12 – 14 May 2017 - BODY SENSE Alexander Technique Workshop-Retreat


POISE, POSTURE, PRESENCE, CONSCIOUS WALKING as ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS


Workshop-Retreat in the Gardenscape of Temenos, McGregor

In the inimitable Alexander Technique way – the’ Ease of Being’ – Marguerite gently works with each participant to reintegrate our basic coordination, harmony and design – a design that is so simple yet biomechanically perfect, allowing us the experience and potential of EFFORTLESSNESS – SKILLFULNESS – and steady ATTENTIVENESS in whatever we do and be. This wholeness of body and mind is ‘POISE’ – a beautiful, centred & palpable Presence cultivated through Postural Integrity, good Self-carriage, Conscious Walking, Lightness and Ease .

Finding this Poise is the foundation for the aim of our Workshop , which is to develop a natural ECOLOGICALLY AWARE relationship with Nature . This ‘evolution’ is arguably the most important attitude and work that our current time calls to us.

In Temenos’ unique Gardenscape, we find and embody our BODY SENSE ECO-AWARENESS & PRESENCE Here, fully aware, centred, grounded , relaxed and ‘at home’ in our own body-mind and as we walk, we can sense, feel, and enjoy our inter-connectedness and inter-being with the world around us— a triple richness of our own Being and Doing. Mindfulness is not enough!

To serve the angels

establish your Eden

in the crux of the world

JAMES BROUGHTON

PROGRAMME:

Early morning: Walks, meditation, Inspirational Mobility (Tai Chi, Qi Gong …)

Morning/afternoon: Body Sense Alexander Technique:: The Arts of Poise—Postural integrity—Presence— Natural, Conscious Walking— Conscious Awareness— ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS..

Evenings: quiet richness of music, poetry, story, whatever the evening calls …

With time and space for what-you-will – wander The Garden, listen to the silence or the peacocks, watch clouds, leaves and ducks, write, draw, simply ‘be’.

Cost:

R3 300 per person. The workshop commences Friday late afternoon, ends after Sunday lunch. Cost includes 2 night’s accommodation, all meals except Saturday lunch, teaching and use of facilities. FREE ACCOMMODATION Sunday night – time to relax and integrate the experience of the weekend before leaving Monday morning

BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES:

Marguerite 028 271 4555 ; margsmerwe@telkomsa.net ; www.bodysensetechnique.co.za

MARGUERITE is a senior teacher of Body Sense Alexander Technique and Tai Chi, with 30 years professional experience in the mind-body-spirit domain. She presents individual sessions, workshops and retreats countrywide. Author of ’THE ART OF WALKING—Path to Health & the Richness of Well-Being’, and ’EVE-OLUTION—Enhancing Feminine Consciousness & Body Awareness’.

In June 2016, Marguerite was awarded the University of the Free State’s CHANCELLOR’S MEDALLLION “for exceptional service to South Africa and the world beyond our borders.”

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