dancing with grief as a messenger of love and agent of change
An ongoing group meeting monthly for 4 modules
This online group is created specifically for these times, it seems we are carrying a lot of shock and grief in our systems right now. As a resource in this we will use the tools and practices of Movement Medicine to open the door to grief as an ally. To create safety and permission in connection with others, thereby giving some breath to the stories in our broken hearts. Expereince with many groups shows that when we allow this what we find is a stepping closer to our true nature and a clarifying of what really matters to us.
Ashes & Blossom is an invitation to dance into the places of heartbreak and welcome the life force waiting there. Dance is amazing for working with intense emotions. The awake, moving body creates a strong, safe and versatile vessel for the heart, in which we can evolve, rather than be overwhelmed by what we feel.
Strengthening and leaning into the support of human connection, we will welcome, express and share what is needed, enabling us to catch sight of the wild blooms in our grief. We will spend time in intentional focus and integration to clarify our understanding and nurture any emerging buds.This is precious time in dancing community to learn about ourselves, each other and strengthen our connection to all that gives and supports life, including our grief.
Background: The seed and soil of this work lives in Rosie's own journey with loss and heartbreak. This course has been developed in the rich humus of personal experience, alongside working with both groups and individuals (online and in person) to support them in navigating their grief landscapes. Rosie has also gained expertise over the last few years in facilitationg groups to safely bring the heart into motion.
Content: We will use the core practices of Movment Medicine as the basis of our journey, we will also specifically draw upon:
• Movement Medicine archetypes
• Movement Medicine Chambers of the Heart
• Movement Medicine Intentional focus, body dreaming and witnessing (also called Ceremony!)
• Sound and voice, including sharing grief stories
• Creative expression and reflection (drawing, crafting, writing and any other forms of creative expression, you will be welcome to chose what is right for you here)
How it will work online: Taking into account zoom capacity and also knowing what is needed in terms of time and landing to find our way here I have looked for a balance of connection without screen overload. We will meet, move and explore for 2 hours in the morning. We will then break for lunch and an activity away from the screen, meeting in the afternoon for a further 2 hours. In the zoom session times there will also be breakout groups and activities that do not involve screen interaction.
Between modules Rosie will be available for one to one mentoring sessions if requitred (not included in the price). There will also be the option for peers to meet to get support and listen to how each other are.
4 MODULES ONLINE Begining 27 February 2021
27 February, 27 March, 24 April & 22 May 2021
SATURDAYS 10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.30 - 4.30pm
UK time if you are not in the UK check your time zone here
Limited places: this course is limited to 12 participants to support group safety and cohesion
Prerequisites: This group is open to all who feel they might benefit from it. It is however important that you be willing and able to take full responsibility for your own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing during and betweeen modules and after the course. This includes a commitment to ensuring you have support systems in place if needed.
Cost: £170, £150 or £130 Decide which is right for you depending on your means.
Payment is also possible by instalments, If you really want to join but the lower price is problematic please get in touch.
• Live zoom sessions
• Access to audio recordings of sessions to revisit between meetings and return to after the course has ended
Registration: Please read and fill in the online registration form on Zoom.
You will then receive an email from us with bank details for payment to complete your registration and secure your place. If you are not in the UK and able to pay in GBP I can sned you other payment options..
Online using zoom: Sessions will take place online from wherever you are using the Zoom platform. Here is information about Zoom if you havent met it yet:
• If you have a computer, choose that over the iPad or iPhone, not only will the sound be better but also you can see more of others in the group.
• If you are new to Zoom please do watch this introductory video youtube.com
• You can download Zoom here zoom.us/download
• You will need a good internet connection.
Contact Rosie directly at Dance Scapes with any questions.
Movement Medicine weaves the exhilaration of free dance with the awareness of mindfulness, the depth of therapeutic understanding and the intelligence of shamanic practice. It is a trauma informed modality that supports us to explore our humanity with compassion, creativity and curiosity. Dance is a highly efficient way to process our experiences, traverse our emotions, and get to know ourselves better.
“Rosie creates an incredibly safe space, which allows participants an expanse of self-discovery above and beyond what may be anticipated. This is made possible by Rosie’s deep exploration over the years into her own heart spaces, and she brings an authenticity and vulnerability in her facilitation. As such, a door is opened through which we can follow to explore the foundations of our own hearts” Jen Levin