CYCLES OF CIRCLES 4-PART WORKSHOP SERIES
The Cycles of Circles workshop series is focused on the concept of the body being whole. This workshop series develops the idea that the whole body is a continuous structure, maintaining a constant reciprocal relationship and interaction with its own parts and the collective systems of which they create. As all the parts individually and collectively evolve as a consequence of these relationships, constants become variables, causes become effect, a cycle of circles is created.
The movement ideas in Cycle of Circles follows an an understanding that movement is an alternating cycle along a single continuum. Movement, movement art forms, optimising performance, rehabilitating and creating immunity to injury, they all share the same fundamental principle with the same underpinning foundations, yet they are often separated or under developed. Experiencing variable movement situations with their individual complexities and challenges develops deeper reciprocal relationships within the wider construct of the human body.
PT 1> STRUCTURAL ORGANISATION
Regardless of the movement discipline, viewing the body from a neurological, biomechanical and physiological perspective, coordination provides the foundations for all movement strategies. Efficient coordination within the musculoskeletal and neurological systems allows the successful execution of complex movement strategies, minimising the chance of injury and maximising high quality movement.
Developing the ability to achieve complex tasks efficiently, coordination training creates an innate intelligence in the system, training the brain and nervous system for improved prediction and anticipation in movement situations, reducing potential future injuries.
PT 2> TRANSFORMING STRUCTURE
Structure undergoes constant transformation. For the tree, the wind shapes the trunk, the branches, everything about the tree is shaped by the wind. For the human body, the environment, it’s integral nature, the movement it is exposed to determines its shape and structure.
The transformation of structure occurs through prolonged exposure to specific demands, with the structure over time specifically adapting to this imposed demand. This can be both beneficial and detrimental. If the demand is not in sync with the capacity of the structure of which it is being placed, negative changes occur within the structure, leading to current or future injury.
PT 3> INJURY IMMUNITY
Health is a finely poised balance, injury is the result of deficiency or excess. Survival is based on the structures capacity to adapt to changing conditions, maintaining equilibrium. Having a diverse movement practice, a practice that develops a wide range of movement potential exposing the human structure to unpredictable situations, increases the level of immunity to injury. Tuning in and developing body awareness, understanding how to grow control of joints, how to articulate them in such a way that grows a sense of ownership over the body provides the foundation for avoiding injury
Outside of trauma, injuries are predictable. Foreseeing potential physical problems is possible if there is enough knowledge to of understanding how to discover these movement deficits and limitations. Learning basic biomechanical and neurological knowledge helps to guide basic self diagnosis of the structure, understanding where any movement limitations might be by exposing their deficits. Physical awareness and understanding is an integral step in maintaining movement longevity.
PT 4> RESILIENCE & RESISTANCE
To be resilient is to have plasticity, to be able to absorb force, and to be mentally and physically pliable, yet strong.
Resilience is a reaction to resistance, being resilient is to resist injury. Developing tendons, ligaments and joints that can withstand tension and stress, and to create a body that becomes strong through meaningful movement is fundamental to physical integrity.
The human body must be able to cope with unpredictability. Through the implementation of individual and partner work and utilisation of basic tools. the workshop experiments with how to respond to movement situations, using different components of the physical attributes. Whether that's working alongside or in opposition to your partner or on your own, you will learn how to find answers to physical riddles.
Developing the understanding of how to maintain stability alongside movement, and in the process, develop greater performance potential, flexibility and strength in unpredictable situations, is crucial for a successful structure. The human structure must be adaptable, responsive and malleable to any given situation.
Fee AED TBC / Per Person
DATE: TBC, 2019
1/4 workshop every two weeks.
5/24 hours per workshop
Prepare for your WORKSHOP
Please bring socks, a long sleeved top, towel and any other refreshments you feel you need.
Full refunds are provided up until 2 weeks before workshop date. 50% refund with less than one weeks notice before workshop date. No refunds given with less than 48 hours notice before workshop date. If you can provide a replacement participant for your spot, then you may receive a full refund up until the day of the workshop.