Since 2001 the own teachers community has been growing and at the moment there are 16 teachers active in both French and Flemisch communities and their activities are complemented by another 10 international guest teachers who visit us regularly. Still open to a broad input from international teachers worldwide, many dancers from all over Europe and beyound have come along and added a special flavour, feeling at home in this community. What is has to offer : humbleness, grounded, friendly & heartful and diversity. Wherever you live in Belgium, whether you speak Dutch, French or English, within a one hour drive you can attend several classes around the week, and workshops of all levels, around the year.
“The need for mystery is greater then the need for an answer”
— Ken Kesey
As (western) humans we were taught to seek answers. We were taught to seek meaning in this human life. Which often results in wanting to control, wanting to understand everything. Although this can be very useful at times, when we get stuck in wanting to control we start to lose our sense of wonder, our ability to be in awe. We miss the magical moments that are happening continuously throughout our lives. We have slowly lost our ability to be swept away by the mystery that is life. As Albert Einstein said: ”He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead…” How would it be if we were to simply pause and take in the world around us and the world within us.
In this workshop we will use the transformative qualities of the embodiment map of the 5 rhythms to re-learn ourselves to simply surrender into the mystery of our human liveliness. We will work with the movement of our bodies to support and to allow ourselves to surrender our hearts, our minds and our souls to the mysterious spirit that animates us all. Life is so unbelievably precious… why waste it being stuck in the constructs of our own minds?
“Flowing is more than a rhythm; it’s a specific energy field in which the feminine aspect of the soul is revealed in all its awesome beauty, fierce power, and animal magnetism.” – Gabrielle Roth, Sweat Your Prayers
The first rhythm, Flowing always begin with whatever first step we take on the dance floor. The threshold in between what's before and what comes next is always just one breath away.
That first breath, that first step is a magical entrance into the flow, with our feet as the gateway. And once we step in, it is then a matter of becoming it. Of being it. How is it possible? How can I being the dance? How can I being the flow?
Breath, feet, embracing however our body is in the moment. Registering the uncomfortable, the inertia, the exuberance and the impatience without judgment and rationalization.
Accepting the inner message arising from whatever movement our body spontaneously offers to ourselves and to the moment. Inspired by the beat, responding to the energy of the space and connecting with others. Connecting with our moving center and feeling the weight of our body, the pull toward the deep mystery of the center of mother Earth. Enjoying the majestic fullness of it, the creative, nurturing and grounding quality of her energy, embracing her gentle and powerful motion and dancing through it all.
In this workshop we will step into all of this, and more. The creation will be a collective endeavor as we dance the continuous motion into the fullness of our being till we're being danced by the flow. Flowing. Together.