This movement introduction to Material Movement Practice sessions is for beginners or newcomers to natural movement looking for a more dynamic and mindful approach to health. In these sessions, we find balance by developing our physical strength skills through the creative power of play, interaction, and flow connections across indoor and outdoor sessions.
M_M_P Sessions combine elements of
• ground-based moves
• balance and locomotion forms
• lifting/carrying objects (ball, stick, stone)
• working with materials (clay, rope)
• play interactions combining strength, coordination, and flow explorations.
Indoor practice will lead to a more confident outdoor practice experience including wild walking, barefoot connection, and grounding in a local forest, beach, or park location. So if, possible attend at least one indoor class if interested in attending the outdoor session in August and get the meeting point and preparation information. (What's app/DM/email for queries on the outdoor session.)
The movements explored will combine practical, purposeful, and poetic ranges of motion, to expand how we sense and move our bodies and how we relate to each other; both in response to dynamic changes around us and in the practice of stillness of being in the moment.
Every session is structured with progressions and regressions and always begins with mobility preparation and focussed sequences required for a solid physical foundation and safe practice.
Gail will introduce concepts of movement ecology, ecosomatics, and biotensegrity derived from her movement research. By using clear visualisation and tactile cues to guide self-awareness that will enhance your movement sensitivity, expand your mobility vocabulary and tune your senses towards nature inside us all.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Suitable for adult beginners to natural movement and mobility practice.
Every part of this course is scalable and adjustable. So, whether you’re 20 or 60 years old, experienced mover or a completely new, you can work at your own level and build confidence along the way within a growing community of movers working toward vitality, quality of life and creative wellbeing as we age with more oomph!
SESSIONS LEAD BY:
Gail Mahon is an Arts and Movement Research-Educator based along the Causeway Coast area of Northern Ireland. A certified MOVNAT Trainer L1, the structure and progressions of M_M_P sessions are based on her 15+ years of actively teaching creative practice in sculpture-making and physical training spanning contact improvisation, gymnastics to powerlifting. This combined approach to movement and interaction is leading to her current Ph.D. practice-based research into sedentary culture, natural movement, and evolving bone development to bring these materials, tools, and knowledge to lots of people from all walks of life.
WHEN & WHERE
3 sessions at ECHO ECHO Dance Theatre, 6.30-7.30pm
Wed 9th August
Wed 16th August
Wed 23rd August
1 session at St. Colomb's Park - 6.30- 7.30pm
Wed 30th August
4 class pass £32 bookable on the Paypal link. (Friends & Family) £10 for Drop-ins welcome. PAYPAL/CARD/CASH ACCEPTED just message the date of your attendance.
DROP-INS are welcome but please email/message at least 2 hours before the class to say you are attending. So I can have a list of names of who is coming, and advise on any meeting points, change of plans, or preparation information, particularly for the outdoor sessions.
The What's App M_M_P Group will have messages relating to the MMP sessions or for contact at short notice location or details.
JOIN THE GROUP
Join WHATS APP
WHAT'S APP/ message GAIL directly 07980828380
* For more information on Natural Movement visit the MOVNAT LINK AT THE BOTTOM
Gail will be running official MOVNAT courses later this year.
INSTA/FB: @mahonmakesmoves // @studioMA_hon
WHAT'S APP: 07980828380