School of Movement Medicine - Mindfulness in Motion
Issue: October 2013 Newsletter All Articles
The Facts and Figures of Movement Medicine
By Roland
When Susannah and Ya’Acov read the first draft of this article they wrote to me “We love the facts and figures you have written down but the question that arises is 'so what....?' We mean from your personal point of view.” The answer to this question is at the bottom of the article. more>
Forthcoming Workshops
November is a busy month for Susannah and Ya’Acov and they are teaching in a number of venues throughout Europe. Their schedule is below:
The Power of Community
By Susannah
Recently I read these words by Malidoma Patrice Soma. He writes: “My sense is that the West’s need for healing is rooted in crises of personal identity and purpose. Whether they are raised in indigenous or modern culture, there are two things that people crave: the full realisation of their innate gifts, and to have those gifts approved, acknowledged, and confirmed. more>
Ya'Acov is Writing
By Ya'Acov
Dear Friends, I have started to write my next book and so I'm sorry to say, there will be no article from me this month. i will return with a little report on how it's all going next month. I hope the Autumn or Spring is treating you well and look forward to seeing you on a dance floor over the next months. With love. Ya'Acov. more>
Movement and My Cello
By Matthew Barley
On October 31st I shall be coming back to Dartington to play a concert. It will be nearly 20 years since I took an ongoing group with Ya’Acov and Susannah in Dartington and it’s satisfying to reflect on the amount of creative growth and exploration, not to mention sheer hard work that has taken place since then. more>
An Invitation
By Sinéad, Angie, Petra and Catherine
You are warmly invited to share your personal stories around your experiences with environmental and social justice issues in your daily life. These stories can be funny or serious, personal and something that you are happy to share. more>
Dancing my life - dancing my dream
By Christine
Initiation 2013 Imagine - while reading - my fingers, dancing over the paper - trying to express my unbelievable feelings. And my heart - shining across the oceans - to reach all of you wonderful participants of 17 !?! countries, our at all times helpful assistants, our unique human spiritual teachers Susannah and Ya'Acov, my ancestors, my Dancing Warrior, my Wise Elder, my Fool! and all the Archetypal Teachers- sending my deep gratitude. more>
Nelson Mandela
By Jayne Bullen
Dear Roland I wrote this attached poem for Nelson Mandela as he enters his time of stillness and is still on life support I thought it would be nice to put it in the newsletter with this intro and some images attached of mourners and well wishers: more>
Contributing through our quality of being
By Ailsa Lucas
On the last part of the Apprenticeship there was an Open Space to explore, connect and initiate work with others on ways we wished to contribute to the wider world. My response was a desire to deepen my capacity to contribute to others through my quality of being with them, and to value this way of making a difference as highly as more obviously active forms of contribution like, say, creating events to raise consciousness around issues that matter to us. more>
Belgium Revisited
By Marold Emmelkamp
It must have been almost 10 years ago. I just had discovered the dance some months before, and now I was heading to Antwerp for my first whole weekend of dance. It was a 5 rhythms heartbeat weekend with Jonathan in this beautiful gymnasium hall. I fell in love with the dance (a strange experience for someone who only dared too dance after ten beers) and I stiil remember some dances in which I felt deep joy and connectedness as i had never felt before. more>
Movement Medicine Shop
By Tabitha
Dear MM community, Tabitha here! Just a few words to let you know that we now have Caroline Carey's wonderful new book of poetry, SHE has a voice, in stock along with her other two brilliant books, MsGuided Angel & Reclaimed Innocence. Take a look: more>
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.