"Are you a practitioner?
What does that mean? A practitioner of course is someone who practices, doesn’t aspire to do something. How can you aspire to have a glass of water? You’ll only think about it and make yourself thirst - or want some water. A practitioner gets up and goes and gets a glass of water, does the job. Practitioner is practice, meaning doing. Aspirants are always thinking about it, wanting to do it, wishing to do it, reading of great inspiration like reading poetry. Great inspirational stuff - never gets you to God. Never gets you to the truth. Beautiful it is. It’s like hearing sweet music. It never gets you to the truth. You have to die to get to the truth."
Are we ready to die to get to the truth?
How about at least die to some of our limitations and fixations about movement and dance?
Cool, let’s get going!
In our work together we will spin along lines of inquiry that embolden all of us to states of sweat and sanctity.
We will whirl with Relationships such as Form to Space, Part to Whole, Silence to Song, Micro to Macro, and Motion to Stillness.
We will leap into spaces between points on the fulcrum of development. Turning points such as when in-breath begins its outward spiral to out-breath.
In our last dance we will partner with the power and presence of the gap and dance a final gasp of greatness.
Moving and Being Moved
“Each time we gather to dance,” says Vinn Martí, “we are poised at an open portal to divine presence. This presence takes notice each time we use our body, heart, and mind to shape and shift the forms and textures of its creation. Each one of us occupies a unique vessel in which this presence is able to manifest and know itself. Our dance then becomes a vehicle to place our bodies and our souls in motion.”
Soul Motion is a movement ministry, designed by Vinn Martí and devoted to the mystery and passage in our everyday dance from the known to the unknown. It presents method and strategy to relax into this nameless dance. Each of us improvises steps in a dance of self-awareness and unconditional acceptance of all things. The practices promote open-minded, warmhearted, and lithe body approaches to whatever is at hand. Participants practice the dance above, below, in front of, and behind the beat, and speak the creative voice of the unfamiliar.
Says Vinn, “We will practice moving alone, together, and in divine dialogue. We will allow the inherent wisdom and memory of the body to speak through us as movement, stillness, and witness to the body-choir of dancers. We will nudge the voice of our hearts 'after years of secret conversing to speak loudly in the clear blue air.' Through guided imagery and relaxed induction techniques, we will dive deep into the body of the unconscious and resurface to ‘speak’ of our findings.”
“Consider the many benefits available when we focus attention on an unequivocal acceptance of the present moment in our everyday dance world,” says Vinn Marti. “We relax in the dance that is taking place. We move into a broader view of acceptance and compassion. Our gratitude quotient skyrockets to levels not experienced before. We move graciously between events, conditions, and experiences knowing that no feeling or thought is final. We are at ease with ourselves."
“In this weekend Soul Motion retreat, we become familiar with points of view of conscious dancing that inform us. Alone, together, we invoke a frequency of aliveness that alone, together, hones our responses to magic, mayhem, and mystery in our everyday dance world."
Soul Sanctuary: A Guided Imagery, Deep Relaxation, and Body Journey.
To register call 1-800-741-7353
Vinn Marti, designer of Soul Motion, asks, “What is it like to move in a fresh, authentic manner? Is it possible to stay connected to unbridled, expressive contact with self, other, and the divine?” The Soul Motion experience is a conscious dance practice that uses simple exercises to highlight the benefits of embodied presence in dance and everyday life. Soul Motion invites you to listen to the still, small voice singing throughout your body, as well as the music in the room. Using dance and music to engender awareness, you court sensitivity and presence without shame or judgment. Soul Motion encourages you to identify and nourish the song you sing in the body’s choir of self-expression and ecstatic release. At ease with yourself, you can relax into the unequivocal acceptance of the present moment. Join Vinn for this Soul Motion experience that allows you to respond with aliveness to the magic, mayhem, and mystery inherent in dance and life.
A 7-day workshop | practicum with Zuza Engler and Michael Molin Skelton May 25-June 1st, 2013. Register early. A pre-requisite for the Leadership Program.
Soul Motion is a practice where we cultivate our capacity for listening to the deep wisdom of the body and the silent whisperings of the soul. We spiral with curiosity at the crossroads of our past and our possibilities. When body meets soul, movement meets moment… a dissolution into spirit. This is the dance of the soul~in~motion. This workshop, for the seasoned soul motion veterans and soul motion virgins alike, is a week-long dive into the architecture that supports the Soul Motion ministry with emphasis on pause presence, orbit orientation and echo inspiration. Michael and Zuza, playing and praying together for the first time in this way, will be teaching to invite, inspire, incite and ignite the deep dance within each of us.
The first residential intensive workshop with the Soul Motion creator Vinn Marti in Europe. Open for everybody! Discover your body relaxed and rejuvenated in dances of spacious creativity. Meet the curious player and the sacred prayer while experiencing a light touch and deep soul inquiry in dances of liberation." The practice of Soul Motion is ground in principles of perception, and courting of a presence that encourages accurate responses to whatever accompanies the everyday dance. This presence invites a deep dive into a cocoon of creativity where students access wisdom of the body through their direct movement experience. During our week together in the beautiful setting of Proitzer Mühle near Hamburg we will we will nudge the spirit of innovation and action, we will hold a high watch of courage and compassion as we take root to fly into the skies of self-expression,self-acceptance, and self-recognition. Through guided facilitation and open dance passages we remember that we indeed are spirit dancing the human condition.
Enter the Sanctuary. Those of you who have studied with Vinn before will know his famous and almost indescribable New Age Bronx style, blending quirky humor with deep reverence for the spirit of artistic expression, and his masterful ability to transform a room of strangers into an alive, loving community in what seems like no time at all. Come rest with us for one timeless day
The Landscapes to Mastery and Mystery: a pre-requisite for the Soul Motion Leadership Program A 3-Night Residential Workshop AUGUST 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013 "SoulMotion," writes Vinn, "is a movement ministry, a dance practice, and a philosophy of living that supports our unconditional acceptance of 'what is', it is a fearless exploration outside the box of the familiar sleep-inducing trance we sometimes find ourselves dancing to. We use the dance as metaphor for living a creative, expressive, and unified life of integrity, immensity, and intensity." The Landscapes to Mastery and Mystery: "Mastery resides in the everyday dance of a daily practice where we are invited to show up and listen in all directions. The voice of Mystery, the silent sound, will support you in this Mastery, as you stand at the crossroads of grace in move- ment and stillness. We cultivate the vertical drop of deep self as we are inspired and informed by another. As we practice this dance we become proficient in circular vision. We see everything which surrounds and we exclaim: “I am One with All-One" shares Vinn.