Basic training in flowidity

A training for body, mind, emotions and spiritual awareness

Your inner and outer world is formed by the way you move, think, and adapt.

The gravitational field of the Earth, the ‘structures’ imposed by that field and the embodied unconscious of your ancestors is where you live, think and evolve.

The ability to respond to circumstances and arising needs in new, and flexible ways is a key skill in maintaining physical, emotional and mental health.

Flowidity training acknowledges that body and mind/emotions work together for the purpose of preserving and strengthening health.

The body has the ability to ‘remember’ structural positions and postures, actions, functions and emotions without needing to be reminded of them by the conscious mind. With the help of the body’s release through the experientially derived knowledge of flowidity, it is possible to treat the physical and emotional content of a trauma, whether physical or symbolic, in a safe and subtle way.
Flowidity training is a form of art.

The foundation training in flowidity is an invitation to discover new pathways, as well as to explore really old ones, in the movement of the physical self and its connection to health on a physical, psychological and spiritual level.

Your body contains the potential and the way to experience the connection to the Self and the World. Not only is it unnecessary to transcend and ‘subdue’ it in order to ‘find’ spirituality and peace, but the Body is the medium, the instrument, the space and the way to emBody these states of consciousness.

Flowidity provides this knowledge using the experience of the body instead of theoretical reflections and rigid dogmatic perceptions.
Sensations, feelings, emotions, movements, rhythms, flows become of paramount importance and offer their teachings in a direct manner. Words simply follow or indicate, symbolize the reality of the body.
That is why every description in the seminar is called ‘dream language’ and it is treated as a guide and a map of the process and as an experience of the embodiment.

The principles used, taught and experienced are derived from the field of Contemporary Research on connective tissue and anatomy, Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Ancient Greek Medicine, various forms of Body Psychotherapy, ecstatic experiences of people from various traditions, including shamanic traditions, and concepts about the man and the world.

The seminar is experiential and consists of four parts four days each.

In the first four days you will explore the primordial movements of life as they are manifested in all organisms on Earth and in your body. You will learn to connect to the Primeval Ocean and you will be able to move with the grace, gentleness and power of the Water. You learn to recognize your body’s responses, you experientially meet your totemic animal and you play and move with it.

The next four days will take you on a journey deeper into the exploration of your body, into the Earth, your bones, the life attitudes of your ancestors. You explore your limits and you learn archetypal relaxing poses from all over the planet. You will be able to recognize the movements of the Earth and you will get in touch with the guardian of your Earth through shamanic journeying.

The third seminar will connect you to Air, your joints, your thinking mechanisms, the nervous system and your ‘shadow’. Using simple dialogue and body techniques you begin to work with these parts of yourself and you learn to move with the ‘animal of your trauma’ and the gifts brought to you by that animal. Breathing and sound are the main tools of this seminar.

The last seminar takes you to Fire, the metabolic activity, the ability for profound change and it connects spirituality, creativity and sexuality in the body. You will experiment with techniques of bodily ecstasy and you will burn restrictive roles and beliefs.

Subsequently you will connect to Spirit, paradoxical existence, still movement, collapse of the known, and recreation. You will learn practically the principles of ‘dream language’ and you will connect with a very important ‘ancestor from the future’. You will learn how to actually integrate the entire basic seminar in everything you do in your life.

 

Nutritional Alchemy

Everything is food.
The way, in which I relate, get information and “feel full” physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually is “food”.
The “hunger / need” is not only for bread, cheese and oil, for sushi, tortillas and rice, but it is also “hunger / need” for smiles, loving relationships, rest, play, art, sound, color, taste, smell, touch, hugs, exploration, spirituality, rituals, physical expression, joy, creativity, beauty and many more.

During the seminar we will discover what is “food” to each of us is.
We will explore possible areas of excess and potential shortcomings.
We will use the four elements model in relation to food and nutrition.
We will study & explore, question & answer how human relationships,work, spirituality and the use of the body are necessary components of a balanced “diet.”
We will use physical skills and simple physical exercises to get in contact with the active wisdom of our bodies and our ability to understand our “Food-needs”.
We will use the skills of “gentle listening” to decode our “hunger / need” for different substances or situations and learn how to”enter” to the qualities and information stored our “small food”.
Finally, we will explore 3 principles that will help us to recognize and distinguish the “small” from the “large” food and our real needs in relationship to those “foods”.

The work and the principles of this seminar, increases the ability to be authentic and in deep satisfaction with myself.

Shadow work

Two four-days seminar exploring the dark and the light shadows with the help of rituals, ancient technologies, group work and modern neurophysiological research

Body & Archetypes

Body-mind explorations and  psychosomatic work using history, art, body-postures, dramatizations based on Archetypes of the Tarot cards of the Ancient Greek heroic tradition.
Circle 1: Tarot

A journey into the Wisdom, the Love and the Power of the Body, the Tradition and the Now.

The archetypal Forces are expressed and evolves with humans, our societies, our needs, our desires and our secrets.
The basic structures remain stable, however the way we as individuals and as societies relate to those forces and our interpretations are changing.

The seminar is experiential and most for the structure and techniques are based on the principles of the Basic level FLOWIDITY seminar.

You can imagine the seminar as a “school of Alchemical Arts” were the four elements and their “Spirits”, Ancient knowledge, technologies of consciousness, “Shadows” and the Ancestors, are united, change and transform, enrich the Today, increase Now.

The first tools in this work are the 22 carts of the “Great Arcana” of Tarot. Those images describing, telling stories about different states of consciousness and existence and unlocking secret “gates” foe even greater connection with what Really Is.

During the study period you will learn about the tradition, history and mythology of the cards.
You will go deep into the information of every card, you will understand connections and you will discover new messages and connections based on your personal and collective needs.

You going to learn basic principles of rituals, the formation of “Sacred Space”, the “Opening and Closing” of the “Work” and you will explore and finally create your own deck of cards, based on the totality of information, feelings, emotions, and intuition.

You will learn how to keep a journal for this work and how to express your nonlinear, free and creative self through movement, color, materials, constructions.

At the end you will be able to recognize the qualities, characteristics and affinities with each card and your life and you will be able to “feel” in your body the dynamic changes and the “parallel dance and space” of the 22 archetypes.

 

The Nourishing power of “Night & Silence”

A 7-day experiential seminar on Food, Body, Self, the “Other” & Nature, with Efthimi Lazarou
The ritualistic “entrance” to the Night & Silence and its Essentially nourishing action.

Food. It is more than what you put on your plate. It is the interaction that you have with your internal and external environment. The relationship that you develop with yourself, with others and nature. The way that you experience and move your body, your activities, your work, your hobbies and your spirituality.

Modern society has diminished the connection of humans with the Power of Darkness, the Sweetness of Silence, the recognition of body sensations that related to biological hunger & thirst, the flow of evolution, the ability to “listen” to the needs of the body and the discovery of survival resources!
As you allow the connection with ALL that nourishes you, you are in harmony with life, whatever you eat, as physical food, becomes a secondary issue.

The dramatic increase of legal psychoactive drugs in order to control anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction, stress, alienation, “speaks” for the need of connection & re-membering that nourishment is not only biology-based.

The seminar “Entrance to the Night & Silence” has been developed to relax the mind and increases the ability for deeper connection, deeper exploration and deeper contact.
During the seminar you will explore and experiment these ideas, safely with your self, others & the Nature.

Using gentle and simple exercises, you will discover the “nutritional quality” of the elements that feed you internally and externally with the help of rhythm, sound, qualities, breathing, pleasure, relaxation, movement, play, journaling, deep thinking, myths, sacred traditions and shamanic journeys.
The “Entrance to the Night and Silence” builds a solid foundation for the most unique and life changing “diet”.
You will learn how to access your wisdom and ancestral memories!
You will connect to the resources and qualities that are most important to you, for your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health.

You will be guided to contact and connect with the archetypal forces of the four plus one elements.
You will receive the gift of ancient bodily – wisdom in relationship to physical and symbolic food.
You will learn how to reduce the physiological reactions to stress.
You will recognize the nutritional power of healthy relationships with the body, emotions, mind, others and Nature
You will learn the relationship between food and mood
You will be guided to connect with your food history
You will be connected with yourself and the world through the ritual of eating
and PRIMARILY
You will embrace, be embraced and nourished by the DARKNESS and the SACRED SILENCE.
The “Entrance to the Night and Silence” is based on the applied principles of FLOWIDITY and the principles of the seminar entitled: Nutritional Alchemy

Participation of the previous seminars is welcomed but not a prerequisite for this seminar.
The seminar is suitable for anyone interested in the relationship between food and humans at all levels of existence. Also for people who express an interest in ancient sacred initiatory traditions and myths and want to explore with their bodies, other states of consciousness.
For the most part of the seminar you will be wearing a blindfold. The use of physical darkness helps to facilitate the entrance into the “Night and the Silence.

FOOD
During the 6 day experience the food that you will consume will be ONLY the VERY BEST possible quality. Fresh, organic and/or biodynamic farming and in harmony with the season and the locality.
Today’s most common foods we will be absent from the diet and the cooking methods will be simple, caring and prepared with love!
The seminar, as it is, at the present moment, is not suitable for vegetarians and vegans.