‘STEPPING OUT’ a motivational and dance movement workshop led by Anita Michaelidis.
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Time: 10.00am – 13.30pm
Place: DanceHouse Lefkosia,
25 Parthenonos St, Ayios Andreas, 1105, Nicosia, https://www.facebook.com/DHLefkosia/
what is it you plan to do
with your one
wild and precious life?”
– Mary Oliver
Does it feel like you are in a boring routine and another year of postponed dreams? So often we can get stuck in the motions of life without stopping to consider what truly fulfills us.
In this workshop we will explore techniques that help us move out of the predictable patterns of our comfort zone, finding clarity to deal with what holds us back, ‘stepping out’ beyond judgement and fear, to learn and grow and live the life that we would love.
Expect to leave the workshop with a renewed sense of bravery ‘to postpone your dreams no longer’.
Feedback from a previous workshop:
“I have been attending Anita’s workshops for 2 years now and I can see changes in my body, movements and spirit on the dance floor. My body is becoming wiser in expressing its own language and doing the talking in moments of healing and inward looking, in a way which is natural, conscious and freeing. On this journey, I have danced alongside beautiful soulmates and have been held and supported by witnesses who have shown me that all is possible…” (EC)
Expression through free, physical movement/dance facilitates awareness, clarity and self growth on the emotional, cognitive and physical levels. It guides you to embody what really matters to you, what your heart and soul are calling for, to live with purpose.
MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE is a sensitive, fun and creative practice, suitable for all physical abilities for both men and women. You are encouraged to go at your own pace, to follow how your body wants to and can move.
The non-judgmental group format enables deep connection to all aspects of self: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, leading to an overall sense of wellbeing.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Initially one of the aims is to be still, to find that clear place within each of us to be with ourselves, to unwind, release fatigue and resistance, in order to make room for creativity.
A CAREFREE YET MINDFUL setting for connecting with one’s authentic self, drawing from the Somatic Movement work methodologies of Arianna Economou’s teachings and research, in combination with my practice Personal Effectiveness Coaching for Change.
THE SESSION INCLUDES gentle warm-up stretches, body awareness, grounding centering aligning, easy movement within the group dynamics and concludes with exploring and visualizing the outcome you seek through expressive dance improvisation of your own devise.
Registration : to secure a place please register by 13th May
by email to email@example.com with online payment to
BOC : Account Anita Michaelides (contact me for bank details) putting your name in the ‘reference field’
OR via BOC Quickpay 99686879.
For more details contact me :
mob. +357 99686879
I work with individuals and groups who seek to achieve positive life changes and deal with challenging times. I combine movement practice with personal effectiveness coaching, the integration of which makes change more effective.
The Somatic Movement part of this programme is based on the research work and teachings of Arianna Economou (teacher, performer, somatic embodiment educator). As her student, I draw on information from Arianna’s body work on the intuitive, the autonomous and the creative.
My extensive experience of how we find deep change, health and individual meaning has led me to believe in the profound benefits of body-mind-spirit-energy systems.
Furthermore I approach life from a grounded perspective having 27 years experience in production services in the film, television and theatre industries.
As a result I value ways we can approach wellbeing in the moment, moving beyond limiting beliefs and stories, to listen to the body’s wisdom and support ourselves with compassion and awareness.
My training in Psychotherapy includes:
Dip. Carl Rogers Person Centered Approach to Psychotherapy and Counselling
Certification (I&II) (Gendlin) Focusing Guide
Member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)
Brief Solution Therapy with Evan George UK
Systemic Constellations with Stephen Victor USA.
My studies in Movement include:
Ongoing since 2000 with Arianna Economou CY (Dance Artist, Choreographer, Artistic Director Dance Gate [EDN Member] & President of DanceHouse Lefkosia).
Courses and workshops in the UK, US, Paris, Israel, Croatia and Cyprus, delivered by leaders in their field such as
Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen (Creator of Body-Mind Centering)
Dr. Martha Eddie (Moving On Centre, NY)
Jonothan Horan (Executive Director 5 Rhythms, son of Gabrielle Roth, US)
Tammy Burstein 5Rhythms (NYC)
Dr. Patricia Elisabeth Torres Villanueva (The Healing Power of Dance, Mexico).