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ABOUT LISTENING PRACTICES

Founder of Listening Practices, Ama, see listening as a central part of her work in all fields, and is sharing practices in the three main areas of this little company: myofascial flow training, dance and permaculture.

She offers workshops and classes in Oslo and online, and you can also write an email if you want to invite her for your place, retreat or festival.

MYOFASCIAL FLOW CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

The 'Myofascial flow' class is a fascia focused movement training and has roots in yoga, pilates and 'Slings Myofascial training'. In the practice the focus is especially on how we can find nourishing movements for our body's fascia system, while we also work with strength and flexibility. We use a mat and in some exercises massage balls, yoga blocks and yoga band.

The background for this training is many years of research by manual therapist and 'structural integrator' Tom Meyers with the concept of 'Anatomy trains' and the 12 fascia lines through the body. He has worked with understanding how we use and can take care of our fascia/ connective tissue from a manual therapist point of view. Around ten years ago, after studying with Tom Meyers, Karin Gurtner started to research and implement the principles of the 'fascia lines' into her already existing work with pilates and yoga. The result is the international school 'Art of Motion Academy' with 'Slings Myofascial Training' which is set together to work with strength, flexibility, and also hydration, elasticity and glide in the fascia. 
If you want to read more about the understanding of the lines, you find info on their web pages:
https://www.art-of-motion.com/en/
https://www.anatomytrains.com


DANCE

With many years of practicing contact improvisation dance and vipassana meditation, Ama started up weekly classes where the two elements of moving and stillness  were merged together into an exploration of the present moment alone and in relation to the other movers in the space. 'Moving meditation- listening with contact improvisation' has evolved since the start and is still a practice in change, although some elements are always there such as guided meditation in stillness, movement explorations where you are invited for different focuses and structures both alone, in duos and groups. Alternating between the still and the moving and often merging into a more open dance exploration in the end. The space is opened and ended with a little circle for the group to connect and have the opportunity to share from the experience if needed or wanted. There is no need for any previous experience in meditation or dance to participate, this is a mixed background practice. Welcome!! 


PERMACULTURE

With a background in Permaculture Design, organic gardening and forest gardens, Ama offers guidance mostly in the process of establishing an edible permaculture garden or project, she also gives lectures when invited for it :)

At times there is also different upcycled project for sale, the fabric bulk bags are currently sold out, but a little tutorial on the blog will come up for how you can make your own from old fabrics, like a curtain the dog ate the corner of...