An Affinity for Unity
October 24 - 27th, 2019
“Meditate often on the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things. For in a sense all things are mutually woven together and therefore have an affinity for each other. For one thing follows after another through the tension of movement, their sympathetic stirrings & the unity of all substance.” Marcus Aurelius 6:38
Thursday October 24th
19:30 - 21:30
Friday October 25th
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday October 26th
Saturday October 26th
15:00 - 18:00
Sunday October 27th
10:00 - 14:00
Total Hours: 15
Marcus Aurelius wrote this short statement as a reminder to himself to focus on the interconnectedness of life.
We are he says the unity of substance. Stardust with awareness.
Most of us live our lives unaware of our mutual connection, consistently try to do alone what is better done together. Similarly our body itself tries to function in isolation rather than working as a unified substance with one clear consciousness.
But all of us crave the safety assured by knowing that we belong to ourselves, to each other, to our community. We have an affinity for unity.
Over this extraordinary weekend together we will connect to our own physical image and imprint, discuss our philosophy of life and support and help each other by learning better ways to communicate physically and verbally.
We will make our mutual connection more valuable that being right or winning and in doing so we will unlock beliefs that keep us in unconscious, unhealthy patterns.
Our practice should show us clearly our progress and this is best seen in companionship and with mirrors of security, safety and trust. It is clear that we only truly see in relationship to one another.
‘We will expand our awareness and our consciousness establishing our container and our relationship to the earth and sky, we will engage our potential, our resolution our power of intent, we will extend and stretch our physical and our imaginative, seeking to elevate our consciousness as we move towards evolving our practice, ourselves and our lives.’
It has been a focus to become reductionary in our approach to physical and emotional health and to approach them separately from one another.
An example would be where we are isolating certain muscles to increase strength, or targeting specific muscles for a ‘stretch’.
These actions favour and strengthen certain aspects but sadly over time create altered movement patterns and imbalances. This leads to joint stress and imbalance and is a myopic and reductionist approach.
In the Bowspring method we use a constructive alignment for a wholistic method that is slower and takes more awareness.
The deeper level of awareness and focus that is required in this practice has benefits associated to the focused mind and directing active consciousness in an open, relaxed and receptive manner.
Becoming conscious of the breath and our own default physical patterns helps us make the connection to the habits we have mentally and emotionally.
Over the course of this workshop students will;
Notice and become aware of their own defaults and patterns.
Develop an understanding of the benefits of Community Practice.
Learn how to access and develop their inner student.
Operate their physical system through a new lens of awareness.
Work with each other to support and nurture connection.
Experience better ways to communicate.
Discuss a Philosophy of Life.
Use the Bowspring algorithm as a way to see and feel our connectedness.
Learn the actions of the 5 E’s and experiment with how this new knowledge enhances our practice.
These 5 sessions build on each other, they can be taken independently but you will gain the most if taken as a unit.
Spaces are limited, please book soon to confirm your attendance.
Born on a volcanic island in the Eastern Caribbean Christy has been teaching Mind Body practices for twenty years. She has certified and studied extensively in the Yoga, Mindfulness and Bodywork traditions. Her deepening love affair with Stoic Philosophy provides a practical logic to her teaching. She has been trained by Dr Amit Sood in his Mindfulness based SMART & TRANSFORM programs and is a dedicated student to The Bowspring Method. She is a Mentor and Trainer for Global Bowspring and to support the evolution of this mind and body altering system by practicing daily.
All Workshops: 2400DDK
Sign up and pay with Mobilepay: 25753
For bank transfer: Iban DK9420006888838498
The event will take place in Skovridervej 22, 8000 Aarhus C.