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Somatic Movement Day Workshop. Water/Continuity: Fluid Systems and Fascia. Body-Mind-Ecology (11:00 – 17:00)

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***Event part of the Salisbury Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration Celebration week June 19-25 (read more below) ***



Fluid systems and fascia body-mind-ecology
A day workshop on somatic movement / space responsive dance/improvisation/embodiment and ecological integration

Thursday 22th June 2023

11 – 5pm 

@ The Salisbury Centre. STUDIO/GARDEN. 2 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AB Edinburgh

  • 11am-2pm: An introduction on the study of body systems though experiential anatomy and somatisation. The fluids are the transportation system of our bodies and nature. Fluid systems support our ability to transform, change and heal. Fascia provides the multidimensional and resilient  matrix of the whole body. We will experience continuous and expansive quality to it.
  • 2.30pm – 5pm:  space responsive dance/improvisation/collective creation

Part of the session will be held outdoors

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Participation is open to everyone, and attendance is by donation.

Suggested donation: £25-£45*

(*nobody will be turned away for lack of funding, yet donations allow us to run affordable events for everyone, and to support both the facilitator and the Salisbury Centre)

*To donate: Either bring cash on the day Or Donate (using “Somatic Movement” as REFERENCE) via : www.salisburycentre.org/donate

*booking in advance is essential . Book here (for any further info prior booking email imprevistodanza@gmail.com)
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During this workshop we will work with experiential anatomy and body-mind awareness. Utilising movement, touch, voice and mind we sense and perceive our embodied self. ” The fluids are the transportation system of the body. They underlie presence and transformation, set the ground for basic communication, and mediate the dynamics of flow between rest and activity, tension and relaxation. Fascia provides the tensegrity matrix of the whole body. It wraps around all other structures as one continuous spiraling, multilayered, and multidimensional network of expansive sheath.” **

**Body-Mind Centering (BMCSM) is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness. Developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical and developmental principles: bodymindcentering.com Whether it will be possible, part of the session will be held in the garden. Please wear comfortable clothes and layers to adjust to different spaces.

monica de ioanni (she/her) is a movement and environmental advocate, dance artist and performance maker. With extensive experience in artistic-environmental projects in the community she performs and creates work both in the UK and internationally. Monica continually deepens her knowledge of the body, voice, rhythm, and ecology, and she is interested in developing multidisciplinary and inclusive approaches in performing arts and education. She has extensive experiences in choreographic research, movement mentoring for performance making. Monica is qualified in Infant Developmental Movement Education (IDME) and Somatic Movement Education (SME) with Embody-Move, embody-move.co.uk licensed by The School for Body-Mind Centering www.bodymindcentering.com. She is a professional member of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association, ISMETA www.ismeta.org. for more info about the facilitator please visit imprevistodanza.com

If you are interested or have any questions about the course contact monica at imprevistodanza@gmail.com

Salisbury Centre 50th Celebration Week June 19th-25th 

(Read more here : 50th Anniversary Programme & June Celebration!)

This events is part of the the 50th anniversary celebration of the Salisbury Centre!

Standing as one of the oldest holistic centres in Edinburgh, this currently thriving community Centre was founded with a robust spiritual community focus, which over time has expanded to embrace a strong foundation of inclusivity, as well as creative, psychological, and ecological wellbeing, making it a resilient and much loved community space in the heart of Edinburgh!

To celebrate the occasion we have been running a 6 month 50th anniversary theme programme of events which will culminate in this celebration week in June (19th – 25th). 

You can download a brochure which offers some context about the Centre’s history and its founding pillars HERE (https://shorturl.at/bix05 )

Expect gatherings of old friends and new, workshops, movie screenings, discussion panels, shared meals, ceremony, visioning & networking for the future. Come and learn how challenges were transformed to create new foundations to grow from. The programme has draws from the incredible richness of all people who have contributed, over 5 decades, to the evolution and resilience of this special Centre.