Riddells Creek Studio
Situated at the foot of the Macedon Ranges, Riddells Creek Studio offers a quiet sanctuary of bird-life, walks and bush – a place to nourish, replenish, practice and create. The studio is on 4 acres of land and opposite Barrm Birrm, a 250 hectare of flora and fauna reserve with accessible walking tracks. Once a cabinetmaker’s workshop, the studio is 20 x 10 meters of gorgeous Tassie Oak floorboards ready to dance on!! The studio fulfils a dream for Alice since visiting and dancing at Earthdance, USA – a haven for people interested in movement research. The studio is just 45 minutes by train from Melbourne or 1/2 hour from the airport by car.
Beginning Easter 2010 several working bees took place to prepare the studio floor for sanding, cleaning and clearing the sheds as well as making a home and a vegetable garden. Intensive meetings followed with a small key group: Suze Smith, Pi Wei Lim, Ineke de Graaf and Nicola Eddington. Alice extends her thanks to their inspiring support and to Ross Colliver for his vision, persistence and loving belief in the project.
The studio is now fully functioning with completed sleeping area and bathroom (including outside hot shower). The kitchen / living area is a work-in-progress with a homely feel and good facilities. There is a library for leisure and research reading.
Somatic Wisdom: This professional development program began in January 2012 for those people who wanted to deepen their understanding of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) and its application in their professional and personal lives.
2019 November 18 – 22: Nervous system
2020 March 16 – 20: Muscle system
2020 November 16 – 20: Endocrine System, Breath and Voice
2021 March 15 – 19: Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses - RRR’s
2021 November 15 – 19: Psycho-physical Integration