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monthly classes in Glasgow and online, workshops, and retreats at Dhanakosa

Dance together in Glasgow: monthly Saturday evenings

I hold a monthly Open Floor session in Glasgow on a Saturday early evening - the 4th Saturday of each month. It’s a warm and friendly group of folk with mixed experience of movement and conscious dance practice. There are chairs to sit and move on during the session, so please feel welcome whatever your energy levels or mobility.

Dates 2024: June (weekend workshop, see below), 27 Jul, 24 Aug, 28 Sep, 26 Oct, 23 Nov, 28 Dec.

Time: 6.00pm-7.30pm

Venue: Top floor studio, 72 Berkeley Street, G3 7DS (press buzzer marked STMTS). The front access has steps, there is ramp access to the rear of building and a lift, let me know in advance if you’d prefer the ramp access so I can make sure the rear door is open.

Cost: Sliding scale - £8/£10/£12 - please choose what is right for your financial situation. Payment is by BACS, details in booking confirmation email.

Booking: To book your place click here - (online bookings open one month before class date)

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Meditation Circle: online monthly Sunday mornings

Join me online for a simple and spacious session of dance and meditation to start your Sunday. We’ll begin with moving, then meditate, move again and close with meditation. No previous experience of meditation is necessary, only a willingness and curiosity to explore your experience in movement and stillness.

Dates 2024: 14 Jul, 18 Aug, 22 Sep, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 22 Dec.

Time: 9.00-10.00am UK GMT / 10.00-11.00am CET

Music will be on from 10 minutes before the hour and there’s optional time to stay on and talk at the end.

Cost: Sliding scale - £5/£8/£10 - please choose what is right for your financial situation. Payment is by BACS, details in reminder email.

No need to book, register here to receive a reminder email and the Zoom link a few days before each session.  

Heartfulllife - 28-30 June 2024

A weekend workshop with my teacher, Deborah Lewin, exploring how we can live our most heartful lives. We can guard our hearts, we can choose to open our hearts - come and learn though Open Floor movement, to liberate your body and become the most tender, inspiring, engaged being you can humanly be.

“The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.” Joanna Macy

Date: 7.00pm-9.30pm Friday 28th, 10.30am-5.30pm Saturday 29th and 10.30am-4.30pm Sunday 30th June.

Venue: Yama, 7 Milnbank Street, Glasgow G31 3AQ.

Cost: £155. £50 deposit secures your place. Subsidised places available.

More information and booking on Deborah’s website here.

Embracing Change - 9-13 August 2024

Change is inevitable, unpredictable, and often out of our control. The enormity and pace of personal and planetary change can leave us feeling helpless and off-balance. How do we adapt to shifting circumstances without losing our footing? Can we face change from a place of resource?

I’ll be supporting my teacher Deborah Lewin at this multi-day workshop at the Universal Hall in Findhorn Eco-Village. Join us for a deep dive into your dance and resource yourself for meeting and moving with the changes of life.

Date: Friday 9th - Tuesday 13th August

Venue: Universal Hall, The Park Eco-Village, Findhorn, Scotland

Cost: Early bird price £295, before 14 June. Full price £340, from 15 June. £150 deposit secures your place. Subsidised places available.

More information and booking on Deborah’s website here.

Retreats at Dhanakosa

Dances of the heart                                                                                                                                                                                              14-21 June 2024                                                                                                                                                                                       This retreat will take an embodied approach to the traditional Buddhist practice of the Brahma Viharas – the cultivation of loving kindness, compassion, joyful resonance and equanimity. The invitation is to step into this mandala of the heart - to meet and know these qualities in our bodies and in our dance. We’ll be learning how we can deeply resource ourselves through meditation and movement to embody and cultivate these qualities in our lives. More info and book here.

Wild swimming, embodied movement and meditation                                                                                                                   19-26 July 2024                                                                                                                                                                                     This retreat will take a playful approach to reconnecting with the body through the elemental experience of water and weaving the resources of the Open Floor curriculum through meditation and movement. An introductory retreat, open to everyone. More info and book here.

For more Dhanakosa retreats see the full calendar here.

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