Wed, 15 May | Location TBD - will be in Hackney

Shiatsu & Dance | Wood Element

Embrace the Spring, keep your ideas & body in flow whilst clearing out the parts you don’t need. This workshop combines shiatsu & dancing to look at what is stagnant in you and what needs detoxifying as we move through the Wood energy of Spring. An in depth workshop w/ only 8 spaces
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Shiatsu & Dance | Wood Element

Time & Location

15 May 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
Location TBD - will be in Hackney

What to expect

Spring is here, take a moment to reflect on the ideas you began to manifest on the first day of the season. Are you being blocked by frustration? Do you need more clarity?

In oriental medicine the Wood element is closely linked with the Gall Bladder and Liver meridians. The imagery of supple fresh shoots emerging from the old hard wood of last year’s growth, and new seeds germinating as it gets brighter and warmer, illuminate the shift in the wood energy around us at this time of year. This shift of energy also occurs within us and is embodied in the Liver and Gall Bladder meridian. If the rising wood energy struggles to move in the body it can cause stiffness and pain in our joints and in the mind feelings of frustration/anger, lack of ambition and serious indecision. If there is flow, you will be able to move forward creatively, with clarity and conviction.

In the 2 hours you will experience:

  • Dancing - with Fernanda Munoz-Newsome
  • Shiatsu treatment working on Liver & Gall Bladder energy - with Joy Rose
  • Acutonics (sound healing) with Joy Rose
  • Gaining a basic understanding of the Wood element in oriental medicine.
  • Qi gong and stretches to activate and support the flow of your Liver & Gall Bladder energy

Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, born of English and Chilean descent, Fernanda is a dance artist and choreographer. Her practice involves dancing/ voicing as political gesture, presenting between established arts organisations, alternative spaces and club scenes. Performance, collaboration and curation allow her to create spaces enabling reorientation around otherness. Crafting queer spaces, nurturing communities where care and consent promote exploration around the unruly. Working with pop/punk bands, electronic music producers/ sound artists and visual artists in live/ electronic music settings and galleries enables me to reach audiences in environments that excite my appetite.

Joy Rose is a shiatsu and acutonics practitioner, who uses an interactive approach involving movement, stretches, acupressure points, sounds (acutonics), breath and massage techniques to treat the whole of you. Joy also has a background in medicinal herbs and incorporates these into her practice. Joy’s clinic is based in Hackney you can find out more about her practice here


This workshop is part of Joy Rose’s Five Element series that will be running throughout the year (Spring 2019 - Spring 2020). You will gain an awareness at each workshop of the Five Elements and 12 Principal Meridians used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and receive hands on treatments of shiatsu, acutonics and a range of other therapies from other creative talented practitioners over the course of the workshops. You will also get to experience a selection of medicinal herbs that are relevant through the seasons.

You can either book one workshop at a time or buy a block of 5 tickets if you would like to attend multiple workshops in series - find out more here. With the 5 block booking you could get a feel for all Five Elements by attending one workshop for each element.