‘Is it possible to make friends with our emotions? How can we learn to accept them fully, go towards them willingly and face them directly and fearlessly, so that their energy can become a force of awakening in our lives?’ – John Welwood, psychotherapist and author.

How can challenge and crisis become a catalyst for emergence, transformative fuel for awakening and deepening wisdom? Such a shift asks a profound deepening of both yin and yang aspects of compassion, within us, and between us.

During this Movement Medicine weekend we will take time opening to yin kindness, hearing our hearts and dancing our feelings with tremendous tenderness, care and welcome. Receiving each other and spending time nourishing places where our hearts and bodies feel stretched. We will deepen our practice of yang kindness, warrior-like intention through enquiry into any belief structures that hold us captive in a victim perspective. Can these be freed up a little to allow more space for waking up to the magnificence of who we are, regardless of circumstance? 

We will dance lots, share, enquire, nourish and deepen together. Our work will be informed by Movement Medicine practice, enquiry and deep listening. It promises laughter, support, painful moments and deep openings. 

“This is my simple religion - There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness”. Dalai Lama

“Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, 
Why not find a better job.” Hafiz








Jo Hardy has taught and explored conscious dance for over 18 years and teaches internationally. She is a staff member, mentor, supervisor and faculty teacher with The School of Movement Medicine, a 5Rhythms teacher (Waves and Heartbeat Level), an Open Floor teacher and has studied Amerta Movement with Prapto. She was a body based psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer for 25 years and has a background in meditation practices from both Buddhist and Sufi Traditions, and contemporary enquiry into Mystical Principles with Thomas Hubl. 

 “Jo is a truly beautiful blend born of her many years of dedicated practice and enquiry. She is wise, funny and a truly unique dancer with a heart of gold and the uncompromising intelligence to match. She’s a force of nature who will stay with you wherever your journey leads.“  Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan 


12. - 15. April 2018 ● Akademie am Meer Klappholttal, Isle of Sylt, Germany

We will begin with supper at 18.00 on Thursday and finish with lunch at 13.00 on Sunday

Move! open evening Thursday, 12 April 19.00 - 21.30 ● 20 €

Title tuition: 290 € (incl. Move!) ● Early booking price 250 € when full fee paid by 28. 02.2018

Food and accomodation: 64 € per person per day, plus 12 € per person per day for single-rooms

For more information and to book the workshop please contact Petra Cegla:

+49 4651 871276 ● /