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Issue: February Newsletter
A Bouquet

By Hanna
I love the colours we humans can bring into this world! Here in Konstanz (South Germany) we are witnessing the annual, still traditional Carnival, and some of these years-old unique and colourful processions are wonderful to watch. Besides, there are pink plush teddies with big ears cycling through town, a fierce looking, three year old pirate in a pram, or a butterfly-mom on her bike, pulling her fairy-daughter in a kiddies-trailer, whole ice bear families and Vikings passing, and of course the odd uniformed pizza deliverer on his e-bike in between. Love it!

So, I look at this colourful maze of humans in movement, as a big smile forms on my face: with love for these playful parts and scenes of living life, and with pure joy in seeing this creative expression each one brings onto our cold and grey February streets. Colour-dots everywhere. I look at this wonder, and notice that this love for us humans and the seeing of each single individual being a totally unique part of this bouquet of humanity, is something my dancing through some of this ‘Movement Medicine’ has brought closer to me.

We welcome you to a similar manifold bouquet of articles and contributions, and I thank all the authors for sharing their colours with us, their words and their creativity.

With this February newsletter, we are also starting to include one article by a Movement Medicine Teacher or Facilitator each month, and Catherine Wright is starting us off with Movement Medicine and Ministry, I loved reading it.
This is also an invitation for teachers and facilitators to send us anything you would like to share about your work, your experiences, or other stories.
You can send your words to me:, which is also the address for any other contributions for the newsletter. Suggestions and comments also welcome. Please send articles with heading and foto. Thank you!

My own self would like to offer a more detailed sharing of my experiences during the Journey of Empowerment last year, since it has and still is greatly shaping my path of questioning, healing, stepping, being and growing. I did start, only to realize, I can’t share of this whole journey in just one newsletter article. So I decided to split it up in a few, picking one subject with particular importance for me during the process. The first one I shall call Embodiment, which you will find in a separate article.


Forthcoming Events and Workshops:

We carry the bouquet of variety and colourfulness through into the offering of workshops: These coming weeks are filled with so many Movement Medicine goodies, with so many tastes and in so many different countries and cities. Wow! Something for everyone, almost everywhere. Have a look!
Apart from Susannah and Ya’acov teaching in South Africa in February, there are two Re-Creation workshop’s with Ya’Acov coming up (Poland and Switzerland), and the 2015 Journey of Empowerment starting in March. For both there are still a few places left. From own experience I can say that the ‘Journey of Empowerment’ has certainly been one of the most beautiful and lasting gifts I have given to myself. And this is the last one taught by Susannah and Ya’Acov for now, as you will read in their articles. There is also the option of participating as practical assistant, in which case your fees will be reduced.

Feb 17-21 The Alchemy of Stillness. Susannah and Ya’Acov. Cape Town. South Africa.
Revealing and uncovering the pureness of the heart as a centre of wisdom, emotion, instinct and intuition, the dancers will get to know and dance with the four domains of the heart: Courage, Surrender, Integrity and Gratitude. In a whole night ceremony in the Alchemists Garden, you will be invited and guided to find your own purification and healing prayer in dance and meditation, in a wonderful, self-created landscape of temples and altars to explore with, rest in, nourish, dare or let go. Uncovering and discovering the power and the beauty of the pure heart.
Contact: Jayne + 27 737487743

Feb 20-22 Awakenings. David Mooney. Graz, Austria.
Working with the Dancer, the Dreamer and the Warrior, this workshop will explore the offerings you hold and how to manifest these in this world. Using the maps of Movement Medicine, David guides the dancers on a journey of healing, dreaming and creating.
Contact: Helga Bauer +43 650 4358585

Feb 24 Bringing the Dance Back Home. Susannah and Ya’Acov. Online.
In this webinar you are able to strengthen and experience your practice at home, dance a led Movement Medicine session in your own living room and invite friends to join in. Its £35 for 10 webinars, plus the online access to all the past webinars.
Contact: Roland +44 1803 762255

Feb 27 to March 1. Colours of the Heart. Mark Boylan. Verona. Italy.
This workshop is led by one of the School’s guest teachers.
Contact: Tamara +39 3396571488

March 4-8 Re-Creation. Ya’Acov. Warsaw. Poland.
This is an intense journey, which will introduce you to some of the main tools Movement Medicine works with, and it takes you on a path of healing and re-creating.
Contact: Olga +48 509 774 884

March 5-8 Resonance - voice, song and movement medicine with Susannah. A residential at the beautiful Pegasus centre, north of Hamburg. Germany. Here is the chance and the safe space to let yourself be surprised by the power and the healing of your own dance and your own voice, with the gentle support of Master Drummer Thomas Ritthoff (creator of Nanigo).
Contact: Edgar +49 40 1888 65 95

March 12 Move! Ya’Acov. Strasbourg. France.
A great introduction to Movement Medicine!
Contact: Fabienne Hester. Email:

March 13-15 Holy Trinity. Ya’Acov. Munich. Germany.
In this weekend workshop participants dive into the intelligence as well as the unity of body, heart and mind through movement and dance, and through meeting with the Dancing Warrior, the Wise Elder and the Fool.
Contact: Claudjia +49 89 292644

March 13-15 Meta-Magic. Caroline Carey. Zagreb. Croatia.
Another inspiring workshop with one of the Movement Medicine guest teachers. Contact: Lucija +385 91 550 9641

March 17-22 Journey of Empowerment (1st Module). Susannah. Devon. UK. (2nd module: 10-16th June; 2rd module: 6-11th October).
A wonder-filled and very well guided journey to aligning body, heart and mind, to finding more ground and stability as well as direction, and to nurturing more self-compassion, self-expression and creativity. It is also the first step towards the Apprenticeship Program with Movement Medicine.
Reduced fee as practical assistant possible.
Contact: Roland +44 1803 762255

March 25 to 29 Re-Creation. Ya’Acov. Residential at the beautiful Schweibenalp, Switzerland. With a Move! evening in Thun on the 24th. This is an intense journey, which will introduce you to some of the main tools Movement Medicine works with, and it takes you on a path of healing and re-creating.
Also see article on Re-Creation.
Contact: Katriona +41 33 676 2708

March 27 to 29 Love Stories. Susannah. Prague. Czech Republic.
A beautiful, very touching and deep workshop, looking at and dancing through love and relationship. Love-stories: the patterns (stories) we live when showing, asking for, needing, extending or sharing love and intimate relationship. It’s about the relationship with yourself, and yourself love, as well as relationships with and love towards others or your partner.
Contact: Veronika +42 0 727 941 674

March 31st Bringing the Dance Back Home. Susannah and Ya’Acov. Webinar. Contact: Roland +44 1803 762255


Enjoy Your Dance!

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The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the School of Movement Medicine. Roland Wilkinson, Nappers Crossing, Staverton, Devon TQ9 6PD, UK Tel & Fax +44 (0)1803 762255 http://www.