JOY DIVISIONS in SPAIN
General Strategies for the whole weekend
- Bones to get to the core, clarity, alignment
- Deep Listening: Hearing our spirit
- Voicework, passing voices leading to voice-bodywork
- Leading/Following exercise
- Group movement with fascia one person leading then rest of group follow
- Leading to amplifying touch
- Leading to Rushen.
- Active Listening through Touch
FRIDAY (THEME: BONES)
17:00 – 17:20 Bill Introduction
17:20 – 17:50 Teresa
Get into body
Feeling bones wherever you can,
partners touching bone standing (introduce bone touch)
bending forward vertebra by vertebra.
17:50 – 18:05 Bill
Explain about bones being our core, crystalline energy, Channels of clear force
Explain about Shiatsu not being about meridians and points but the common feature of all forms of Shiatsu is the quality of touch. Listening Touch. Non- manipulative.
Analogy with group work, each member feels deeply heard.
Often our core spirit doesn’t feel heard as we try to fit in and please other people.
ONE ASPECT of touching bone is that it carries us into our deeps.
ANOTHER ASPECT of Bone touch is that it brings awareness to the clear individuality of each part of the body. Bones are themselves they don’t merge
Muscles join things and hold things together, they also have many functions do can get confused and muddy. Bones are clear and solitary. Sometimes touching bone can release muscles because the muscles know where they stand, the clarity of bone cuts through their confusion.
18:05 – 18:50 Bone touch with the spine: Teresa
Both touching the individual vertebrae and moving them with neighbour to separate.
BREAK 18:50 – 19:00
19:00 – 19:30 : Voice of the Bones: Bill
Voices of the different parts. Choose a bone and see how it sounds. Make that sound. Join together and keep that sound rather than trying to harmonise.
19:30 – 20:00 Sharing in Pairs – Sharing circle.
Format for sharing circles is that microphone is with David and he is translating simultaneously.
SATURDAY (THEME: LISTENING)
10-10:30: Bill: Warm up and Second Family Qigong
10:40 – 11:00 Bill: Explanation of Fountain Image and then MS interpretation of Small Intestine. How Small Intestine muscles either CAP the Fountain or Extend it out into the world.
11 – 11:30 Teresa: Working with the bone of the scapular and neck working alongside
11:30 – 12:30 Bill – Explanation of Active Listening and Practice of Co-listening
+ Feedback about whether they feel heard
12:30 – 1:00 BREAK
1:00– 1: 45 Teresa – Listening Touch
Start with Body Scan
Receiver Chooses place to start
Listen with Fingers
Either person can choose when to move to another place.
1:45 – 2:00 Sharing and Question Time
16:30 – 17:15 Teresa: Breathing Exploration
Noticing where breathing starts, consciously starting there, choosing somewhere else to initiate.
Practitioner holds both sides of the body and gently compresses to give sensation to the expansion.
17:15 – 18:30 Bill: Amplifying Touch
- Leading & Following Movement Process
- Receiver chooses a place they feel sensation.
- Giver holds or touches – feedback
- Listen and very gently amplify
- If movement gets big then support and keep safe
18:45 – 19:10 BREAK
19:15 – 19:45 SHARING CIRCLE
19:45-20:00 Singing on ground
SUNDAY (THEME: UNBURYING THE KYO)
10:00 – 10:15 Sharing in pairs.
10:30 – 11:00 Teresa: Touching the superficial fascia leading to seaweed qigong
11:00 – 11:15 Bill: The meaning of Kyo is “Buried Energy” empty on the surface but hidden and buried. Also has the connotation of strong energy being buried because the radical is a Tiger.
11:15 – 12 Fascia Movement with Witness
Practitioner guides the seaweed Qigong
Client and Practitioner Share and identifying Kyo – Place that doesn’t join in with seaweed
Hold the Kyo area on boths ides of the body to give sensation of the centre between the hands.
Amplifying Kyo using fascia to help rest of body to support the Kyo and move with it.
12:00 – 12:30 BREAK
12:45 – 1:15 SHARING CIRCLE
1:15 – 1:30 Bodywork with sound,
Client chooses place and makes sound to vibrate there
Toucher makes exactly the same sound so vibration is resonating inside and outside.