Book now for Embodied Vision, with Anna Bambridge

A contact improvisation weekend with Anna Bambridge


Workshop Saturday 26 March 2016, 11am–5pm
Class and Jam Sunday 27 March 2016, 1–4.30pm
Kinning Park Complex

Using relaxation and movement techniques grounded in the Bates method of vision education we will explore how our attention and intention affects how we see and how we feel. Vision is a learned sense that we can continually attend to and we will encourage new ways of using our eyesight. Aspects of vision we will explore include peripheral and central sight (and the relationship between them) and our senses of perspective, colour, movement and depth. You are encouraged to bring warm layers, as there will be times of stillness in the workshop.

You are invited to explore your natural vision for this workshop. This means that if you wear glasses you can take them off or if you wear contact lenses please bring what you need to take them out.

Contact Improvisation experience is not necessary.

Saturday workshop only £40
Full weekend £45

To book your place, please email us at: with the subject header 'Embodied Vision'.

You will then receive an email with information on how to complete your booking. Please note, a deposit of the full fee is required to complete your booking though we are able to arrange alternative payment plans if necessary. 

Lunch by Ali (who has been making delicious cakes for the jam) will be available for purchase for this workshop.

About Anna

I have been obsessed with natural vision work for nearly 20 years. I first experienced a change from blurry to clear vision through relaxation in 1996 when I was 22. I have an MPhil from Glasgow Caledonian University researching Holistic Vision Therapy. I have been teaching vision education since 2006 and have presented workshops at the International Holistic Vision Conferences. I trained as a Bates Method teacher at the Bates College of Vision Education in 2007. I am interested in how the Bates Method can combine with therapeutic and arts practices and I am currently exploring relationships between the Bates Method and the Contact Improvisation dance form. I discovered contact improvisation a few years ago and love it. I find that the principles are the same as for vision work. Creativity, clarity, honesty and communication are all important. I was part of the @TheGlasgowJam's New Jammers programme in 2015, which was supported by Creative Scotland.