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Finding your voice in a world full of noise…

‘Express Yourself’ is a new, one-day, mindfulness and movement workshop co-taught by meditation teacher Megan Spencer and Grinberg Method practitioner Hanna Nordqvist.

The October 22 was a ‘trial’ workshop where participants were asked to give feedback to assist with development of this unique program.


THE OCTOBER 22 WORKSHOP HAS CONCLUDED – THANK YOU to everyone who came along and gave feedback! Please see below for information regarding this workshop. Stay tuned for further dates!

Interested in attending? Or having it presented it at your organisation? Email us:

hello@themeganspencer.com  hannanordqvist@yahoo.co.uk


Being a successful creative requires the ability to find your own authentic voice – and to express it in an original and inspiring way. Express Yourself is a one-day workshop about practicing openness in order to find your creativity and to express your authentic voice.

Creativity feeds on movement and space: in order to tap in to its full potential we need to be in tune with what we feel and what is important to us in the moment. We need to follow our own flow and again and again have the courage to express what authentically moves us.

In today’s super-busy, time-poor, noisy world, it’s easy to feel contracted and constricted by stress, time, anxiety and habitual coping patterns. How can we work at our full capacity when we feel so closed off and pushed beyond our limits? How do we wake up our voice under difficult conditions?

Taught in English by Australian mindfulness meditation teacher Megan Spencer, and Swedish Grinberg Method practitioner Hanna Nordqvist, this unique workshop will combine the quiet introspection of mindfulness practices with gentle body-skills, vocal and movement training, along with group discussion and readings.

It’s about gaining tools for looking and feeling inwards and giving yourself the space and permission to express outwards. It’s about finding your voice – and using it!

Whether you’re an artist, writer, storyteller, performer, crafter, musician, innovator, professional communicator, in business – or someone who just values the importance of living and thinking creatively – this workshop is for you!


Date & Time

Saturday 22 October | 10:00-17:00 (10am-5pm)

Venue

KörperRaum Mitte, Neue Jakobstraße 1-3, 10179 Berlin

Language

English

Ticketing

Special “trial” rates only: 25/20 (unwaged and  students with valid ID cards). Places are limited to 10 only.

Terms and Conditions

Please read workshop Ts&Cs here.

Bookings & Further Information

Megan Spencer hello@themeganspencer.com             Hanna Nordqvist  hannanordqvist@yahoo.co.uk

Payments may be made via Paypal, electronic bank transfer or cash (with prior arrangement.) Bookings will only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment and a completed registration form.

Cancellations

Ticket refunds will not be available after 12:00, Wednesday 19 October, 2016, unless the workshop is cancelled by the organisers (or at their discretion.)


About the teachers

Circle-smA seasoned broadcaster and writer, having spent much of her working life in the demanding world of making media, Megan Spencer’s interest in slowing down and hitting the pause button came about after a work-related health issue, caused by sustained stress. Since 2009 she has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation, first learning it at The Gawler Foundation Yarra Valley Living Centre, Australia, later training there as an MBSM teacher in 2011 and 2016. She also has BA and MA degrees in Media Arts from RMIT University, Melbourne.

Relocating from Australia in 2015, in Berlin Megan co-presented the two-day workshop ‘Deep Storytelling: Creating A Culture Of Connection‘, and taught 7-week course ‘Meditation for Creativity’. In addition to individual consultations, she also presents mindfulness and meditation workshops at organisations such as Paypal Berlin and at The School of Life, Australia.

Regularly undertaking mindfulness retreats and study courses are part of her ongoing professional development, with Mindful Self-Compassion of particular interest to her as a teacher. In February she travelled to Manchester to participate in the ‘Mindful Compassion As A Health Care Intervention’ course at Breathworks, UK, and in April 2017 she will undertake MSC Teacher Training in Sydney, facilitated by the USC Centre for Mindfulness. More about Megan here.

 

HannaOriginally hailing from Sweden, Hanna Nordqvist is a practitioner of the Grinberg Method who now lives in Berlin. She completed her three year study  in October 2015, and in October 2016 will receive full certification.

She also has an MA in Social Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), and a Masters in Performative Criticism from Stockholm’s dramatiska högsskola (Academy of Dramatic Arts).

Her primary focus is in physical expression and communication, particularly the way that things are learned, experienced and remembered through the body, and how these experiences are retold and re-communicated.

A a writer and performer, she is part of the Fischfell theatre collective and since 2008 has participated in workshops on physical theatre, dance and voice, and trained in Body Weather/Butoh dance with Swedish choreographer, Carmen Olsson.

Establishing a Grinberg Method practice with colleagues at KörperRaum Mitte in 2013, she regularly runs creativity, writing and public speaking workshops (‘Happy Body, Creative Mind’, ‘Schreibwerkstatt’, ‘Speakers Corner For The Body’) at the practice. She says, “in my work as a Grinberg practitioner I notice that for a lot of my clients, the subjects they are battling with can also often be connected to the urge of wanting to bring something into expression – to allow their own voice and needs to be heard, and take space.”

Hanna has also explored Feldenkrais and is actively engaged in the organisation Medizin und Menschlichkeit (Medicine and Humanness.) More about Hanna here.


“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.”               – Hilary Mantel, author


Post revised & updated October 23, 2016.

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