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May 10 @ 7:00 pm - May 12 @ 6:00 pmR4530
Dance – Ritual – Myth – Art – Constellations
Cycles, seasons and changes bringing times of cleansing, dancing, building, burying and new life.
As modern people we have lost many traditions of rites of passage and have forgotten the importance of marking moments in time that present a threshold experience. Our Ancestors knew the ways of assisting us through these passages in time in a way that allowed us to deepen and grow into our psychological and spiritual journey through this lifetime.
In Gateways we explore the four key stages of life: birth, coming-of-age, marriage and death. Facilitated with music, dance and art, we integrate the virtues of each stage – belonging, response-ability, union and actualisation – in community with sharing stories and group constellations.
This journey enables us to discover what we have and need, to find the key, open the door and step into the next phase of life… perhaps even catch a glimpse of the gifts and treasures that await.
Dates: Friday 10th May (19h00 – 22h00)
Saturday 10th & Sunday 12th May, 10am – 6pm
Venue: Bolney Meadow Community Centre, 31 Bolney St, SW81EZ
Workshop cost: 260 pounds (R4530)
Tanja Meyburgh is a registered psychologist, and an internationally renowned systems constellations facilitator and trainer. As founder of African Constellations she has been immersed in family and systems constellations work since 2003 through her practice, training facilitators in South Africa and writing about her experiences. What excites her about constellations is the possibility to engage the head, heart and body in the healing process, as well as the bridge that it offers between ancient and indigenous ways of healing and modern concepts of psychology, epigenetics and neuroscience. Tanja is also an ongoing student of African cosmology.
Sian Palmer is the Founder of Expressive Movement South Africa and is a registered Drama and Movement Therapist (MA University of London) as well as a trained Family Constellations Facilitator. Sian currently practices in South Africa with both individuals and groups in therapy and training spaces. With her area of expertise firmly established in embodied practice, Sian is passionate about dance as an accessible holistic healing and meditation practice.
Expressive Movement encourages a holistic relationship to your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies and supports a deeper embodied listening in the constellation field. In this workshop we move, constellate and connect with our ancestral lineages, with our non-family ancestors, and with life itself. This collaboration offers a healing and strengthening safe space that takes you out of the analysis and intellectual rumination of the past and into an embodied and ceremonial connection with the here and now. We discover and deepen our experience that relationship is primary: relationship with our roots, relationship with our bodies, to life and to ourselves.
“Sian and Tanja’s collaboration in Ancestral Connections brings a workshop to bear which combines the incredible strengths of each of their respective practices: Expressive Movement and African Constellations. Sian’s sensitive movement meditation facilitation, paves an expressway for Tanja’s incisive family constellation work. The rhythmic dancing into embodied presence supports a personal bravery to see, face, embrace and release one’s inherited patterns and difficulties – in a life changing manner. This work simply and penetratingly shatters personal conscious and unconscious obstacles, with an echo that subtly ripples forward and backward across one’s lineage. Gift yourself, your ancestors and your descendants this powerful workshop.” – Workshop Participant: Johannesburg, 2017Gateways London: