Program for the 2nd festival day
8 am - 9 am
The Poetry of Inner Movement
SHIBASHI and Trauma-Sensitive Qi Gong to start the morning
Paki E. Heisserer (CH)
Paki E. Heisserer leads through a series of 18 movements to support inner and outer balance. They are linked with the 5 elements for neutralizing the 5 organ energies from the holistic health system of Qi Gong and also with aspects from SOMATIC EXPERIENCING (SE) by Peter A. Levine.
The name "SHIBASHI" consists of the two syllables "SHI" and "BA". "SHI" is another spelling for "QI" and already in ancient China it meant on the one hand the number 10 and on the other hand it comprised several modern terms into one: "air, breath, vapor, vitality, life energy, spirit". "BA" also means "and, more" and stands for the (female) number eight - which in Taoist symbol systems is an image of cosmic wholeness. Loosely translated, therefore, the name SHIBASHI means something like "the 18 qi exercises" or "the life force that flows in wholeness".
10 am - 1 pm and 3 pm - 6.15 pm
Me - You - We in Life and in Spiritual Development
Marianne Bentzen (DK)
Life requires a delicate skill of us. At the beginning of our lives, everything that we do is in the body, with the body – and done with others. Somehow, out of that process we develop a sense of ‘me’. Also, everything that the others do becomes part of how we expect the world to be in the future. This back-and-forth dialogue of me and you allows us to develop a sense of being-together, a sense of shared flow or WE – US. This We/Us feeling determines how love affairs develop, how culture develops and also how deeper spiritual meetings develop.
On this day, we will learn and practice some of the early steps in this developmental process, take a quick look at the cultural aspect and try one of the spiritual practices that rest on it.
8 pm - 9.30 pm