School of Movement Medicine - Mindfulness in Motion
 
Issue: November 2010 All Articles
Gold Dust
By Roland

I thrust my hand down into a clump of black seaweed and picked up the first stone that my hand touched and put it in my pocket.  It was the end of my journey walking to the island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland and I was standing on a beach on the north shore.  The weather had turned overnight, the sky was overcast and a cold wind was blowing.  This stone was for a friend.  However, it was not to be a delightful memento of Iona but was to be a physical representation of the burden I felt he had made me carry on this last leg of my journey.
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Forthcoming Workshops
By Roland

One the things I admire most about Susannah and Ya’Acov is that they are always actively learning something.  Each year they endeavour to tackle a new skill whether it be learning to play the guitar or how to grow vegetables successfully in a poly-tunnel.  Knowing this I am not surprised to learn that Ya’Acov will be joining Susannah’s Way of the Dancing Warrior workshop in London on 27th and 28th November as a participant.  If you fancy joining him on the dance floor to take part in this workshop please contact Alex on 07868842219 alexhanly@hotmail.com

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11th November

By Susannah

It’s 11th November. I’m on the train to London. I’m on my way to Hamburg to teach DanSing. I’m thinking about last time I taught Resonance in Hamburg and we sang the East European Jewish Bim Bam song, and an elderly German woman lay in the middle of the circle and sobbed her heart out opening the gates for many others as the harmonies twined through the space joining all our hearts. No words needed.

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A Little Evolution Goes a Long Way

By Ya'Acov

Well that was a wild and windy night. I spent it rolling back and forth across the floor of the lounge of a Condor ferry travelling back to Portsmouth from Jersey. I wasn’t rolling on purpose. It was the heaving up and down of the ship on the waves and this was a time for surrender. No point fighting the ocean or the storm. So I rolled and dreamed of being on a catamaran and surfing down large waves down into the troughs and back up again. The ocean revealed all kinds of mystifying and strange beings who belong to dark and stormy night sea dreams.

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Finding my body in the grave

This month's winner of Ł100 School of Movement Medicine workshop voucher

By Ailsa Lucas

I want to capture something of this moment in my life and share it with you, knowing that by the time I have finished writing, and certainly by the time you read what I write, my perspective will have changed again!

But it feels a precious time. A waking up from sleep time. A rich time to share.

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Initiated into the elements…
By Veena Vasista

To initiate means, according to one on-line definition, ‘to introduce into the knowledge of some art or subject’ and ‘to admit or accept with formal rites into an organization or group, secret knowledge, adult society, etc.’  Initiation, therefore, is the act of doing the above. Two months ago, I completed the School of Movement Medicine Initiation workshop.
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Le Petit Gourmand. (the little greedy)

Chris Sherville regularly cooks for School of Movement Medicine events at the Rill Centre in Devon. Many of you have asked for his recipes. He now has a new website where some of his delicious recipes are available as well as his blog about, well about whatever crosses his mind! As those of you who have met him know, he has quite a sense of humour. Read on…..

By Chris Sherville

www.lepetitgourmand.co.uk

It is not a question I had ever had to ask myself, until I met The School of Movement Medicine. What do you give people for breakfast, who’ve spent all night in a grave?


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Good News!

By Susannah

6 Billion Reasons spreads its wings and becomes Mosaic:Earth. Read more about the story below. Check out oneclimate.net for Mosaic: Earth and tell your friends!

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More good news!

By Susannah

1) You can save (1.9 square meters) of rainforest every time you make an internet  search by using Ecosia.  www.ecosia.org

2) Michael Newman, the sports injury specialist who has rescued our bodies many times from injury and who is a master, is finally passing on his gold dust work and training people. If you are a body worker or want to be, we couldn’t recommend him more highly. michaelnewman525@btinternet.com

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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. schoolofmovementmedicine.com