Holotropic Breathwork meets Continuum Movement® June 23-28 2019

Holotropic Breathwork meets Continuum Movement

with Martin Duris, Sylvain Meret and Magdaléna Šimečková

This intensive 6 workshop will be deep diving into ourselves through the combination of two powerful and still very complimentary techniques. Both concepts has the same root, self-inquiry and exploration of who am I. We will focus on embodied meditation through the connection with the movement of our liquid body and breath.

What is Holotropic Breathwork?
Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful technique for self-healing and self-exploration allowing for greater self-understanding, expansion of self-identity and access to the roots of emotional and psychosomatic challenges one might face. Holotropic Breathwork comes from the Greek words ‘holos’ (whole) and ‘trepein’ (going to) meaning moving towards wholeness.
Based on extensive research in psychiatric, psychotherapeutic and spiritual settings it had been developed by the psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr. Stanislav Grof and his wife Christina Grof. It involves a combination of breathing, evocative music, focused energy release work and integration through art work and sharing. However, the healing and transformation powers develop solely through one’s connection with the breath diving deep into non-ordinary states of consciousness such as meditative and mystical experiences allowing deep healing and self-empowerment.

Holotropic Breathwork provides access to expanded states of consciousness, in which your own wisdom connects with your inner healing and inner transforming power. This healing wisdom guides the experiences towards those aspects which carry a charge, and are ready to be processed or integrated. HB might be of interest if
You are seeking a more experiental approach to healing, one that goes beyond talk therapy.
You are experiencing a major life crisis and seeking deep wisdom and insights.
You want to release unresolved issues from the past.
You want to understand the emotional roots of a persistent physical / psychosomatic condition.
You want to expand your consciousness and further explore your spiritual path.

What is Continuum Movement?
In Continuum we use specifics breaths, vocal sounds, movement sequences and visualization to awaken what we call the fluid system, the presence of 70 % of water flowing throughout the body (connective tissues, blood, lymph, CSF…). We invoke the intelligence of nature, as a resonant field that not only connect us to the earth but to all species and beyond to the universe.
The fluid system seems to play an important role in rejuvenation by enhancing and producing more fluid activity and hydrating our body. We could say that aging is dehydration process. Movement and sound (or vibration) are two powerful mediums to engage with organic activities. Combined with touch, visualization and attention, they form the basis of the practice of Continuum.
During this week, we will explore, experience and embody these concepts in combination with biodynamic cranio-cacral principles and Holotropic Breathwork.


Where: Bohuslavice u Hlučína, Czech Republic

Info how to get there: http://www.cestakekorenum.cz/kontakt

If you will come from abroad, we will assist you to get the right train or bus connections and then pick you up by a car.

When:

From 23th June to 28th June 2019

Beginning 17:00 on 25th of June
End: 15:00 on 30th th June


Program:

Sunday: An introduction to the holotropic breathwork and continuum movement
Monday: Continuum Movement practice
Tuesday: Two breathworks sessions
Wednesday: Continuum Movement practice
Thursday: breathworks sessions
Friday: Integration practice


Registration:

Martin Duris, martin.duris82@gmail.com, 00421 949 141 025

Maximum 12 participants!

Price: 650 euro / this price involves accommodation on mattraces and food

Please send deposit 250 euros to this bank account:
Martin Duris / MBank
IBAN: SK20 8360 5207 0042 0287 4302
Bank Code: 8360
Swift/BIC: BREXSKBX

ABOUT FACILITATORS:

Sylvain Meret:
Coming from an eclectic curriculum in Visual Arts (BA), Contemporary Dance (p.a.r.t.s.) , somatic and Dance Therapy (Master degree), Sylvain has been active as a performer, choreographer and teacher, working in a range of contemporary and experimental styles, collaborating with many different artists in Europe and Asia. Along side his dance carrier, he was drawn to enter the inner realms of the Body and to explore the creative and spiritual potential that lies within us.
Sylvain studied a wide range of somatic, therapeutic and spiritual modalities. He is a continuum Movement® teacher, wellspring practitioner, “Moving cycle” practitioner (C. Caldwell), and dance therapist, member of Ismeta.. He has a background in Qi Gong with Master Li Jung Feng, BMC® and Feldenkrais and has been initiated to Shamanism with Chief dancing Thunder since 2009. He is currently studying with Amber Gray in her program for survivors of trauma.
Sylvain teaches workshops, classes, retreats and private sessions with a variety of clients and groups on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues. Living in France and traveling the world, His endeavor is to explore our human potential through embodiment in connection and co-creative partnership with the field of Intelligences weaving our reality.
“ The real gift of this work, which emphasizes an opening to direct communication and direct knowledge, is to reclaim our bodies, sensations and consciousness to further our sovereignty and self-empowerment”. S.M.

www.co-creative-awareness.org www.sylvainmeret.com

Martin Ďuriš:
is a movement/dance therapist, cranio-sacral therapist and somatic coach. He graduated in 2010 with a Health & Physical Activity Foundation Degree (FdA) from the Bolton University in the UK. This program utilizes the health promoting principles of sport, fitness, physical activity, nutrition and psychology – to prevent and alleviate a number of conditions. As well as these scientific elements, the course also included aspects of sports and health policy, coaching and health promotion strategy. Martin finished the Svastha Yoga Therapy Programme – advanced teacher training in 2014 and continues studying with Dr. Ganesh Mohan and Dr. Günter Niessen. The highlight of Svastha yoga´s approach is clarity and holistic approach. Combining traditional yoga with a wide spectrum of modern medicine and ayurveda. He is a student of Grof´s Transpersonal Training which combines the Holotropic Breathwork and Transpersonal psychology, he is a certified holotropic breathwork facilitator.
He continues to share his knowledge with other people, runs a private somatic coaching and therapy, and is conducting different courses, workshops and seminars – focusing on the combination of embodiment, yoga, martial arts, dance, cranio-sacral therapy and health promotion.
www.martinduris.sk

Magdaléna Šimečková:
Since I first experienced Holotropic Breathwork in 1999 holotropic approach has become integral part of my personal and professional life. I became certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner in 2011 and I co-organise training modules in Czech Republic with Grof Transpersonal Training. Yet animals, especially dogs, are another passion of my life. By bringing mind, body and the soul in alignment, incorporating holotropic mindset I build a bridge between human and animal worlds, as I run dog training centre focusing on non violent, compassionate dog training and canine and human communication. As I experienced or/and became trained in native american tradition, shamanic journey, body oriented psychotherapy, dance and meditation, my heart and passion still stays with the breathwork.

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Continuum workshop in Prague May 10-12 2019

Fluid resonance, a bridge between physiology and energy

A Continuum workshop with Sylvain Meret, CMT, RSMT, MA

In This Continuum movement® workshop, you will discover the powerful connection between breath, sound and movement as means to contact the fluid intelligence in our body, also called the fluid system. We are composed of 70 % water flowing through our cells, connective tissues, fascia, blood vessels, Lymph, eccetera… Scientists are starting to discover that the fluid system plays a major role in maintaining the body in good health. They are studying the implication of the fluid molecules in conducting physiological, electrical, and electromagnetic signals in acupuncture for instance.

During this workshop, we will explore through breaths, sounds and movement our perceptions of sensations and subtle energies in relationship to organs, glands and energy vortexes (chakras).

Continuum is a movement practice founded by somatic pioneer Emilie Conrad (1934-2014), a proposition to explore the powerful connection between breath, sound and movement and their effects on our body and mind. Continuum is an inquiry of what it means to be a human being in its full expression and in connection with our living environment. It is a path into the unknown aiming to the discovery of self and the mystery of life.

Friday 18:00-21:00

Saturday 10:00-13:00/ 15:00-18:00

Sunday 10:00-13:00/ 14:00-17:00

Contact Romana Ertlova: Romeri777@gmail.com

Continuum Movement® weekend Prague June 31/ July 1

« Activating our fluid potentials »

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This 2 days workshop proposes to experience the activation of our fluid nature through embodiment and movement. Like our planet, our body is composed of approximately 70-75 % of water permeating through all bodily tissues (Blood, lymph, bones, organs, cells…) creating a particular system, which according to Emilie Conrad, the founder of Continuum, connects us through its fluid property to our biosphere and all eco-systems. Until recently the research on water, its behavior and presence in the body was not clearly understood, however, scientists are beginning to understand more about the role of fluid exchanges in the body and the research on fascia is particularly promising.

In the practice of Continuum, which is an experiential inquiry, bodily water and fluids function as a connective field for all chemical and electrical activities taking place in our body. We can experience this fluidity through movement responses like pulsations, undulations and spirals interpenetrating bodily layers and connecting our bodily parts. We can feel into the sensations of fluid expression and “ride the waves”.

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In Continuum we suggest that the fluid medium act as an incubator for living processes. All life on earth begins in a watery container and reflects the process of the earth’s evolution. This process of billions years of adaptation and creativity is present in the sequencing of the embryo. That is as well our inspiration for the weekend’s theme.

Continuum is a movement practice born in the US with somatic pioneer Emilie Conrad (1934-2014), a proposition to explore the powerful connection between breath, sound and movement and their effects on our body and mind.

Although we could assume that the practices of breath, sound, consciousness and movement already existed as healing forms in past cultures, in our modern version we use a somatic setting: lying on a mat, sitting or using a chair, in combination with specific breaths, vocal sounds and movement sequences combined with a sustained attention to sensations.

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About the teacher:

The workshop is guided by Sylvain Meret, certified Continuum Movement® teacher and Continuum Wellspring practitioner.

Born in France, Sylvain has an eclectic curriculum in Visual Arts (BA), Contemporary Dance (p.a.r.t.s.) and Dance Therapy (MA, Rotterdam). Since 1998, Sylvain has been active as a performer, choreographer and teacher, working in a range of contemporary and experimental styles, collaborating with many different artists in Europe and Asia. Along side his dance carrier, he was drawn to enter the inner realms of “the bodies” and to explore the creative and spiritual potential that lies within us.

Sylvain was educated in Shamanism with Chief dancing Thunder, Continuum with Emilie Conrad, Qi Gong with Master Li Jung Feng, “The moving cycle” with Christine Caldwell, master in Dance Therapy, Reiki, Anatomy Trains, Feldenkrais, BMC©…

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He now teaches workshops, classes, retreats and private sessions using a broad range of modalities such as dance rituals, Continuum, shamanic healing, channeling, co-creative partnership or dance therapy. Sylvain has worked with a variety of clients and groups on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues.

 

More info: www.co-creative-awareness.org/ www.sylvainmeret.com

We are moving… this website will no longer exist under this name from February 2

Hello,

This is an important post for all followers, this website and the name “ways-of-moving-and-being-moved” will no longer exists as such.

If you want to stay tuned and informed about the activities please subscribe to:

www.sylvainmeret.com for Continuum and Dance therapy activity

www.co-creative-awareness.org for retreats, shamanism and working with nature intelligences

or https://www.facebook.com/Waysofmovingandbeingmoved/

Thank you for following these activities, we keep Moving, Transforming and Evolving.

Greetings,

Sylvain

“Pollination, Fertilisation, Creation” 8-14 August 2016 Ile d’Aix, FR

A CONTINUUM MOVEMENT based EXPLORATION, 8-14 AUGUST 2016, 17123 ILE D’AIX FRANCE.

As part of this series of events about Co-creation, Sylvain, who is a Continuum Movement practitioner and a Continuum teacher in training is offering this special retreat.

What is Continuum Movement? Learn here

It will be 7 days of practice from Monday 8 August at 14:00 until Sunday 14 August 11:00 am. We will practice between 4 and 6 hours per day in a small but nice studio space, with a all-nighter from the 6th to 7th day. These classes will be sometime recorded for the video assessment by the Continuum teachers board. The retreat will be taught in english with possible translation in french.

The theme for this 7 days is about The masculine and the feminine play of interaction and creationIt will unfold as:

3 days insemination {Pollination}

3 days fecundation {fertilization}

1 day birth {creation}

The retreat can host 8 participants maximum with Continuum experience / somatic experience / mediumship / shamanic experience  or any other practices supporting our personal development…

There is no particular cost for it as it is a practicum for a teaching assessment, if you can and feel like, donation are welcome.

Accommodation: 3 people can be in the house: 1 shared room [2 people] 1 room with double bed [participation 20 € per night], in the working space [5 € per night] or camping [5 € per night].

Food: around 12 €/day in collective cooking

To sign up send an email to sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

Practical info to come to Ile d’Aix on demand.

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“Body Awareness in Nature” 1-5 august 2016 Ile d’Aix Fr.

A summer intensive movement exploration with Kay Patru, Jihae Ko, Rafael Zielinski, Andrea Hackle & Sylvain Meret.

Ile d’Aix, Monday 1st to Friday 5th august 2016

Come and join the first edition of our intensive week focusing on movement exploration & dance expression in the beautiful island of Aix, France.

Five teachers will share with you their practices and their knowledge about dance, movement, somatic awareness, creativity, performance, shamanism and film making in natural environments.

The whole week will be an intensive immersion into the subtle worlds of nature. Each teacher will bring you into a personal journey through the rhythms, spaces, textures, sounds and landscapes of the island using our bodies and our awareness to dance the inner and outer worlds. Dance is a healing art; part of the journey will convey the magic of shamanic rituals, the wisdom of somatic practices and the transformational process of creativity.

The program will be articulated in daily sessions, giving room for the “here and now” as the week unfolds. Therefor we can give you the content of the week but not a precise schedule. Sessions will be held in different locations outdoors across the island and indoor in the somatic room. A daily schedule will include movement/dance practices, field explorations, sharing of knowledge, performances. Some of the movement/dance practices may be open for local people.

The project is initiated as part of a larger project called “co-creative awareness” by Sylvain, who currently lives on the island. For almost 10 years, summer retreats have generated the gathering of a small tribe interested in understanding nature, our body, and our innate wisdom. We created a camping settlement condition that supports both a low cost budget and a direct connection with the land. In this regard, we cook and share the logistic together. And we sleep in tents. [They are possibilities for other accommodations with extra costs.]

Conditions: 

This summer intensive is open to everyone interested in movement and dance in nature regardless of professional background or dance training. We can host a maximum of 15 participants. The language will be English and translation in French.

The costs are 125-150 € for the teachings fee [sliding scale] and 15 € per day for the food and logistic expenses, [90 € midday Sunday 31 to midday Saturday 6]. The total price is 215 – 240 €. We wish to make this special journey possible to anyone interested.

We start on Monday morning 9:00 the 1st of august and finish on Friday 5th august in the evening. You’re welcome to arrive on the 30th or 31th of July and leave on Saturday 6th.

To register contact sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

Logistic:

If possible bring your tent, sleeping bag and mattress. You will need Towels, swimming clothes, a pair of shoes for dancing, sleepers, lamp torch, sweaters for wind and evenings. [We have 4 extra tents, sleeping bags and mattresses.]

The food is mainly vegetarian and organic. We organize cooking teams/ washing teams through the week. In this way, we keep low costs conditions.

To come to the island from abroad: closest airport is La Rochelle with a flight on Monday and Friday with Ryanair from Brussels-Charleroi. A regular TGV line runs from Paris to La Rochelle few times a day. From La Rochelle a boat is easily accessible to get to the island but runs only few times per day depending on the tide. [Check the timetable]

Bordeaux airport with easyjet and KLM from Amsterdam runs everyday, then a train ride of 1h45 min to Rochefort, then a bus to Fouras la Fumée for taking the boat [Check the timetable].

Let sylvain knows about your travel plan sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

The program in details:

Tuning body landscape with Kay Patru and Jihae Ko

In this work, we dive into the transformative process between body and landscape through senses. We allow body as a tuning instrument that is receptive and connected to the environment.

We observe, listen, feel, smell and taste. This basic sensory functions guide us to explore movement and dance expression from the body sensation as well as becoming one with the environment.

The approach of this workshop is twofold:

  1. Sensory Fieldwork

The first part of this workshop will be based on Sensory fieldwork. We will focus on the primary senses of the body to tune into the direct perception of the land. Through touch, smell, listening and looking/gazing we can allow the body to be informed by the surrounding ecosystem and the various habitats present on site. This sensory fieldwork will be guided and often blindfolded to deepen the perceptual field of the participants while being supported by an observing partner.

  1. Body Centered Practice

Building on the sensory practice, the second part of the workshop will consist of integrating the experience of the land into a wide range of Body Centered Practice. Movement/dance explorations, imagery and improvisation tasks, voice and breath work, as well as various bodywork modalities to engage the participants into finding their artistic expression within the context of being on the land.

Tuning Body Landscape- Seoul

“Somatic-shamanic base explorations” with Rafael Zielinski

Dance is a movement moving space. It has the power to touch something in you and let you flourish. Dance is communication; it wakes you up, opens up your senses and sense of self. Dance is a way to live life.

From contemporary dance and movement performances to embodiment and healing. With a bridge to nature and shamanism. Bringing nature back on stage.

Rafael is a transformer of space and energy. Through his radiant presence, sensibility and creativity, he is able to move (with) all that is.” (Odessa, 2016)

“Physicality~Musicality on film” with Andrea Hackl

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“The shamanic power dance” with Sylvain Meret

This session will tap into the process of finding and embodying personal power through movement qualities. There is a space within us that hold the key for movement medicines that allow us to feel more empowered. This place is very personal and unique to each of us. To access it, one needs to connect with his energetic nature and to incorporate it through either movement, sounds, voice or dance expressions. Breaths, vocal sounds or songs are ways to directly feel the expression of our energetic nature, it is a great support to allow a deeper embodiment toward outer movement expression. This dance is a way to reconnect with our source and to bring our spirit in the here and now.

Teachers:

Jihae Ko is a dancer, choreographer and bodywork therapist based in Amsterdam. She graduated from the School of Toronto Dance Theater (Modern dance), SNDO (performance choreography) and Shenzou open university (Acupuncture therapy). While collaborating with numerous choreographers, visual artists and theater makers in Canada, Europe and South Korea, she is committed to bridging art practice and therapy as a path where creativity and inter-personal growth meet. www.jihaeko.com

Kay Patru is a dance and movement improvisation teacher, choreographer, certified body work therapist based in Amsterdam. His work focuses primarily on developing improvisation and somatic awareness tools designed to awaken the innate intelligence of the body. His choreographic projects focus on designing the sensory experience of the body in relationship to (un)natural environments. He teaches regularly movement research and somatic awareness classes in Europe and South Korea. Kay Patru recently started researching and leading workshops around the impact of nature on the perception of the body. www.kaypatru.net

Rafael Zielinski: Rafael is a transformer of space and energy. Through his radiant presence, sensibility and creativity, he is able to move (with) all that is.” (Odessa, 2016)

http://rafael-zielinski.eu

 

Andrea Hackl is based in Austria and the Netherlands and works as choreographer, dancer and video artist. Her work cherishes the power and poetry of dance and its physicality.

Most of all her work is a celebration of life. She’s inspired by cross-pollination and creative interdisciplinary work, by seeing how different fields can nourish and enrich one another.

Next to more “conventional” work, Andrea Hackl love to explore and experiment. She cherishes improvisation and instant composition in collaboration with musicians and has produced work in collaboration with scientists, mostly addressing the subject of climate change & human-nature relationships.

Over the last years she has produced various films, presented in Europe, US and Asia and has been working with the medium of installation. She’s exploring hybrid installation performances.

Andrea has danced with companies like Emanuel Gat Dance (Fr), United C (Nl), Suzy Blok (Nl) & Fabian Chyle (D), and toured major venues and festivals world-wide. https://andreahackl.com

 

Sylvain MÉRET has a BA and DNSEP in visual art, he studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S (Brussels, BE) and Dance Therapy at CODARTS (Rotterdam, NL). He has worked as a dancer [Virginie Mirbeau, Felix Rückert, company B. Valiente, Dylan Newcomb, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil…] and has an improviser in collaboration with Katie Duck, Magpie Music Dance, and recently Makiko Ito. He has performed his own work through Europe, Asia, Cuba and has been teaching for 10 years in various contexts (SNDO, KNUA, SEAD, ARTEZ). His main interest now is to share knowledge about improvisation, performance and co-creaitve awareness. www.sylvainmeret.com / www.ways-of-moving-and-being-moved.com

Continuum Rehab series part 2

Second meeting of Self-improvement sessions applying Continuum Movement principles.
We will continue and deepen the work we started in the first session.

These classes are perfect frames for dancers or any professional movers who have to face self-care when it comes to maintain their body healthy.
We will address participants issues and generalised skeletal, muscles, tissues and joints issues as well [such as arthrosis, injuries, chronic pain, tissue degeneration…].
Continuum Movement will be our main modality for stimulating bio-intelligence, blood flow, adaptability and regeneration, getting out of habits and limiting patterns. Continuum uses specific sounds, breaths and movement sequences to access the fluid system of the body. The practice brings a new somatic awareness, opens a flow of regenerative bio-nourishment in the cells and the tissues. It is a simple yet a very powerful practice. We will learn movement sequences ideal for daily self-care and injury’s prevention.
Where: BOdlabot, OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
When: 11:00-14:00 Saturday 2 April 2016
Costs: 25 euro
The class will happen with a minimum of 3 participants and a max of 8.
Register by email: sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

“Into motion” impro lab guided by Sylvain Méret

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Saturday 27 February 2016

Second Saturday session!
<PLAY WITH TIME> is the theme of the afternoon
what about strectching, compressing, loolping, mirroring Time…!
Or create Time Holes!

These in-depth sessions are a perfect framework to explore movement improvisation in small groups for developing awareness and skills for performers.
Each session will be build on a strong shift of internal state provided through somatic explorations, shamanic rituals, hypnotic regression, co-creative principles, in order to manifest improvised pieces or events.
The backbone of these classes is constructed on mastering awareness in order to be able to shift our state of mind into versatile embodiments, as well as to shifts spaces and time frames. Opening our mind and our conception of reality are the goals for these sessions, for a full expression of each one’s creativity.
Where: THIS TIME THE STUDIO IS ANAMORPHIC, ON THE LAST FLOOR OF THE OT301 BUILDING
How much: 15 euro per session (+3,15 btw)
For who: anybody interested in movement/dance experiments
Register via email: sylvainmeret21@gmail.com [max 8-10 participants per session]
Know more about Sylvain: www.sylvainmeret.com /  www.ways-of-moving-and-being-moved.com / www.co-creative-awareness.org

Continuum based session 26 February 2016

warm-up, Sylvain KDTA

“Continuum Rehab for dancers and other bipeds”

Self-improvement sessions applying Continuum Movement principles.

These classes are perfect frames for dancers or any professional movers who have to face self-care when it comes to maintain their body healthy. We will address skeletal, muscles, tissues and joints issues in general context [such as arthrosis, injuries, chronic pain, tissue degeneration…] and we will include everyone story to address more personal issues.

Continuum Movement will be our main modality for stimulating bio-intelligence, blood flow, adaptability and regeneration, getting out of habits and limiting patterns. Continuum uses specific sounds, breaths and movement sequences to access the fluid system of the body. The practice brings a new somatic awareness, opens a flow of regenerative bio-nourishment in the cells and the tissues. It is a simple yet a very powerful practice. We will learn movement sequences ideal for daily self-care and injury’s prevention.

Where: Anamorphic studio, OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam

When: 12:00-15:00 Friday 26 February 2016

Costs: 30 euro (+21%btw=6,3 €)

The class will happen with a minimum of 3 participants and a max of 8.

Register by email: sylvainmeret21@gmail.com