20 - 22 Nov 2020 | MINDFUL BODY - EMBODIED MIND’ - MOVING with EASE - Workshop

Updated: Dec 3, 2020


~ ‘MINDFUL BODY - EMBODIED MIND’ ~
~ MOVING with EASE into ~
HEALTH – WELLBEING - Peak PERFORMANCE - POWER
Integrating the principles & practice of Alexander Technique and Tai Chi-Qi Gong, Marguerite Integrating the principles & practice of Alexander Technique, Tai Chi/Qi Gong and Natural, Conscious Walk-ing, Marguerite guides us into the shared perspectives of these significant Arts. Embedding Movements from these disciplines to let go of strain and tension, force and effort, allows the body’s natural EASE & design, to operate. Our attitudes and intentions toward ourSelf and our relationships can be seen, felt and sensed – EMBODIED in what we do and ‘be’.
Taking home practical, gentle, self-care Life skills: Centreing, balancing, grounding our Self into Effortless Activity, Alertness, and Vitality - so that our actions flow from
the BodyMind’s natural intelligent co-ordination and EASE.

INVITATION !
STOP the busyness of the treadmills of daily life !
FIND stability, groundedness, centredness, upwardness & openness as you
STAND with me WALK with me REST with me MOVE effortlessly, gracefully
BREATHING – SENSING – FEELING
Beautifully POISED, mindfully ATTENTIVE , finding RESTFULNESS & PEACE – LIFESKILLS !

MINDFUL BODY - EMBODIED MIND’ ~

~ EASE in MOVIEMENT ~
Aspects & Etudes:
BODY SENSE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE + BODY SENSE TAI CHI/QI GONG
NATURAL, CONSCIOUS WALKING

Alexander Technique - Is gentle, therapeutic, intelligent, absorbed courtesy of the Teacher’s hands-on guidance. Body knowledge of balance, tension & ease through releasing tensions’habits patterns - and learning how to USE your body as Nature designed. With gracefulness, effortlessness, relaxedness, true alignment, alertness, vitality, good self-carriage (posture) and moveability. Re-storing the effectiveness of our body’s natural mechanisms.
T’ai Ch’I—Qi Gong - the ultimate exercise-art & training. Slow, flowing, no-strain - in a beautiful sequence, or stand-alone movements - so important in addressing the ills of our western lifestyle,
Temenos - offers us its unique environment of quietude and restfulness, al-lowing us intimate connection and awareness of Nature’s Garden, and the space for personal ’retreat’.
Smatterings of delicious food, music, meditation, me- time, deep & creative relaxedness - all support the process. With time and space for what-you-will – wander The Garden, listen to the silence or the birdlife, watch clouds, leaves and ducks, meander, write, sketch, simply ‘be’.
PROGRAMME

Early morning : walks, meditation, Inspirational Mobility (Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Body Sense, other). Mornings & Afternoons : Workshop sessions - group & individual. Guided through the skilful Alexander- hands-on process. Also free own-time Evenings: quiet richness of music, poetry, story, whatever the evening calls … Meals: wholesome, delicious, beautifully prepared vegetarian Meditations: in The Well, The Little Way, Temenos Garden. Conscious Mindful Walking

COST: R4 495 - all-inclusive: single accommodation, all meals, facilities. Stay over Sunday night at no extra cost.

BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES: TEMENOS 023 625 1871; temenos @ lando.co.za; margsmerwe@gmail.com;