Audrey Flint, 3 – 17 August 2019, Alexandros

PLAYFUL INTSTINCT – Outrageously fun improv and resiliency games for groups

Energizing, fun, and highly effective guided games and communication tools that quickly relieve mountains of stress, free the self-critical mind, boost energy, deepen connections and build community. Based on professional improv principles and brain balancing exercises, we are able to experience a heightened level of resilience, creativity, listening skills, relationships, personal expression, intuition and a recharge of our innate playful spirit,  http://playfulinstinct.com

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct” (Carl Jung)

ABOUT AUDREY FLINT – After spending 25 years teaching theatre and dance in schools, working as a professional director and choreographer and facilitating groups and camps, Audrey developed Playful Instinct workshops. These workshops were created out of the most effective warm-up games and improv principles found over years of teaching many ages and abilities. She discovered these techniques were not only the most fun part of classes and rehearsals, but also the most powerful and effective ways for people to focus in the moment, engage more deeply with each other, express themselves more authentically, and tap into their innate creativity. At the core of Playful Instinct workshops are group games and partner exercises, all designed to relieve the busy, self-critical mind and trust our natural instincts. When the critical mind gets out of the way, we have access to our deepest creativity, personal expression, and highest potential. It is in this place that change can happen. Audrey is also a certified Heartmath facilitator.

Audrey Flint http://playfulinstinct.com

 

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ADDITIONAL CLASSES AVAILABLE –

BROADWAY DANCE FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE – If you have ever secretly imagined yourself dancing on Broadway or in a Movie musical, or if you love show tunes, Broadway Dance for ordinary People is perfect for you. In this popular class, Participants learn easy, gentle steps and short routines to classic Broadway music, such as Mama Mia, Cabaret, Grease and more. No dance experience necessary. All levels and abilities welcome. An Optional informal performance can be arranged at the end of classes.

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance” Japanese Proverb

 

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Hermine Ohner, 13 – 27 July 2019, Alexandros

In “Go yourself free” with Walking In Your Shoes, you set out for yourself. This phenomenological-systemic body work leads to liberating perceptions and to a deep and peaceful feeling of being connected with yourself and your
surroundings. It is like a short Pilgramage to yourself in the knowing field.

 

                                                                    „ Who goes his own way will grow wings.“ – Indian saying

In this systemic-phenomenological body work you can in a wonderfully easy way learn how to understand yourself and others better. Anxieties, blockades, pains, conflicts, unpleasant diffuse feelings and necessary re-orientations with
their decision processes worry us and disturb our need for inner and outward peace. With „Walk Yourself Free !“ ,comparable to systemic family posing and psychodrama, we get involved in the solution process and literally let it „walk“.
This is the so-called „Walking in Your Shoes“ which in an emphatic way gives us liberating insights and makes our potentials lie open and get stronger. The method thus works as a door-opener and a companion.

Basically it works in a very simple way. We anyway move in a so-called „knowing“ field. There are answers to our questions, otherwise we would not be in the position to ask questions at all. The questener/seeker asks a walker to enter the topic of the personal challenge and to „walk“ it. „I am the conflict, the pain,… or the professional potential of X…“ A walker gets involved with this feeling, walks it in the knowing space and depicts his sensations on all levels of body-consciousness. Other walkers, e.g. for potentials and resources, can join in. By asking targeted questions a spectacle of solutions is generated which is in the end also entered by the „questener/seeker”, who thus experiences his/her own transformation process. This has an effect of release and encouragement for the new way of life. Questions of education, the blind spot, potentials, or topics of close persons and beings who have difficulties to articulate themselves can also be „walked“. Thus many a „Walk yourself free session“ ends in a
happy dance. Music is provided !

 

                                                            Hermine is offering the Millennia-old fire ceremony Angnihotra

 

 

There is hardly anything comparable that is so easy, so cleansing and the subtle energy so positivly increasing as the Angnihotra ceremonies.

Homa-therapy is the technical term from Vedic science of bioenergy which designates a process of removal of toxic states by means of fire. This means healing and purifying the atmosphere with the help of fire.

Through a material process based on the interaction of different energy frequences of the fire in the copper-pyramid an inwardly and externally relaxing atmosphere that facilitates a process of renewal arises. During Agnihotra You may notice a dwindling of pressure on the psyche, creating peace with yourself and the natural enviroment.

The rituals of sunrise and sunset are prepared punctually 10 minutes in advance. The fire is inflamed in a copper bowl. Exactly at sunrise the mantra starts, accompanied by a small sacrifice. The ceremony itself lasts about seven minutes.

 

Hermine Ohner is working at the PROJOG Institute. There she is in charge of the development of trainings in phenomenological , systemic body work, innovative trauma-therapy and Ayur-Yoga. In Austria her offers have been granted the Austrian seal Ö-Cert of approval and are approved for educational leave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Felix Carver

After escaping the corporate-industrial complex in 2012, Felix packed his bag and started to travel. In 2017 he discovered community at Kalikalos and is excited to bring his energy back to the Pelion as co-focaliser of the Anilio campus for 2018. Playful and passionate, you’re likely to find him having fun somewhere, often underwater in our beautiful Aegean sea (he’s really a merman).

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Regis Bourquin, 12 – 21 May 2019, Alexandros

Regis Bourquin

After many years of practicing dance on stage in different countries, and a long exploration of the therapeutic dance movement, Regis proposes to enjoy a marvelous space of land and sea, in the wild Pélion wilderness, to develop the individual potentials of movements and intense dance while going towards the care of the body. By releasing the forces of creativity, his teaching supports the expression of ones own gesture and its interior personages. In this practice of improvised dances, natural forces will blossom and individualize in playful and expressive movement.

Body and mind will equally take part in this journey of exploration. 

www.dansestherapies.eu

Régis Bourquin

Professeur danse

Coordination

Art-Thérapie par la danse et l’expression scénique

Tél (Fr) : +33 (0)475067955 / (0)624850579

Email : rbourquin3@yahoo.fr

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Halina Roszensztrauch, 21 – 28 July 2018, Alexandros

Halina Rosenstruch

 

 

1. Thai Yoga Massage – bodywork technique that uses slow, rhythmic compressions and stretches along the body’s energy lines: www.yogatree.org.uk/thai-yoga-massage.html

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage from the North of Thailand is an ancient healing art, which has been handed down since the third century BC. It originated from the place where Yoga, Ayurveda and Buddhism evolved together and it was never seen as just massage but as a spiritual practice, a part of a wider inquiry.
Thai Massage addresses and combines techniques usually found isolated in the western physiotherapies including Trigger Point Treatments, Myofascial Techniques, Neuro Muscular therapy, and Manual Therapy among others. The combination of energetic and physical aspects is what makes Thai Massage unique and so effective. Traditional Thai massage is really a deep, full-body treatment, starting at the feet and progressing up to the head. Using a sequence of gentle, flowing exercise movements, the recipient’s body is moved, loosened and stretched (some stretch applications linked to Yoga) of the joints and the muscles. This unique type of massage influences the energetic side as well, restoring the flow of energy throughout the body with applied acupressure on the sen energy lines of the body, aimed at harmonizing and energizing. It is worked on a floor with the client dressed in comfortable loose clothing. Thai method uses mainly point pressure and muscle stretching. And it is not just the hands that are used to free tension stored in the recipient’s body, but the feet and elbows are used as well.

 

 

Focusing Session with Halina Roszensztrauch

2. Focusing Session

Focusing sessions, a psychotherapeutic process developed by psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin. It can be used in any kind of therapeutic situation, including peer-to-peer sessions. It involves holding a kind of open, non-judging attention to an internal knowing which is directly experienced but is not yet in words. Focusing is learning to trust your own inner sense of things. It is the conscious interaction with our bodily felt knowing that allows a natural unfolding of our innate felt knowing. Historically, Focusing arose out of the work of Gene Gendlin. It was originally conceptualised within the psychology of Carl Rogers, but since then (1960’s) has been integrated and applied to many other areas of life including problem solving, personal growth & spirituality, and all forms of creative expression. There is no diagnosing or analysing or counselling, just listening, describing and gently attending your inner experience until it reveals its meaning and you see a way forward that you didn’t see before. That’s what Focusing is. Its the experience of waking up your inner knowing, aligning with the inside and living from it more deeply and authentically.:http://www.yogatree.org.uk/Focusing.html

“Your body is not a machine, rather a wonderfully intricate interaction with everything around you,
which is why it “knows” so much just in being”
~ G. Gendlin

 

Halina Roszenstrauch  is practicing Sivananda and Iyengar Yoga since 1999. Her yoga practice and teaching has been inspired by Gene Gendlin’s Focusing practice, Somatic Psychology and Ayurveda. Also Yin yoga and Vanda Scaravelli approach to yoga.

She calls herself blessed to have been able to learn from teachers like Richard Miller, Donna Farhi, Judith Hanson Lasater, David Frawley Alan Finger, Paul Grilley and Angela Farmer who have been influencing my practice and teaching.
In 2008 she opened Yoga Tree school in Rickmansworth, near London and have been sharing yoga practice through weekly classes, workshops and retreats. You can find more information on www.yogatree.org.uk near

 

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ABOUT REGIS BOURQUIN

Regis Bourquin

Regis is a dancer, movement therapist and coach to stage artists and performers. In his training in contemporary dance, he studied the Graham technique, before going to the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation and to the New York Ballet School.

After an immersion into Contact Dance Improvisation with Didier Silhol, Régis was twice granted a scholarship by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to study in New York and in Naples. Régis holds a state certification in contemporary dance and he is also a certified practitioner of Gestalt Analytical Therapy. From his dance space in Ardèche in France, he continues his research on dance and put up the human at the center of his artistic, body-mind and spiritual dimension…

 

 

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ABOUT TRACY SEED

Tracy is a qualified coach with over 25 years experience in personal development and wellbeing, working with individuals and with groups internationally. “Her style is transformational, working from the inside out, supporting people to find ways through empathy to overcome obstacles, resolve conflicts and solve the problems that get in the way of them realising their dreams. She is an intuitive SOUL worker, with her own journey through the awakening of love in all aspects of her life. She is also an NLP Master, Rolando Toro – IBF Biodanza teacher and a trainer in Nonviolent Communication.

http://tracyseed.com/coaching/transformational-coaching/

http://www.tracyseed.com

Mail: Tracy@TracySeed.com

Tel. +44 (0)779 563 2878

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