Sunday 4th January 2015
9.30am to 12.30pm

Return to your body after the busyness of the holiday period. Use gentle movement to renew your energy and gather your resources for the brand new year ahead. The movements will be loosely based on Pilates and Qigong, no experience is necessary – beginners are very welcome. The science will explore “meaning and movement” using ideas from a field called embodied cognition.

Detailed information about what to expect on a mini retreat is here.

Rough outline for the morning:

9.30 – Welcome circle
9.45 – Awakening movements
10.15 – The theory bit – a mix of scientific and traditional wisdom – clearly explained and applicable to everyday life, with time for questions
10.40 – Tea break
11.00 – Stillness and imagery
11.15 – Exploring movement on the mats
12.00 – Returning to upright, freeing movement from standing
12.15 – Closing circle
12.30 – Home

Cost: £30 or bring a friend new to Movement Space and come for £20 each. 

Use the form below to reserve your space, and then pay either via online banking or by post (email elaine@movementspace.co.uk for details), or in class if you come to midweek Pilates.

From the Spring mini retreat:
“a feel good factor that lasts several days, combined with food for thought”
“inspired some unexpected freedom mentally and physically”
“relaxing, enjoyable and achievable for a wide range of ages and abilities -thank you”
“A good all-round treat for mind, body and spirit giving an improved perspective on the usual daily hustle and bustle”
“paradoxically both energising and relaxing”

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Mini Retreat – Movement and Meaning