Discombobulated? Tired? Bringing a load with you? This workshop is for those whose arrival at Conscious Dance Aotearoa may be a little sticky or challenging for whatever reason. Those wanting some self nurture are also welcome to join this workshop.
We will begin by exploring resources to bring calm and then gently enquire as to what's going on. We'll luxuriate in the question of what we need and use our movement to gently attend to the answers. The workshop will conclude by turning to other members of the group as a resource to help us to more fully arrive.
We will leave knowing that wherever we find ourselves is the perfect resource for a meaningful journey through Conscious Dance Aotearoa.
An exploration of dance movement potential enlivened by direct experience of human architecture, lines of energy, the dynamics and equilibrium of energy shapes, the interplay of attention and intention , and the power of the mind’s eye. Movement within and through time and space.
Contact Improvisation is a free form physical exploration of how two or more bodies in contact with each other can move together. This workshop explores a dance of connection, one that fine tunes your senses, awakens the healing and deepening qualities of curiosity, listening and blissful pleasure. The perfect antidote to this year of physical distancing!
The focus on this session is Surrender - to the present moment, to the unique connection with yourself and others, to trust, let go and release. With influences of Thai massage, mindfulness, contemporary dance and group play, this workshop will not only develop your Contact Improvisation skills but encourages deeper awareness and joy through connections in your everyday life.
Participants of this workshop will be offered to take part in an informal structured improvisation sharing to the CDA community on Saturday evening. One of the highlights of last years gathering!
This workshop is an evolutionary combination of Open Floor Movement and Possibility Management. This approach that Sybille is offering is unique and radically transformational. Using the tools of Possibility Management, offering new thought-ware & feelings exploration, we build intimacy with healthy communication.
Explore the mystery of intimacy.
Practise simple tools for holding your centre while being authentic with another in motion.
Do you want to expand your communication & social skills?
Do you want to inspire a new understanding about your feelings?
Intimacy is an experience that can happen outside of sexual and romantic connection.
Intimacy starts with connection with oneself and ones centre, without having an intimate connection with oneself, authentically connecting with another becomes a mask.
This workshop offers you a opportunity to lay down your mask and explore moving from a place of vulnerability.
Gather to witness an informal sharing of the collaborative performances created during today's workshops 'Conscious Contact' (facilitated by Chloe Loftus) and 'Call and Response' (facilitated by Anna Groves ten Broeke).
The entire gathering will come together to dance! We will return the the roots of Conscious Dance in this session. Hester has held free flow dance spaces for 15 years and will be in her element. Expect an evening of on point facilitation and music that you must dance too.
From stillness to movement explore your body with meditation and the awareness of gentle inquiry. You are invited on a journey to explore the space within and without- with yourself and with another.
The miraculous interaction of mind and body moving through the energy centres and the space, touching, feeling, connecting accompanied by the sound of Crystal Bowls.
The dance expression that is Butoh was born in Japan at a time when there was a deep need to move with and through the real and the raw as a country recovering from trauma.
In this workshop, the Butoh practice opens us up to sensing truthfully and deeply into the liminal space, the space beyond words, logic and conformity. We are giving our bodies permission to move without censorship, and beyond habit into the liberated space of "ma" or "no mind."
This 2 hour Sound Journey serves as the perfect mid dance festival break. To simply pause, breathe and be bathed in sound vibrations. Allowing for that deep relaxation and rejuvenation to continue moving at your fullest. Working with the subtle and soothing sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls, and the breath. With the intention for you to explore the subtle dance of sound healing as you lay back and breathe.
The intention of this workshop is for participants to foster and develop genuine self-compassion through Open Floor dance - a delicious combination of conscious movement, mindfulness and exploration! This is an opportunity to take responsibility, and to take a step up, and into life!
- Discover what stops you from fully accepting yourself, right here, right now.
- Loosen your grip. Let go of ideas of how to move, how to be.
- Notice yourself. What is it to be a Human ‘being’... really?
Rhythm and dance is in our nature - it is shared by just about every culture. An Embodied Freedom experience is like a modern remix of tribal traditions of community, growth, celebration and gratitude! Physical embodiment creates emotional intelligence, and we develop emotional intelligence by being at home in our bodies.
Awaken the Body. A gentle way to wake up. These sessions will welcome you to your body and breath, providing a grounding yet energising foundation to receive the day's sessions at CDA
Rest and Integrate. An opportunity to rest and integrate in the afternoons.
It is said that a 30 minutes of deep relaxation is equivalent to 3-4 hours of sleep. In these sessions you will be led on a guided relaxation and meditation practice where body and mind are allowed to rest and integrate. Jeanette will led a deep relaxation that will release conscious and sub-conscious patterns of held tension. Great for tired bodies and minds. Lie down, and rest consciously and deeply. Expect Jeanette to incorporate crystal bowls and instruments in this restful experience.