“Set the body in motion & the psyche will heal itself” Gabrielle Roth
Soul Strong Society teamed up with The Mill and Point A to create the The Movement Is My Medicine Festival (MIMM). MIMM celebrated our ancient & modern understanding of the link between movement, the brain, the body & wellbeing.
Over 3-days, participants were invited to experience talks, demonstrations & classes from leading movement educators.
Honouring strength in our diversity, MIMM embraced South Australia’s dynamic range of movement thinkers & professionals, to inspire individual wellbeing & connect our communities.
Human cultures around the globe are united by the common understanding that body & mind are inseparable. The idea is that all experiences are stored in the body memory. Body movement reflects inner states & changes in movement behaviour lead to changes in the psyche. Move your body, move your mind!
To learn more about the fundamental importance of movement to human wellbeing, visit Dr. John J Ratey @ Tedx – Run, Jump, Learn! How Exercise can Transform our Schools
Youth, adults, seniors, people with disabilities – no matter what age, culture, or physical ability we all share the joys & challenges of inhabiting a body & using a mind. MIMM was accessible to all demographics & was a non-alcoholic event. Movement Is My Medicine inspired engaging & truly fulfilling forms of entertainment & expression for South Australia’s community.
“There isn’t an education system on the planet that teaches dance everyday to children the way we teach them mathematics. Why? Why not? I think this is rather important. I think math is very important, but so is dance. Children dance all the time if they’re allowed to, we all do. We all have bodies, don’t we? Did I miss a meeting?” Ken Robinson