Gurdjieff Movements Workshop in Israel September


gurdjieff movements performance osho meditation centre

Gurdjieff Movements Performance - Osho Meditation Centre

Interested in developing your ability to BE more in the present moment and quieten the constant chatter going on in the mind ?  Then take a few minutes to read on, a wonderful opportunity awaits.

The delightful Jivan Sunder, a highly acclaimed Gurdjieff Movements teacher will be in Israel to lead a Gurdjieff Movements Workshop in the beautiful 4000 year old city of Acre (akko) September 12-13th 2008. The course will be in English.

During the weekend workshop, whilst learning 4-5 of these simple and immensely graceful movements,  participants have an opportunity gain insight into the strategies of their personality.  ‘Personalities are often precisely mirrored in the individuals approach to working with the movements’ says Jivan. ‘Its an interesting and very profound experience to begin to know one self from this perspective.’

‘Working together, we learn to become aware of the energy within us that motivates the movements and can then witness the energy in action.  With a greater sense of presence, feelings of harmony between body mind and emotions are created which naturally enhance ones grace.’ 

Who is Gurdjieff and What are the Movements?  (excerpts from Jivan’s website)

‘Gurdjieff Movements are the work of enlightened Armenian mystical artist and teacher, George Gurdjieff (1870-1949).

Gurdjieff created the Movements as part of his teaching system, basing them on various religious dances and rituals he saw while travelling throughout Asia.

He created each of the movements, of which there are over 150, as exercises to develop in his students what he called ‘presence of being’ – being present –  being completely aware of the present moment & not slave to the unconscious mind.

With the focus on being in the present moment, the movements, unlike most dance forms today which are a purely artistic/aesthetic experience, are more concerned with the spiritual/mystical experience, to bring about a higher state of consciousness and awareness. Hence the dance becomes a meditation’

Workshop leader Jivan

Gurdjieff Workshop Leader Jivan

Jivan teaches the Gurdjieff Movements throughout the UK and Europe and also leads Gurdjieff Movement Groups in the Osho Meditation Centre in Pune, India. 

The Indian Mystic Osho considered the Armenian mystics dance movements extremely effective  in encouraging a deep movement towards the source, towards the centre of being and towards greater consciousness.

The September workshop is a great opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a weekend, learn something new and enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of ancient Acre (akko).

Nestled on a rocky cliff, with stunning views of the north & south coasts, the sea side fishing village atmosphere of Acre‘ is delightful.  Take a morning walk through the old city , visit the markets or take a dip in the ocean, theres a few lovely beaches.  And don’t miss eating at possibly the best  hummus restaurant in the whole of Israel.  Said’s Restaurant is a much loved local favourite. Just ask a local for directions.

 

Gurdjieff Movements Workshop – Israel 2008

When: 12-13th September  (fri/sat)      Time: 10.00am – 17.30pm daily

Where:  Acre(akko) Theatre Centre, 1 Weizmann Street Acre (edge of the city, near the old Citadel)

Cost: 550 NIS (lunch not included)

Bookings/Information:  lila 0507 432939  Jivan (from 6th sept ) 0524 862125

                                           OR EMAIL Jivan jivansco@hotmail.com

What to wear:  Loose comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.

How to get there:  National Rail have regular trains to Acre. (Check for friday timetable.)

Accommodation: Is not provided. (link for budget accom details below)

Hostel Accom Link: http://www.hostelpedia.com/countries/israelhostels/akko.html

Israel Travel Iinformation: http://www.aguide2israel.com

Until next time

loving tel aviv

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2 Responses

  1. Shalom,
    I would like to know when is Jivan next workshop in Israel.
    thanx,
    zohar

  2. zohar, jivan is holding a who is in workshop in november, if you want the details contact me again and ill post them up for you

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