A monthly online movement meditation to explore embodied mystical practice with Tracy Breathnach & Alex Mackay.
Who is this for?
For those who want to ground your spiritual or creative practice more deeply in your body
For those who want to express your prayers in a more body-full way
For those who are curious about what prayer and mystical experience might look and feel like
For those who are looking for more hope, meaning and purpose in your lives
For those who are looking for more connection with Nature and your bodies
For those who want to develop your connection to your own intuition
For those who want to be held in a process to reconnect to their deep self
What this involves:
Each session takes a 3-part structure:
We spend time preparing our space and connecting to our bodies through breathing, visualisation and gentle touch. We connect to our hearts, our emotional body and find the desires and dreams that are longing to be expressed. We begin to find shapes and colours and draw these on our skin.
We begin to yield to the rhythm in our bodies through movement. We find expression for our longing through our dance. We rediscover lost energy and inspiration. We release our prayers to the world beyond our skin, to the other, outside us, which we might call nature, wind, sky, earth, god.
We return our awareness to our bodies, passing through the skin back into our cells, our hearts. We come to stillness. We speak the words that arrive. We are home.
What you will learn and experience:
- Creating or breathing life into your own altar space
- Somatic approaches to connecting with your body
- Using your intuition to connect to your deepest longing
- Yielding to your body through movement and dance
- Dissolving barriers between the spiritual and physical
- Opening to the world beyond your skin
- Sharing your deep experiences through language
- Connecting to others through community
Each session runs for 3 hours. This will involve time together through our screens and also time in your own space, both inside and connecting to nature. You do not need a BIG space, but ideally it would be uninterrupted space for this period.
You do not need any previous experience to participate. As well as the main session you will also receive a preliminary email and message from us as we begin to prepare a few days before each event and a second email a few days after our event to check in and reflect. You will also be invited to join the Bodyspeak Community closed FB group to continue any conversations and reflections after each event.
Cost: £25 per month. Concession available – please contact Tracy here.
Times: Sunday mornings (Zoom) 10am-1pm GMT.
Dates: 7th March, 18th April, 16th May, 13th June, 18th July, 15th August, 19th September, 17th October, 21st November.
Tracy is a live artist and writer who speaks and writes from her body, which comes from the feminist tradition of écriture feminine. Tracy has trained in the Discipline of Authentic Movement with Joan Davis in Ireland for 3 years – Original Nature: a practice in presence. She creates ritual performances, often outdoors, including working with the female mystic saints, in particular St Non and St Brigid. She is passionate about connecting to the sacred in everyday life and supporting others to develop and invent their own mystical practices.
Alex is an artist and dancer who has spent years living immersed in trees and birdsong in the woods in Wales. She teaches 5Rhythms dance internationally and apprenticed to founder Gabrielle Roth for over 20 years. She teaches at 3 levels in the 5Rhythms movement maps: Waves, Heartbeat and God, Sex & The Body. She loves labyrinths, sketchbooks, mentoring, and being lost in music. Her teaching is spacious and embodied, full of spirit, depth and creativity.