One Heart Yoga & Meditation, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Australia
Saturdays 13 Feb, 6 March & 27 March, 2-5pm
Single workshops $55/50 concession, series of three $145
This three-workshop series will explore the interrelationships of the organs, endocrine glands and skeletal system in supporting movement and expression. Based in Body-Mind Centering® embodied anatomy, the workshops are designed for yoga teachers who want to deepen their somatic experience of movements and postures.
The organs are the landscape of our innermost vitality. When fully inhabited, the organs can bring a deep, easy support to movement and presence, while expanding one’s range of expression. The endocrine glands underlie our internal responsiveness and hormonal fluidity, and can take us beyond individual movement experience to archetypal forms. When brought into alignment with the skeletal system pathways, the organs and glands can support, express, extend, exalt, and ground our movement practices.
Workshop time will include instruction in BMC embodied anatomy and physiology, guided movement explorations, hands-on exchange, and opportunities for participants to generate applications to their own teaching practice. This will include practice teaching in small groups, in order to share ideas and foster creative practice in a supportive environment.
Workshops can be taken individually or as a series. Each one will focus on a different body region and applications to yoga practice.
Kim Sargent-Wishart (RSME, PhD) is an artist, researcher and educator specializing in somatic movement methodologies across a range of applications, including continuing education, creative development and leadership. Research interests include embryology as a model for embodiment and creative practice, the life cycle, things we leave behind, contemplative photography & perceptual process, and everyday beauty.
She has a BA with Honors in Dance from Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA) and a PhD in Performance Studies from Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia). She is a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (ISMETA), and currently in the BMC Teacher Training program. Kim has taught movement education with a focus on Pilates since the early 1990s in San Francisco, and before that trained as a massage therapist and bodyworker. Kim has been a student of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for over 20 years. Her arts practice is influenced by the practices of Miksang photography, community-based screendance, and dance/movement improvisation.
Bookings at www.trybooking.com/ZWSY.