SOMATIC FEST PRAHA 2018 WORKSHOPS

Friday 21.9.2018

6 - 8:30 PM

A: Hall 1: Three Bodies: Anna Sedlačková, Body - Mind Centering ® (SK)

The workshop is a small somatic journey of selected topics related to our early development stages as a human being based on Body - Mind Centering ®. The first days and weeks of human development are fascinating. Associating an egg and sperm interaction will initiate the process of our becoming and extinction, movement and shaping the amazing system we are. Not only our body - but our whole being. In this fascinating process we have all succeeded - we are here. Even our learning on the cellular level is linked to the process of our early development. This workshop is open to all, who are curious, open, and interested to meet themselves through movement.


6 - 8:30 PM

B: Hall 2: Moving Stories: Rena Milgrom, Laban Movement Studies 

This workshop will be a journey into sensing, feeling, perceiving your moving Self. Drawing from a toolbox of Laban Movement Studies, I will be working with tools for creative and healing process. Body, Effort, Space and Shape will be put into context of poetics and metaphors of my mindfulness practice. Movement as an awareness itself is encoded in time and timing. Giving, receiving, witnessing, fearlessness within the receptive silence will be the themes.


Saturday 22.9.2018

10 -12:30 PM

C: Hall 1:  Touch - Breath - Movement - Support: Jiri Lössl (CZ)

A way to touch - touch from the surface to the depth - touch and breath communication - touch and breath shaping - from touch to movement - breath and movement communication - internalization, presence, anchoring, support - support in the ground - support in partnership. 



10  -12:30 PM

D: Hall 2: From somatic exploration to dance: Between "YES" & "NO":

Anna Línová (SK)

I am interested in the Ontogenetic development of human beings and its sub-moments that we can grasp as a source of self-knowledge and understanding of oneself and also as an inspiration for dance. For this workshop, I chose the motion principles that form the basis of all vertebral developmental motion patterns: yield, push, reach and pull. It's such a movement game with gravity and space. We will explore how YES is made and how NOT is,  and what is between these two movement decisions.


2 -3:30 PM

E: Hall 1:  Feldenkrais® Method - "Pelvic clock": Petra Oswaldová (CZ) 

The Feldenkrais method is a psychosomatic approach. It is a learning system that develops self-awareness of the body and uses the movement as a primary tool. The process of learning the movement skills is naturally owned by human being as the only creature. We are born without our central nervous system being mature. The manifestation of post-natal psychomotor processes is the inquisitive learning and exploration of the functional connections of our body and its movement. We define the boundaries between the body and the environment. Without this natural process, we would not be able to function. Learning by Moshe Feldenkrais re-creates experience as in childhood when we learned and experimented with movement. It stimulates interaction with the environment, exploring the possibilities and the ability to move in it. The goal of FM is to restore and improve body functioning and to improve body sensitivity. The workshop introduces you through a theoretical introduction to FM, as well as the practical group lesson Awareness Through Movement - "Pelvic clock".


2 -3:30 PM

F: Hall 2: Alexander Technique®: Šárka Provazníková

Alexander's technique will take you to the place of here and now, from which you can consciously react to the outer world at the physical, mental and emotional level. In our workshop you will learn about the basic principles of Alexander's technique - stopping, releasing and directing your energy into action. Also, how balance of the head on the spine has the key importance for our posture, balance, and relaxed movement, but also for how we feel. Our consciousness and connections between body, mind, and emotions will be strengthened. The secret of the upright posture is not in effort and performance, but on the contrary in release and internal stopping. You will experience how it is possible to perform ordinary movements - sitting, standing, getting up and walking - differently than we are used to. At the end of the workshop I will take you through lying a down procedure.


4:30 -6 PM

G: Hall 1:   Re-habilitation as Re-integration: Rachelle Palnick Tsachor (USA)

Loss of power is an essential injury in trauma. In trauma, the victim is rendered helpless by overwhelming force. The most basic locus of empowerment is over one's own body. I will guide you through my explorations how a Laban/Bartenieff developmental movement progression might parallel Herman's 5 stages of healing trauma to restore a sense of safety and control. And how this approach can help movers to feel safer in their bodies thank to weight-sensing, breath flow & body scan. How reclaiming their Kinesphere restored a sense of power over personal space; awareness of their spine & its ability to change supported their sense of self, courage, and capability etc.

The translation into Czech language will be provided. 


4:30 -6 PM

H: Sál 2: Body Awareness: Clara Lewitová 

The movement of our body is depending on how we can perceive the body and outer environment. To perceive and recognize ourselves truthfully, is to accept ourselves as a given gift placed into this world. This enables and creates the path to the non-power (effortlessness), to the lightness. We are roving by being educated to perform and act with power, although the same can be done with an ease and lightness. If we are attuned, we can come to lightness and our movement will be graceful, as the expression of our inner state, radiant and naturally respecting the others.




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