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Thursday after work Eurythmy class

Thursday after work Eurythmy class

 The new term has started, but it still feels very much like hibernation time in some ways. It is dark before I get home most days and it is still very much winter. The autumn and winter is a time when we are generally much more attuned to and focused on our inner needs and in listening to ourselves, whereas in the spring and summer we are busy with being in the world and enjoying the abundance of nature and the warmth (if there is any!).

Therefore winter is a good time to initiate routines of self-care and taking time to rebalance and energise. Eurythmy is a great way to find harmony and inner balance and it is gentle exercise which everyone can take part in. This block of sessions is only 6 weeks as it’s a short term and getting back into the swing of things may take a little time. However, we will make up for it by working on some of the eurythmy meditations, rods exercises and themes such as thinking, feeling and willing – to help us get a stronger feeling for our different ways of engaging with the world. You don’t need to have any previous experience with eurythmy or movement to join. There will be no session on the 15th February, so the last session will be 15th March.

Starting Thursday 1st February ~ 5.20 – 6.20

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

Cost: £30 for the block of 6 sessions.

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

Eurythmy Evening Classes starting 2nd May

Eurythmy Evening Classes starting 2nd May

How do you ensure you have time during the week to reconnect with yourself? Maybe with a quiet cup of coffe/tea or a glass of wine? Do you meditate – or try, or maybe do yoga or another kind of movement class or exercise? Do you find it hard to make time for these things and just grab whatever moment you can? Surely committing to yet another weekly activity is NOT the way to get more time to reconnect!

The thing is that maybe sometimes it is. Especially if the activity we commit to is one of the very things that can really help us to become more present in ourselves and more aware of the space around us. Eurythmy is a little known treasure in this field. It is a performance art and as such the foundation of it is artistic, but within, around and underlying this art is the fact that in it’s very nature it is an enlivening form of movement that continually requires us to become more and more aware of our movement and the space around us. It is also not only a performance art: it is also a social movement art and there are numerous exercises that can continually help us improve both our coordination, concentration and mindfulness of self as well as our connection to the people around us.

However, for this awareness to grow you will need to commit to a regular practise – just as you would if you want to get physically fit or learn to play an instrument. This is why I am starting a weekly evening class as well as monthly Saturday morning workshops – because sometimes having a regular commitment just gets us going and can give us that much needed time during the week where we can reconnect. Come along and try something new – no previous experience is needed. All you need to bring is yourself and preferably wear comfortable clothes and thick socks (anti-slip if you have any).

TIME:  TUESDAY EVENINGS 7.30 – 8.30pm from the 2nd MAY for 8 weeks.

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

COST: £5 per person per week – if you commit to and pay upfront for all 8 sessions at the first session you get the last session free.

For more information and to book a place please contact me on 07513541003 or saraphir@movingpresence.co.uk

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