C O R E M O T I O N: 2017 - 2018 Workshops
Randy Warshaw Studio
115 Wooster St. NYC, SoHo
10 AM - 3 PM
January 8-12 1:30PM-4:30PM
REGISTER through Movement Research
Daria Faïn’s C O R E M O T I O N workshop offers two foundations of her movement and performance approach. INNER STRUCTURE uses QiGong principles to strengthen the body, open energy centers, and develop understanding of the structural alignment of the body and its relation to gravity. CONTEMPLATIVE ACTION is a guided exploration of the correlation between organs, emotions, sensory perception, energy and intellect. Taking place in winter, the underlining of the course will be the water element related the kidneys and to “life force”. Bring images, objects, or text that evokes the water element for you, and a notebook.
Saturday 2/24/2018 — Spring/Wood Workshop
The workshop will work on a multi-layered approach to harness our liver / gallbladder energy which is related to our ability to manifest into the world.
It is about our visions and how we organize ourselves to make it happen.
It is about our defenses and our ability to move forward.
It is about seeing and being seen.
With the spring qi.
It is the way
That maintains the drive of life
- The Way of Heaven Claude Larre and Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee
Sunday 2/25/2018 — Fusion of the Five Elements
To connect between and to gain a focused sense of the inner and outer universes. Fusion begins with understanding the dynamics of the universe, the planet Earth, and the human body with respect to their relationships to the Five Elements of Nature. Fusion of the Five Elements, marking the beginning of the Taoist practice of Internal Alchemy, focuses on the interaction and fusion of all five elements and their correspondences, and their transformation into a harmonious whole of high quality energy. During this process the essence of life-force energy found in the organs, glands, and senses is transformed, purified, condensed, and combined with the Universal Force. The new form of energy that emerges through this process can effect positive changes in the human body/mind.
Saturday 4/7/2018 — Tai-Chi/Chi-Kung Form from Mantak Chia
This 13 movement short form of Tai Chi concentrates on the inner structure (see Mantak Chia’s classic reference book The Inner Structure of Tai Chi). It consists of working with the 8 forces in the 5 directions, North, East, South, West, and Centre and its simplicity allows real work on inner power and energy.
Saturday 6/9/2018 — Summer/Fire Workshop
Every day will consist in 1h45 of technique work based of Chi Kung, a small pause and 1hour of Contemplative Action related to the with the heart. Bring a notebook.
“The vital Thrust is directed by the heart with sovereign authority. The heart expand in its surroundings, which we call the body, and which classical tradition calls the Four Members. The five zang* are the marvelous engine of the organic reconstruction of life under the guidance of the five authorities. The symbiosis of the blood and breaths always confers, by authority of the heart, a vivifying power to the organic ensemble. We could also say that cosmic life flows out and circulates in us under the connecting and contracting modalities of the blood and the breaths.” -- Rooted in Spirit by Claude Larre & Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
Saturday 8/25/2018 — Late Summer/Earth Workshop
As the pick of the Yang energy of summer is decreasing and we are about to start a new cycle of our life in the coming fall, DPA is the perfect place to focus on centering and the Power of Intention.
This connects us to the Earth Elements – it is a transitioning and ingesting time.
As usual the work will include C O R E M O T I O N Inner structure as a way to awake and align ourselves. We’ll then evolve into C O R E M O T I O N Contemplative Action for an individual and collective exploration of Earth in relation to the other four elements. The workshop with include a light meal to experiment savors in relation to each elements.
Work-study and partial scholarships are available. Contact Daria Faïn with a 1 page letter of motivation and C.V. via firstname.lastname@example.org