'Resident Advisor' article - a dance therapy look at Mindful Clubbing
Bundles - 4 videos with multiple exercises
+ soothing anxiety
+ deep relaxation (guided audio)
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About the workshop:
This was a 3hr mindful mutations movement workshop combining current neuroscientific movement theory and practice, including a sonic movement journey with soundscape provided by Oblinof.
The MIND Foundation is a non-profit science and education organization that promotes psychedelic research and therapy. Their work builds on the neurobiological and psychological potential of psychedelics to improve mental health and well-being in a clinical setting, for which the scientific base is firmly growing.
About the workshop:
This was an introduction to my practice as well as to the field of dance movement therapy, including a movement quiz: which movements trigger which emotions? What does your ‘resting pose’ say about you? And a guided mindful mutation movement session followed by a Q & A and discussion.
About Deeptalk/w: Deeptalk/w is a community and event series based in Berlin focusing on providing free resources and reducing the stigma around mental health.
About the workshop: Hoping to update your software in time for Spring? Looking to understand more about how your body can reprogramme your mind? Meet Sophie Mars, (digital) dance movement therapist, dance artist and body researcher. In her interactive online workshop you’ll be able to explore and learn more about your body-mind connection. Join if you’re curious about the neuroscience of dance therapy and current theories on virtual empathy and phenomenology. It will include a mix of description and physical exercises.
About EDGE: Edge is a non-profit charity and community of artists and neuroscientists focussed on blurring the border between art and neuroscience and bridging the divide between the lab and the outside world.
About the workshop: This workshop aimed at creating a dialogue between the body, water and digital space: fluid bodies - fluid landscapes - fluid networks. How can a closer connection with nature enable a closer connection within this digital system? When looking at the internet network as a fluid system, what works and what doesn’t? What blocks do we encounter in each of these systems? How do the three systems interact and what can we learn from each of them to feed into the other? How can we create new digital systems? What effects has extensive zooming had on our bodies and what can we learn from it? How can that peace and connection we feel near fluid natural spaces also be felt online? Together let’s examine this new corporal-digital-ecology.
(digital) Dance Movement Therapist, Dance and Performance Artist, Body researcher
Movement has always been my way of expressing myself, understanding and relating to the world. Through my creative practice, many years of experience of different somatic movement techniques and encounters with spiritual guides across the world, I have come to appreciate the relationship between body and mind and believe these to be inseparable when looking at mental health, ways of being, self-exploration and transformation.
These sessions are tailored to you and your specific interests and needs. They are a surreal, creative and safe space for you to listen to your body and express yourself. I offer you guides and prompts and different techniques to deepen the experience, always beginning and ending with verbal exchange.
I offer taster sessions to get to know one another. If you choose to continue, I offer two month journey's (online or offline) with one session per week. This includes continuous access to me during this time for exchange, support and inspiration.
In this process we will:
Come up with an overall structure for what we would like to work on together
Explore different topics that you bring to the session
Explore topics that come up during the session
Explore both through the body and in words
Explore specific tools to continue alone
Explore both the rational and irrational mind
Keep an eye out for my next group sessions. I offer FREE pop-up sessions once a month. These are 30min guided mindful mutations movement sessions including the central aspects of this practice followed by a short Q & A where I answer any questions you might have. Stay updated about these by signing up to my newsletter and following me on instagram.
Taster session: 50€
Individual sessions: 60€
Two-month journey: 444€
Flexible pricing available, finances should not be a barrier to accessing these sessions. If you have a committed interest in this practice, please contact me.
Do I need any previous movement experience?
No, the suggested movements are designed to be adaptable to all bodies. Mindful mutations is intended as a guide for you to explore your own movements and body experience.
Who is it for?
Mindful mutations is for everyone. It can be particularly beneficial when:
-looking to experience a feeling of pleasure or joy
-looking to feel calm and grounded
-going through mental imbalances
-feeling disconnected from the body, oneself or the present moment
No previous movement experience necessary
feel free to reach out if you have any questions, I look forward to moving with you!