Earthbody Women's Retreat: Kimberleys (Miriwoong Country)

Somatic Ecology, Dance & Indigenous Wisdom
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Earthbody Women's Retreat: Kimberleys (Miriwoong Country)

Time & Location

30 May 2019, 12:00 pm – 06 Jun 2019, 12:00 pm
Kununurra, Kununurra WA 6743, Australia

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The Earthbody Kimberleys Retreat is an 8-day immersion for women who seek to embody the wild soul within, resdiscover their innate belonging in nature, and experience a transformative connection with the natural world and Australian Indigenous culture.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the oldest living culture in the world, as local knowledge and lore holders join us to share their wisdom and connect around the sacred fire.

Together we will dance through the sacred cycle of life, our ever-changing seasons of movement witnessed in the flow of all living beings. We look to the moon, the sun, our womb, our plant allies and see the same reoccurring pattern which holds the code for our ways of being and moving. 

Spring. Waxing Moon. Sunrise. East. Air. Maiden. Follicular phase. Play. Community. Safety.

Summer. Full Moon. Midday. North. Fire. Mother. Ovulation. Self-connection. Emotional body. Sexuality.

Autumn. Waning Moon. Sunset. West. Water. Maga. Luteal phase. Reflection. Harvest. Service. Letting Go.

Winter. Dark Moon. Midnight. South. Earth. Crone. Bleeding. Death & Rebirth. Vision. Soulcraft.

Every practice and process has been consciously crafted to deepen our relationship with each season, allowing participants to understand their influence on our inner and outer environments. Participants will also be guided on how to harness the power of these seasons for healing, celebration and connection in their daily lives. As a result, we begin to remember our union with the family of things, whether rather than creating movement, we participate in the inherent movement of the earth.

This retreat is influenced by the diversity of modalities, academic fields and movement practices - from somatic dance, Indigenous philosophy such as Wayapa, ancestral movement, rewilding skills and bushcraft, breathe exploration, contact improvisation, storytellying, ecology, eco-psychology and the shamanic arts. Its practices and processes are also infused with the wisdom of many personal teachers, mentors and role models from Wayapa Wuurrk; the School of Shamanic Womancraft; Syzygy Dance Project; Tom Brown Jr's Tracker School; Body and Earth; 8 Shields Institute; Ancestral Movement, and Evolve Move Play, as well as various authors such as Bill Plotkin, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and Kimerer Lamothe.  

Facilitators:

Brittany Jane

Brittany Jane is a Somatic Ecologist, Dancer, Accredited Wayapa® Practitioner, and Permaculturist whose work aims to reunite the embodied arts and ecology. Brittany holds a Master of Environment in Somatic Ecology where her thesis explored the use of somatic dance as a medium of connection to the natural world. She brings over 15 year experience in dance complemented by 7 years in sustainability education where she delivered international tertiary programs for Australian universities including the University of Melbourne, RMIT and UTS, and permaculture design courses for remote communities across the Asia Pacific. Today, Brittany is the Founder of The Earthbody Movement which offers immersive programs that use dance and movement to facilitate deeper connection with our inner and outer environments. These experiences are heavily inspired by ancient and contemporary dance traditions across the globe, combined with her academic background in somatic ecology, Indigenous studies and eco-psychology. Brittany is the inaugural winner of the 2016 Westpac Future Leaders Award and recipient of the 2013 Australia Endeavour Award for her innovative leadership in the field of socio-ecological restoration.

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Acknowledgement

The Earthbody Movement wishes to acknowledge the lands of the Miriwoong People upon which this retreat in held. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and give thanks for the opportunity to gather here and connect with Miriwoong Country.

Disclaimer

Whilst this retreat may offer therapeutic benefits, it should not be considered therapy. Both facilitators are not licensed to offer any psychological or medical advice or treatment, and do not claim to offer these services. The information and practices that are shared within this retreat are not intended to be a substitute for advice from a mental health professional, physician or other healthcare professional. If you require specific mental health support or medical advice, please consult an appropriate professional.

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