The stillness in
stillness is not the real stillness.
About Seven Awareness Movement
Seven Awareness Movement invites you to remember your natural spaciousness and freedom.
It enlivens and awakens. There is less contraction in awareness and energy. Working with spontaneous and non-formalised movement also allows you to encounter habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour. You find where you are stuck. In allowing yourself to move through the stuck places, you become more able to go with the flow, and less inclined to perceive and act from a conditioned point of view.
As we move, our imaginal life also becomes active. Memories surface. Archetypal images and stories unfold. We welcome them all, recognising their value, whilst staying with the basic wisdom of embodied movement. We discover that there are deeper levels of energy and well-being available to us.
M a p s
I use maps to help give structure to movement practice and get you started on your voyages of discovery. We might explore simple maps such as the directions, above and below, in front and behind and to the side. We could simply work with active and passive, or with expansion and contraction. We explore moving from mind, feelings or body. We use the map of the four elements – earth, air, fire and water. We explore levels of awareness and natural form through movement.
Seven Awareness Movement uses relevant maps and theories to enable and benefit practice, and as a guide to help on the journey. Although the map might help us on our way, it is not the
M o v e m e n t f o r m s
This approach to movement is different from more formal traditions such as yoga, tai chi and chi
gong. These traditions mostly emphasise taking up or following a structured posture or movement.
Non-stylised movement aims to create the space for “the movement or gesture to find you.” In doing this, spontaneity and aliveness are awakened. Certain forms and patterns do emerge in both body and mind. However, we give them the freedom to express and keep following the direction, form and energy of the movement so as to stay with the flow of life - the “dao” – rather
than fixed positions and habitual responses.
The main inspiration for this approach is the Amerta movement of Javanese movement teacher and artist Suprapto Suryodarmo. The practice has also been developed in England by Sandra Reeve.
Julian and Movement
I have been on the path of healing and inner transformation most of my life. My movement practice is based in a background of homeopathy, transpersonal psychology and spiritual inquiry.
I have practised and taught homeopathy for over 30 years. I have also worked using transpersonal psychology and dreams with both individuals and groups. Homeopathy has given me an understanding of dynamic energy in health and sickness. Transpersonal psychology taught me about the psyche, the unconscious, archetypes, and about the inner journey.
I have completed the Move into Life training with Sandra Reeve.