Our Bodywork / Energetics Courses
Human beings have emerged after billions of years of evolution. The human body is the most concrete expression of that evolutionary process. Being the most physicalized part of our existence, it not only anchors us in the world but also plays a major role in our health and well-being, and the amount of energy available to us.
When we look at the design function and kind of body that has emerged after so many millennia of evolution, we see that it is designed for movement and different forms of physical activity. In fact, it was no more than a few centuries ago when our forebears were still mostly working the fields or stalking prey for their livelihood. Life seemed to require much more of a physical engagement. On another level, we also contend that our emotional states and frame of mind are mirrored in the state of our physical bodies. That is, our physical bodies are orientated and in accord with how we experience being in the world. This includes how we hold our bodies (posture), how we breath, how we move, weight distribution, flexibility, strength, energy levels and so forth.
In addition to the bodywork components that are contained in various core curriculum programmes such as Jumpstart, the Institute offers a variety of weekly classes in series on yoga, qi gong, tai chi, tensegrity, and other forms of bodywork and energy work. We include here as well passive bodywork such as shiatsu, do-in, and therapeutic-type massage.