Those of you that read the bumf from the first CB may recall what the inspiration has been for my re-entry into the realm of bodywork education. Jude, a client and colleague, insisted in her ever-inspiring way that I show her ‘what I do’. What I do… Well, this is that exploration. Don’t get me wrong, I love this Work, but we call this a series of playshops, as we are playing with the resilience and fluidity of bodies and playing with a bit ‘out there’ ideas.
I dug out one of Jude’s early emails and found this very clear vision and mission statement:
“Ultimately in my mind, the content of what we do should be what you’re inspired to share with a bunch of people who already do bodywork (and maybe energy work too – I’d suggest that some kind of practice that involves touch). I’ll tell you some of the things I thought I’d like too.
I Want Your Moves:
During the session, I remembered the things you do that I would be clumsy and awkward doing. They include:
* messing about with limbs, moving them into different positions, keeping people covered while you do this.
* the thing where you put your arm underneath the back and support the head like you would an infant’s… that’s lovely, that is.
* lots of other moves that you find pleasing to do or to receive
There’s also something about being strong enough to do some of these and looking after my own body while I do them that it would be interesting to discuss.
I want to hear about your system and how it comes about, how you work with your energy in yourself and in partnership with the person you’re playing with. I want to see pictures and feel it in my body, and to explore your juicy ideas about reality and their relevance to this work. There’s definitely… discussions that will happen about how that particular dance works, I’d say, which leads me to:”
Cosmic Bodies – Going Deeper
Following the resounding and very juicy success of the last Cosmic Bodies workshop, we’re doing another.
It’s a cosmic body playshop for people who already practice bodywork or energy work and want to refresh your ideas and practice, learn new moves and build confidence in order to be able to give more deeply as a bodyworker and healer.
with Ayres Gipson and Jude Claybourne
8th-10th November, 10:30am – 6pm
£185 for 3 full and indulgent days of deep bodywork practice
Includes discounts on one-to-one Cosmic Body sessions with Ayres and Jude 6th and 7th November in Bath and Bristol.
Please bring lunch or food to share. Tasty snacks and drinks provided.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
We’ll work with energetic practices, a cosmic philosophy of bodywork and lots of fine ways to treat a body. You’ll give and receive some excellent treatments for three full days. Why would you want to be anywhere else?
Feedback from the last Cosmic Bodies :
“What Ayres shares is authenticity, superb natural skill, undying love of the subject, and the confidence to explore bodywork in a creative, intuitive, playful way. I came away hugely inspired, with new ‘moves’ to play with, and the feeling that I want to come back for MORE PLEASE!” ~ Sophie Shenstone, yoga teacher & bodyworker
“The course was amazing. A few more golden pieces to add to my holistic healing system. I came away invigorated and inspired.” ~ Dan Collins, holistic healer
“The ‘Cosmic Bodies’ workshop is a wonderful opportunity for experienced bodyworkers to add something very special to their practice: the art of connectivity, flow, presence and completion. Your work from here on in will be bound together seamlessly with a power and magic you haven’t known until now. This workshop will set you on the right course in aspiring to mastery of the art. Cosmic Bodies: Finishing School for Bodyworkers!” ~ Grant Baldwin, massage therapist
“As a practicing massage therapist, I have undergone many trainings and workshops over the last 6 years but Cosmic Bodies has certainly been my favourite thus far. With the perfect infusion of structural healing and energy work, Cosmic Bodies will rock your world!” ~ Fleur Handley, massage therapist & energy healer
“2-handed, 4-handed, 6-handed massage…? Is this legal?! Loving it. We’ve got to do more of these.” ~ Ayres Gipson, CMT
Ayres gives life-changing massages and has been treating bodies to good times for many, many years. He’s a California boy, and he has more bodywork influences than you can shake a stick at, including flowing, intuitive and deeply healing Esalen® massage. A massage from him feels like a rebirth. Developing your skills with him will change the way you look at caring for a body with bodywork.
Jude brings years of intuitive massage, energetic healing work and gentle holding with touch, words and energy.
Treat Your Body
Ayres and Jude are offering bodywork sessions on 6th and 7th November, in Bath (tbc) and Easton, Bristol. We’re offering 90 minute and 150 minute sessions (2-hour/3-hour slots) with a solo therapist, or treat yourself to a tandem (4-hand) session with Jude and Ayres.
Discounted rates for course attendees. Let us know when you book if you’re interested.