the medicine of movement - sunday closed group

Sundays fortnightly, 6.30 - 9.15pm

Studio 30 (The Hexagon), Park Rd, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EF map and directions >

Spring Term 2018:
7 & 21 Jan, 4 & 18 Feb, 4 & 18 Mar
Cost: £72 if booked with payment by 15 December, £84 thereafter

Summer Term 2018:
15 & 29 Apr, 13 & 27 May, 10 & 24 Jun, 8 & 22 Jul
Cost: £96 if booked with payment by 23 March, £112 thereafter

Autumn Term 2018:
16 & 30 Sep, 14 & 28 Oct, 11 & 25 Nov, 9 & 23 Dec
Cost: £96 if booked with payment by 24 August, £112 thereafter

The first session of each term, 7 January for Spring term, are open for newcomers to try, after this the group is closed for the term. Cost is £14, if you join the group this would be deducted from the full cost.

Numbers are limited for this closed group, the last few groups have been full so it is worth booking in advance if you know you wish to join us.

This group is for anyone who wishes to explore their love of dancing in more depth with the support of a dedicated group. The intention of this group is to provide a safe container for explorations into the medicine of movement, giving us a chance to really discover more of our individual dances in conversation with the dance we share between us. In a closed group we are able to build the trust that enables more freedom of expression and adventuring together. Over the term we can take a journey with each other and really call on the support of the practices of Movement Medicine that invite us into more of who we truly are. Some of the places we might visit on this journey are:

• The simple practice of listening to and truly inhabiting our physical bodies (we will return to this place each week, it is the bedrock of all we do).
• The movement of and between our micro awareness, internal landscape, and macro awareness, all that is outside of us.
• The elements, earth, air, fire and water that we can call on as a resource and a place to remember that which we are made of.
• Finding the place where we can move freely between being in our own dance and being in sync and connection with others.

This is an ongoing journey together, the group continues with a good core of people all the way through and then some shifts and changes each term, keeping it alive. The group is very community minded and warm and welcoming to newcomers, a real place of resource.

“Of all the dance spaces I have experienced, I find Rosie's closed group on a Sunday night the most nurturing, offering a deep journey and strong sense of sacred space. The class is founded around a core group, who have been dancing together for some years. This, combined with the closed nature of the class and Rosie's loving, intuitive holding, allow for a remarkable sense of trust, safety and permission. Rosie creates a gentle supportive containing field for her dancers, with her presence, her lovely music, and also her drum and voice. She is extremely sensitive to the many moods of both dancers and space, and I have a deep sense of 'all welcome, all received', just as we each are, right now - however flowing or jagged that may be. There is a palpable sense of kindness and connection in the room, co-created between Rosie and her dancers. All of this invites and supports deep diving. Rosie's Sunday dances have become one of the core strands of my own practice, for which I am profoundly grateful.”

Lindsey