Movement Medicine Sundays

Awakening the Body with María Varelá

Fabrica Artspace (centre of Athens)

Sundays 11.30-13.00, from 11.10.2020 to 20.12.2020

What is it?

Movement Medicine is a fascinating dance meditation/mindful movement practice that combines the exhilaration of free movement with mindfulness as well as the wisdom of shamanic understanding of nature and the world around us. The practice invites us to breathe, follow our bodies and let them “translate” our experience in movement and original expression.

What do we do?

We dance – no shoes and no steps to follow! With the help of carefully selected music from many parts of the planet, and clear guidance from the facilitator, we will give our attention to our breath, sensations and whatever is alive in the moment. Through our own free dance and simple experiential exercises, we will encourage the body to awaken, the heart to shape us, the mind to focus, transforming our experience in the present into our very own “choreography” and authentic personal expression.

In this way, we can release accumulated physical, mental and emotional tensions, while allowing, creative expression of different parts of ourselves – through setting our movement free, letting it set us free in return.

Who is it for?

Adults that are interested in discovering new ways of mindful, yet energetic, release and replenishment – along with deep curiosity and urge to re-acquaint themselves with the intelligence, expressiveness, and sheer delight of their own moving body.

No previous experience with dance/meditation is needed, only keeping in mind to respect your own body and physical condition.

Movement is Medicine whether you have been moving your whole life or you are a complete beginner and might feel like you have two left feet (or hands!).

You will need: clothes you can move comfortably in; socks or dance shoes if you don’t want to dance barefoot; your own bottle of water; note book and pen; a shawl or small blanket for down time – and, most importantly, yourself, just as you are.

Practical info

Date and time • Sunday 11 October 2020, 11.30-13.00, and Sundays weekly until 20.12.2020.

> Participation by registration and pre-payment of the class, only. Details are given via email. Unfortunately, in case of cancellations, there can be no refunds.

> Please make sure to be there 10 minutes before the class starts. We begin on time, and doors close at 11.45.

Venue • Fabrica Artspace, M. Alexandrou 125 & Evrimedontos, Athens centre. The entrance is located at Evrimedontos str. Closest metro: Kerameikos (blue line, three minutes on foot).

Information and bookings • movement.medicine.greece@gmail.com, (+30) 6998 729988.