Strata - Autobiographical Movement
Strata: The Process Lens
Dates: 16th - 21st May, 2020
Location: Stonebarrow and Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset
For anyone wanting a sustained period of time to attend to their own movement practice as a resource for professional and personal development.
Select a theme or narrative that is present in your life, move with it and explore it in different surroundings.
Stimulated by the beautiful Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the geological and historical strata of the area around Golden Cap and Stonebarrow Hill with its hilltop, woods, valleys, clifftop ledges and rocky shoreline, this workshop offers the chance to slow down, move, breathe and become aware of the particular song, resonances and echoes of your inner life as you move in different environments.
At the end of the workshop, you will be invited to create and share a short movement piece of your choice to help you to crystallise your experience and to be witnessed by the others. By attending to your process in this way and through the support of witnesses, congruent creativity emerges and changes are affirmed.
STRATA is an opportunity, through the art and practice of movement, to get a new perspective on the stories you tell yourself about yourself.
Take six days to be curious about your ever-changing self, to interrupt habits, to receive feedback, to appreciate the sheer joy of movement, to embrace the unknown and to allow creativity to emerge from your life experiences.
Through movement scores and simple activities you will :
The workshop (nearly all outdoors) is open to adults of all ages. You don’t need any experience of Move into Life work to attend this workshop. The landscape we work in does call for a certain degree of mobility - contact me if you have any questions about this.
Costs and Booking
Cost: £290 (excluding accommodation). Save £20 with the Earlybird booking discount if you reserve your place and pay your deposit before 30th March, 2020.
Accommodation: I can often book low cost, comfortable, self-catering accommodation for people for this workshop. It works out at around £100 per person for the week. Let me know very early if you are interested. (Alternatively, see links below for local B&Bs and campsites.)
Book a place now and pay £100 deposit (transferable)
"The degree of stimulus and the depth of reflective-ness I am left with after the completion of the workshop is testimony to the exquisite quality and richness of the work. I can sincerely say I find this work transformational."
"Moving in nature seems to awaken my senses in a way I rarely experience indoors. My sense of sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing are involved. As are my body sensations and movement and my emotions and thoughts. All are congruous, alive, open and responsive to the moment by moment changes that are occurring in me and in the environment. I feel a deep sense of inter-being with my environment."