There is playful master dancing with gravity. His name is the Gibbon: a long-armed acrobat who swings with dazzling agility through the South Asian treetops. In the Gibbon’s world every obstacle is a turning point to new possibilities.
In this weekend workshop we enter his world and explore how we can give things a different spin. We will create a playground and movement laboratory to discover turning points in our body, environment and life. We’ll explore new ways of moving: swinging with gravity and playing with momentum. We will move in curves, spirals and see how we can apply this moving knowledge to turning things around in our lives.
This workshop is a mindful movement practice in which we draw on three practices: 5Rhythms, Somatics and Martial Arts. With regards to the 5Rhythms, Gravity and the Gibbon can be considered as a Lyrical workshop.
More on the specific forms:
5Rhythms are a way to move and meditate in the same breath. The 5 rhythms describe a cycle of experience from sensing rising impulses to full expression and closure. The 5Rhythms have 5 phases or rhythms that take movers on a journey of tuning in (flowing), expressing (staccato), surrendering (chaos), expanding (lyrical) and being (stillness). Practicing the 5Rhythms helps us find our own, authentic flow and become attuned to underlying patterns in our everyday lives.
Somatics is about exploring the lived body from within and teaches a way to think with the body. Among others we'll explore breath, posture and body work.
Martial Arts can teach us about compassionate power and how to respond to challenges. Gravity & the Gibbon explores various forms and concepts from a range of martial arts.
23 March 2018 Open Class
24 & 25 March 2018 Workshop
Friday 19.00 - 21.30
Saturday 10.30 - 17.30 (incl. lunchbreak)
Sunday 10.30 - 17.00 (incl. lunchbreak)
Friday only €25 (payment at door)
Sat & Sun €150 / EARLY BIRD PRICE €135
Fri - Sun €170 / EARLY BIRD PRICE €150
All prices include VAT. EARLY BIRD PRICE is valid until 28 February 2018.
* please let us know if you want to join and the workshop fee lies beyond your present capabilities.
Léon Beckx is a certified 5Rhythms movement facilitator and has been teaching the 5Rhythms since 2008. Léon grew up with martial arts and hip hop and has a professional background in psychology and community building. In his workshops and classes Léon includes inspirations from other movement practices such as instant composition, theater and the field of somatics. His teaching style is experimental and subtle with much focus on our bodies innate intelligence.
All of Léon's classes & workshops count as Wave hours for the 5Rhythms Teacher Training