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Eurythmy at the BSA National Conference in Cardiff.

Eurythmy at the BSA National Conference in Cardiff.

I am very pleased to have been offered a space to do a eurythmy workshop at the National Conference for the British Stammering Association (BSA) from 31st August – 2nd September in Cardiff. The theme of my workshop is “Promoting social awareness and confidence through movement” and I intend to be working with social exercises that are both confidence-building and fun at the same time.

I got involved with the BSA through a good friend in London. I have had a stammer myself since childhood and have been finding ways of dealing with it in a positive and holistic way for 20 years. Since I came to Britain in 2001 I had no contact with other people who stammer, and was instead focusing on finding my way in a new country and work and life. When I started Eurythmy training I had a strong feeling that the social eurythmy exercises could be very helpful for other people who stammer as they work with flow in movement whilst at the same time opening up your space and meeting others in a non-verbal and non-threatening way. I then met my friend in London 6 years later through his wife (who I met through my crafts via Facebook) and because of that friendship and him urging me to join the BSA I am now finally able to offer this workshop.

Due to the size of the Association and the fact that many attendees will be offering talks or workshops the BSA is not able to pay workshop leaders or to offer free attendance at the conference, so I have to pay full conference fee and travel to Cardiff. I started a crowdfunder to help pay for the cost of going, you can see more of the story on the page.

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/eurythmyandstammering

Thinking, Feeling and Willing in Movement
We constantly engage with the world around us in one way or the other – we are either actively doing, responding
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Introduction to Speech Eurythmy Part 2 – 5th May 2018
This workshop on Speech Eurythmy is the rescheduling of the workshop in March that was cancelled due to ‘The Beast from
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Thinking, Feeling and Willing in Movement

Thinking, Feeling and Willing in Movement

We constantly engage with the world around us in one way or the other – we are either actively doing, responding to something emotionally or thinking about our lives, people we know or what is happening in the world. These forces or ways of engaging are constantly working in us – for better or for good. We all know people who are very wilful, people who get over-emotional or people who are in their heads too much; ideally these three forces should be in harmony and working together, but we see more and more that they become fragmented and we are not able to get them to work together them in healthy way.

Through Eurythmy one can get a clearer sense and experience of the quality of these forces and become better able to distinguish and balance them in oneself. In this workshop we will explore how they move in us and how we move them and work  towards a stronger sense of balance and harmony through moving them by ourselves and with others. As always there will be a coffee break in the middle of the workshop with time to chat and connect with others.

thinking, feeling and willing in movement

It is not necessary to have attended other workshops to take part in this one or to have any experience with eurythmy or movement in general. All you need to bring is yourself!

Saturday 2nd June 2018 ~ from 10am – 1pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £10 per person – refreshments for the tea/coffee break included.

To book a place or for more information: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003

Thinking, Feeling and Willing in Movement
We constantly engage with the world around us in one way or the other – we are either actively doing, responding
Read more.
Introduction to Speech Eurythmy Part 2 – 5th May 2018
This workshop on Speech Eurythmy is the rescheduling of the workshop in March that was cancelled due to ‘The Beast from
Read more.
Introduction to Speech Eurythmy Part 2 – 5th May 2018

Introduction to Speech Eurythmy Part 2 – 5th May 2018

This workshop on Speech Eurythmy is the rescheduling of the workshop in March that was cancelled due to ‘The Beast from the East’. It follows on from the previous workshop on the 10th February about the consonants in Eurythmy. This time we will focus more on the vowels and although it links with the previous workshop it also completely stands alone and you don’t have to have attended the previous workshops to be able to follow this one.

Eurythmy workshop at a training seminar October 2017.

In this workshop we will work with the qualities of the vowels and how they link to our soul experience and expression  – which ones do we relate to the most and how can they help us to become more conscious of how we are in the world. We will also work with various exercises and poems throughout the morning.

It is not necessary to have attended other workshops to take part in this one or to have any experience with eurythmy or movement in general. All you need to bring is yourself!

Saturday 5th May 2018 ~ from 10am – 1pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £10 per person – refreshments for the tea/coffee break included.

To book a place or for more information: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003

Thinking, Feeling and Willing in Movement
We constantly engage with the world around us in one way or the other – we are either actively doing, responding
Read more.
Introduction to Speech Eurythmy Part 2 – 5th May 2018
This workshop on Speech Eurythmy is the rescheduling of the workshop in March that was cancelled due to ‘The Beast from
Read more.
Experiencing the Planets – Saturday 24th March

Experiencing the Planets – Saturday 24th March

The  first workshop in November on Experiencing the Planets went well and we did a lot of exploring and talking about the quality of the movements and the experiences they gave us. Several people expressed regret at not being able to come and asked if I would do another workshop, so here it is! This workshop will be slightly different so that people who came to the last one can get a different experience but still go deeper in their experience of the Planets. When we read a book again and again we continue to discover new things and see new connections and similarly when we are learning something new it is only through continued repetition that we can go deeper in our experience and understanding of it.

The Planets that we work with in Eurythmy are the 5 planets that can be seen by the naked eye – Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn as well as the Sun and the Moon. Through the gestures developed in eurythmy one can get a feeling for the quality of the individual planets and how they are in relation to each other. In this workshop we will explore these both the gestures and sounds for each Planet as well as working with an Easter verse that contains all the Planets to get an experience of them in movement. You do not need to have been to the Planet workshop in November or any of the previous workshops this year to take part in this one. Anyone can take part regardless of experience. 

Saturday 24th March 2018 ~ from 10am – 1pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £10 per person – refreshments for the tea/coffee break included.

To book a place or for more information: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003

Introduction to Speech Eurythmy – the Vowels

Introduction to Speech Eurythmy – the Vowels

*** This workshop has been cancelled due to the severe weather conditions. ***

This workshop on Speech Eurythmy follows on from the previous workshop on the 10th February about the consonants in Eurythmy. This time we will focus more on the vowels and although it links with the previous workshop it is also completely stand alone and you don’t have to have attended the previous workshops to be able to follow this one.  

In this workshop we will work with the qualities of the vowels and how they link to our soul experience and expression  – which ones do we relate to the most and how can they help us to become more conscious of how we are in the world. We will also work with various exercises and poems throughout the morning.

It is not necessary to have attended other workshops to take part in this one or to have any experience with eurythmy or movement in general. All you need to bring is yourself!

Saturday 3rd March 2018 ~ from 10am – 1pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £10 per person – refreshments for the tea/coffee break included.

To book a place or for more information: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003

Introduction to Speech Eurythmy – the Consonants

Introduction to Speech Eurythmy – the Consonants

The workshops this spring term are all focused on elements of Speech Eurythmy and how we can make sound visible in movement. Following the Zodiac Workshop on the 20th January we will delve more into the sounds that are connected to the Zodiac signs in this workshop. We will therefore focus on the consonants and as well as experiencing and experimenting with each of the sounds, we will be working with a consonantal sequence that is called ‘the evolutionary sequence’, which can take us through all the stages of human life.

Eurythmy is called visible speech, because we always endeavour to make every poem/verse etc visible in movement. When movement and language really unite then we have really achieved this task and are really doing eurythmy. In the second half of the workshop we will work with a poem that will give an experience of how this can be achieved and experienced. We will literally be working up a storm – it is still winter after all!

It is not necessary to have attended other workshops to take part in this one or to have any experience with eurythmy or movement in general. All you need to bring is yourself!

Saturday 10th February 2018 ~ from 10am – 1pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £10 per person – refreshments for the tea/coffee break included.

To book a place or for more information: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003

Experiencing the Zodiac – Saturday 20th January

Experiencing the Zodiac – Saturday 20th January

The workshop in November on Experiencing the Planets went well and we did a lot of exploring and talking about the quality of the movements and the experiences they gave us. It was such a pleasure to work with such interested people. Now that we have explored the moving heavenly bodies I thought the time was right to explore the static ones – the constellations of the Zodiac.

experiencing the zodiac

The stars and planets have given direction and guidance to humanity from time immemorial – there is evidence that the stone monuments from over 5000 years ago were aligned with the solstices and stars were used to navigate by long before compasses and naval charts were invented. The division of the Zodiac goes back to Babylonian time and it consists of 12 star constellations, which all lie in the path of the Sun, the moon and the visible planets. Western astrology today dates back to the Greek astrologer and astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd Century AD.

In eurythmy we work with gestures for each of the signs and the sounds connected to them and during this workshop we will explore these gestures and sounds as well as the qualities of the different crosses within the zodiac.

Eurythmy can be done by anyone regardless of experience with movement and level of fitness. All you need to bring is yourself!

Saturday 20th January 2018 ~ from 10am – 1pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £10 per person – refreshments for the tea/coffee break included.

To book a place or for more information: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003

Experiencing the Planets – Saturday 18th November

Belief that the planets and stars that surround our in comparison tiny earth have different qualities and influence us has been around since ancient time and it’s a belief that is still held by many today. The ancient Greeks spoke of ‘the music of the spheres’ and modern day astrology (of the more serious kind) is incredibly complex and has the potential for giving real insight into ones life. In eurythmy we work with both the signs of the Zodiac and the Planets as being cosmic forces that are ever present and affecting us all.

“Truly, the human being grew not only out of those forces which are recognised and assumed by the science of today. The human being grew out of the whole universe, and we understand him only when he is understood as coming out of the whole universe.” R. Steiner 

The Planets that we work with in Eurythmy are the 5 planets that can be seen by the naked eye – Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn as well as the Sun and the Moon. Through the gestures developed in eurythmy one can get a feeling for the quality of the individual planets and how they are in relation to each other. In this workshop we will work with these gestures as well as the sound gestures and colours associated with each to help us get a broader experience of each planet.

“I loved every minute!”

Feedback from a colour workshop participant. 

The Planetary Seals.

 

Eurythmy can be done by anyone regardless of experience with movement and level of fitness. All you need to bring is yourself! There is limited space on this workshop, so book early if you want to be sure of a place.

Saturday 18th November 2017 ~ from 10am – 1pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £10 per person – refreshments for the tea/coffee break included.

To book a place or for more information: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003

Thursday ‘After Work’ Eurythmy Class starting 14th September

Thursday ‘After Work’ Eurythmy Class starting 14th September

It’s the last weekend of ‘the festival’ here in Edinburgh and the city will soon return to it’s normal rhythm. The summer has gone rather fast again this year and it has taken me a bit longer to plan my autumn eurythmy sessions than I thought. This has largely been due to getting regular eurythmy work on Tuesdays, which means I will have to change my Tuesday evening class to a Thursday ‘After Work’ class running from 5.30 – 6.30 pm. I hope this might actually make it easier for some people to attend, as they can attend after work rather than having to come back out in the evening.

During these 8 sessions we will be working with several autumnal poems as well as exploring some of the more meditative eurythmy exercises and working with sound gestures. We will of course also still continue work with exercises that aid concentration and coordination as well as social exercises.

The dates for the sessions are: 14th and 21st September, 5th and 26th October and 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd November.

Start: Thursday 14th September 5.30 – 6.30 pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £40 for the 8 sessions.

For more info or to book a place: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003

Colour in Movement – Saturday 9th September

Colour in Movement – Saturday 9th September

Colour is everywhere around us and forms a constant visual backdrop to our lives. It is also intimately connected with our soul moods as can be seen in common expressions such as ‘she is feeling blue’, ‘he saw red’, or ‘they were green with envy’. As well as colours being specifically mentioned in writings such as poetry, many poems also have an overall colour mood, which one can work with when expressing the poem in eurythmy/movement.

In eurythmy we work with Goethe’s colour theory, which talks of the ‘deeds and sufferings of the light’. Colour emerges when light engages with darkness in different ways – e.g. whether it accepts it or pushes it away. Working with colour in movement can give a stronger impression of the qualities of each colour as well as the influence it has on one’s soul mood.

During this workshop we will be exploring the different colours in movement and their influence on our soul mood and how we connect with others. We will also work with how to find the basic colour mood of a poem and how it can be expressed in movement. There will be a coffee break about halfway through where there will be time to chat and talk about our experiences.

Eurythmy can be done by anyone regardless of experience with movement and level of fitness. All you need to bring is yourself!

 

Saturday 9th September 2017 ~ from 10am – 1pm

Venue: Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD

Cost: £10 per person – refreshments for the tea/coffee break included.

To book a place or for more information: saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk or 07513541003