Monday, September 15, 2014

Going deeper into Movement Medicine

The 9 Gateways of Movement Medicine are divided into 3 journeys, each with a specific intent. The specific workshops associated with each journey are listed below.

Journey Gateways Intent
The Journey of Empowerment Body
Embodiment of consciousness through awakening and aligning kinaesthetic, emotional & mental intelligence in order to create strong foundations for the journey ahead.

The Journey of Responsibility Past
Transforming the past into a source of strength, wisdom and inspiration for conscious living in the present. Our state of being, actions and thoughts are a significant part of what creates the future for ourselves, our families, our communities and generations that will follow.

Living the Dream Fulfillment
Embodiment of the soul and giving your gifts; living from direct experience of the interconnection of all life; realisation that we are one with the source of creation.

Movement Medicine

On Saturday I went to my first Movement Medicine Class. I had no idea what to expect, I went in with no expectations but with an open heart. I went in, and came out a different person. It was held at Shamballah, next to the Cape Farm House in Scarbourough. Jayne Bullen is a Movement Medicine teacher and led the class. She is wonderful and nurturing, and I connected with her immediately. She told us that the class was about shifting perspectives through dance. It was a powerful experience for me, the dance and music deeply beautiful, and an experience I want to do again.

What is is: Movement Medicine is  a body based movement meditation that reconnects you to yourself, and to your wisdom. Since pre-history, dance, and song and ritual ave played an important role in healing and celebration. Movement Medicine is a contemporary expression of this human inheritance. It marries ancient and modern wisdom, and supports you to experience the transformative power of your full-bodied, full-hearted, creativity in motion. This is potent medicine that re-vitalises and aligns your natural wellbeing and leads to soulful, conscious and embodied living.

How does movement become your medicine? By awakening the dancer that lives inside you, by giving the reins to the part of you that rests in the beat, and by connecting your mind with your body and your body with your heart, movement becomes your medicine. In the embrace of the dance, we shatter the binds of shoulds and shouldn’ts that squeeze the juice from life. Along the way, you will make friends with yourself and find many companions to travel alongside. You will come into contact with the unique essence of who you are and into vibrant interconnection with all of life.
Through this process, you will transform your relationship with the past, become more deeply engaged with the challenges and riches of the present, and unearth fresh inspiration to play your part in shaping the future.