Craig Mallett and Fred Beck - Physical Alchemy Masterclasses - Reykjavik

Craig Mallett and Fred Beck - Physical Alchemy Masterclasses - Reykjavik

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Fire and Ice - Physical Alchemy Double Masterclass in Iceland.

Craig Mallett is returning once more to teach in the frozen paradise that is Iceland. This time he will be joined by the ‘Great Dane’ Frederik Beck - viking, doctor, alchemist and strength training extraordinaire. They will be co-presenting two Masterclasses, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Book by the 1st of September to take advantage of the early bird booking deadline.

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Fire and Ice - Physical Alchemy Double Masterclass in Iceland with Craig Mallett and Fred Beck

 

Workshop Details:

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Date:  Sunday 14th of October 2018
 

Times: 

Morning Masterclass - Physical Repatterning Work: 9.30am - 1pm

Afternoon Masterclass - Opening the Breath: 3pm - 6.30pm


Venue: Primal Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland


Book by the 1st of September to take advantage of the early bird booking deadline.

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Workshop Description:

Craig Mallett is returning once more to teach in the frozen paradise that is Iceland.  This time he will be joined by the ‘Great Dane’ Frederik Beck - viking, doctor, alchemist and strength training extraordinaire. They will be co-presenting two Masterclasses, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  These Masterclasses can be taken separately or together if one is more inclined for a workshop style immersion. While the topics are quite different, the underlying current and flavours of Physical Alchemy run through both sessions. Doing both in a row will give you a stronger impression of the broader works and approaches encompassed by Physical Alchemy.
 

The topics are:

Morning - Physical Repatterning Work
Physical Re-patterning Work is a way of teaching physical methods that provokes dormant qualities to emerge across the full spectrum of what a Human Being encompasses whilst still preserving and enhancing the original physical capacities.
 
The guiding principles are explicitly not those of fitness, performance, health or wellness - though aspects of these may occur as ‘beneficial collateral’.  We train to free ourselves from the habitual patterns of motion, speech, behaviour, gesture and posture that bind our creative resources in stasis and prevent our authentic expression.  
 
This approach can be used to augment and balance practice in:  movement arts, martial arts, performing arts and parkour (arts of evasion).  In this workshop, the Physical Repatterning Work will be delivered via way of partner stretches and an array of solo drills designed specifically for the enkindling of the desired qualities.

Afternoon - Opening the Breath
The breath plays a critical role in our lives. It is often overlooked, or at best occasionally trained for performance purposes. On this afternoon we will go far beyond performance to explore the depths of the breathing apparatus and how it influences the body, emotions and mind. We will experience first hand the various ways it becomes restricted, and how to unlock these restrictions. 
 
A smorgasbord of techniques will be on offer, each offering a lifetime of practice potential. Craig will introduce you to the powerful ‘Primordial Breathing’ methods of Da Xuan Daoism while Fred will be working on the breath within certain partner stretches. The stretches work to prevent our habitual mode of breathing and highlights the more subtle inhibitions of the diaphragm and other key structures.

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About the Presenters:

Craig is a principal member of Physical Alchemy [created by Dave Wardman]. He was subject to many of Dave’s early experiments, which broke him out of stasis and propelled him into becoming a dedicated student of the Da Xuan Daoist tradition. He teaches within Physical Alchemy and is also the instructor of the Da Xuan School in Sydney. Prior to this, he studied the traditional Chinese martial arts of Xin Yi Liu He Quan and Cha Quan under Dapeng Wang for a decade as well as many other modalities of movement, strength, flexibility and general physical development.  For more information see Craig's presenter's page.

Fred is currently tinkering with strength acquisition within a Physical Re-patterning Work framework as his ‘craft piece’. He has an extensive background in gymnastics, stretching and Western physical culture and holds a Master’s Degree in Medicine in his home country of Denmark. He is a teacher within Physical Alchemy and runs regular classes in Dublin. For more information see Fred's presenter's page.

For more information about Physical Alchemy or the presenters, visit the Physical Alchemy website.