Somatic Meditation & Photography
8-week online course
8 October – 10 December 2021 (8 classes- no class 5 November or 3 December)
Zoom classes Fridays 1-2:30pm Melbourne (AEDT)
10am Perth/12noon Brisbane/12:30pm Adelaide/3pm Auckland
USA: Thursdays 10pm EDT/7pm PDT; then 9pm EST/6pm PST after Nov 7th
Or watch the recordings at a time that suits you.
Sharing of photos, comments & questions on Slack any time.
$48 – $160 sliding scale. Pay what suits your circumstances.
At its heart, this is a practice of attending to what is, as it is, as we are. It invites seeing and touching the magical in the mundane, the extraordinary in the ordinary. Contemplative movement and photography can be practiced anywhere, by anyone with a camera.
This course introduces contemplative photography from an embodied, somatic approach drawing on Body-Mind Centering®. In weekly zoom classes experience guided somatic movement meditations that engage perceptual process. Play with ways of attending to and framing experience, and evoke creative perspectives on movement and the visual world. Meditation practice leads into a weekly theme to guide your contemplative photography practice for the week.
Sharing the images we take and reflecting on the felt sense that images convey is part of the process. We learn from each other and our shared practice. The dedicated Slack online workspace is a place to post your images anytime and share comments on each others’ work. (Slack is free to join but you will need to register for an account to join the class workspace.)
Zoom classes will be recorded in case you have to miss a session, want to revisit a class, or even want to do the course asynchronously. Recordings will be shared on Slack.
Some of the themes we will touch on:
-synchronizing mind, physical presence, camera and environment
-noticing and framing fields of colour, texture, pattern, space, light and shadow
-form & emptiness in somatic and visual perception
-surfaces of contact, reflection, connection and mystery
-contents, story & relationship
-vibration & liveliness in matter
-movement in stillness and stillness in motion
-You need a camera or phone with enough space for photos. It doesn’t have to be fancy! Sometimes in fact, the simpler the better.
-At least 30 minutes a week to practice contemplative photography. This can happen anywhere, including inside your home.
-Logging into weekly zoom sessions or watching the recordings. A little space to move or lie down during the sessions.
-Sign up for Slack (it’s free) and join the class workspace. This is where we’ll share photos and comments, resources, and recordings of the weekly video calls.
Sign up at Trybooking: www.trybooking.com/BTWBI
Details for zoom and Slack will be sent out after registration.
Questions? Email me at email@example.com.