Emotional Bodies - Honouring the Animal

Ali Young

Location: Bristol
Venue: Steiner Academy, Fishponds, Bristol
Cost: £21-32

Dates & Times: Saturday 28 Oct 2017 to 28 Oct 2017  13:15 - 15:45

Dancing with emotions and journeying to hunt power

As Westerners we tend to have a way of thinking about and approaching the world is systematically creating more and more separation between us and the natural world.  Part of this is the idea that humans, are somehow, not really animals, but exist in their own little elevated bubble.  Within a shamanic frame work, we are indeed all animals, with animal gifts and sensitivities, which is why indigenous cultures often subscribe to the idea that we each have our power represented by some kind of energy from within the natural world.


  Today’s session will focus on two things.  We will spend some time dancing with the energies of fear, the instinctive energy designed to alert us to danger.  With anger, the state that enables us to stand in our own circle and do what we need to protect that which is precious to us.  With grief, as an energy of surrendering.  With joy, as our gift for celebration and gratitude and with the compassion that is able to flow when we simply allow our animal natures to be what they are.


  We will also journey in order to find an animal, bird, or other creature who wishes to come into our life at this time as an ally, to assist and strengthen us in whatever way is appropriate. I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.