spirit of the dancing heart

a school of  movement medicine journey of vibrancy & courage through the heart

Big questions call for deep and careful work. We will draw upon the map of the Movement Medicine Chambers of the Heart to navigate this rich and sometimes rocky terrain. Giving particular attention to grief and conflict as gateways to more understanding of our humanity, harnessing their vital life energy so they become our trusted allies.

We will invite the Wise Elder, the Dancing Warrior and the Fool to support us to accept our condition as it is, have a cheeky chuckle as we do, relax into our next steps and take them with courage and authenticity.

Movement Medicine weaves together the exhilaration of free dance with the depth of movement meditation and the spirit of shamanic practice. We will use the tools available in this to deepen our understanding of conflict and grief as a resource for life. 

Spirit of the Dancing Heart 5 Day Intensive, 19 - 23 September 2018

On this 5 day journey there will be ample time to explore the intersection and deep connection between grief and conflict, to reflect, digest, integrate and build a community of enquiry. A community in which we can support each other to find the wholeness that lives in the relationship between these often neglected landscapes. 

Self reflection, community support, inclusivity and of course the magic of the dance will be our companions on this journey.

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

£360 if booked with £120 deposit (non-returnable) by 1st August 2018, £410 thereafter, includes a meal each day.

For information and to book contact Clare: clareephil@live.co.uk | 07593 452882

This workshop will be taught by Rosie with Ben Yeger, fellow faculty teacher at the School of Movement Medicine. 

Ben is a Drama Therapist and highly experienced group facilitator. He has studied with Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan since 2000 and integrates the work of Joanna Macy into his facilitation. Ben is the Director of Moving Conflicts working creatively to transform conflict. See his TEDx talk ‘Humanisng the Enemy’ tedxwarwick.com/talks and movingconflicts.org

Rosie's heart medicine has grown from her years of living with and learning from grief.

No prior movement experience is required, simply your attention and curiosity. This work counts as prerequisites for further study with the School of Movement Medicine.

Practical Information:

3pm Wednesday 19th September - 4pm Sunday 23rd September 2018
19th September 3 - 9pm (with supper break), all other days we will generally work from 10am - 6pm with a break for lunch, we will finish at 4pm on Sunday 23rd.There may be one or two evenings we meet either to eat together somewhere or have a more discussion or light movement based session.
A vegetarian meal each day is included in the workshop price, supper on the first day and a lunch all other days. Vegan and gluten free options available, please let Clare know of any dietry requirements.

Onsite accommodation options:
From £12/night individual, £19.50/night 2 people/one pitch, for information and booking visit dartington.org/visit/camp

Simple ex-student single room with bed and breakfast:
£35/night, for information and booking contact Christina.Barnaby@dartingtonhall.com

More expensive boutique hotel style rooms at the hall, for information and booking visit dartington.org/visit/stay

Offsite accommodation:
There are plenty of Airbnb places in and around Dartington and Totnes airbnb.co.uk.

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