22 August — 28 September
Full Price: $599 (inc GST)
Early Bird: $499 (inc GST offered until May 11th)
In this movement-based series, we use Open Floor Movement Practice, a lively, creative, mindful free-form movement practice, artistic & reflective practices, and ritual to move with our inner terrain together and become more aware, flexible and resilient. Our moving bodies are our main resource as we cultivate our ability to be with change from within.
Traditionally, a rite of passage is a community-led ritual marking an important threshold in a person/people’s life (i.e. birth, adulthood, eldership, death). In our modern western culture, many of us feel starved of community spaces to support us, to mark and move through life’s significant moments and grapple with our place in the world.
This series is a modern-day movement-based rite of passage journey: a transformative committed Open Floor series supporting your becoming.
Maybe you have a specific threshold you are currently moving through? Maybe the questions alive for you are of purpose and meaning? Longing to create or change something in your life? Yearning for a nourishing experience of belonging in community? Maybe your soul is calling to be met in expression? Or maybe you are hungry to feel more embodied? Curious to get to know your own ways of being in the world more deeply?
Together we will create a ‘safe as possible’ space as a community. Each week you will be guided with specific teachings to support you to move through a change process in a creative and embodied way.
1. Tuesday 22 August, 6.30pm — 9.30 pm: Building the group web
2. Tuesday 29 August, 6.30pm — 9.30 pm: Body as an instrument, dance as a vessel
3. Tuesday 5 September, 6.30pm — 9.30pm: The paradox of change
4. Tuesday 12 September, 6.30pm — 9.30pm: Sweat Lodge @ CERES (optional)
5. Saturday 16 September, 10am — 5.pm: Grief and gratitude, two palms of the prayer of life
6. Tuesday 19 September, 6.30pm — 9.30pm: Planting seeds
7. Tuesday 26 September, 6.30pm — 9.30pm: Honouring and ending
Henry Fowkes is an internationally accredited teacher of Open Floor Movement Practice and is an experienced group facilitator and educator. Henry is often described as energetic, down-to-earth and warm. He engages groups with his relatable teachings, humour and legendary tunes. His approach is centred on what’s alive in the present moment and a trust in people’s innate resilience.
Henry is fascinated with rites of passage and the process of change. This body of work has been influenced by his study with Melissa Michaels and Bill Plotkin’s work in the U.S., The Rites of Passage Institute in Australia, and his ongoing study in Gestalt psychotherapy.
Henry is also a senior facilitator and trainer at the Groupwork Centre and studies Gestalt Psychotherapy. He has been teaching Open Floor since 2016 after studying intensively in the U.S. and Europe.
The Oratory is wheelchair accessible. There are gender-neutral bathrooms available close by.
Please note: If you can’t attend this series but would like to contact Henry email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect.