led by Thierry Francois
“Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. Your body knows; your body tells.”
The Greeks have two words for Knowledge: Logos and Gnosis.
Logos is what can be learned through . Gnosis is what can be known through intuitive feeling and experience. Logos is expressible in words. Gnosis is nonverbal. Every experience is subjective. This weekend workshop is to experience this two practices, Gestalt and the 5 Rhythms as two philosophies of life to get a better knowledge of who and what we are when we put ourselves in motion. In the combination of Gestalt and 5Rhythms I love most of all the fact that one can take their time to dive profoundly into the truth of a moment. In my everyday life there are place of doubt, of resistance, of shadow over full capacity of my being, places of isolation, of desire to cut myself off from world. But my experience teaches me – when I get moving and conscious, when my consciousness even rise by attention payed to the things happening around me – that it’s not only the gift of my unexplored potential that I get, but also a higher consciousness about my Logos and Gnosis.
“The body knows things a long time before the mind catches up to them. I was wondering what my body knew that I didn’t.” Sue Monk Kidd
As a little kid, Thierry started taking ballet classes and later, as an adolescent, he would go for miles just to go dancing. Around the age of 20, he experienced a revelation when he got involved with the theatre, having a strong desire to be on stage and to play, to express, to share, to transmit and to be touched by it all. Having completed trainings for several other practices like dance, mime and clown, he was introduced to Gestalt therapy. Soon he became a therapist holding individual and group sessions in Paris and Zagreb. At the beginning of 2000’s, he came across 5Rhythms which completely won him over because it finally integrated bodywork into his practice. The Rhythms also helped him to explore other cultures, countries and teachings as he was travelling extensively to dance with different teachers. In 2010 he completed 5Rhythms Teacher Training with Gabrielle Roth, Waves level. He is also wholeheartedly involved with Men work as a leader of groups. He puts his vast enthusiasm and experience into his work, communicating his passion with humour, lightness and creativity.
Thierry: “My approach is holistic. This means I view and acknowledge the whole of you, including your values and beliefs, age, shape, physical limitations, cultural heritage and past. I don’t view you as a set of problems or issues to be fixed. I support you in building your sense of wholeness so that you may begin to accept all parts of yourself. I see all aspects of you as interconnected and a vital part of you.“
The workshop is led in English, with a translation to Croatian if needed.
Location: Waldorf School Zagreb, Jakuševečka 6
Schedule: Fri, 19-22 h; Sat 10-18 h (with a lunch break) and Sun, 10-18 h (with a lunch break). Weekend module is open for other dancers, who are not a part of this ongoing group.
Prices: Early booking price with non-refundable deposit of 40 Euro until 5th of April is 100 EURO/750 HRK. Full price is 125 EURO/900 HRK. Working price is 65 EURO/500 HRK.
Info: [email protected], +385 (0)91 565 8084