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 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