Dancing through the Dark
October 22nd - 24th 2021
Samhain, the Celtic festival that marks the preparations for winter. Often celebrated as Halloween through the more ghoulish and gruesome iconography of horror, yet on a more sacred level it is a festival (like the Day of the Dead in Mexico) that honours the ancestors and those who have passed through the veil. Masks are traditionally worn and a feast offered. My intention this year will be that we make masks and create a ritual dance to symbolise the transformation of the times we have been coming through with Covid. The mask making will ritualise the things we wish to leave behind or that we wish to call towards us as we cross the gateway into a new year (as the Celts believed). We will have a fire and a feast on Saturday as part of our celebration as well as having some integration before we depart again on the Sunday.
As the nights draw in and the leaves fall, we will come together in community to honour reflect and create.
Now Fully booked - possible waiting list, email if interested.
A 5Rhythms Heartbeat workshop
December 3rd - 5th 2021 @Wildways
An invitation to discover the gifts of acceptance, gratitude and compassion. Through movement and inquiry we will gently open the heart of the body, allowing us to offer space, warmth and awareness around old patterns and bring compassion to our hearts wounding and appreciation of our gifts.
Some grounding in 5Rhythms is needed for this more advanced workshop. Neil will lead this workshop and be assisted by 5Rhythms Space Holder Nina Stubbs.
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New Year retreat
December 30th 2021 - January 2nd 2022
Keep the dates. Details soon....
An continuing journey @Wildways
Starts spring 2022
February 4th - 6th
March 25th - 27th
May 13 - 15th
July 1st - 3rd
These workshops are waiting for dates and locations to be confirmed
A whole day to take the dance deeper, to give mindful practice to the body and open the pathways to the heart. With guidance from Neil and both the Waves and Heartbeat* maps of the 5Rhythms, we will explore the territory of the embodied heart and begin to awaken a deeper and more loving conscious relating through the dance.
This workshop is a great way to experience Neil’s teaching and is open to anybody. It will also be a good foundation for future Heartbeat work.
*Heartbeat™ is the 2nd map of the 5Rhythms work and focuses on the emotional responses and pathways of the body.
An Expansive day of 5Rhythms dance exploring the limitations and possibilities within the dark and light of the 5Rhythms.
Following the flow of our own energy and engaging in the staccato dance we energize and then abandon ourselves through the gateway of chaos. If we are total in our task we may well be delivered into the lyrical realms of the ecstatic, find ourselves expanded and liberated in the joyous release of pure lyrical.
'We are not in our bodies, our bodies are inside of us.’ Gabrielle Roth
"Movement practice gets all your creative juices flowing. It doesn't just release your body, but it opens up your heart and empties out your mind." Gabrielle Roth
If we can learn to engage clearly and channel our passions and impulses through the heart, then the anger and fire we feel can be put to a greater service as a creative gift.
This heartbeat level 5Rhythms workshop will explore anger, forgiveness, and connection and willassist you in finding and channeling your creative fire through dance, movement and expression of your hearts.
Terms and conditions
By booking you agree to the terms and conditions.
Payment in advance for a class or day workshop is non-refundable.
Longer workshops require filling out a booking form where terms and agreements are posted.
We reserve the right to cancel any workshop at any time.
Under these circumstances a full refund of any fees paid will be reimbursed.
Any other expenses such as travel can not be claimed for.