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Taoist Centre London Weekend Workshop March 2019

Where

Glasgow Terrace, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AA

When

23 & 24 March 2019 10am - 3pm (10am - 12 noon drop in)

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Organiser

Dr Alex Boyd +44(0)7753611768

About the Event

SAT 23rd & Sun 24th March 2019 - St Gabriel's Halls, Glasgow Terrace, off Lupus St, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AA (10AM - 3PM) MAP

- EVERYONE WELCOME INCLUDING COMPLETE BEGINNERS -

- JOIN US FOR THAI FOOD ON THE SAT EVENING NEAR PIMLICO / VICTORIA WHEN WE FINISH AT 6PM -

Tai Chi, Taoist 'Open Door' Yoga, Pelvic Floor, Postural Alignment, Energetic Cycles, Microcosmic and Macrocosmic Orbiting, Three Treasures, Somatic Therapies - Alexander / Felendkrais / Pilates, Sacral / Cranial, Chanting & Breath-work, Taoist Transportation & Meditation, Mindlessness, Form & Formless, Taoist Self Defence (Peaceful Warrior Spirit) - Implements (Stick / Sword / Silk), Chinese Medicine, Massage, Dietary Therapy and much more..

Register Interest or Contact Us to tell us your coming along or to ask any questions.

Special workshop this weekend!

Ilona Domnich - 10am Sunday 24th March 2019 - No sound without silence workshop.

'No sound without silence' with singer and actress:

Ilona Domnich

Ilona Domnich is a lyric soprano (leggero), described by critics as a memorable voice of silken beauty with a luminous edge to the tone, a sensitive musician and an actress of magnetic presence.

Minimum Donation: £30 per day or £10 per hour (drop in as you can) - All Welcome!

Watch a video from our weekend workshop 9th / 10th February 2019:

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Alex Boyd has a passion for developing collaboration between embodied knowledge practitioners. He is the founder of the Embodied Research Working Group at the IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) and is currently developing ‘Intercultural Roots’, a new organisation operating world-wide for practitioners and scholars to attract grants for collaboration and community projects, teacher training, embodied research and to help preserve and promote indigenous and traditional embodied arts. He is a practitioner-scholar who graduated from the University of California at Davis ‘Performance Studies’ PhD programme in June 2014. His dissertation entitled 'The Sustainability of Traditional Knowledge Systems' draws on 20 years of professional practice, performance and teaching in the Chinese Taoist arts (Lishi) that he has immersed himself in under inheritors Chee Soo and Desmond Murray since 1985 until present. The central practice of his dissertation was to develop the first ever teacher training degree programme in the West that values and focuses on the learning inherent to Eastern embodied practices and to research the influence that Eastern embodied arts have had on innovations in Western theatre and acting. Between 2001 and 2011 Alex resourced over £5M UK and European funds and organised community health, arts and social inclusion projects based on Lishi. Alex is a Research Associate with the University of California at Davis and travels extensively from his base in the UK. His current embodied research explores the micro (qi) and macro (li) energy that manifests ideas into happenings and he works professionally with performers: dancers, musicians, athletes and even CEO’s. As a self-employed consultant he supports people and community groups to help establish grassroot charities (not-for-profits) and social enterprises, helping them to fundraise – 'hopeful in contributing to making the world a better place for people to live and love'.

Please arrive 10 minutes before the session and let the teacher know if you have a medical condition that affects you doing exercise. There will be audio-visual recording during the event, let the teacher know if you do not wish your image to be shown publicly.