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Introduction to Eco-somatics
with Carla Walmsley-Esteves
Ecosomatics is a growing interdisciplinary field inter-relating aspects of embodied practices with ecological awareness. The word somatics comes from the Greek word ‘soma’ which means ‘ the living body’. The ‘soma’ is referred to as the body experienced from within, or in other words, the sentient body.
As we know the body is the conduit through which we experience ourselves and the environment, and our somatic lived experience can be enhanced through embodied practices.
For this introductory course we will look at the interconnectedness of the human body/life and the Earth, weaving the relationship between our bones and stones/soil, our skin, touch and the air we breathe and around us. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and wake up the ‘soma’ , the sentient body outdoors and how it can invite a deeply intimate and relational contact with all life.
Most of the practices will encourage gentle movement. Please bring comfortable loose clothes for indoors, and waterproofs for outdoors, as well as one medium size stone. Please also bring art materials like crayons, oils pastels, watercolour, pen and paper. Easy access to a nearby garden, nearby park , woods or nature needed.
Date and Time: Thursday 8th July 2.00-5.00 (Note this workshop is three hours)
Booking: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carries three hours credit for Ten Directions students
Carla Walmsley-Esteves is an integrative body psychotherapist, somatic movement educator, focusing oriented arts teacher and eco-therapist. Her work has evolved out of 20 years of somatic practice, training and professional experience in the prenatal and birthing field, bridging somatic psychology, ecopsychology, deep ecology and women’s studies. She holds a MA in Somatic Well being and BSc (Hons) in Ecology.
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