Thursday, August 14, 2014
What a great and full day here. I spent a lot of time talking with Daniella and hanging out with Steffania. Pilar was preparing for her trip and I basically had a studio day for scanning etc…
After 5 I left the studio with Dani to pick up Joa at school – he’s such a sweetheart and even remembered my name. Joanna met us there and took me shopping for groceries, also such a sweetheart. I’m really lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people! From there, I dropped off the food and raced out for the workshop.
Day 1 : Impulso, Fluxo e Vibração
I got there quite late (despite taking a cab) and jumped right in to introductions. The teacher was quite intense, and I managed to understand the majority of what she was saying in Portuguese, losing a few words here and there. She spoke about the distinction between action and movement; the danger of terminology and naming things as simplifying much larger and more complex concepts. She referenced a Japanese teacher, studying with Grotowski, internal and external body, my body, your body, why is this possessive? There were so many ideas there, now I wish I had recorded at least audio.
It’s some very far out stuff but I really got into it. At the very end we did exercises in pairs that involved one person laying down and the other helping to radiate energy and vibrations using both hands through the partners core chakra and solar plexus. It was quite a remarkable experience and then at the end we did a number of exercises involving the whole group standing in a circle holding hands feeling the vibrations and moving our arms together applying pressure, lifting arms and then pressing with all of our strength. Then we stood in a circle giving each other shoulder massages, ending with everyone sitting on each others lap simultaneously. I enjoyed the experience tremendously and am really excited to continue tomorrow! It’s amazing how this all came together, for me to find out about it and participate.