tending the wild blooms of grief
Ashes & Blossom is an invitation to dance into the places of heartbreak and welcome the life force waiting there. We may then blossom in a deeper understanding of who we are and what really matters to us that grief can illuminate.
With all we have been living in at this time it seems many of us are carrying a lot of shock and grief in our systems. As a resource in this we will use the practices Rosie has developed and tools 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. Experience 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.
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. We will dance with the Movement Medicine archetypes and Chambers of the Heart maps to resource ourselves. 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 also draw on Processwork, sound, creative expression/reflection and intentional focus to clarify our understanding and nurture any emerging buds. This is precious time in dancing community to learn about ourselves, each other and tend our connection to all that gives and supports life, including our grief.
The seed and soil of this work lives in Rosie's own journey with loss and heartbreak. The workshops and courses offered have 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. Read more here.
ANTWERP, BELGIUM 26 - 28 April 2024
Atheneum Deurne, Jan Brochovenstraat 15, 2100 Deurne, Antwerp.
Friday 26 April 7.30pm - 10pm, Saturday 27 April 11am - 6pm, Sunday 28 April10am - 5pm
Cost: Friday, Saturday and Sunday €200 (Friday evening is part of the workshop).
For information and to book contact Luc: +32 (0)613 299 20 | email@example.com | Book online at: owc.be
VALLETTA, MALTA 13 - 15 September 2024
Venue, times and cost to be confirmed.
For booking and other enquiries please contact Audra:
firstname.lastname@example.org | +356 99880644
Rosie sometimes offers ONLINE INTRODUCTORY EVENINGS for this work:
Dates for future evenings to be announced.
6 - 8pm (UK time)
Cost: £15 or £20
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 12
Each evening will include some conversation and introduction from Rosie, experiential practice and time for questions and answers. Come along if you would like to find out more about this before diving in - or are just wishing to dip your toe in and get a sense of what it might be to dance with grief in this way.
Residential Retreat Programme
The longer residential setting will enable us to explore more fully each stage of this journey. Giving time for being together, integration and the gathering of our individual and collective blossoms.
Fututre residential Ashes and Blosom retreat dates to be confirmed.
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 after the retreat. This includes a commitment to ensuring you have support systems in place if needed.