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Johannesburg: Ancestral Connections – Constellations & Dance Workshop
June 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pmR2200 – R2400
16 and 17 June 2018
Ancestral Connections Workshop – Johannesburg
Ancestral Connections invites you to rest into the innate wisdom of your intelligent body through movement, dance,
family and systems constellations.
Sian and Tanja bring a passion for the the African continent and the wisdom its people brings. With her feet firmly grounded in the soil, Tanja offers a deeply phenomenological approach and a particular way of listening to the innate body wisdom. Sian weaves this together with her selection of curated African rhythms, eclectic soulful world and contemporary beats. This combination allows participants to immerse themselves deeply in the body and senses and to expand into the fullness of the field. Our ancestors were real people who lived and died, and they are also within us in our DNA, our epigenetics. We can access incredible wisdom and knowing through the body, and what we sense into in the movement form.
Epigenetics tells us that our bodies hold all the information of our life experiences and previous generations. Through the embodied process of becoming aware of the network of relational dynamics and integrating these many parts of ourselves and our history/herstory, transformative healing is possible. In this lies the opportunity to centre in grounded presence with your ancestors and welcome their support in your life.
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 descendents this powerful workshop.” – Workshop Participant: Johannesburg, 2017
Facilitators: Tanja Meyburgh and Sian Palmer
R2400 per person
Early bird: R2200 if paid in full by 16 May 2018
Venue: To be confirmed
Book with Sian: firstname.lastname@example.org