Myofascia Breathing

Sunday 2/08 from 16:30 to 19:00

 Fascia (connective tissue) refers to the collagenous web that surrounds, supports, and connects all of our bodily systems, from our bones to our vessels, passing by each of our organs and muscle bundles; a connective web through which our toes inform our skull. In a healthy terrain, the fasciae network is absorbent and resilient. When experiencing physical trauma or inflammatory patterns, the fascia loses its pliability and hardens, and when it hardens it inhibits physiologic (nerves/blood/lymph) and energetic circulations which will impact our wellbeing and health.

The art of releasing the fasciae is to call back fluidity and circulation into the connective tissue so it can support our suppleness and comfort, maintain our graceful and available posture and enlarge our range of motion and resiliency.

The myofascia is an aspect of the connective tissue network which meanders around and within all the muscles, from bundles to fibers, from macro to micro, containing and supporting each muscle cell (myosin), and creating a semi-fluidic matrix interconnecting all individual muscles into one continuous bed of relation. This network is our organ and structure of motion, enabling us to evolve as an intelligent and sentient unit.

Understanding and experiencing motion by integrating the intelligence of the myofascia network allows our bodily expression to be harmonious as well as it supports energy flow and physiological balance. It also helps us to improve multi-joint stability and strength.

Myofascia Breathing is experiential research on deep lengthening and energizing of the myofascia developed by Louise Chardon. In Myofascia Breathing we cultivate resiliency and openness by releasing blockages and tensions throughout the semi-fluidic connective matrix within us, nurtured by breath, enabling endurance, effortless motion, and connected flow.

Myofascia Breathing is a restoring set of breath-full stretches and motions practiced with Shibari ropes. The use of the ropes is a fantastic tool to tune into the subtle lines of connections within ourselves, enabling us to listen tacitly within and harmonize our entity. With subtle intelligence, we deepen our perception of the internal motions and learn to balance the tensions within us.

By awakening our presence to our connectivity through the myofascia, we can better understand our injuries or movement limitations and rewrite ourselves into a more resilient, integrated, integrative body, and life/practice experience.

Addressed to whom:

… wishes to increase respectfully his/her flexibility

… wishes to encounter oneself more deeply

… is in a quest for a more holistic vision of (human) being

… wishes to enrich & renew his/her lexicon & bodily knowledge

… wishes to broaden his/her perception & responses

… wishes to nurture his/her creative potential

… is in a quest for building ways to relate to & accompany others!

 Louise Chardon has dedicated her life to dance and the study of the being in movement for over 30 years. Graduated from the Paris Conservatory, she first developed as a dancer in main companies (National Ballet of Canada, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Batsheva Dance Company, Plan-K/Charleroi Danses) and with independent choreographers (Andy Degroat, Eddy Malhem, Frederic Lescure, Anya Hempel, Felix Ruckert, Ugo Dehaes), before engaging in her own creative process.

In 2007, with Luk Van den Dries she founded AndWhatBeside(s)Death and the CarWash Theater, a platform and a location for the development of performative arts (Antwerp, Belgium). Together they developed what they named Intimate and Sensitive Theater,  and created the following productions: Ay¨n, Sensorama, I-less-ness, Lab-Project, Vortex, Fenestra Ovalis, W∞M, Clair-Obscur. For 10 years, she’s specialized in the deep sensitive abilities of the being and how its subconscious expresses through movement. She mainly applies her researches to her performative oeuvre and shares it through her pedagogic and therapeutic approach which she defines as Embodied Philosophy and Energetic Physiology. Louise is recognized by the French National Education as a contemporary dance teacher (DE) and is a Certified Practitioner in Body-Mind Centering® and embodies Chi Kung, Yoga, Authentic Movement since more than 20 years.

Sunday 2/08 from 16:30 to 19:00 
– 15€  (10€  if you bring a friend ;))
– limited to 8 participants.

Location: A Mandorla / Monte do Carvalhosinho 7630-033 Boavista dos Pinheiros, Odemira, Portugal
Latitude: N 37°30’56.9″ // Longitude: W 8°37’17.0″

 Contact: chardon.lou@gmail.com / +351 91 051 81 01