After two days, I am still integrating the work we did in the workshop. I mean, I feel my body still happily working (the feeling of "sparkly water" in my body tissues is still present here and there).
I found John's way of teaching very effective, essential and precise, and the work really deep, effective and complete, too. It is the first time that I have come home after such a short (two days) and intense workshop feeling that my system is engaged, but not too stressed. I mean, I feel that even if my body keeps on working, this is a good echo of the work done, and not an effort due to having to "put together my pieces again" (that usually happens when I attend a workshop or a training where the part about integration is missing). I think that the workshop is very well "designed", too. And, of course, I am very enthusiastic about using the new tools I brought home. About my practice, working as a Rolfer and Rolf Movement practitioner, for me this was really precious to approach Structural Integration with such a new perspective that it will give me the opportunity to work with clients involving my complete body in a very effective way.
About me as a dance performer and a woman, what is really making me happy is the feeling that I can keep improving and improving, despite what I hear around about aging. I think I am one among those rare women who do NOT complain about aging and menopause. I mean, I never felt I was losing something because of aging or because of the passing of time, but during the workshop I realized that I was content just "feeling the same" as, maybe, I felt ten years ago, and I had stopped feeling true improvements after a very strong shingles attack occurred in 2014. For me it was actually such a big challenge to come back to how I was feeling before the attack, that I forgot that I could improve more and again. So, now I'm really happy to feel that there is really space for further improvements!