Radical Calmness Practice
In this practice, we explore movement as a way to reduce the noise in our systems with the aim of opening access to greater calmness within ourselves, both in action and at rest. We begin with something like the somatic practice of Authentic Movement and gradually open it up into a multi-layered attentional practice that encompasses the individual, collective, and more than human worlds. When the nervous system is quiet, we are better able to think more clearly, become more emotionally responsive rather than reactive, sense ourselves and our environment better, and act more decisively and effectively.
Radical Calmness Practice is accessible to anyone. There are no movements to learn. Instead, you will be offered a series of tasks to explore while your attention is guided verbally. Each day I’ll offer a different focus leading into the practice. You’re welcome to drop in or come for the whole week to go deeper.
It can be taken as an artistic and/or political practice, a practice of self and/or community care, and/or a practice for developing balance and resilience in an ever-changing world.
‘Fifteen years ago, I chose to make teaching my artist practice and the process of creating classes my field of artistic research. An inquiry of what it is to be a thinking, feeling, moving subject through facilitating a dialogue with ourselves and our environment in which we are empowered to be our own experts.’ Specialising in the application of somatics to contemporary dance and beyond that to wider society. Certified to teach the Feldenkrais Method; Body And Earth work of Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose; SNDO Amsterdam (1993–95); MA in Dance Pedagogy from UniArts Helsinki (2007–11).
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