The Heart of The Matter - Cultivating Creative Wisdom (COURSE)

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The Heart of The Matter - Cultivating Creative Wisdom (COURSE)

Course dates

  • Sun, 20 Sep '20   10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun, 27 Sep '20   10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun, 4 Oct '20   10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun, 11 Oct '20   10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun, 18 Oct '20   10:30am - 12:30pm
Details

“Love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

This is a creative course for a small circle of women (max. 8 participants)

You are invited to go an adventure to reflect on the year past, and what meaningful change you wish to make in the year to come. Many of us have been profoundly moved, in our own ways, by 2020. To be able to accept and creatively respond to the impermanence and uncertainties of our lives, we can tap into inner wisdom that we already have. We are all creative beings with life experience, skills and knowledge that we rarely fully access. In this course, we will travel together to access and share what we already know in our hearts, bodies and minds, and perhaps have not been listening to.

The course itself is shaped like the heroine’s journey. In mythology and storytelling, the hero’s or heroine's journey is the common template for many tales that involve a hero who goes on an adventure, overcomes a challenge, and returns home changed or transformed. We will explore what the heroine’s journey might be for each one of us.

The course broadly follows the stages of the heroine’s journey:

Session 1 – The Call (the longing)
Listening to your inner voice. Is there agitation? Dissatisfaction? A call to change? An inspiration? Where do you want to go?

Session 2 – The Threshold (facing the unknown)
Explore obstacles to change, the habits that you think hold you back. Develop choice from increased awareness.

Session 3 – The Adventure (yes, and…)
The journey that provides growth and empowerment. Learning something new. Do things differently.

Session 4 – The Treasure (the pearl in the oyster)
The reward, wisdom, skill or blessing that you will attain on the journey.

Session 5 – The Return (coming home to a new belonging)
Preparation to apply what you have learnt on the course to your life. Integrating the changes.

The methods

  • Various forms of meditation and mind training practices to develop awareness
  • Different forms of accessible movement to be more in touch with our body wisdom
  • Creative work (you do not have to be an artist to engage in this)
  • Stories and myths
  • Group inquiry
  • Personal reflection

Cost: £150 (one by donation place is available, or a payment plan can be arranged for those on low incomes. Please email me at karin@yogaandmindfulness.co.uk if this would enable you to attend)

Age range: Over 16

This is a female only event

Instructions

This course will be held online, on the Zoom app. You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer that can run Zoom to take part. Some older devices may not support Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before you can download and test it via www.zoom.us

Joining instructions for Zoom will be sent with the booking confirmation which is emailed out immediately after booking. Please check your junk mail folder if you do not receive it or email karin@yogaandmindfulness.co.uk to have it re-sent to you.

You will need to provide your own practice space at home where you have some space to move (ideally, at least 2 x 2m. clear space). We will also practice meditation, visualisation and deep relaxation.

You may wish to bring a pen and paper to the session to take notes and at times you will be invited to do some drawing, collage or painting. You will need to gather your own resources for that. A full course outline, including what you will need for each session, will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before the course starts.

Tickets

Cost
The Heart Of The Matter Course
Course ticket - for all 5 dates.
Full price
£150.00
Online event information

This is an online event.

Joining instructions will be provided after booking.

Zoom

Zoom instructions are in your booking confirmation and a course outline will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks before the course starts. If you have not received these, please check your junk mail folder or email Karin via karin@yogaandmindfulness.co.uk for them to be sent again.