Listening Beyond Words – The Body-Mind As Instrument
Workshop and Private Sessions for Singles and Couples
Integrating elements from Somatics, Movement Practices and Zazen
These sessions intend to create a space in which you may explore what ‘learning to listen’ might imply, and where you can experience what it has to offer.
It is for those who would like to get more in touch and fine-tuned with their bodies and for those who are curious about ways of non-verbal communication.
You do not need to know how to dance to attend these classes.
The intention is simply to provide a sort of ‘time out’ of our regular way of functioning and invite the body-mind to explore, enjoy and expand through new ways of experiencing and communicating.
Also, sometimes when words fail, or are simply not wanted, tuning in and allowing the body to ‘talk’ may provide precious and at times surprising pathways.
In the dance form of tango, for example, you communicate not by talking, you are forced to listen to one another.
You get to discover your own body, its awareness and subtleties, and eventually you will meet the person across from you in new and surprising ways.
Mindful attention helps to create the non-judgmental, relaxed and open space that is needed for authentic impulses and exchange to happen.
Of course, it usually takes some time to become aware of habitual patterns, which may also have manifested in the body in various ways. And in order for information to be able to pass and flow from one to the other, awareness, release and allowance is needed.
But to become aware of these processes already helps to create the space for transformation.
As mentioned, these classes are not about becoming a better tango dancer, although that might be a side-effect.
First and foremost they are about dance itself, about ‚learning to listen‘ and the ability to let dance unfold. Every kind of dance.
The methods and input I use stem from a variety of backgrounds in the performing arts, dance and somatic work, as well as yearlong practice of Zen mediation (Zazen).
Tango offers the framework.