Gurdjieff Sacred Dances are a powerful and transformative tool for self observation, centering, maintaining state of presence and inviting acceptance to daily life. Filled with solemn beauty and purity, Gurdjieff Sacred Dances are harmonizing and combining our mind and feelings with conscious movement of the body, and manifesting them together in a dance through effortless attention.
Structured movements equally engage all parts of our being – the physical, the mental and the emotional, and challenge our automatism, habits, patterns and our sense of limitations. Centering practice through the movements is encouraging us to be more aware of our actions, words, gestures, sensations, feelings, ideas, and in the same time being aware of a deep source within ourselves – a silent pool of presence, from where we can observe and live life.
Gurdjieff Sacred Dances group practice enable us to step out of our own routine and dance together with people who are sharing the same longing to live in more conscious and loving way. During the workshop we will pay attention to the body alignment, we engage both – the right and the left part of the brain; we will work with coordination and integration of different parts of the body, activate the meridians and enhance circulation. We will learn to take distance from our thoughts and emotions and explore the quality of the movement that comes from the stillness within.
The workshop will include variety of Gurdjieff movements and body awareness exercises, group breathing session, free flow dance, and meditation to integrate the experience.
Many of the Movements and Dances were collected by G.I. Gurdjieff during his travels in central Asia and Far East in the beginning of the 20th century and are coming from different ancient esoteric schools and sources as Sufism, Buddhism, Taoism etc.; a number of movements and dances were created by Mr. Gurdjieff himself.
Gurdjieff Sacred Dances practice is accompanied by an original piano music especially composed for each movement by G.I. Gurdjieff and Thomas De Hartmann.