Essential Movement approach
The participants are guided through verbal instructions, suggesting to move while creating basic movement patterns such as waves or spirals, for example. Often, evocative imagery is employed: "move as if you have a giant, dinosaur-like tale"; "you are seaweed, moved by the water". Instead of perfecting the technique of the movement, the participants are invited to cultivate their kinesthetic sense. They are encouraged to listen to their body and explore inner sensations, emerging with movement, through self-touch or while resting and body-scanning. The essential movement also engages with the external forces and phenomena – e.g. gravity, inertia, landscape, textures, air temperature etc – for cultivating the sense of connection and belonging to something bigger than we are.