We have been running workshops here at Penpynfarch since we first arrived in 2003. Currently workshops are run by “this is somatic.....” Eeva and Andy's teaching and creative partnership. Our aim with the workshop programme and our other work is to further understanding in the field of somatic learning and creativity and particularly to encourage enquiry into the relationship between embodiment and the natural environment.
Somatic.(adj)..... of or relating to our body as a lived experience ... of or relating to our lived experience as it appears in the body.
“this is somatic....” run workshops taught by Eeva and Andy and also by visiting teachers who inspire us and with whom we share common ground. We hope to create possibilities of exchange and cross fertilization between people living and working in rural West Wales and people living in urban centres and the broader world.
For details of ongoing workshops with Andy Paget and Eeva-Maria Mutka in the Studio & land:
Read our Current Newsletter here.
We used to run an international workshop programme titled Body, Movement, Environment for 8 years 2003-2010, including regular residential courses (Body and Earth with Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose), Easter retreats (with Miranda Tufnell), family oriented residentials (SONS with Simon Whitehead and Little Seeds with Tracey West and Eeva-Maria), weekend workshops (with Adam Benjamin and Oguri amongst many others) and a mentoring programme (with Guy Dartnell).
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