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NEW summer course at YogaOnCrete!!

Join us at YogaOnCrete (12-19 June) and experience lightness of body, mind and spirit through the twice daily practice of voice and sound therapy, and movement medicine, along with daily encounters with the cool, turquoise Mediterranean waters at quiet beaches, idyllic unspoilt surroundings, wholesome local food, excursions, and a warm and welcoming group of people that will make this experience unforgettable!

movement-medicine-yoga-on-creteEach class builds upon the next, in a slow and consistent progression. No previous experience in music, singing or dance is required for participation in the course, other than an attraction to using the voice and movement to liberate the body and mind, and connect with the joy that lies within!

Creative expression through sound, voice and Movement Medicine

In the sessions dedicated to sound, we will explore our relationship with rhythm, breath and the use of our voice, and how these tools can give us greater creativity, freedom and capacity to express who we are and embrace more of ourselves. Sound and voice work aim to restore physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance through their use as healing forces.

In the sessions dedicate to dance, we will explore how movement and dance are tools that can enhance our playfulness, help us connect to one another and discover our unique creative expression. We will also be dancing outdoors, in order to deepen our relationship with Nature, explore a wider movement vocabulary and discover new ways in which the body wants to move and expand, when it is not constricted in a room.

Movement Medicine (http://movementmedicineassociation.org/ ) is a form of conscious dance and movement meditation that has deep roots in shamanism, contemporary therapeutics and artistic wisdom. It is a practice that supports personal growth, expansion, healing, well-being and a deeper relationship with ourselves and others.

In addition fo the above, we will also be exploring:

  • "Awakening the Dancer", finding the creative freedom in our bodies and the dance that wants to emerge.
  • Our connection with Yin and Yang, the receptive and active principles and the Divine Feminine and Masculine.
  • Our relationship with the Elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air)

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Laura Valenti

harmonicinspiration.com
Laura is an apprentice Movement Medicine teacher and facilitator, sound and voice therapist, theater artist and clown. She has also recently trained in somatic energy medicine and body work. She is passionate about community, co-creation, exploring the relationship between the body and Nature, and sustainable living. Her background is in Law, Sociology of Migration, and Human Rights. She danced her way all through cancer and chemotherapy, trusting the innate intelligence of the body, its capacity to heal and that movement is her medicine. She has taught Movement Medicine in the UK, the US, and in Peru.

What people have said:

"I am so grateful to have been able to participate in the dance of the elements with you.  Thank you for your exquisite guidance and facilitation, and holding a loving and sacred space.  It was truly transformational for me, like coming home to my body, to joy, to tenderness, to heart connection, to play and embracing of my child self.  I feel a deep remembering and opening to myself and life". 
Laura Linstead, massage therapist, health coach and NIA dance instructor.

 

Accommodation is offered in our traditional guesthouse, as well as 2 home-cooked vegetarian meals per day. Massage treatments are also available. Prices from 540 EURO per week all inclusive (including Early Bird Discount if you book your place before the 12th of April)

Bring your best smile and come join us on this exciting new course! For more information on the course details please contact Laura directly:   [email protected]

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