Coming To Our Senses Reheat

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Every season a weekend is organised where we practice stillness and movement.

Through different situations and creative tasks we research observation, sitting, walking, standing, we coordinate our body, draw, work with abstract objects.

By sharing our experiences we become katalysts for each other's progress. 

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Date and location upcoming weekend:
La Ferme du Bois-le-Comte
Bois-le-Comte 1
6823 Villers-devant-Orval

In GPS enter 'rue des Routis Bas'.


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STRUCTURE

Movement

We start with a morning practice of "The Form", a 8,000 year old sequence of rhythmically opening the '9 circles' in the body and observing our psychophysiological state before we start the day.

Further during the weekend we will work on movement situations alone and in collaboration with others and creative tasks testing our behavioural flexibility and discovering through uncritical self-observation how we cope with different contexts and stressors.

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Stillness

How do you clean your psyche? How do you know how you are?

Through zero moments we create the conditions to have a meeting with ourselves.

We practice being available both internally and externally. We do not meditate, our eyes are open to the world - without losing sight of our internal architecture. 

We re-visit the most basic human patterns of walking, sitting and standing because we have to admit that we have lost them.

By returning frequently to the basics can we create the conditions to sense how we are in ourselves, in relation to others and the world.

We go back to zero to make the invisible visible for ourselves and the visible a little less visible by opening our eyes to see things fresh again, less painted by the experiences we carry.

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Guest lectures

"What Is Health?" by Maxime Vanacker (orthomoleculair nutritionist; https://www.maximevanacker.com)

During this guest lecture, we question how health is defined and what it means to each and every one of us. We connect the dots with our practice by creating ‘knowledge shocks’ to make us internally question our current beliefs about health and nutrition. The goal of this lecture is to reframe the link between health and nutrition and learn how we can integrate it into our everyday practice. 

 

Centring and Communication Under Stress by Mairtin McNamara

Centring

We need resilience with ourselves, others and the world at large, mindfulness is not enough. Becoming more sensitive and aware, without more solid and flexible behaviour & responses, can be incredibly draining and unsustainable. I will lead the group through exercises for demonstrating and testing centring principles:

1. Whole-body structure
2. Distributed awareness
3. Intention

I learned this from Paul Linden and Mark Walsh, and have shared out with more than 100 people, and generally they are surprised by how easy it is to pick up and impressed by how effective it is I  helping managing stress and helping us get into a flow.

Communicating under stress

When things go sideways, communication is usually the first thing to go. Using games and partner exercises we will investigate our patterns around communication in different levels of stress and complexity.  This combined with the centring method for some potential quick wins in order to understand our habits and create alarm clocks to realise that our communication is slipping.  

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Teachers 2018

Olivier Goetgeluck: Fighting Monkey instructor, Vegetative Training practitioner
Mairtin McNamara: Martial Artist, Embodiment Facilitator
Maxime Vanacker: Orthomoleculair Nutrition

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