Circles of connections – online ongoing Sunday
Circles of connections
8-10am Pacific, 9-11am Mountain, 10am-12pm Central, 11am -1pm Eastern
For those who feel called to continue their journey with Movement Medicine, faculty member David Mooneyis offering a newly designed online workshop to expand on the opportunities and meet the challenges of the potent reset we are currently experiencing.
The group size will be intentionally small, open to 30 dancers to create an intimate space for dancers to continue to feel held, safe, and heard, to learn, practice, and strengthen Movement Medicine’s deep and healing processes to help support and creatively resource us in the present time and beyond.
WEEK 1. Awakening the Dancer, Elements practice and review of basic practices for resourcing and inspiration in the dance with the fundamentals dynamic practices covered in Inner Alchemist.
WEEK 2: Dancing the MESA practice | core Movement Medicine practice of relationship. Like dancing the Elements, MESA practice is a simple but key aspect of Movement Medicine which creates a strong foundation for the Dancer. Specifically, it offers ways of becoming present and developing fluidity in expansion and contraction. It also expands the spectrum of physical and energetic possibilities that are available to us in any given moment.
WEEK 3: MESA practice expanded and deepened | There are five levels of awareness in the MESA map. The first is Micro: moving in awareness of the internal world and all its small, subtle perceptions and sensations. The second level is Medio – moving in awareness of the physical structure of the body, the muscles, joints, bones and skin, and the immediate circle of space around the moving body. The third level is Macro, which is the expanded awareness of what is all around, whether space, other moving bodies, a room, a street or a patch of land. The next level is Meta – moving in awareness and resonance with us, life and everything in interconnection. The final level is Mystica – moving with the unknown majesty and mystery of life.
WEEK 4: The power and medicine of the Benevolant Witness | A shamanic dance journey to meet the archetype of the ‘Wise Elder’ and the sacred archetypes of Yin and Yang to strengthen our capacity for compassionate inner witnessing.
WEEK 5: Simple Sacred Circles of Connection Ceremony | Dancing the deepen our relationship with the Circles of Connection, including a Medicine Wheel dance to deepen relationship with the archetypal energies of the elements and their guardians. You will have time to create your own medicine wheel map with representations of your personal relationship with the medicine of each of the elements and animal allies.
WEEK 6: Integration | We set our intentions to alchemize what we have learned and experienced to cultivate creative responses to the opportunities and challenges we face at this time.
Video invitation from David Mooney
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS WORKSHOP
~ Dancers will create their own Medicine Wheel Map with representations of their personal medicine of each of the 5 dimensions of relationships, the Elements and our Animal Allies.
~ Students will learn the MESA Practice: Movement of Energetic and Spatial Awareness. This is a simple but key aspect of Movement Medicine which creates a strong foundation for the Dancer.
~ Learn the power and medicine of the Benevolent Witness ~ the archetype of the Wise Elder.
~ You will receive access to an online platform exclusive to your course with a care package of materials and resources to support you during and after this course including:
• 20-minute guided recorded ‘MESA Practice’ Movement Medicine practice by David Mooney specifically for this course of the ‘Alchemy of Healing – Circles of Connection’ course.
• 30-minute guided recorded ‘Medicine Wheel Dance’ Movement Medicine practice by David Mooney specifically for this course of the ‘Alchemy of Healing – Circles of Connection’ course
• 20-minute guided recorded ‘Journey to Meet the Wise Elder Tree of Life dance’ Movement Medicine practice by David Mooney specifically for this course of the ‘Alchemy of Healing – Circles of Connection’ course
• 50-minute guided recorded ‘Awakening the Dancer’ and ‘MESA Practice’ Movement Medicine practice by David Mooney specifically for this course of the ‘Alchemy of Healing – Circles of Connection’ course
• Weekly video post class sharing and teaching about Movement Medicine