The Circulation Project 2018

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Workshop dates for 2018:
April 28-29, May 26-27, July 28-29, Aug 25-26, Oct 27-28, Nov 24-25
Saturdays & Sundays 12-5:30pm

Venue: 
One Heart Yoga & Meditation Studio
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St. Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC

Fees:
$1650 full payment by 15 April.
$1800 on payment plan (3 payments of $600 each, by 15th of April, May and June. Please contact me if you need to make other arrangements.)
Please note that participants commit to the entire 9 month project, and that no refunds will be given after 15 April. There will be a maximum of 12 participants.

Booking:
https://www.trybooking.com/TIFZ
(Or email me if you prefer to pay by direct deposit)

Please get in touch if you have any questions!

The second round of The Circulation Project will take place in Melbourne, April-November 2018, at One Heart Yoga & Meditation Studio at the Abbotsford Convent. Full details and link to register below.

What is it?

The Circulation Project is a 9-month immersion into Body-Mind Centering® somatics, meditation, arts practice and embodied inquiry designed to ignite and sustain creative development, facilitated by Kim Sargent-Wishart, PhD.

Dive into somatic, contemplative, and creative exercises during six weekend intensives, exploring models of mind, body and the material world as generative and circulating, as the ongoing making of place and expression of space.

Modalities include movement research, hands-on bodywork exchange, sitting and movement meditation, solo and group improvisation, contemplative photography and reflective writing. Share research questions, discoveries, creative outcomes and frameworks for exploring creative development. These in-person sessions are extended via suggested readings and exercises, journaling, and an online support forum. Each participant is encouraged to choose a project to develop to fruition over the 9 months.

TCP is organized around a logical framework of Ground, Path and Fruition, a model drawn from the Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and incorporates the developmental movement progressions and embryological dynamics drawn primarily from Body-Mind Centering®. Practices of reflective writing and composition, meditation and somatic awareness develop our capacity to be present, to wake up to fresh inspiration, and to follow the threads of questions through an ongoing experiential and creative journey.

Ground. Beginning with the ground means meeting and making friends with the basic space of experience, practicing being present with what is, regardless of what we want. It also means making friends with the earth as the ground we develop in relationship with, the ground where we place our feet and take our seat. The BMC pattern of cellular breathing, and the fundamental action of yielding, as well as sitting meditation and movement improvisations encourage awareness of the basic space, or ground of potential, from which thoughts and actions arise and into which everything resolves.

Path. Out of relating with the ground of experience, pathways of perception and activity arise. We discover the ability to sense, to move, to choose, to interact and circulate with our environment and the people in our lives. Through BMC explorations into the nervous, circulatory and endocrine systems, as well as the patterns of navel radiation, mouthing, prespinal and spinal, we prime our pathways of connection, sensation and action. Group improvisational scores develop awareness of shaping space, how we move through it, and how it moves through us. Options open up for possible action; we choose what to attend to, what mark to make, what to record, what to create.

Fruition. Working with what is materially present as our bodies and in the world, and shifting focus to what we can manifest – be it an artwork, a piece of writing, or a personal lifestyle change. We make friends with the denser materiality of form and structure – within the body as bone, muscle, connective tissue, and heart – and within the world as the things we create and relate to. We will explore the BMC developmental patterns of organization – homologous, homolateral and contralateral – that underlie our ability to take action and move through the world. We will work with photography, writing, speaking, and the practice of being seen through short performances.

Integration. In the final session we share our projects with each other, and work with the basic premise that the aspects of ground, path and fruition are always present and interacting. Using the fruits of our creative projects we return to contemplating the ground of experience and pathways of becoming and perceiving through what we have created.

Commitment:

Participants will be required to sign up for the entire project, as it entails a developmental progression and the development of a creative outcome. This could be an artistic project such as a performance, a piece of writing, music, or other artwork, or could be a  specific project of personal and/or professional development. You are invited to apply for TCP even if your ideas are vague – in fact that might be the best way to begin, as the first sessions are designed to explore openness, potential and possibility. You might be surprised by what you choose to create!

Participants meet in person for weekend workshops 6 times over a 9 month period.

Workshop dates for 2018:
April 28-29, May 26-27, July 28-29, Aug 25-26, Oct 27-28, Nov 24-25
Saturdays & Sundays 12-5:30pm

Venue:
One Heart Yoga & Meditation Studio
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St. Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC

Fees:
$1650 full payment by 15 April.
$1800 on payment plan (3 payments of $600 each, by 15th of April, May and June. Please contact me if you need to make other arrangements.)
Please note that participants commit to the entire 9 month project, and that no refunds will be given after 15 April. There will be a maximum of 12 participants.

Booking:
https://www.trybooking.com/TIFZ
(Or email me if you prefer to pay by direct deposit)

Please get in touch if you have any questions!

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