3-Week Morning Challenge: Body-Mind-Centering ®
Form, Fullness and Space with Nina Wehnert
Nov 06-24, 2017
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The body with its structures, membranes and vessels provide form and spaces that are filled. The skin is like a boundary and connects us with our environment. Membranes of cells contain fluid and allow communication with their fluid they swim in. Bones of pelvis, ribs and head give space for the threedimensionality of organs. Our body is structure, fullness and space. In the Body-Mind Centering® morning challenge we move, breathe, rest, explore, dance. We explore structures of the body and their possibilities for movement. Through anatomical ideas, movement, perception and touch we place our awareness into different body systems. We also explore the journey of developmental movements – how did we grow from a one celled animal to a walking human. Different developmental movement patterns give support and ease for our movement and being today. Through movement with finest awareness we evoke presence, three dimensional full-body pleasure for joyous movement!
Bones! Bones are the basic supporting structure, they provide clarity and lightness, they lever us through space and support weight in relationship to gravity. They are a container for organs and spaces within the joints give us the possibility for movement.
Organs! Organs are vital and alive! They are the content of pelvis and rib basket and give us a feeling for threedimensionality and full-bodiedness. A sense of self! Their functions are for our internal survival- breathing, nourishment and elimination.
Fluidity! Fluids, fascia and developmental movement: Fascia connects us from within. A threediminsional fluid web that envelopes everything, connects and seperates. Fluids support flow, ease and rest in movement. We will explore rolling, crawling, coordination from center to peripherie, soft spine and fluid central axis as a base for our movements today.
Nina Wehnert works as a dancer and teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Body-Mind Centering® and Contact Improvisation in classes, workshops, retreats and festivals around Europe as well as at dance schools. She is certified as a Somatic Movement Educator in BMC® and in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga and received her yoga training at OM Yoga New York in 2007, a Yogaschool that combines clear, precise alignment with the form of vinyasa and buddhist meditation.
photos: Patrick Beelaert