Date: 5th February 2017
Time: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Place: Inner Movment Centre
32 Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe
Skin is the largest organ of your body. Its many functions include; sensing and regulating, absorbing and eliminating toxins, protecting what is inside, separates from what is outside. Your Skin defines you through shape, form and colour. We are a work of Art. Immediately beneath your skin is another large organ, the Lymphatic system, and below that the Superficial Facia weaves its way from head to toe. When you lightly touch your skin and stoke it, you are are moving the lymphatic system, when you apply slightly more pressure and move the skin around you are touching superficial facia. What connects all of these marvelous systems is water. We all share this experience (unless there is a problem) but the beauty of each one of us is that, no matter how the same we are, we are different and our skin plays a large roll in the differentiation.
In this workshop we will explore, through your creative expression, dance, drawing, writing, sharing, the story of our skin and what lies beneath it, biologically, physically and metaphorically, witnessing our way through this journey.
Some themes we will explore
The skin is a container?
What is it like to live inside your skin?
What is beneath your skin?
How does it define you?
What does it mean to you to be thick or thin skinned?
Are you comfortable in you skin
Do you accept your skin?
How do you feel about the colour of your skin and the skin of others?
How do you respond to people with different coloured skin?
Who would you be if you skin were say, a different colour?
How does it separate or connect you to others,?
Do you feel your skin breathing?
Can you feel the atmosphere on your skin, the breeze that passes and caress your skin?
How does if feel to touch and to be touched?
Does does it respond to the touch of a feather or does it need a deeper touch?
How does touch affect you?
What to bring:
Yoga mat and rug
Food for lunch and snacks and water
Sacred object for the Altar
Comfortable clothing, leggings under skirts.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~
Thich Nhat Hanh
Beauty is only skin deep