Practices for Encouraging Flow & Un-doing: Play, Wonder and Rest
Date: 3rd Feb 2019
Place: Kundalini Yoga Collective Newtown, Australia
Address: Level 1, 199-201 King Street, Newtown
Times: 10.00am - 5.30pm (doors from 9.30am)
Cost: $120 AUD Early bird concession - pay in full before the 11th January.
$140 AUD Full rate.
Contact: Anna Janeste -0456 834 911
We are culture obsessed with productivity and targets. Achievement and results. If you feel exhausted just reading these words, then this workshop might hold some medicine for you.
This workshop is about reclaiming creative flow and un-doing as valuable resources for their own sake. A chance to explore how self-learning, adaptation and growth might be possible through creative agency, fascination and enjoyment instead of effort and trying hard.
An artist makes a professional practice out of play and wonder. Children learn this way all the time instinctively, yet somehow as adults we neglect to build it into our daily lives and instead outsource it to children and professionals. How might we make these things an ordinary pleasures again? Is there a pleasure and relief to be found in uncertainty? And how might we rediscover the discipline of truly letting go of doing?
In this one day workshop we will explore how to we make staying in the mystery of things and the pleasure of uncertainty, part of our everyday living.
Being open and adaptable to what the present moment asks for; letting go of attachment, Surrendering our weight to the floor; shifting shape and state at will; inviting ourselves off balance just to see what happens; to abandon certainty and facts in favour of what if-ness and anything is possible-ness. To let ourselves rest in the void.
How do we bring a little bit more of this into our daily lives to grow the qualities of spontaneity, adaptability, spaciousness, embodied listening and flow?
Join actor and somatic educator, Rachel Blackman in this creative, exploratory and nurturing one day workshop, utilising movement, voice, touch and imagination.
Movement Improvisation as an uncertainty practice: Listening, saying yes and agreement
Touch. Doing less: the surprising effectiveness of minimising effort.
Voice. Darkness as sensory and vision healer: The incubatory and realm of darkness and as a creative resource.
Visioning: resting in wonder and what if-ness. Taking a hunch for a walk
Integration: talking it home. Weaving it into the everyday. Practices for continuing benefit.
No previous experience is necessary. Everyone with a body is welcome.
About Rachel Blackman
Rachel is an, actor (trained at WAAPA in Perth), artist, embodiment coach, healer and somatic educator. She runs a thriving body work clinic from her home in Brighton UK. She works as an arts and embodiment consultant, across multiple sectors, and produces her own original theatre as Stillpoint.
She has been facilitating transformational workshops internationally for over 15 years.
She is co-lead trainer on the Embodied Facilitator Course and runs a year long mentoring program for EFC graduates wanting to take their embodiment work into the world.
She is currently in the middle of her Feldenkrais Practitioner Teacher Training via the International Training School in Lewes UK.
For more information on Rachel and her work, please visit:
Kundalini Yoga Collective, Newtown, Sydney (View)
Level 1, 199-201 King Street, Newtown
|Minimum Age: 16|
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