8am-12pm London, 11am-3pm Dubai, 5-9pm Sydney
Bring the tools of in-depth movement practice to life, and bring the depths of your life into movement practice.
How are you doing with these huge challenges we’ve got going on?
Whatever obstacles you are facing, whatever vision is guiding you, whatever wounds are being activated at this time: there’s a way to use embodied practice to empower the process.
Deep Focus uses three key ingredients towards this purpose:
— A wide-open palette of movement work, which might be about your physical freedom and presence, emotional expression and release, unpacking relational issues, healing traumatic experience, turbo-charging your creativity, or surrendering to the inherently mysterious nature of life.
— The presence of a small group witnessing your movement work, bringing a heightened sense of awareness and potential to every second that you’re ‘on’. It’s hard to describe just how deeply this affects us, but there tends to be a profound compassion in the field that is both fierce and forgiving at the same time, almost shocking in its intensity.
— Radical facilitation by Adam Barley, bringing a lifetime of experience to bear in shaping the invisible, pouring soul through the physical, and sourcing empowerment through vulnerability. Adam has a way of creating space with an electric combination of deep trust and intense challenge. You never know what you’re going to get, and that makes every moment vibrant, full of possibilities.
You will get to work intensively through a personal issue of your own, but you will also learn a great deal and deepen your practice considerably through what you see in others. There’s something about this format which takes us beyond the state of mind that’s all about ‘my practice, my experience, my journey’, and plugs us into the collective through both sides of the mirror: you’ll be witnessing others and contributing to the whole in an incredibly powerful way, with everything valued from the subtlest nuances to the fiercest firestorms.
Adam: “I love working this way. It takes everything I have (and then some!), which is profoundly enjoyable in the deepest sense of the word. It is utterly unpredictable, bringing us to the edge over and over again. Life rushes through, and we’re taken. I will stay right on the edge with you: highly creative, intuitive and unpredictable. One moment it will be all about the way you move some part of your body, the next it will be about your voice, or your grief, the next it will be focussed on your stories with the opposite sex, or how deeply you need to rest awhile. Ready??”
Places will be limited to 10.
Prerequisites for attending Deep Focus Online:
• A good grounding in a movement practice, whether that’s in ZeroOne, 5Rhythms, Soul Motion, Movement Medicine, Open Floor or some other similar modality.
• The ability and resources to integrate the possibility of strong emotional experience, which may be within yourself, or through access to support from friends, family or professionals.
• Good internet connection via laptop or notebook — just a phone is not enough as the screen will be too small.
There will be a short break in the middle of the session.
We recommend using a bluetooth speaker or earbuds if possible to enhance your sound experience.
You may want to check out this video if you’re new to Deep Focus, which will give you more of a sense of the work.