THE SWARAJ

The Swaraj Means Independent Governance

What is it?

It is an eclectic form of movement and dance meditation utilising movement to communicate conscious and unconscious feelings. Intuitively guided and facilitated this workshop is based on Quantum principles, *Dance of Awareness (DofA), therapeutic music and frequencies to assist the process. Moments of stillness and inner connectedness weave through the process as intentions are set in a meditative state. 

It is an empowering journey with the mover fully engaged in creating shapes and abstract movements. Through the six cycles of sensory phases (DofA) it is a safe and non-judgemental space to explore the potential meaning of these movements and what emotions may be unravelling.

The Swaraj process and practice allows access to all parts of ourselves and invites the mover to submerge deep into the unconscious where ‘storage’ of resistant emotions and feelings reside. Conversely here too we may be surprised to find skills, knowledge, and abilities not yet manifest.  

Expressing and sensing through the body and surrendering to its rhythms speech shifts reality beyond our five senses. As focus shifts beyond this reality so too may our life as it once was.

Duration: 5:00pm to 8:30pm


Price:  £65 per session.


Venue: The Stables, Eastcote House Gardens, HA5 2FE

Aims and Expected Outcomes:

Break free from limiting beliefs, old thought patterns and behaviour, constructs of familial history, culture and societal programming which may begin to deconstruct giving space to ‘re-construct’ and ‘re-envision’ the ‘true you’ and a life that you desire.

Who can benefit?

If you are:

  • Going through emotional distress or conflict
  • Loss/relationship break-up, bereavement
  • Impact of trauma
  • Going through transition/changes in life
  • Suffering from chronic illness
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Physical discomfort/movement restriction
  • Feeling isolated/lonely
  • Exercise without stress – intense exercise can mimic the body’s stress response.  Low to moderate intensity movement is the best prescription –Kennith Cooper.

THE POWER OF 11

The aim of regular practice is to be open to inner impulses yet to be sensed and begin a journey of self-governance through *The Power of 11.  Here we begin to take steps towards merging and connecting to our authentic self, chiselling and breaking free from masks, veils and ‘armouring’.

  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-nurture
  • Self-love
  • Self-worth
  • Self-respect
  • Self-honour
  • Self-care
  • Self-value
  • Self-appreciation
  • Self-belief

*Dance of Awareness™ (DoA) is a new approach to working with movement, dance and awareness, developed by Tim Brown and Clare Osbond. It has five main streams of influence: Neo-Reichian body-centred psychotherapy; Five Rhythms dance; Authentic Movement; Dance Movement Psychotherapy; and the experiential exploration of Awareness itself.

“DoA works as a developmental cycle – we dance with music through the phases of sensing, grounding, expressing, releasing, connecting and completing. Our journey begins from birth when it is through movement, touch and non-verbal interaction that we first discover ourselves and make contact with our world. Neuroscience shows how important this process is in the creation of our sense of self as we learn to adapt to our environment, and how early body memories form the template for our adult selves. In DoA we consciously revisit this early body history, celebrate the embodied patterns that make us unique, and discover new ways of unfolding into being.

Working with movement is key to the effectiveness of the practice. So much of our early history is beyond words – either pre-verbal or unconscious – that it is best accessed non-verbally. Movement work also has the potential to create an ecstatic or non-ordinary group experience where the transpersonal becomes vividly present and transformative. As we move and breathe together, we open more fully to self-awareness and a wider consciousness of our place in the world.”