Week 3A August 7th – 13th, 2022
Movement Workshop with Robin Becker
The body is the capacity we have been given through which to experience life.
– Hazrat Inayat Khan
In the Sufi Tradition, all of creation is considered an expression of divine intelligence. The human body is composed of and nourished by the fabric of the planet. Like a wave rising in the ocean with its unique expression followed by a return to the ocean, the body is a similar manifestation of the earth. We all intimately belong to an ocean of wholeness, unity, and love.
Throughout our five days together, we will weave together the perspectives of the Sufi Tradition with the somatic practice of Continuum. All life, including the body, has been shaped by the movement of water, and in Continuum, the body is understood as a boundless process of fluid movement rather than form. Our water-filled bodies are highly sensitive liquid crystalline structures that are designed to receive and transmit the vibrations of life. The body’s method of communication is through the language of sensation. As we learn to expand our perceptual skills and sensory awareness, we invite a deeper experience of life to become consciously embodied within us. We can directly sense our essential, far-reaching participation in the life of the planet and learn to ‘hear’ the call of the earth and the heavens through the non-verbal movements and response of our being.
Please join us for 5 days of embodied inquiry, discovery, rest and renewal.
This seminar is appropriate and safe for everyone at all levels of movement capacity. No previous movement experience is required.
Robin Becker is a teacher, dancer and choreographer. She has performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Eleo Pomare Dance Company, and with her own dance company of which she has been the artistic director for fifteen years. In the U.S. she has served on the faculties of the Omega Institute, American Ballet Theatre, the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City and Hofstra University. Her work is deeply influenced by twenty years of study within the Sufi Order International, and by Continuum, a visionary field of movement education of which she is an authorized Teacher. Robin has been integrating movement, artistic expression, spirituality and healing throughout her professional career. She leads workshops on creativity and improvisation and is committed to working with people as they seek a deeper connection to life through the body.