Recommended in Melbourne:
All of these events are drug & alcohol-free. We will do our best to keep this current. Nonetheless, always contact the person indicated to confirm that this information is up to date. If you turn up for something and it isn't on, and you then complain to us, we will only refer you to this paragraph.
5Rhythms Dance (Fitzroy: Tuesdays)
The Five Rhythms are designed to release the dancer within, no matter what your shape, size, age, limitations and experience. To find your dance is to find yourself, at your most authentic and creative level. It can catalyze deep healing and creative expression.
The primary teaching of this work is: if you put the psyche in motion, it will heal itself. The 5Rhythms are flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. They come together to create the Wave. Rather than having steps to follow, each rhythm is a different energy field in which you find your own expression. Each rhythm is a teacher and you can expect to meet different and sometimes unknown aspects of yourself as your dance unfolds and your practice of the 5Rhythms deepens over time.
(There is also now a Monday night group for those dancers who have attended at least a few Tuesdays and are committed to making 5Rhythms a personal practice, contact Meredith & David for details.)
5Rhythms Dance (St Kilda: Thursdays)
5Rhythms Dance (Abbotsford: Sundays)
Spirit Dance (Fitzroy)
TANTRA/CONSCIOUS RELATING etc
Workshops in connecting authentically to others energetically.
A variety of workshops from the simple 'Connections' playshop (which blends simple impro work with Connection practices taken from non-sexual Neo-Tantra) to cutting-edge new social networking events like 'Silent Speed Dating' (this latter is a completely different event to 'Spiritual Speed Dating' - listed below) and Resonance Tantra. www.livingfrequencies.com.au
Sacred Union Tantra
Sean O'Faolin runs regular Tantra workshops in a blend of Classical and Neo-Tantra empowering individuals to live to their full potential as spiritual sexual beings. [www.facebook.com/SacredUnionTantra]
(Martina Hughes conducts regular social tantra evening workshops, and private healing sessions in Melbourne.) [www.tantricblossoming.com]
(Devashi and her advanced Tigress Yoga students run powerful transformative work for women in Melbourne and elsewhere.)
Golden Warrior Qi Gong - Jared's regular Classes [www.jaredosborne.com/qigong]
Open Sky Qi Gong - Training Courses and Classes [www.openskyqigong.com.au]
Saturday morning Qi Gong at Ceres (8 Lee Street, East Brunswick, on the lawn behind the cafe) 10am-11am, by Donation. Not on long weekends.
Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society
Shamanic Workshops & regular Sweat Lodges [www.sotems.com.au]
Terry Larson is a teacher of Shamanic Studies and a Transpersonal-Based registered Psychological Counsellor (& thus sessions with him may be eligible for Medicare refunds).
OTHER FINE THINGS
Transformational Therapy (Circling).
Have you ever seen or heard menswork material mentioning cultivating your masculine presence? And maybe you had some idea and maybe you didn't, about what they meant.
This process (run by co-founder of the Essential Man weekends Robert 'Ged' Hewitt) is effectively 'Presence' training. How to give & receive feeling/instinct-based authentic communication in a coached environment. How to be aware of yourself & another and have meaningful interactions with depth & resonance, not only without losing yourself but in fact deepening your lived experience of who you are.
Spiritual Speed Dating
A a fun night where you meet up to 15 potential partners or new friends. After your 5 minute 'mini-date', you can decide whether there is spark enough to ignite another meeting. (www.spiritualspeeddating.com.au)