City ZEN International Workshop
15/11/2019 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
16/11/2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
17/11/2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm / 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
BEYOND ASANA: A Moving Meditation
Friday 6:30 pm
When one has no form, one can be all forms. Experience yoga through a mixture of flow and task based games, cultivating a responsive body and mind open to creative possibilities transcending disciplines of movement and spirituality. Foster the sensorial practice of moment to moment presence as a compass towards finding pleasure relevant to our ever-changing needs. Together, we will move to our desired scales of expression from a place of playfulness and truthful desire, away from prescribed solutions.
Open to curious movers of all levels with an open mind
ATHLETIC ARTIST: Fearless Ascent
Saturday 10:00 am
A workshop on liberating the neck and shoulders, eventually opening up the heartspace towards learning creative possibilities of movement across the upper body. All rooted in the belief that each and every one of us is an inherently athletic artist ascending towards liberation. To different measures, we possess the innate capability to achieve incredible feats through our bodies and mind. Celebrate the artistry of mindful movement through the poetry of vinyasa, meditation and free-form movement.
Open to curious movers of all levels with an open mind.
SURFING GRAVITY: Finding Flow within Flight
Saturday 1:30 pm
What next when I’m on my hands? This dynamic workshop invites us to explore ways in which we respond to gravity, opening up more creative possibilities for movement upon balancing on our hands. By dancing with and against gravity along the spectrum of ‘surrender’ and ‘resistance,’ we will study our responses to the volatile nature of fear as a mirror to how we approach challenges off the mat.
Open to curious movers of all levels, particularly relevant to those wishing to safely practice arm balances and inversions. Not suitable for complete beginners.
ATHLETIC ARTIST: Fluid Descent
Sunday 10:00 am
A workshop rooted in the release of our hips and hamstrings, grounding our feet towards learning creative possibilities of movement across the lower body. All rooted in the belief that each and every one of us is an inherently athletic artist descending towards manifestation. To different measures, we possess the innate capability to achieve incredible feats through our bodies and mind. Celebrate the artistry of mindful movement through the poetry of vinyasa, meditation and free-form movement.
PERMISSION TO PLAY: Finding Freedom in Practice
Sunday 1:30 pm
The practice of yoga can be playful and need not be another piece of labor. Play is an ideal state of mind for creativity and learning because the mind is focused on the means instead of the outcome. As a community, we will devise our own games to explore how varying degrees of playfulness can be incorporated within the framework of yoga by utilizing partner work and props.
Open to all, but particularly useful for self-practitioners and teachers interested in facilitating play and free movement in practice.
David Kam is a movement artist whose passion is to encourage others to #keepkam by seeking compassion in the body through curiosity and play. Threading over 10 years of movement and artistic research, he’ s a firm believer that knowledge is a rumour until it lives in the body. David actively shares his ever-evolving practice with warmth and sincerity to communities both in London and abroad.
Workshops in English
Places are limited
- 1 workshop: 60 Euros
- 5 Workshops: 270 Euros
- Early bird: 250 Euros (available until the 30th June, 2019)
Attendees must have CSEN membership card, available at City ZEN for 5€, valid for the entire year 2019. We suggest to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the event.