To.pole Association initiated a meeting of three somatic approaches to body – inspired by Body Mind Centering, Lowen and vinysana krama yoga. The Laboratory Body Awareness brought out a lot of questions about 3 subjects on which we focused : grounding, enlivenment and the presence. The following methods are a base for both individual work with body and an interesting group approach in any kind of work. They evoke questions wich will not appear in any different context. We focused on how to apply the knowledge in daily life and at work as well. The chosen topics are present in different ways in BMC, yoga and Lowen approaches. The Labolatory was a small experiment on how the layers of particular methods overlap each other. The 12 participants came with diverse backgrounds: physiotherapists fizjoterapia, yoga teachers, academic teachers, trainers, students. That enriched the Labolatory. Each practice part we finished with a speaking part. The project bridges the gaps in informall eduacation of adults in a body awerness field. We asked how to use our individual body experience in working with groups? How to work with groups and in our jobs with body approach? And sometimes we need to accept that body experience brings more questions than answers and only time will tell an answer. Labolatory appeared as an important part of research about this questions. It was created to rise a quality of the conscious life of each participant. The project was realised by To.pole Association in framework Enought for Everybody Forever Project funded by Grundtvig Program.
During the two-year long Grundtvig Partnership „Enough for Everyone Forever“ four European organizations (based in Spain, France, Germany and Poland) work together to improve educational methods for sustainable education.
All four partners use creative methods to work with adults on political and ecological topics, but each one is expert on a specific approach such as visual arts, theatre or music.
Each organization hosts one meeting, inviting the partners to get to know its context of educational work. During those meetings, we share our skills and experiences both in theoretical and practical ways. Combining our creative approaches, we develop an interdisciplinary action that is carried out in the public space and sensibilizing the audience about sustainability.
What we have learned during the process is then transformed by each partner into an innovative pedagogical concept adapted to the organizations context and target group. After putting the concept into practice individually, we meet for the last time in order to reflect on the potential of the new tools that we have developed and to plan our future transnational projects, where we are going to bring together adults from different cultural backgrounds and use our newly acquired educational skills to work together on a sustainable future.