The Journey Inward
Self Discovery with
Awareness Through Movement®
Taught by Diana Razumny
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” - Carl Jung
Who is invited?
These groups are open to people interested in experiencing: more fluidity, elegance & grace - a dynamic balance between stability and mobility - more pleasure in movement - and a deeper connection with self. This is also a wonderful way to gift one’s self with a fresh start, an injection of new energy or perspective into your life. The work encountered in The Journey Inward series is effective in helping to create smooth transitions into new phases of life, be it different career paths or changing relationships. This series is also designed to create that important space where insight and inspiration occur, especially during those periods of not knowing what’s next in your life journey.
“Making an inner journey is a
risky business. It can transform your life.” - Sheldon
Learning to sense your self and become aware through this moving process reveals a variety of surprising and unpredictable results. For certain you will move with greater comfort, ease and grace. That’s only the beginning. You will discover more about what you dream to be and do. Your sense of power and access to creativity will blossom. In essence, you will come to know more of who you really are.
Our personal history creates an identity that can become fixed, like a mask or costume we can’t remove. Our habits of behavior limit us in many areas of our life, which can include the physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual. Our work and relationships can begin to loose luster. Modern living plays a role in separating us from our deeper selves. The Journey Inward is an immersion process that will facilitate moving and sensing into your self. On this journey you will recover your innate intelligence. The light of this intelligence helps dispel the inauthentic self and shines through to all aspects of life.
“Our mind is embodied, not just
embrainded” - Antonio Damasio
How it works:
By using gentle, slow and novel movements and awareness during the Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons you will be guided into territories of yourself that you otherwise would not explore. In the process of these explorations you begin collecting the missing pieces to your self-image. Developing a fuller self-image, more of yourself becomes available and shows up in all activities of your life.
“In order to change our mode of action we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us. . . .Such a change involves not only a change in our self-image, but a change in the nature of our motivations, and the mobilization of all the parts of the body concerned.” – Moshe Feldenkrais
There are several formats being designed. The original format of meeting 4 days per month for 9 months is ideal for immersion so a new self can begin to emerge. Other formats are being considered including starting with 4-day weekends and developing the number of segments based on group needs and availability of time. In all formats the immersion will be accomplished primarily by exploration through the movement lessons as well as support from: explorations in anatomy; writing or drawing as desired; interacting with other participants and talks that explore the genius of Dr. Feldenkrais’ work and how it fits into modern living. Other movement activities will be explored in order to integrate the movement lessons into your daily activities and life.
The intelligence of the human nervous system has been evolving through the ages. This is the terrain where Dr. Feldenkrais’ genius and curiosity led him to examine thinking, feeling, sensing and moving and how all are connected. If you affect one, you affect all. In his method, which bears his name, there are movement lessons that are designed to explore and develop these four realms of the human experience. Awareness Through Movement lessons will be the vehicle we use to take The Journey Inward.
“There is more reason in your
body than in your best wisdom” - Nietzsche
Logistics & Registration:
The primary location is Santa Fe, NM but other locations such as Boulder, CO are being considered. The cost of the course is still to be determined. Starting dates will be determined as the groups form. Completing our contact form and expressing your interest is the first step. If you have a group already that would be interested in this training then we can look at your location and possible formats and dates.