After the abundance and feasting of the festive period we gather on the Celtic festival of Imbolc - when the very first faint stirrings of Spring and the spark of new life can be sensed.
Loving ourselves is important for living well. And so we will plant the seeds of nurture and compassion for ourselves within this supportive and safe space. As we consider our own new beginnings, we will explore ways to connect with ourselves, our bodies and our creativity in an empowering way.
Appreciating our humanity in all our perfection and imperfection and considering ways in which we can take good care of ourselves. Working with archetypes and committing to small steps that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth.
The more we can love ourselves, the more it supports us in relating in a healthy way to others. Empowering ourselves for living an authentic life of purpose and potency.
The morning will be a combination of Movement Medicine practices and inspiration drawn from creative practices that has been adapted from Daria Halprin - co-founder of the Tamalpa Institute (a centre for movement-based expressive art therapy).
WHAT IS MOVEMENT MEDICINE
Movement Medicine is a practice which directs our awareness to our movement, thoughts and feelings, supporting us to get more in touch with who we really are. It is an active and embodied meditation practice, opening the way to deep internal reflection. Through the dance we are invited on a journey of personal empowerment, relationship with community and connection with the creative life force within and around us. Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan, founded the School of Movement Medicine, integrating their experience with a lineage of practices such as Shamanism, 5Rhythms, Gestalt Psychotherapy and Family Constellations.
Mira graduated from The School of Movement Medicine and intuitively weaves from the rich tapestry of her experience as a dancer, therapist and artist. She creates a safe and sacred space for you to let go into the transformative power of the dance.
Mira has also completed their Continuous Professional Development Level 1 Advanced Training in working with the Heart and the SEER Process (systemic essential energy retrieval), Level 2 Advanced Training in working with Movement Medicine Ritual and Ceremony, and Level 3 Advanced Training in working with the Phoenix Process.
“Mira creates a deeply-held and beautiful, energetically clear sacred space, where I can really honour and feel into my deepest self, my emotions, my body's inner wisdom. Her choice of music is always beautifully chosen - eclectic and honouring many traditions. I can feel Mira's love and her commitment to helping me to honour and feel whatever it is that needs witnessing; enabling me to dance this lovingly into my body, or to gently release whatever is needed from my body.” - Georgia
“For me, the Women’s Circle is a warm, safe, womb-like space that I can be completely myself in. I can honour where ever I am physically, and how ever I feel, through the dance, encouraged by Mira’s grounded and supportive guidance. Mira holds this space with deep sensitivity and passion. I feel witnessed, able to connect to my womanhood, and share this precious time with other women in the dance. Thank you, Mira, for creating this beautiful circle that we, as women, can come home to.” - Susan
"With Mira's gentle support I've been able to transform old and limiting beliefs I held about myself. In the freedom and creativity in the dance, I'm discovering more of my true potential and evolving into a place of owning and shining my own light." - Asija
***BOOKING IS REQUIRED at TheArcCentre.org
On their website click on classes, scroll down to calendar and click on event date - 2 February - and see event details to book.
***SPECIAL OFFER: Bring a friend - both paying £23 each (Please email both names and emails to info@movementmedicinewithmira to receive the discount code)
Concession: £21 available for those on a low income/ JSA/ pensioners/ DLA/ Asylum Seekers - please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
Tickets are not refundable, but are transferable to another woman for the same session if you cannot make it. Arrange that between yourselves and send an email to email@example.com with the details of who will take your place.
Please ARRIVE EARLY from 10:15am so that we can start together at 10:30am
Doors will close at 10:40am
WHAT TO BRING
Art materials and paper will be provided - although you are welcome to bring your own should you prefer.
Sheepskin, blanket to be cosy and comfortable in the times we are not dancing (optional)
Please bring something yummy to share and join us for a cup of tea after the dance (optional)
Please make a small contribution towards the tea
Bring a reusable water bottle
Wear loose comfortable clothes for moving - Please keep your body clothed in the dance
We generally dance barefoot or if you need to, bring special dance shoes
The Arc Centre - 98B St Paul Street, Islington, London, N1 7DF
Transport: 10min walk from Angel tube and Essex Road overland station
***Check Transport for London or the Citymapper App for up to date travel information to ensure you arrive on time!!
Very much looking forward to journey together :)