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The Movement Rites 2019



The Movement Rites is a five week Movement-Based transformative series, supporting people to embrace change and transformation in their lives.

Through dance, art and a sweat lodge, we learn to use the ever-evolving nature of life as creative fuel for our individual and collective expression. We use Open Floor Movement Practice - a lively, sweaty, creative dance practice - to come home to our bodies, release unwanted baggage and awaken the artist within.

This series will support you to harness the wisdom of your moving body and connect to a community of wonderful humans, as we cross the threshold to the new undiscovered territory, that beckons us to blossom.

This series has sold out the past 2 years so get in quick as spots are limited.

WHAT IS A RITE OF PASSAGE?

Traditionally a Rite of Passage is a community lead ceremony marking important transition periods, in a person's life, such as: birth, adulthood, marriage, having children and death. In our ever-changing modern society we are constantly presented with matters of change; in our relationships, career, identity and environment, just to name a few. In our culture we have largely lost the ceremonies and rituals marking these important moments in our lives. This series serves as a modern day rites of passage; to heal and transform ourselves, together.

SWEAT LODGE

A sweat lodge is an ancient cleansing and healing ritual practiced by many cultures throughout the world. The intention of the ritual is on cleansing of the body, stilling of mind and connection to one’s own spirit. The Sweat Lodge will be lead by our friends at Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society.

SERIES INFO

Monday 29th July 7pm-9:30pm
Monday 5th Aug 7pm-9:30pm
Monday 12th Aug 7pm-9:30pm
Monday 19th Aug or Tuesday 20th Aug 6pm-9:30pm (Sweat Lodge & CERES)
Monday 26th Aug 7pm-9:30pm

Note: This is a committed series, we ask that all sessions are attended.

LOCATION

All sessions (except for sweat lodge) at the Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, 3067, VIC

Sweat Lodge at CERES Community Environment Park
Cnr Roberts & Stewart Sts, Brunswick East, VIC, 3057

COST

Full: $395
Early Bird: $355 (ENDS FRIDAY 21st JUNE)
Returning Movers: $295
Spots Limited

BOOKING & ENQUIRIES: info@commonroots.com.au

Note: This series counts towards 2 days of prerequisites for the Open Floor Teacher Training.

COMMON ROOTS

Common Roots is a Melbourne-based organisation co-founded by Henry Fowkes and Jake Potter; combining their shared passion to empower and unite people through dance, ritual and creative arts. Jake & Henry are certified teachers of Open Floor Movement Practice and have taught and studied throughout Australia, Europe and the United States.