The dance represents harmonious patterns that occur and form the very fabric of nature and existence. ”

TO KNOW | TO UNDERSTAND | TO DO 

Welcome to the 5 Day Gurdjieff Movements Workshop with Tabasheer Zutshi.

To be held at Saraya Eco Stay in Goa between the 11th & 15th of January, 2019

Classes between 9am and 6.30pm for all 5 Days.

For Registrations – follow the link below!
https://goo.gl/forms/UFGlo0vVZlO6ZRkw1

or contact us on ria.saraya@gmail.com, +91-8888926811/8830632884

Energy Exchange – The fee structure is as follows:-
Early Bird – Rs.9800/- ( Until the 12th of December )
Regular Fee- Rs.11,000/-
(Includes Lunch & Refreshments- More details on Food and Accommodation in the Registration Link above)

The Workshop 

Everywhere there is power, there is tyranny and the suppression of open debate, the reduction of issues to polarities, the denial of uncertainty, and the use of force to resolve problems. The most uncomfortable thing might be to realize that we ourselves carry in us the very forces that are ravaging the world. It is easy to criticize the authorities, but we may be guilty of the same in our own sphere of life. Can we see more deeply? Can we look into the core of uncertainty without losing heart? Is there some work we can do that does not add to the world’s problems but addresses what we can do?

Gurdjieff Movements can illuminate our organic life, help us work together and understand, how to understand.

From simple yet profound actions of attention, body, and self, a Gurdjieff dance is brought to life. Reciprocally, when the dance becomes actual in the doers, new energies are present in, among, and between the. The dance represents harmonious patterns that occur and form the very fabric of nature and existence. Through shared participation, effort, and intention of a group, certain phenomena may be accessed that is not possible individually. The process researches consciousness as an agency of being, moving us deeper in our work of recognizing self in coexistence, from coexistence and for coexistence.

The movements consist of abstract gestures and positions that have mathematical precision. However, the deeper emphasis in movements is on active inner self-study that begins to develop with practice. Within this model, participants, in maintaining the holistic attention appropriate to each dance or inner exercise, experience reciprocity. The implications, for life, education, health, relationship, and community of this cooperative way of working, become obvious in the experience of it.

Music allows for the temporary learning triad of teacher-dancers-dance to give way to the manifesting triad of music-dancers-dance. In the former, the teacher is a temporary active element; in the latter, the music is active, the dancers receptive, and the dance manifests through the dancers. Therefore music has a vital role to play in transmitting these ideas. Each movement has a piece of music especially composed to facilitate the desired effect on the practitioner. It is a living part of the inner movement that takes place in the dancers.

The workshop uses processes of movements, contemplation and conversation with no pretense to authority, wisdom or any answers. It is an invitation to participate in an effort to understand.

Facilitated by Tabasheer Zutshi

Tabasheer Zutshi began her journey with this work, in 2001 when she met Akash Dharamraj in New Delhi, who had recently set up a school called ‘Akhaldans’. Here Tabasheer was introduced to Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way work and the Movements. It was an environment where addressing issues at the most fundamental levels of existence was made accessible and possible to study. Over the next decade, her practice deepened. Parallel to her inquiry of the Fourth Way, she began learning Transactional Analysis as a means to compliment her practice from a psychological perspective. As her study intensified, she met, mathematician, physicist and philosopher Anthony Blake, who had encountered Gurdjieff’s work through his (Gurdjieff’s) direct student J.G. Bennett. It was this encounter that steered Tabasheer towards expanding her perspective. She understood that by taking in new influences, the spirit of the search is kept alive. She learned to create her own independent methods of imbibing and sharing the Work with the intention of universality, holism, empowerment and realizability.

Tabasheer now explores Gurdjieff’s teachings from the perspective of contemporary life, constantly enriching her facilitation with new research and collaborations that includes, the study and practice of Iyengar yoga, psychosomatic/dynamic techniques and dialogues that demand active listening and presence. She proposes that mutually beneficial coexistence with self, others and nature, are core ideas to study and understand. Only is coexistence can a human being claim to be a combination of self and body.

Born in Bombay in 1975, Tabasheer Zutshi graduated in Ancient Indian Culture from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay and later studied painting at The Delhi College of Art. Professionally she is a Production and Costume designer. Her work extends to theatre, site-specific installation and performance and sound art. Her artist collaborations as Costume Designer and Art Director have been part of art and theatre festivals.
She views environments as possessing a metaphysical quality that impacts the viewer’s perception of the narrative and characters. She experiments with the minutiae of everyday life and found objects to bring an emotional and sensorial response to her work. For the past few years, she has spent most of her time gardening.