Moving Presence offers eurythmy workshops in Edinburgh to adults of all ages. Eurythmy is Greek for ‘harmonious movement’. It is a movement art, which is both harmonious to do and which prepares a fertile ground for harmony to take hold. It can be done by anyone as it does not require great levels of fitness or any experience with movement. While you often do get quite warm from doing eurythmy, it is not physically taxing; rather, it helps us to develop our awareness of ourselves and others and our ability to manage our will, thoughts and emotions.
“I loved every minute!”
There are a lot of different movement activities available today, which encourage letting go of stress and tension. Eurythmy does this in a unique way in that it encourages letting go by becoming more aware of our breathing, our tensions, our inner and outer space and by gently coming back to our centre. It equips us for the busyness and distractions of modern life and gives us a method through which we can stay more present throughout our daily life and become more aware of ourselves and our well-being.
"Very enjoyable, relaxing and invigorating."
There is a strong element of mindful movement in Eurythmy with many meditative exercises and emphasis on being completely present in and aware of the movement.
As well as actively promoting wellbeing, eurythmy is also an excellent tool for self-development and self-discovery. Through working with different themes in eurythmy one can explore parts of oneself that one was hitherto not so aware of – such as becoming aware of finding it difficult to push with your will against imagined obstacles or realising that certain colours have a particularly strong effect on you. By working with the themes in movement whilst using your imagination and engaging your feelings, you will have a different sense of inner balance and relation to yourself afterwards.
Examples of workshops offered:
Eurythmy for Social Awareness
Eurythmy for well-being and mindfulness
Movement and Metamorphosis – working with change and flowforms
Thinking, Feeling and Willing
Colour in Movement – Working with Goethe’s colour theory
Planets and/or Zodiac
Introduction to Speech Eurythmy
If you want to organise a workshop in your area I am very willing to travel. Workshops would usually be either half or whole day sessions.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS IN EDINBURGH
There is currently no workshops planned for summer 2019.
Venue: All classes and workshops will be held at Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, Edinburgh, EH11 2AD. The Venue is close to the Haymarket Station and busses 3, 4, 25, 33 and 44 stop close by.
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