ENLIVEN YOUR HEART
A 2 hours workshop to discover how to embody the heart as an organ and its specificity through breathing, self touch, sounding and opening our attention to what moves us. My body-Mind Centering® approach focuses on accessing and dialoguing with different layers of body systems in order to help you to access the world of the sensations, to refine your feelings and find an ease through movement.
In this specific workshop we’ll get closer to our heart and understand how we connect to it at a psycho-physical level and beyond. As we’ll feel how the flow of our blood nurtures our full body we’ll allow the flow of our creativity to arise. Noticing how we sense and feel the different qualities of the circulation of the liquids related to the heart, we'll explore different ways to move through space and being move from within. First we’ll experience others liquid system of our body as a cellular level to earth the body and converse with gravity. Sitting or lying in silence, becoming our inner witness, we will allow ourselves to be nourished and refreshed. We’ll bring sounding and learn simple hands-on practice with partners to deepen our connection to our heart and its connections with other body systems. After seeing anatomy map of the heart, writing and drawing from and moving with our sensations, our imaginations will lead us to a fluid creative journey. The openness of our mind informs and impacts the vitality of our body.
“Body-Mind Centering® (BMCsm) is an ongoing, experiential journey into the alive and changing territory of the body. The explorer is the mind – our thoughts, feeling, energy, soul and spirit. Thought this journey we are led to an understanding of how the mind is expressed thought the body in movement”
"Our body moves as our mind moves. The qualities of any movement are a manifestation of how mind is expressing through the body at the moment. Changes in movement qualities indicate that the mind has shifted focus in the body. Conversely, when we direct the mind or attention to different areas of the body and initiate movement from those areas, we change the quality of our movement. So we find that movement can be a way to observe the expression of mind through the body, and it can also be a way to affect changes in the body-mind relationship."
Amélie Gaulier-Brody is a Body-Mind Centering practitioner certified in 2010. Brooklyn based since 2015, her native country is France. Her passion for pedagogy and somatic practices leads her to see people for individual hands-on BMC private sessions. Amélie is also a performance artist, dancer and choreographer and she teaches art and movement for children and adults in different institutions and contexts for 12 years. She’s a Registered Professional Somatic Movement Therapist Member of ISMETA (Registered Somatic Movement Practitioners have completed extensive training in ISMETA Approved Training Programs).
Where? Awakening Center
605 manhattan Ave (Nassau stop/G line), Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Visual: Painting 07 Music, Pink and Blue No. 2 - Georgia OKeeffe 1918