What does Wùo Taï mean ?
« WUO » combines « Wu » the circle and « ou » binome or double. « Tai » as « as Big as the outdoors ». Wuo Tai can be translated as « Between two circles » or « Between the Universe. »
It is inspired by the combination of dance and osteopathy which is why we also call this practice « Osteo-dance ».
At the border between gestures of yesterday and of today, Wuo Tai creates itself from the dance of elliptical movements of 2 people on the ground.
A synthesis of various disciplines harvested on the journey across continents and influenced by asia, Wuo Tai wants to be “new” and began to sprout around 2003.
It doesn’t require any specific physical condition. It is practiced at any age and explores the vast variety of soothing body gestures. Wuo Tai is a new gymnastic for two which movements promote an awakening of consciousness and relationship.
Wuo Tai brings flexibility, strength, agility, and balance. The magic of Wuo Tai is to simply discover that we receive what we give.
This momentum of gestures and sharings broadcasts in us a Zenattitude, enchantment, life force and self-respect.
The Art of moving otherwise ….
How did Wuo Tai come about? ?
A desire to bridge the gap between my profession of osteopath and the yoga which bathed my childhood. A desire to express everything that is held in a gesture, exploring both the mechanics and the direction of movement with the intention to perform this activity on the ground itself.
The result of many different practices, travels around the world and rich encounters with diverse characters.
Wuo Tai is a hodge-podge of old and new, a mix of cultures from europe to China, with no particular philosophical background.
Free from therapeutic intent at the beginning, the practitioner dimension was subsequently grafted from « fascial meridians ». Wuo Tai can be therapeutic without one being a therapist, on the border between efficiency and wellbeing.
What is the basis of this practice ?
Grounded in anatomical and embryological reality, Wuo Tai is set in the neutrality and freedom of the myriad of tissues that compose our being. The construction of the sequences is based on both deterministic and random systems, mainly on the plot of the Yi Jing which dates back to the dawn of chinese civilization.
It adapts itself from the dense tissues (bones) to the lighter ones and encompasses subtle vibrations. It lies between all body approaches of today and yesterday. It remains loyal to yoga, osteopathy and the internal martial arts. It pushes the limits of the scope of partner disciplines. It is the link between all known techniques and also the starting point of an adventure encompassing all that is and all that is not … It opens the curves of BEING.
Any movement involves fascia (supporting tissues) holders of all structures and so we can therefore say that Wuo Tai can work on the whole being through its supporting tissues, its organs and their functions.