Playful freedom; a renewed confidence in my body and being P.B
It enables me to improvise and trust the process. I just felt alive. M.T.
I really enjoyed it… expression, intuition, sensitivity and presence… a great workout to boot. M.W.
We can all feel isolated at times. Freeforming opens fresh ways to connect.
Practice is all about listening –
- tracking and engaging attention and energy
- communicating awareness through movement, voice and touch
- being with each other wherever we find ourselves
Freeforming is an embodied relational mindfulness practice that integrates elements of Gestalt therapy, Zen, Aikido and the improvisatory arts.
The practice nurtures
- Playful flexibility
Clothing is a loose long trousers and long sleeved tops and bare feet.
Beginners are always welcome.
Practice today was wonderful. Yes, exactly, ”wonder” ”full”.
With a focus on listening. Being active in hearing ”feelingly”, we were able to absorb eachother, and tune in. And for me, a whole world would open in each new moment. Finding form and space TOGETHER is so interesting for me. I like the letting go, the surrender to what’s happening ”now” rather than me trying to make something up or rush on to a new moment before the one we’re in has reached it’s full bloom. It can be frightening to be still, to slow down, breath and be honestly present. But when we do, it is magic, it is peaceful to be so open. Ah yes – as you said Peri – ”It is grace”
I love what I have seen here! Beautiful, beautiful, and so much of what I love about aikido. Budo is love! We work the same way but sometimes with hard static grabs, for instance…: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey9x-mh8-jg&feature=related
Thanks for publishing your exciting evolution!
So often our human poetics are overlooked. And , even sometimes, they are criticized or ridiculed as ineffective. But it takes an amazing sense of structure to compose the most fluid of poems. Poetics are what connects our spirits and reminds us of our true nature; living vessels of god’s grace.
Freeform aikido looks to be an amazing amalgam of structure and fluidity. And if the 100th monkey theory has any weight, Kimusubi is the direction my dojo’s have been moving in too!
Someday we’ll dance together in the same room. For now, let’s dance together in spirit.
Guys this is amazing !!! is pure art !!! unfortunatly im in Mexico, not in UK……. Regards
I ll be presenting a day of Freeforming in Mexico in May 2012
all the best