It is important when doing this work to make sure that you have adequate support on all levels. This means taking care of your physical body and making sure that there is emotional support available for the times when you may need it. We recommend making sure that you have support structures in your life during intense periods of study as there are inevitably times of turbulence and chaos in the process of awakening.
If you want to dance long-term and as you get older, we recommend making sure that attending to your physical well-being is part of your daily life. We have benefited from cranio-sacral therapy, acupuncture, energy-physio, massage, yoga, and regular exercise (like walking) and paying attention to our diet, especially letting go of sugar. Of course any methodology, however wonderful, is only as good as its practitioners, however highly qualified. We recommend that you trust your own experience and your own body about what is good for you.
Movement Medicine is not therapy though it is therapeutic. In any spiritual practice, there are times of change and emotional turbulence. Sometimes, the one-to-one support of a therapist or mentor is vital. We often recommend that students spend some time in one-to-one work in order to receive support to integrate the workshop experience. There is also a Movement Medicine mentoring service. For more details please go to the Coaching Page.
As we wake up to the layers of history and stories we hold inside our bodies, minds and hearts, it can help to have a frame of reference to understand what is going on.
We have created a Reading List of the books we have found useful.
The webinars, which we call Bringing the Dance Back Home, are useful for integration and personal practice, to help build a bridge between the workshop and everyday life.