Free Movement Class (Term 2)
This is a Complementary – Drop-in Class – Open to all registered users. Purchase any course to access.
Term 2: Tuesdays, November 7th-December 12th, 9:00-9:45 AM PDT
Term 3: Tuesdays, January 9th-February 13th, 9:00-9:45 AM PDT
Term 4: Tuesdays, March 12th-April 16th, 9:00-9:45 AM PDT
Term 5: Tuesdays, May 14th-June 18th, 9:00-9:45 AM PDT
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Week 1: Integrating (Angela)
Week 2: Opening Time (Simon)
Week 3: Heart (Simon)
Week 4: Exploring the Body and the Ground (Bram)
Week 5: Listening with the Body (Angela)
Week 6: Deeper Still (Bram)
This free course is offered to all enrolled Dharma College
students. We will practice some gentle moving exercises, breathing techniques
and relaxation to promote balance and a sense of connection and calm. Movements
are generally done slowly allowing us to feel directly and then relax into what
we’re experiencing. The unique value of this way of working is not just
bringing together the physical and psychological approaches to movement and
wellbeing but, with practice, encouraging us to integrate body and mind in all
Classes meet online for six weeks. Each 45 minute session
will generally include simple sitting movements and a practice standing up.
Breathing practice and awareness of body sensation will both be included as a
way to encourage relaxation.
Ideally have some
room to move (rather than being ‘desk bound’) especially for the standing
exercises. A chair can be used for sitting practices or, if comfortable for
you, a meditation cushion on the floor.
Simon Cook has a Geography Degree from Southampton University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Oxford University. He taught English Language to adults for many years, in the UK and Europe, and has taught Tibetan refugees in India. Simon did the Nine-month Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga Programme at the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley in 1986/87. He works for the charity Age UK, helping older people. He teaches Kum Nye at a local therapy centre.
Bram Williams is a long term student of yoga and dharma. As an experienced Kum Nye student and teacher he’s attended many programmes and trainings in California, as well as annual dharma retreats in Holland and Germany. Bram now practices and teaches in London and Oxford. Currently studying facia focussed anatomy, Bram is also an occasional puppeteer and a qualified Lip-Reading Tutor.
Angela has been practicing Kum Nye for many years. She has attended annual Kum Nye retreats in The Netherlands and Germany, as well as training programs in California. Angela has also participated in a number of other programs based on the books of Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, including Skillful Means, Knowledge of Freedom, Lotus Trilogy and Dimensions of MindShe currently teaches Kum Nye classes in Malvern with her partner Roger.Angela is a trained acupuncturist and shiatsu practitioner. When not working sheenjoys walking their dog in the Malvern Hills.
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