Writing the Way Home
Eros-Alegra Clarke is a published essay and short story writer, an artist and a massage therapist, who lives in Tauranga with her family. Since childhood, writing has been for her, a magical impulse, a way of listening and paying attention to the moments full of meaning, and finding comfort through acknowledging the words on the page. She has a particular passion for empowering others to listen to their inner voices, to find and express their stories and to come into relationship with experience as a path towards deepening the understanding of life and one’s own self. In this workshop, Eros-Alegra will share her love of writing along with the exercises and tools she uses to keep herself inspired. Come along and discover the writer within.
Cultivating Body-Mindfulness with Structural Integration
In Centred Riding, Sally Swift’s seminal book on embodiment for riders, Swift emphasizes the importance of mindful intent in the areas of perception, breathing, structural and functional balance and the art of centring in movement and stillness. Structural Integration is an innovative approach to well-being developed by Ida Rolf during the same period as Swift.
Specific myofascial techniques, movement repatterning and guided awareness are some of the tools the SI practitioner uses to guide a client to a new imbalance. Sol will present how SI can assist riders and other human animals to achieve their embodiment potential.
Tai-ji In The Barn
In our high stress world, it is one of the most direct and easily embodied approaches to bring peace, alertness and creativity to the mind, and health and longevity to the body. Sol will offer a daily class of Tai Ji and meditation.
Structural Integration Mini Sessions
During the lunch break Sol and Alegra will offer mini sessions of Structural Integration to festival participants.