Contact Impro, Partner Yoga & Thai Massage Weekend


21/05/2022 - 22/05/2022    
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


St. Michael's Parish Hall
Park Ln, Bristol BS2 8BE, Bristol, BS2 8BE

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Join Emilia Gzyl and Asher Levin for an indulgent weekend of 3 complementary practices to boost energy levels, lower stress, improve your range of motion, release muscular tension, develop connection to oneself & others, have fun and experience creative opening.
Open to all. You may choose to bring a partner to work with for the yoga and clothed massage, though this is not essential as we will coordinate.
Times: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Location: St Michael’s Parish Hall. A lovely, warm bright hall in the centre of town, with views over Bristol.
Price: £95 / £125 / £150 as you are able.
We aim to be as financially accessible as possible for all. To access a concession price ticket (£95) please send a brief email to Asher. We also have a couple of bursary places available, if the concession price would be a bar to participation.
The 3 Practices
Contact Improvisation is a form of improvised movement or dance. It takes inspiration from and involves exploration of physically being in relationship to others. We use the fundamentals of shared touch, weight, and movement awareness. Letting go of control of all that happens opens us to playfulness, surprises, creativity, dynamism and tenderness.
Partner Yoga (not to be confused with Acroyoga) allows two people to relate to and support one another’s practice through mutually assisted poses. From stretching your levels of trust to strengthening your communication, partner yoga can have a positive effect on you and your connections that extends far beyond the physical. It’s a gentle, strong practice, available for everyone’s level, including those without previous experience.
Thai Massage is a clothed massage practice. Guided and supported throughout, to release tension and stress in a safe & respectful manner. Thai Massage uses gentle pressure, stretching techniques and joint mobilisations to relax & open the body. The theory suggests that tight muscles cause blockages within energy lines, called Sen lines in the Thai Massage tradition. These blockages reduce the flow of life energy, resulting in stiffness, pain, and illness. Thai massage uses techniques that open the Sen to correct the flow of life energy.
Emilia Gzyl is a Transformational Coach, Yin Yoga Teacher, experienced Massage Therapist and NLP Master. She’s been offering Healing and Massage sessions to her clients in her established practice in Bristol for the last 12 years. Emilia has dedicated her past 13 years to the in-depth exploration of interconnectedness of body/mind/spirit. She is endlessly fascinated by the art of touch and conscious communication in people’s lives. She is passionate about dance, movement, touch & the possibilities offered by them.
Asher Levin has been practicing Contact Improvisation, performing physical theatre, teaching and leading workshops for over 25 years. He’s taught CI internationally since 2008. In CI, he loves the practice of learning to trust ourselves and others – even when meeting the unknown – in physical, artistic, creative and personal relationships. The ever changing orientations of CI, full of movement potential, provide him with fresh perspectives. Being off-balance, while dynamic and flowing as a creative practice is incredibly liberating.
*”The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust*
There are 26 tickets, so book early to guarantee a place.
Enquiries and info:
t: 0799 9934369