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Biodanza Four Elements Workshop – September, West London, UK

Saturday, September 21 @ 1:30 pm - Sunday, September 22 @ 5:00 pm


A Harmonious Dance with Nature

In the world of Biodanza, the Four Elements—Earth, Water, Air, and Fire—play a pivotal role. Drawing inspiration from Ancient Wisdom and the interconnectedness of all life forms, Biodanza invites participants to engage with these elemental energies through dance, music, and authentic human encounters. By engaging with Earth, Water, Air, and Fire through dance and movement, you will awaken to the beauty of your existence, honoring the sacred dance of life in all its forms. As you embrace the elemental energies within and around you, you embark on a harmonious dance with nature, weaving a tapestry of unity, balance and profound human connection. In this unique and special weekend, you will also work with the Four Animals, the Archetypes that connect with each Element.


Earth: Grounding and Stability

Earth, the element of grounding and stability, is symbolized by the solidity beneath our feet, the nurturing embrace of nature, and the foundational support that sustains life. In Biodanza sessions, movements evoking the qualities of Earth help participants reconnect with their bodies, fostering a sense of rootedness and presence. Through gentle swaying, stomping, and embracing the earthy rhythms of music, dancers rediscover their inner strength and resilience.

Water: Flowing and Emotional Fluidity

Water represents the fluidity of emotions, the rhythm of life’s currents, and the transformative power of surrender. In Biodanza, movements inspired by water encourage participants to explore the depths of their feelings, allowing emotions to flow freely and harmoniously.

Air: Freedom and Expansion

Air symbolizes freedom, expansion, and the boundless potential of the human spirit. In Biodanza, movements inspired by the element of air invite participants to explore the space around them, embracing the vastness of possibilities and the exhilarating sensation of liberation. Through expansive gestures, deep breaths, and playful interactions, dancers experience a sense of lightness, clarity, and inner spaciousness.

Fire: Passion and Vitality

Fire represents passion, vitality, and the transformative energy of creation. In Biodanza, movements inspired by fire ignite the inner spark within each participant, unleashing creativity, spontaneity, and the zest for life. Through dynamic gestures, pulsating rhythms, and joyful expressions, dancers tap into their inner fire, experiencing a profound sense of empowerment and aliveness.

Joint Facilitators of this Alchemical Journey

Melanie Delval: The Artistic Journey

Melanie Delval began her path as an artist and painter, exploring avenues of creative expression. Her discovery of Biodanza sparked a profound realization – she had found ‘The Art of Life!’ Under the guidance of Rolando Toro Araneda, the creator of Biodanza, Melanie underwent training in Italy. For years, she served as a translator for Toro Araneda at congresses and classes, deepening her connection to the practice. Currently, Melanie holds the position of Director at the Biodanza school in Vienna, Austria. Additionally, for over 30 years she has embraced training as a Peruvian Shaman, enriching her understanding of spirituality and human connection.

Altair de Almeida: A Journey of Transformation

Altair de Almeida has been a Co-Director at the London School of Biodanza since 2011. His journey of inner transformation started 49 years ago, marking a lifelong commitment to personal growth. In addition to his involvement in Biodanza, Altair’s expertise spans various holistic disciplines – he is an Acupuncturist, Shiatsu practitioner, and a teacher of Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation.            His passion for health and wellness extends beyond practice; Altair actively engages in speaking engagements and writing ventures, contributing to the collective understanding of holistic well-being. However, Biodanza is what gives him the greatest pleasure as a participant, facilitator and Teacher.

Early Bird Rate: £147 (Available until June 30th)

Regular Rate: £167 (After July 1st)

Payment via BACS (Bank Transfer). Details available upon request. No cheques accepted.


Saturday, September 21 @ 1:30 pm
Sunday, September 22 @ 5:00 pm
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Altair de Almeida
07855 108 777
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St. John the Divine Hall
Sovereign Gate, 20 Kew Road
Richmond, TW9 2NA United Kingdom
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