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A 10-day Journey of Poetry in Water

A 10-day Journey of Poetry in Water, with Steve Karle in Cornwall, England

One of the main skills in our approach to aquatic bodywork is the ability to step into an empty space. A space in which we can fully listen to another. Listen to the movement and the stillness. With our presence and our touch. At times coming closer. At times stepping back. Continuously negotiating togetherness and space. To then allow stories to be told. Spontaneous journeys to unfold. Primal dances to take place.

We look at movement in water as a mind-body process. This journey is an invitation for you to immerse within. Witness journeys without. And learn the art of aquatic bodywork through your own experience and observation. Throughout 10 days you will have a chance to fully dive into your own flow and gradually experience the unfolding of movement along your inner processes, at your own pace. We will study the impulses behind the movements, letting these guide us into a wide spectrum of possibilities. Technical precision in regards to support and alignment will be emphasised with a focus on principles rather than presentation. Through regular feedback and discussions, we will gradually build maps of awareness, understanding movement from a physical, emotional and psychological perspective. These maps will become the guidelines to our practice- the foundation.

More than a workshop, this is a space to retreat and connect. To slow down and let go. To play or to heal. And everybody’s rhythm is welcome, be it wild or calm. These are fascinating territories to explore for movement practitioners -from yogis to dancers- as well as bodyworkers, holistic therapists or somatic psychotherapists. We also recommend the journey to those who have had one to one sessions before and would like to deepen their personal exploration now within a relational field. Yet it is also ideal for those who never had any experience in this kind of work before as it is such an organic and gradual journey of discovery. 

For those with a professional aim, this 10-day journey constitutes the first part of the British School of Aquatic Bodywork’s Foundation Course (Modules 1-4). You will gain a great amount of awareness and skill that will allow you to go on and practice this work with others. We teach this approach as foundation, not because it is necessarily a beginner’s course but because we believe in learning how to truly ‘listen’ to begin with, through discovery and by developing your own creativity. In this way it is a unique immersion for already practicing aquatic bodyworkers. 

All hours of training will be registered on the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association and certified by the British School of Aquatic Bodywork.

The journey is residential and will be held at Boswedden House in Cape Cornwall- a beautiful Georgian house situated on the Land’s End Peninsula in an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. The house is 10 minutes walk to the sea, with the South West Coast Path close by and mile upon mile of stunning scenery all around. The unspoilt Cornish countryside is wild & elemental and late spring is an excellent time to enjoy it.

A total of 7 bedrooms will be available for participants, some for single and some for double/twin occupancy. They will be reserved for you on a first come first serve basis.

Friday 5th May / arrival any time up until 16:00
16:00 - 18:00 land / opening & presentation
18:00 - 19:00 dinner
19:00 - 21:00 pool

Saturday 6th May - Saturday 13th May / a typical day will look like this:
07:00 - 08:00 meditation or free practice in water (optional)
08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
09:00 - 13:00 pool / 4hrs
13:00 - 15:30 lunch break
15:30 - 16:30 land / 1hr
16:30 - 19:30 pool / 3hrs
19:30 - 21:00 dinner
21:00 - 00:00 free practice in water (optional)

Sunday 14th May
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 12:00 land / closing
12:00 - onwards departure

We have scheduled in a long lunch break to give enough time for rest and integration and to enjoy the beautiful nature around us and the beach. But the schedule may vary from day to day, sometimes a little more land-work and a couple evening practices. It will be confirmed on the first day.

Investment - £1250
We can offer one place at a concessionary rate, please inquire for more info. 

For more details on the journey or our full foundation program please get in touch.