This post will introduce you to Mindful Movement, and help you clarify if it's a practice that you would want to start right away. This practice can be easily integrated into your mindfulness journey, as it's a process which addresses the body, mind, and soul at the same time. If you're a total beginner with mindfulness, you might want to read my simple guide first.
Now, first things first, let's talk about what Mindful Movement is, and what you should expect during a session.
Mindful movement is the practice of mindfulness through bodily movement; it involves mental focus, becoming aware of bodily sensations as they emerge, and moving with intention. It's not about how movements looks, but what impact it has on the body, mind, and soul.
What are the sessions like?
During a 1 hour session, you will be welcomed into the practice and instructed to clear the floor of all small objects. You don't need a lot of space, though, even a 1x1 square is enough for the practice.
You will, then, be asked to close your eyes and guided into various explorations which involve movement; movement that comes from you, that is authentic and unique, just as you are. Little by little, you will be forming your own movement language, and learning from your own body.
After the movement session, it's time for reflection; you will be encouraged to note down a few significant moments from your experience in your practice-dedicated journal. This is followed by a group discussion; a very important part of the session, as this is the space and time to exchange thoughts, and build a bank of collective knowledge on mindfulness, movement, body, mind, and soul.
Now that you've learnt more about the practice itself, let's see if you are ready to embark on this journey.
This practice is for you if you are someone who:
already practices mindfulness, or has a desire to
wants to discover more about themselves
welcomes change, and self-growth
wants to nourish their body, mind, and soul
This practice is NOT for you if you are someone who:
is impatient and wants a 'one size fits all' solution
is not ready to let go and invite change
doesn't show up in practice consistently
is not willing to keep an open mind
If you see yourself in the first category, I really can't wait to meet you! Let me first take a moment to share with you what participants say about the practice:
"From the very first class, I felt cozy, calm, more concentrated and I felt I regained my long lost focus in life. I felt free and I stopped feeling guilty for not rushing for an hour, like I normally do in my everyday life."
Daphne Panopoulou, healthcare professional
Daphne focused on the impact the practice has on her mental health, as her job is very mentally demanding and stressful - especially during these times. Mindful Movement, according to her, has helped her reduce stress levels, and feel more carefree.
Effie, a set and visual designer based in London, sees Mindful Movement as a way to enrich her artistic practice.
"This practice opened up my imagination, and especially the way I perceive my body in space. After each session, I create a drawing - making a personal library to use as an inspiration in my creative practice."
Effie Gu, Set & Visual designer
If you're ready to join the practice, and meet the wonderful community that we've build, you can book a spot here!
Still a bit hesitant? Schedule a free consultation with me to discuss what's holding you back.