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Mind To Move Workshops are movement sharing workshops for those aged 18 to 65+ with experience of mental health issues; no dance experience is necessary. 


The first half of the workshop is focused on movement. After some introductions, each workshop begins with some Mind To Move exercises involving relaxation and guided movement improvisation. The movement exercises are all open to individual interpretation and needs, and begin individually, before moving together in twos and / or as a group. The movement part of the workshop will then be followed by some discussion, and a short excerpt sharing of The Box or The Box | A Glimpse. Participants will then have an opportunity to give some feedback on the work at the end.


The Box  is a dance theatre piece that explores the impact of depression and how our society responds to it.  

These workshops run as a part of The Box Project. For more information, and to watch a short film about the project, click here.

Julia has delivered Mind To Move Workshops across Scotland and to different groups including: mental health charities such as See Me Scotland, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, LASGP  (Lothian Association of Sessional GPs), The Welcoming  (a refugee group), and YTAS  (Youth Theatre Arts Scotland).

Booking a workshop:

All upcoming workshop dates are listed below. Please note spaces are limited.

If you have any queries, or would like to book a place on one of our workshops, please contact our Mind To Move Administrator, Suzie Provan:

We also run regular Mind To Move Classes, go to our Mind To Move Classes page for more information

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“A short and powerful workshop experience which imprints on the mind…the somatic movement spoke to the psychic stiffness in a reenergised and more musical voice”

“I have never experienced anything like it and was so glad I went along. I fully understood what the dancers were speaking ‘without words’ their vulnerability was very moving... Everything about the day was just perfect!”

“Awesome, a chance to share and connect with others. A different perspective and positive way of helping my mind and body”


“It shows we do not need to hide…Thank you for bringing us together, it is so good to know you are not alone!”

“It offered a glimpse into how movement and dance can be used to begin conversations about mental health and how it can be used creatively”

“I thoroughly enjoyed it because it was fun, relaxing and you get to know people. It helped me get away from everyday life. It was my first time doing something like this. I found it interesting how to show ideas through movement.” 


“That’s just it, that’s what it’s like, it’s really powerful.”  

(commenting on The Box)


We currently don't have any upcoming workshops booked. Please check back later, or sign up to our mailing list or follow us on social media for updates



Date: 8th August

Time: 10 - 11:30am

Venue: St Columba's Free Church hall


Date: 7th October

Time: 10 - 11:30am

Venue: Beacon Arts Centre


Date: 11th October

Time: 10 - 11:30am

Venue: Paisley Arts Centre


Date: 17th October

Time: 5:30 - 7pm

Venue: Citymoves Dance Agency


Date: 22nd October

Time: 5:30 - 7pm

Venue: The Space

St Andrews

Date: 24th October

Time: 1:30 - 3pm

Venue: The Byre


Date: 31st October

Time: 10:30 - 12pm

Venue: Eden Court

2017 - 2018


Date: 26th October 

Time: 5:30 - 6:45pm

Venue: Tramway

Edinburgh | SMHAF 18

Date: 18th May

Time: 10 - 12pm

Venue: North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Edinburgh | SMHAF 18

Date: 22nd May

Venue: Broughton High & Royal High School

Not open to public

Edinburgh | SMHAF 17

Date: 13th & 20th October

Time: 10 - 11:30am & 5-6:30pm

Venue: Dance Base (13th), St Columba's Free Church Hall (20th)

Glasgow | See Me Scotland Gathering Event 17

Date: 5th December

Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Not open to public

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