Saturday 15th April
Siobhan Davies Studio
10am – 4.30pm
When you have a broad repertoire of movement, all kinds of possibilities are available.
Movement can reflect spiritual and political beliefs, private mythologies, secret desires, a fascination with one’s own body, or the bodies of others, the past, present, or future. It can be grounded, expansive, weightless, insular, and deeply euphoric. It can come from a place of reverie or rebellion, it can be a form of propaganda or an idiosyncratic way of responding to the world. It can be done as a response to anything, and done anywhere, by anyone.
I have teamed up with two wonderful teachers – Kindall Payne https://themovementblog.co.uk/ and Zofia Hennelly https://www.instagram.com/yogawithzofia/ both with decades of experience in their fields to offer a positive perspective and highlight how different movement modalities are connected, open to ALL, and how the exploration of one opens doors to others, without elevating any one technique above another.
We have curated a full-day retreat incorporating three different modalities – Yoga, Gyrokinesis, and Embodied Flow to explore how they relate, contrast, enhance and complement each other
The retreat includes three 90-minute classes with breaks in between and concludes with a 30-minute Q&A session with all three of us where you can ask anything about your own body and practice.
Yoga with me will focus on the nuances behind alignment, initiating movement from the limbs, and integrating the pelvis and ribs for greater awareness of the breathing body.
Gyrokinsis with Kindall will incorporate more movement both standing and floor based. This method links naturally to the continuous anatomical spiraling of the body enhancing skeletal and muscular health.
Embodied Flow with Zofia – The final class of the day will connect all the dots. Moving towards spontaneity, through the lens of interpretation, rather than imitation. Utilising the nuance and detail from the previous classes to step out of a prescriptive model and into your own unique experience of a body in flow.
This retreat is open to everyone, regardless of level or experience.
It is not geared towards the improvement, embellishment or achievement of postures or sequences.