Saturday 19th March 2016
9.30-11am or 11.30-1pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA

Join Embodied Science founder Elaine Westwick for a body-based enquiry into the breath. Deepen self-knowledge and enhance well-being by exploring the simple pleasure of breathing.

Using experiential anatomy, simple movements and deep rest we will investigate our own rhythms of breathing. The session will explore links between breathing and well-being and is an opportunity to learn more about yourself. Rather than following breathing instructions we enquire into our experiences of breath, feeling and expression. Learn how the heart physically moves with each breath, and how breath and emotions are linked.

No prior experience is necessary, all are warmly welcome. The session will involve some gentle movements from standing and an invitation to lie on a mat on the floor. If necessary, participants can sit on a chair throughout.

Two identical sessions will be run, each limited in number to enable small group discussion. This event is aimed at adults and is not suitable for under 14s. Places are free but advanced booking using the form below is required.

 

Elaine Westwick is a scientist by training and a movement teacher by trade. She started life as a biochemist, first in academia (PhD biochemistry) and then in cancer drug discovery. During a child-rearing career break she set up a Pilates business and became increasingly drawn to “embodiment”  (felt sensations) and the interplay between our bodies and our relationships with others and our surroundings. Her teaching and experience of movement are inspired and deepened by the beauty of the natural world.

 

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