Up coming workshops in 2019
The workshops and open professional classes I conduct are an introduction to the sensation and state-oriented practice Full Drop. A practice which I’ve been developing and researching since 2010 in relation to my choreographic works. It focuses on deep myo fascial release through visualization meditation and verbal dialoging aiming to guide participants towards a so called Full Drop into the body. Developing heightened inner listening and awareness of the multiple autonomous systems and rhythms of the body and how to able to experience the various altered physical states, that accommodate this type of work.
By fully dropping into the body and entering a meditative space where time ceases to exist, conditions have been created to release self-manipulation and control and allow active intentions to empty out. Through intimacy and dialog with the tissues the practice puts emphasis on having subjective inner expereinces unravel and reveal another reality to you. Through new subjective sensorial experiences unravelling what was formerly unconscious becomes conscious, increasing awareness of the current as well as immanent inner states of each person. While the practice itself is gentle, when unwinding formerly imprinted body memory and blocked matter in the body resistance resistance can be met. The decision to let go of control and enter into the unknown and subconscious parts of yourself is profound.
Workshops on the Full Drop practice has taken place in the following places; MA program in choreography at the Theater Academy of the Uniarts in Helsinki, BA dance program at DOCH in Stockholm, BA choreography program of the Academy National di Danza in Rome, The Icelandic Dance company, BA dance program of the University of Arts in Iceland. Professional dancers training and workshop program at Dansalliansen and Dance Centrum in Stockholm, Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Zodiak dance centre and theater in Helsinki, Kiezkieken- program workshops for refugee women in Berlin.
Working with and sharing a practice of de-conditioning which is in itself directly healing and holistic is a conscious political gesture. It was developed whilst creating a body of artistic works that address the mental, emotional and physical states of the citizens living within the current social political environment, and how that reality expresses itself in our matter. Combining ten years of research within the artistic field of dance and study of the Perceptive Pedagogy/Fascia Therapy method of french osteopath Danis Bois. A unique practice and approach to body work within the field of dance has been developed and is there to be shared.
Perceptive Pedagogy/ Fascia Therapy-
Currently and permanently I offer sessions in Perceptive Pedagogy / Fascia Therapy method of Danis Bois, in Berlin and when traveling to give workshops. Through manual therapy the method focuses on releasing emotion and physical blockages, increasing sensorial capacity and intimacy with oneself in order to develop greater personal autonomy. The sessions are very suitable and effective for any type of chronic or resent injuries, emotional collapses, over worked tired bodies that need rest and revitalization, improvement of sleep and of energy flow and balancing of inner systems.
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir