Running with Wolves Monthly Workshops
Weekends: Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays mornings, afternoons or evenings (rotating)
Register by donation
Next workshop Sunday 28th June 2-5.30pm
Limited to 10 places
Dancing the wave, somatic exercises, and connecting to the deeper dance within. There are opportunities for you to work solo, in pairs and with the group. This women's work draws on my 5Rhythms Heartbeat training and my Dance-Movement Therapy.
Our online workshops have shifted to Zoom.
Regularly 2-5.50 pm Saturdays or Sundays or Friday evenings... more dates to be confirmed.
Register at least 15 mins before our session (if places still available). You will be sent the meeting link 14 mins prior!! Arrive on time.
Running with Wolves Dates and venue for 2020
SUNDAYS (please note- we have changed days and venues)
5Rhythms is a catalytic dance practice, based on the creative flow of nature. Dancing each of the rhythms Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness offers us a map for understanding our body’s own inner waves, the rhythms of nature, and the rhythms of the creative process.
In 2020 we will be revisiting the stories of the landmark book by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes, 'Women Who Run with the Wolves.' We'll be working with one archetypal feminine story at a time - and using it as our basis for an embodied inquiry and dance. Running with Wolves - Women's 5Rhythms - offers us a monthly ritual to honour ourselves, and our sisters. It's a bookclub with a twist, a turn, and a hop. It's a women's circle that moves the talk, and invites compassion and empathy - via the shaping and rhythmic qualities of the expressive body. We will also be journeying into the 5Rhythms emotional Heartbeat map in this cycle of the stories.
Just like the wolf, the female psyche has often been misunderstood, feared, and hunted to near extinction.
Only now is the feminine way of being returning to our awareness.
In this workshop we'll be reminded of our cyclic nature,
of the ebbs and flows of our creativity and of our spiralling unfolding pathway of our lives. We’ll dance and move together, to embody and reconnect with our physicality and to witness and honour this with our sisters.
This is your invitation to track the movements and desires of your animal self, your deeper wisdom and to return to your fur-covered sensing self. This is your invitation to listen deeply. Do you hear the call?
Natalie has woven new maps for women to dance through their lunar/menstrual energies; their birthing/creative energies; and their empowerment/archetypal life energies and life cycles. Through her studies with Alexandra Pope (The Red School), Rhea Dempsey (Birthing Wisdom) and working with the archetypal stories of Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Women Who Run with the Wolves), Natalie has absorbed the current principles of female wisdom, and interlaced these with the simple, and yet potent and catalysing map of Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms dance. Together these new maps form a carefully curated, sensitively synthesised, and richly multi-layered tapestry that form the basis for Natalie's women's moving medicine work. Dancing through, and embodying these maps, nurtures our well-being, our creativity and expression, and re-connects us to our essence and life-force.
Natalie Poole is a certified 5Rhythms teacher, Waves and Heartbeat (in training), a Dance Movement Therapist, mother and birth attendant. She has worked in schools and various settings including universities, detention centres, hospitals and clinical settings. She teaches weekly 5Rhythms classes in Melbourne and regular workshops in Australia and Europe. Natalie also gives one to one educational and therapeutic sessions in preparation for birth, and debriefing, menstrual literacy and creativity, intimacy and archetypal energies.