meet the needs of their local communities for down-to-earth shamanic ritual, healing and spaces to be, learn and develop.

I am continuing to write my new book which I can now confirm will be published by Hay House in the spring of 2017. This has been and continues to be a very deep personal project for me. The book has a new title and is now called Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart – The 21st Century Initiation of an Everyday Shaman. It’s quite an initiation in itself to write it, as I am going through a thorough recapitulation of each event that I am writing about, in order to integrate it more fully as I share it with the wider world. The book will come out simultaneously in the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa with plans taking shape for it to be translated into as many languages as possible.

As many of you will know, I have set up a new facebook page (https:facebook.com/yaacov.dk.shaman/) and intend this to be the place where I make regular offerings on the subject of contemporary shamanic practice through Movement Medicine. Please take a moment to visit the page. Once I have finished the writing (my deadline from the publisher is September 1st – don’t you love a bit of creative pressure), I will be setting up a video blog and once every fortnight or so, be answering questions posted on my page on ‘shamanism as an everyday part of life in the 21st century.’

It’s an ongoing and deep journey for me to use the job description of 'shaman' for the work I do, and I am writing about this process in the book. The very first time one of our teachers publicly called me a shaman (Suprapto Suryadarmo in 1995), I felt shamed. I went a deep shade of red and was sweating and shaking and astounded to find myself so full of fear. Shamanism is a vocation. One doesn’t claim the title for oneself. It is given by one’s teachers, elders and community, and over the past 21 years since that time with Prapto, as teacher after teacher and elder after elder acknowledged the shaman in me, I have been slowly coming to peace with the term and a personal understanding of what it means to me.

There is so much misunderstanding about shamanism and so much mistrust, not all of it misplaced. Let’s face it, shamans have not always been the most trustworthy and peaceful of people over the generations. And the shadow boxing antics of shamans using their power to attack one another and others in traditions all around the world have left their mark. That coupled with the fear engendered in us by mainstream religions intent on destroying the earth based practices of old school shamanism have created strong and often unconscious associations with the words ‘shaman’ and ‘shamanism.’ Given all this, it is no surprise that there is so much mistrust of shamanism in the modern world.

I am really passionate about being part of a new wave of shamanism that is based in down to earth relationship with the balance and health of life, inside us, between us and between us and the community of life on earth. In my heart, I hold to the vision that shamans can find more and more ways to work alongside one another and alongside more allopathic based practitioners in hospitals and in the community at large. If the prophecy of the condor and the eagle holds any truth, now is the time for just that to happen. I believe in my heart that shamanism and the obvious benefits it offers, can play its part in finding the solutions to the challenges we face as a species. And the intention of this book and all the work that we will do promote it is to make as strong a contribution as possible to the understanding and evolution of shamanic practice in the 21st century.

Thanks to the brilliance of the Great Choreographer, I will not be leaving the UK again to teach until the end of August. This is wonderful, as it gives me the time I need to complete my book. It also means that there is only one open event that I will be part of offering until The Space Between Us – Relationship as Spiritual Practice event for couples (just two spaces left for this one as I write) in late August.

So, in the absence of 72-hour Long Dance this year, please take this as your formal invitation to the Earth Dance all night ritual at the Rill Centre in Devon through the night of June 25th. This is a give-away and fundraising event and it will include live music and all night prayer to offer up our thanks for our lives on earth. We hope you can either make it in person or ask your local organiser to get something together in your local area.

So, I am signing off now to go and finish my recapitulation and writing retreat (now there’s an idea!) and I will be back writing again in the newsletter after the summer. Wishing you all a wonderful season of planting and growing and being all that you are, and as that beautiful Nina Simone song goes:

giving, giving, giving…..’

Ya’Acov DK. May 2016

 

Forthcoming workshops with Ya'Acov:

20–25 June: AP Elective: In the Mirror of Thee, with Ya'Acov. Rill Estate, Devon, UK.
With nature as our mirror, support, companion and teacher, we open ourselves to further visions along our path of self discovery, and of dreaming and envisioning manifestations of our purpose here, our offerings to life. This elective includes a vision quest to support our journey of finding or strengthening that which we wish to be and give.
Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255;
Roland@RWEvents.co.uk
 

25 June: Earth Dance, with Susannah and Ya'Acov DK. Rill Estate, Devon, UK.
This is the dance to immerse in prayer and gratitudes for earth, for life, and for life on earth, for all that is, and all that is to come. This event is also one of MM's 'give aways', meaning the money will go to the Pachamama Alliance.
Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255;
Roland@RWEvents.co.uk

27 Aug–1 Sep: The Space Between Us, with Susannah and Ya'Acov, Waldhaus, Switzerland. An intensive two-module workshop for couples in a committed relationship.
This offering gives the opportunity to dance, play and learn with Susannah and Ya'Acov who have been walking together for nearly 30 years, and have found unique strengths, vulnerability and new beauty and freedom in relationship. You will be able to find a new vision for your partnership, and expand further into your love and the spaces between you.
Contact Roland:
+44 1803 762255; Roland@RWEvents.co.uk

21 Gratitudes
By Susannah
Dear all, Many threads are weaving themselves together for me right now, into a sense of expansion, creativity and gratitude. So I thought I’d do this article as a '21 Gratitudes' practice:
1) I’m grateful for my sweetheart. Ya’Acov is the ground of my life, and being beside and with him is the sweetest, most challenging and most rewarding centre of my life. The space between us is the font from which everything else flows. Thank you Ya’Acov and thank you life!

2) I’m grateful for our family, that our dear son is on his own journey with such a strong 'inner compass' and that both our surviving parents, my Dad and Ya’Acov’s Mum, are living with panache and health and joie de vivre.

3) I’m grateful that I feel my mother’s spirit being well, and sometimes very strongly with me – a deep support.

4) I’m grateful for the feeling that our work is rooting in the world and beginning to grow new shoots in many directions.

5) I’m grateful for all the extra-ordinary people who have come to work and train with us and who bring their own wisdom, experience and skill to the field of Movement Medicine.

6) I’m grateful that through this, Movement Medicine is being enabled to evolve and to move and touch people who would never have made it to our dance floors.

7) I’m grateful for all the teaching I’ve done recently (two 'Power of the Hearts' in Germany, one 'Arc of Time' in Holland, and a 'Phoenix Retreat' at Rill). I’m grateful for the way I’ve been able to meet this work and feel my own medicine and offering continuing to evolve and shape itself.

8) I’m grateful for the depth of 'answer' I’ve felt from people to this.

9) I’m grateful to feel my offering being received.

10) I’m grateful to feel useful. Short sentence. Big meaning.

11) I’m grateful to feel happy. Ditto. For a girl who refused to play anything else but funeral marches on the piano because everything else seemed frivolous, that is really something.

12) I’m grateful for Roland, for all that he does to take care of us and our work, our community and the future of the work, with such love and humour (most of the time!). And I’m grateful to all the brilliant organisers who are bringing Movement Medicine out into the world, where it can play its part in these turning times of such challenge and opportunity.

13) I’m grateful for letting go of the feeling that it is my job to carry a torch of hope for our species.

14) I’m grateful that instead I feel able, to the best of my ability, to carry a torch of truth and love, and for the different kind of hope there is in that.

15) I’m grateful and I celebrate that Ya’Acov is writing his book that has been so long gestating inside him.

16) I’m grateful that Hay House are publishing it! And that he has found the title!

17) I’m grateful that I can accompany him on this journey.

18) I’m grateful for the music which is coming into its shape for my next album, which I can’t wait to share with you. I’m grateful for all the musicians, especially the amazing Phil Berthoud who are helping me to realise this new dream.

19) I’m grateful for the beautiful land which is holding us, as we hold it, and for the flowering of this spring.

20) I’m grateful for the wide spectrum of people from so many backgrounds, of so many ages, who come to dance with us. You bring so much to the dance floor; and I’m privileged that on our dance floors you can take the space to let go and listen into the depth of your being and to the spirit of life itself.

21) I’m grateful for the dance of life itself. Such an exquisite and challenging thing to be alive. Thank you life!

Do come and dance. Don’t miss the Earth Dance, either with us, or look for one near you. After this Power of the Heart weekend in London (21–22 May), I’m only doing one other open weekend before the summer break. This is a special one for me, connecting with the heart and land, in the Peak District (1–3 July).

Ya’Acov and I have both made some little videos about our work recently. Have a look on our personal FB pages for them. Here’s mine. Or they can be found on the website.

Love to you all,

Susannah DK

 

Forthcoming workshops with Susannah

21–22 May: Power of the Heart, with Susannah. London, UK.
With preceding
Move! Evening, 20 May.
Exploring the great beauty and power of the heart. Dancing and moving with and from your own heart, identifying it as your personal guide, and learning about and dancing through your full emotional landscape.
Contact
Alex Hanly: +44 7868 842219; alexhanly@hotmail.com 

25 June: Earth Dance, with Susannah and Ya'Acov DK. Rill Estate, Devon, UK.
This is the dance to immerse in prayer and gratitudes for earth, for life, and for life on earth, for all that is, and all that is to come. This event is also one of MM's 'give aways', meaning the money will go to the Pachamama Alliance.
Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255;
Roland@RWEvents.co.uk 

1–3 July: Wild at Heart, with Susannah. Calver, Derbyshire, UK.
We humans are nature and part of nature, and so our connection with the land and the wild, outside and inside, is essential to our well being. In our modern times this often seems missing in our lives. Be invited to explore the wildness in your heart and in the dance, to connect with the land, and to create a movement space for yourself in nature.
Contact Kerri Cripps: +44 (0) 779 633 4584; kerri@waking-up.com

27 Aug–1 Sep: The Space Between Us, with Susannah and Ya'acov. Waldhaus, Switzerland. An intensive two-module workshop for couples in a committed relationship.
This is a chance for couples to join Susannah and Ya'Acov on the dance floor of relationship and conflict, intimacy and love, and explore the voices of your two hearts, and the vibration, sound and movement in between. A chance to dance into more depth, passion and presence in your relationship, and to learn a few tools to accompany you on your further journey into the unknown.
Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255; Roland@RWEvents.co.uk

Power of the Heart and Power Stories
By Petra
In March this year I had the privilege to welcome Susannah yet another time to my home-island Sylt in Germany, to teach us about the Power of the Heart. She had been here many times, and every workshop she offered was a wonderful and precious gift to me, to my tribe and to the whole island.

Over the years our dance venue changed from an old fashioned, German education centre with very rigid rules and schedules into a still kind of old fashioned German place, yet with more flexibility and with much more open space for spiritual growth. I feel that the vibrations we all brought and bring with our dances and hearts had and have a great impact in this transformation. The four elements which are always directly present in the beautiful nature around this venue are of course a tremendous support. Thank you dear waters of the sea right behind this place, thank you wind who is always ready to breathe, thank you sun who lights up the vast sky, and thank you mother earth who gives us such colourful support in her sandy and heather-overgrown arms.

Power of the Heart really opened the doors for us into the space of the four chambers of our hearts! As an organizer and a stand-by helper for Susannah, together with Kathrin Kohlbecher and Christine Pechan, two wonderful and unique assistants, I truly felt the power of these heart-qualities: The dancing bodies and the whole space were enriched by these qualities. And … what especially touched me this time: we had seven dancers from my local tribe. The local tribe is growing. YES – visions do manifest.

After this wonderful time with Susannah and all the dancing friends, my own story continued: Over the years I now have no more cartilage in my left knee, and the pain and arthrosis spreads more and more. So I agreed to a medical cartilage replacement, and the appointed time for the surgical intervention came closer. Some confusing and spooky ideas about what may happen were circling through the (how I thought and felt) well prepared four chambers of my heart. These ideas changed into small gnomes whispering to me, expressing their feelings of anxiety, despondency, acatalepsia of the right diagnosis and an absolutely excessive and manic positivism. Hallelujahhhhhhh! All my deepest fears showed up: The fear of never being able to dance again, to teach, even to walk, and the fear to become really dependent. Suddenly death was waving at me, cautious but present.

Then all my inner and outer chaos calmed down, I cried a million tears and my body relaxed in my sobbing. I gave thanks to my knees for all the freedom of movement they've made possible in my life, for all the prayers, for all the dances. And I wished a very good journey to my left knee and to my body through the upcoming surgery.

And then … Matthias Axelsen's announcement of Ya'Acov's workshop Power Stories in Kopenhagen dropped into my e-mail account, one weekend before my surgery and only 3,5 hours drive to Kopenhagen! Though I had cancelled my registration for this workshop some time before, I decided to sign up for Power Stories once again. This was exactly 'my' workshop! What a 'coincidence'!

From this point, everything went very easy and without any hesitations. I phoned Nina in Hamburg we both found an excellent little Airbnb-flat right across the road of the dance-venue. Thank you Matthias, thank you Ya`Acov, thank you Creation, thank you to all my wonderful teachers, my beloved parents, and thank you to myself! In this workshop I had the courage to let go off all these gnomes and land again on the land of mother earth. I was able to look at all my own power stories from a distant place in presence.

I had my surgery four days later, doctors did their jobs. After one week in hospital I'm home again with time for my rehabilitation. I don't have to work, have no classes to teach, the sun is shining and I have time to recover. And the book of Power Stories is inexhaustible.

My big challenge these days, amongst others, is to be patient. Because of pain and limited mobility in my knee there is no chance to run or dance things away … What a practice! And what an opportunity at the same time!

Now, sitting here, remembering these past two months, I curiously think of the new chapter in my book of life.
My résumé now is: every single dance was worth it!

Mama Earth
By Johnanna
She was always here and shall always be, falling in between the time. She who's sitting under the big tree of life chubby and juicy just sexual life force.

She's looking inside to the world
watching all her children.

She who has the whole world in her eyes
mirroring life itself
earth, fire, water and air are shining through.

Without words she speaks:
“Don't be afraid of your sexual energy.
Let your fire create through the fertility of earth,
Let the waters purify and flow and let it grow
and let creation shine into the light.”

She is the guardian angel of the earth
She was always here and shall always be
She who knows.

Johanna

Upcomming School of Movement Medicine Workshops
By Hanna
The outreaching healing effects of Movement Medicine spreading further and further, and if you feel inspired to be touched by this work, find a workshop that calls you to dance, embody and discover the offerings and blessings this meaningful work is bringing into the world in a time so full of challenge as well as opportunity. Our opportunity and responsibility for shift, for change and for new stories.

Be especially invited to join the Earth Dance, a fundraising all night dance ceremony to honour and praise this precious life on earth – either at the Rill Estate in the UK, or find an Earth Dance in or near your local Movement Medicine community.

20–22 May: Blossoming and Becoming, with Jo Hardy. Hamburg, Germany.
This workshop explores the process of becoming, and with that also explores our experience of not-knowing, our fears around becoming and expanding, and our gifts and potentials to bloom and blossom even more. Along with that we can also find, what it is that can support us in this process.
Contact
Nina Juetting: +49 172 415 2070; mail@ninajuetting.com

21–22 May: Power of the Heart, with Susannah. London, UK.
With preceding
Move! Evening, 20 May.
Exploring the great beauty and power of the heart. Dancing and moving with and from your own heart, identifying it as your personal guide, and learning about and dancing through your full emotional landscape.
Contact
Alex Hanly: +44 7868 842219; alexhanly@hotmail.com

3–5 June: Out of Ashes, with Rosie Perks. Totnes, UK.
Finding the celebration of Love in the depth of our grief when someone dear has passed on. This workshop gives space and invitation for the grief of loss to move and find embodiment in our dance, and the quest of what this grief holds and what it can teach.
Contact
Jen: +49 (0)7809 488993; jencoglin@hotmail.co.uk

14 June: Bringing the Dance Back Home. Webinar.
In this webinar you are able to strengthen and experience your practice at home (or wherever you are), dance a led Movement Medicine session in your own living room, invite friends to join in, and feel connected to the wider Movement Medicine community joining in. Its £35 for 10 webinars, plus the online access to all the past webinars.

Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255
roland@rwevents.co.uk

17–19 June: Soul Awakenings, with David Mooney. Frankfurt, Germany.
What are the conditions that support you to relax into who you are, to be fully present and alive in yourself, and to bring forth your unique offerings in the world? This workshop gives you the opportunity to dance with and to 'water' your garden of life, your personal and spiritual 'project' of living in truth, in alignment and in purpose.
Contact Katrin:
+49-163-3152714; katrin@movement-medicine-frankfurt.de

20–25 June: AP Elective: In the Mirror of Thee, with Ya'Acov. Rill Estate, Devon, UK.
With nature as our mirror, support, companion and teacher, we open ourselves to further visions along our path of self discovery, and of dreaming and envisioning manifestations of our purpose here, our offerings to life. This elective includes a vision quest to support our journey of finding or strengthening that which we wish to be and give.
Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255;
roland@rwevents.co.uk

25 June: Earth Dance, with Susannah and Ya'Acov DK. Rill Estate, Devon, UK.
This is the dance to immerse in prayer and gratitudes for earth, for life, and for life on earth, for all that is, and all that is to come. This event is also one of MM's 'give aways', meaning the money will go to the Pachamama Alliance.
Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255;
roland@rwevents.co.uk

1–3 July: Wild at Heart, with Susannah. Derbyshire, UK.
We humans are nature and part of nature, and so our connection with the land and the wild – outside and inside is essential to our well being. In our modern times this often seems missing in our lives. So, be invited to explore your wildness in the dance and your inner landscape and to create a movement space for yourself in nature.
Contact Kerri Cripps:
+44 (0) 779 633 4584; kerri@waking-up.com

5 July: Bringing the Dance Back Home. Webinar.
In this webinar you are able to strengthen and experience your practice at home (or wherever you are), dance a led Movement Medicine session in your own living room, invite friends to join in, and feel connected to the wider Movement Medicine community joining in. Its £35 for 10 webinars, plus the online access to all the past webinars.
Contact Roland: +44 1803 762255
roland@rwevents.co.uk

9–10 July: Freedom in Motion, with Rosie Perks. Worthing, Sussex.
When we are leaving behind the 'shoulds' and 'musts' of life, we may arrive at the beauty of being and allowing. There is the freedom of connection, with the elements, with each other, and with our heart, body and mind. And so we remember our right to exist, and to follow our inner impulse in movement and in listening and being.
Contact Mags:
+49 (0)7941 576016; mags@movementmedicinesouthcoast.co.uk

22–24 July: Magic of Mandorla, with Caroline Carey. Glarisegg, Switzerland.
With preceding Move! Evening 21 July. We all know about opposites in life and in our personal journeys, it is part of a dualistic world we are living in. The Mandorla is the space where two circles overlap, where two seemingly opposing energies merging. It is also known to be the sacred space of our soul work where transformation is possible.
Contact Elisabeth Schrag:
00 41 774478149; schrag.elisabeth@gmail.com

27 Aug–1 Sep: The Space Between Us, with Susannah and Ya'Acov, Waldhaus, Switzerland. An intensive two-module workshop for couples in a committed relationship.
This offering gives the opportunity to dance, play and learn with Susannah and Ya'Acov who have been walking together for nearly 30 years, and have found unique strengths, vulnerability and new beauty and freedom in relationship. You will be able to find a new vision for your partnership, and expand further into your love and the spaces between you.
Contact Roland:
+44 1803 762255; roland@rwevents.co.uk

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the School of Movement Medicine. Roland Wilkinson, Nappers Crossing, Staverton, Devon TQ9 6PD, UK Tel & Fax +44 (0)1803 762255 http://www. schoolofmovementmedicine.com