What a Shame | Workshop with Cathy Ryan | Berlin

March 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – March 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Europe/Berlin Timezone
Eden Studios
Breite Str. 43
13187 Berlin
Tamara Romaniuk


We are extraordinary creatures, full of emotions, thoughts, creativity, movement, love, longing and sticky bits of mess…places where we get stuck with the free flow of being who we are. Where we can get stuck in being with ourselves and each other with a compassionate listening heart.

Toxic shame is one of the places that leads us into disconnect – with ourselves, each other and our full place in the world around us. The shame that whispers, there’s something wrong with you – hide!

We will look at how shame can contract, harden and stagnate our life force, so our joy has no place to go and our compassion shuts down – these things happen, it’s part of being human.

Usually we do try to hide when this happens to us – and shame comes along. We hide, we don’t trust that we will still be accepted and loved, we try to cover up when we get a bit messy, shut down. Conscious of negative behaviour, conscious of hiding and feeling stuck with it – we can feel shame.

Through Open Floor Movement Practice including inquiry, witnessing and reflection, we will explore the role of toxic shame in our emotional landscapes. We will invite the mover in us to open up to the fluidity of who we are, unravel some of the places we get stuck or hide in. Paradoxically, often when we move what it is we’re hiding, who we are warts and all, it brings us straight into connection with others – we show our vulnerability and we begin to see each other and recognise ordinary and extraordinary, tender, vital parts of ourselves.


Date & Time: March 8-10, 2019

Friday 8th (open evening): 20.00-22.00 – the fee is based on a sliding scale between 15-25 euro
(if you are the participant of the workshop – the price is included in the workshop fee).
For the Friday evening, it’s necessary to register via e-mail: openfloor (ad) livingfromyoursoul.org

Saturday 9th: 11.00-18.00 
Sunday 10st: 11.00-17.00

Place: Eden Studios (link here)
Breite Str. 43, 
13187 Berlin – Pankow

Fee:  €210
€160 if paid in full by January 31th, 2019 (only 10 spots available) 


Cathy Ryan has been working in embodied movement practice for many years, with a
background in theatre, writing and shamanic practice. She is a founding member of Open Floor International and works extensively in Europe and the UK, loving this ongoing exploration of how and what it is to be alive in these moving, humans bodies of ours…


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Open Floor Workshop in Berlin, March 8-10, 2019
What a Shame led by Cathy Ryan

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A deposit of 50 € is due now in order to hold your space in the workshop. The rest is due by February 17th 2019.
We cannot hold a space for you unless we receive full payment on time.

In case you need a confirmation of participation in the workshop please let us know (by e-mail) before the workshop starts so it would be prepared for you by end of the workshop.

Payment to the account in EUR currency:
DE 29 1002 0890 0016 8925 72
Account holder: Tamara Romaniuk
Address: Skalitzerstr 78, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Please, write What a Shame / your name / your last name’ as title of the money transfer.

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