Carina Hamilton is Co-Principal at East West College and she is an Elder & Overseer at Farnham Meeting. Her first Shintaido teacher was Masashi Minagawa,…
Shintaido for Quakers: a unique combination of physical exercise and spiritual practice
00:00 - 00:00
‘A moving meditation’; ‘a practice to provide you with a new way of experiencing your relationship with yourself, with others, and with nature and the spiritual world’: just two ways in which Shintaido has been described. While it has roots in the martial arts, it was developed in Japan in the aftermath of Hiroshima, and its theory and practice were systematically reconfigured in the cause of peace.
On this short course you will be introduced carefully to Shintaido’s peaceful and transformative movements, learning to move joyfully in the present moment. As you discover a freeing and reenergising way to stretch, you will also find balance in your body and mind. Doing the exercises in the company of others, you may discover that, even on Zoom, you will feel a connection with them.
This inclusive course is open to people of any physical ability, young or old. Easy to learn, the movements in Shintaido can be done seated, standing or adapted for limited mobility. The three weekly one hour sessions online will be supported by recorded material. To learn more, read tutor Carina Hamilton’s informative introduction to Shintaido for Quakers http://www.shintaido.co.uk/comment/shintaido-an-introduction-for-quakers/.
Live sessions are every Monday at 18:00-19:00 (UK time)
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On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly in addition to booking if you require closed captions.