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Gabriele Goria

meditation, kung fu, drawing, and artistic research

Pa Tuan Chin – corso online in italiano

Traducibile letteralmente come “le otto pezze di broccato”, il Pa Tuan Chin è un’antichissima sequenza di ginnastica posturale radicata nei principi di medicina tradizionale cinese. Composta da otto esercizi, questa sequenza mira ad educare la coordinazione tra respiro e movimento. Al giorno d’oggi il Pa Tuan Chin viene praticato non soltanto nell’ambito delle arti marziali orientali, ma anche nei settori delle discipline somatiche e del benessere. Oltre ad essere un efficace esercizio di salute e di preparazione all’attività fisica, il Pa Tuan Chin favorisce uno stato mentale di calma e lucidità, divenendo un ottimo supporto alla meditazione.

Questo corso online affiancherà pratica e teoria, proponendo una descrizione dettagliata degli otto esercizi insieme ai principi fondamentali di medicina tradizionale cinese ad essi collegati. Al termine del corso, i partecipanti saranno in grado di ricordare e praticare autonomamente e con precisione l’intera sequenza.

Quota di partecipazione: 40 € (individuale, per ogni partecipante al corso)

Preiscrizione: entro martedì 18 ottobre, inviare una email a gabrielegoria79@gmail.com, indicando il vostro nome completo, domicilio, e indirizzo email.

Iscrizione: riceverete via email una fattura da saldare con bonifico entro e non oltre lunedì 24 ottobre.

Piattaforma online: Zoom (il link verrà inviato via email una volta effettuata l’iscrizione)

Lingua: italiano

Quando: ciclo del mercoledì, dal 26 ottobre al 14 dicembre, alle 18:30-19:30 (ora italiana)

Oppure, a scelta: ciclo della domenica, dal 30 ottobre al 18 dicembre alle 10-11 (ora italiana)

Offerta speciale: con la stessa iscrizione, ogni partecipante può seguire entrambi i cicli di lezioni (mercoledì e domenica) senza costi aggiuntivi.

Un caloroso benvenuto!

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Gabriele Goria

Artista marziale, pedagogo e illustratore, pratica arti marziali e meditazione da oltre trent’anni. Gabriele insegna T’ai Chi, meditazione e Kung fu alla University of the Arts di Helsinki (Uniarts – Teak), alternando la produzione artistica alla conduzione di laboratori e seminari in vari istituti per la formazione degli adulti e di studi interreligiosi in Finlandia e in Italia. Tra le sue pubblicazioni: Active Silence: Reinventing spirituality through art-research, edito da Mimesis nel 2015. Con Don Paolo Scquizzato, Gabriele è coautore del volume Conversazioni intorno al fuoco, edito da Lindau nel 2022. Ancorata al dialogo tra arte e spiritualità, la sua ricerca esplora il rapporto interdipendente tra introspezione ed espressione creativa.

Breath paths – a workshop on breath and presence, live & online

Dear friends, here you are a new opportunity to practise with me either live – if you are located in Helsinki – or online!

This workshop provides a comprehensive synthesis of my favourite breathwork practices, including some of my original techniques. If you are interested in exploring various traditions and approaches to conscious breathing, and wonder how breath can improve concentration, health, stress management, as well as resilience to extreme temperatures, this is the workshop for you!

Date of the workshop: Sunday 2nd October 2022, at 11:00-13:00 (time zone: Finland)

Place: Käpylä, Helsinki (detailed instructions will be given at the moment of your registration)

Online platform: Zoom

Languages: English & Italian

Registration period: 18th-30th September 2022

Registration fee: 45 € (30€ for the students who have already participated in the previous editions of this workshop).

Info and registrations: please, send an email to gabrielegoria79@gmail.com

Warmly welcome!

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About me: I am an actor, illustrator, theatre pedagogue, and martial artist, and I teach T’ai Chi, meditation, breathwork, and Shaolin/Kung Fu at different departments of the Theatre Academy of Helsinki (Uniarts). Anchored in the dialogue between art and spirituality, I lead workshops and seminars in various institutes of adult education and interfaith studies in Finland and Italy. Among my publications: Active Silence: Reinventing spirituality through art-research, published by Mimesis in 2015. With Paolo Scquizzato I am co-author of the volume Conversazioni intorno al fuoco, published by Lindau in 2022.

Kung Fu – outdoor training in Helsinki

Dear friends,

warmly welcome to our outdoor sessions of Kung Fu, on Saturdays at 12-14 in Hesperianpuisto (Töölönlahti, Helsinki).

Our training includes: body workout, breathwork, T’ai Chi Ch’üan and Shaolin Ch’üan.

We practise in the area beside the opera house, with any kind of weather: please dress accordingly!

Participation fee: 5€.

Feel free to join at any time, and to invite new friends.

Warmly welcome!

Breath paths – an online workshop on breath and presence

Dear friends, here you are a new opportunity to practise with me from the comfort of your home!

This workshop provides a comprehensive synthesis of my favourite breath-work practices, including some of my original techniques. If you are interested in exploring various traditions and approaches to conscious breathing, and wonder how breath can improve concentration, health, stress management, as well as resilience to extreme temperatures, this is the workshop for you!

Date of the workshop: Sunday 21th August, at 11:00-13:00 (time zone: Finland)

Online platform: Zoom

Languages: English & Italian

Registration period: 8.8-20.8.2022

Registration fee: 45 €

How to register: please, send an email to gabrielegoria79@gmail.com reporting your full name, home address and email address: you will be billed via Eezy company.

Warmly welcome!

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About me: actor, illustrator, theatre pedagogue and martial artist, I teach Tai Chi, Shaolin Kung Fu and meditation at the University of the Arts of Helsinki. My artistic production and research combines various practices, from physical theatre to illustration, including meditation, martial arts and musical improvisation. Grounded in the dialogue between art and spirituality, my inquiry explores the interdependent relationship between introspection and expression. In parallel with my artistic production I conduct workshops and seminars in various institutions for adult education and interreligious studies in Finland and Italy.

Workout fundamentals – a new online mini-course on June 26th

Photo by: Raffaele Goria

Dear friends, welcome to my new course! For the first time in an online format I will share the basics of my home workout.  Throughout the mini-course we will cover fundamental exercises such as planks, push-ups, abs and squats, as well as light dumbbell training. We will go through a checklist of essential knowledge for safely and gradually expanding endurance, strength, muscular tone and flexibility. The course will start with Pa Tuan Chin – an ancient Chinese practice which combines postural training and breathwork –, and will end with a session of lengthening.

Requirements:

– comfortable clothes;

– a yoga mat (or a carpet).

Optional:

– if you have them, feel free to bring a pair of light dumbbells or two bottles filled with water or sand.

Date of the course: Sunday 26th June 2022, at 12-14 (time zone: Finland).

Online platform: Zoom (the Zoom link to the mini-course will be sent after your registration)

Languages: English and Italian

Registration period: 17.6-25.6.2022.

Registration fee: 40 €

For registering to the mini-course, please send an email to gabrielegoria79@gmail.com , reporting your full name, home address and email address: the bill will be sent you by email.

Warmly welcome!

Workout fundamentals – an online mini-course

Photo by Raffaele Goria

Dear friends, welcome to my new course! For the first time in an online format I will share the basics of my home workout.  Throughout these lessons we will cover fundamental exercises such as planks, push-ups, abs and squats, as well as light dumbbell training. We will go through a checklist of essential knowledge for safely and gradually expanding endurance, strength, muscular tone and flexibility. Each lesson will start with Pa Tuan Chin – an ancient Chinese practice which combines postural training and breathwork –, and will end with a session of lengthening.

Requirements:

– comfortable clothes;

a yoga mat (or a carpet);

– a pair of light dumbbells (between 2 and 10 kilos, according to your preference and physical possibilities – as an alternative you can use two big bottles full of water or sand).

Dates of the course: Tuesday 7th, Thursday 9th, Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th June 2022, always at 19:00-21:00 (Finnish time zone).

Online platform: Zoom (the Zoom link to the mini-course will be sent a few days before the event)

Languages: English and Italian

Registration period: 26.5-5.6.2022.

Registration fee: 75 € (55€ if you register by 3.6)

For registering to the mini-course, please send an email to gabrielegoria79@gmail.com , reporting your full name, home address and email address: the bill will be sent you by email.

Warmly welcome!

Kung Fu – outdoor training in Helsinki

Photo by: Raffaele Goria

Dear friends,
the summer season of Kung Fu outdoor training begins on Saturday 14th May, and will continue throughout the whole summer.

We will train every Saturday at 12-14, with any kind of weather: please dress accordingly. Our practice includes workout, Ch’I Kung, T’ai Chi Ch’üan and Shaolin Ch’üan.

Participation fee: 5€.
Place: Hesperian puisto (Töölönlahti, Helsinki), in the park beside the Opera house.

Feel free to join at any time, and to invite new friends.

Warmly welcome!

Breath paths – an online workshop on breath and presence

Photo credits: Maija Rissanen

Dear friends, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to my new workshop. This event will provide a comprehensive synthesis of my favourite breath-work practices, including my original ‘inner heat’ technique. If you are interested in exploring various traditions and approaches to conscious breathing, and wonder how breath can improve concentration, health, stress management, as well as resilience to extreme temperatures, this is the workshop for you!

Date of the workshop: Sunday 20th March, at 11:00-13:00 (Finnish time zone)

Online platform: Zoom (the Zoom link to the workshop will be sent a few days before the event)

Language: English

Registration period: 5.3-19.3.

Registration fee: 45 €

For registering to the workshop, please send an email to gabrielegoria79@gmail.com , reporting your full name, home address and email address: the bill will be sent you by email.

Warmly welcome!

TOPOGRAPHIES OF SILENCE at RAW – Relational Art Week

Photo credits: Jan Ahlstedt

TOPOGRAPHIES OF SILENCE is a durational work, which started ex-tempore in January 2020 with no rules and no preconceived outcome. By falling into stillness and silence – which are not necessarily the opposites of movement and sound/voice -, another space opens up; highlighting other voices and other movements. Beyond the personal perceptive and self-reflective framework, the process has raised larger discourses around our relation to power, to free-will, to production, and to the unknown. The visitors, inevitably lending their bodies to the landscape, are welcome to witness and /or experiment the potential of ‘nothingness’ and essential movement. 

On August 12th 2020 artists Ingrid André and Gabriele Goria will perform at RAW – Relational Art Week, between 17:00 and 19:30, at Myymälä2 Gallery (Uudenmaankatu 23, Helsinki). RAW is an event produced and curated by Myymälä2 since 2019, and this year dwells on the challenge of sparing energy in an urban context. The full program is visible on myymala2.com, as well as on RAW’s FB page. Warmly welcome!

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INGRID ANDRÉ

(Belgium, 1977)

Ingrid André’s artistic practice is informed by a professional background in dance which carved a resilience to being shaped and reformatted continuously. This malleability, juxtaposed with an interest in the potentialities of ‘presence as a catalyst’, has fueled a yearning for transfiguration and transgression of accumulated relational patterns. Through exposing herself to less familiar media – painting, installation, video – while following a self-reflective approach, she explores the vulnerability of moving beyond certainty and preconception. Besides her own practice following her art studies at Art school MAA in Helsinki, Ingrid continues to work as a freelance dancer, choreographer, and movement facilitator. Ingrid is a member of Pixelache collective since 2019.

GABRIELE GORIA

(Italy, 1979)

Gabriele Goria’s artistic practice intertwines various forms of expression, ranging from physical theatre to martial arts, meditation, drawing, and music improvisation. Actor, theatre pedagogue, and martial artist, Gabriele teaches tai chi, meditation, and shaolin kung fu at different departments of the Theatre Academy of Helsinki. As a doctoral candidate at the Performing Arts Research Centre (Tutke), he is currently developing an artistic research on meditative silence. Anchored in the dialogue between art and spirituality, his work brings him to lead workshops and seminars in various institutes of adult education and interfaith studies in Finland and Italy.

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