Approaching movement as our primal language, the workshop invites the participants to reclaim it through strengthening the knowledge and experience of the soma – the awareness of the body coming from within (for example through paying attention to movement or to a touch event). The participants are guided through verbal instructions, suggesting to move in a particular way, often with evocative imagery ("move as if you have a giant, dinosaur-like tale"; "you are seaweed, moved by the water"). Drawing inspiration from contact improvisation, contemplative practices, contemporary dance techniques and embodied voice, the practice doesn't aim at perfecting the technique of the movement. Instead the participants are invited to cultivate a kinesthetic sense through careful listening to the body and exploring inner sensations, emerging throughout the experience. Somatic 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.