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Transformational Self: Movement and Making Retreat

Secret Yoga Club
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“…releasing is like a trap springing open. It’s a releasing of blocks and therefore a releasing of energy and power. Energy and power, and strength.” Joan Skinner


With support of SYC founder Gabrielle Hales, professional dance and visual artists Lizzy Le Quesne and Camilla Emson will guide a group into the depths of somatic practice through the mediums of dance, art and music. The retreat is designed to unlock your creativity through a journey into sensorial, spatial and embodied awareness.

The Retreat will be structured around a morning Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) workshop led by Lizzy Le Quesne and an afternoon creative workshop with Camilla Emson.

SRT is a gentle, playful, fun and transformative dance technique, that enlists and enlivens the whole self in movement. Through guided kinaesthetic visualizations, freeform movement explorations and gentle hands-on practices, SRT engages the ‘whole self’ – to develop technical, expressive and creative processes. SRT offers access to new power, fullness, fluency, transparency, meaning and joy in moving and dancing. The retreat welcomes both experienced movers and those wanting to become more deeply acquainted with their physical selves perhaps for the first time, or after a long break. SRT supports profound discovery, arrival, expansion and extension of self.

Camilla Emson’s creative workshops will build on SRT and invite the group to explore their relationship with pliable materials, such as fibre, clay and found natural objects to go deeper and work with emerging creative energies. There will be time to explore the 7 acres of woodland, moving and making in and outdoors, alone and as part of a group, witnessing and being witnessed in you creative process. Camilla is inspired by research that shows how gradual changes in one’s movement repertoire can lead to changes in one’s inner landscape, allowing you to find peace and connectivity within. This points to movement being a healing channel that may stimulate brain plasticity and modulate brainstem dysregulation.

Looking forward to welcoming you and your beautiful bodies.

More info: secretyogaclub.co.uk/syc/transformational-self-retreat/