Find out what our members were up to this year. If there’s anything missing just let us know!
The year started with our teachers getting back to their routine of weekly classes and monthly workshops. Some were busy translating teacher training manuals and finishing their dissertations for the Didactic teacher training. Others were liaising with teachers from abroad and planning the Biodanza events and courses many of you enjoyed throughout the year. There was also a lot of work behind the scenes disseminating the benefits of the Biodanza system through various social media throughout the whole year.
Some of our members set off to Portugal to specialise in Identity and the 4 Elements.
Five members, Noel, Ingrid, Catherine, Paula and Julia, completed their didactic teacher training and are now offering supervisions. If you are a SUS they would love to hear from you! They are also available to collaborate with Biodanza Schools.
Invited by Maria, the Director of the Zaragoza School visited Manchester and Sheffield.
Invited by Ruth, Antonio Sarpe, Director of the Biodanza School in Lisbon, Portugal, returned to London to deliver module 2 of his continued learning program. The training was well attended and very much appreciated by all.
In Edinburgh, Claire and Catherine co-facilitated a vivencia to celebrate the International Day of Biodanza.
Jill represented Biodanza Association UK at the Embrace gathering in Sermaise, south-west of Paris.
Jamil, a didactic teacher from Uruguay, visited the UK to offer a deepening weekend in Somerset with Paola. During his stay he offered a class in Malvern and another in London. Kavina celebrated Creativity & Wellbeing Week in London with a workshop promoting the positive effect that Biodanza can have on health and wellbeing. Claire ran a Biodanza workshop as part of the first Festival of Empathy in Edinburgh.
Blanca received her diploma at the Bristol School and Angela qualified as a Biodanza teacher at the London School.
Derbyshire was chosen as the setting for the First Biodanza Festival in the north of England organised by Maria, and our members enjoyed dancing, facilitating workshops and giving talks at the Sixth European Congress in Holland.
Ingrid ran Biodanza workshops every night for five nights at One World Summer Festival in Somerset. Laura Campanini started a new weekly class for beginners in Chiswick, London, with all proceeds going to the victims of the Italian Earthquakes. Tracy had a wonderful time at her Biodanza holiday in Greece, and Antoinette offered her 10th Biodanza Tribal Gathering: Summer Festival in Holland.
Julia taught her first weekend as a Didactic teacher.
The Biodanza group in Richmond hosted visitors from Brazil on a cultural tour of mythological sites around Britain.
Up north, Maria gave a Biodanza class to a group of profoundly deaf and hearing impaired women in Castleton, Derbyshire.
Kavina did a fundraiser for the Dyspraxia Foundation during Dyspraxia Awareness Week and had a Biodanza stand at a Healerzone Wellbeing event in Enfield. Altair offered Biodanza tasters at the Mind Body Soul Experience at Alexandra Palace, London. Invited by Maria, German researcher Marcus Stueck taught in Manchester and Sheffield.
Jill and Paula visited the London School to share their experience in social action. In Bristol, Biodanza was introduced to 70 people during Healthy City Week in Bristol. Read all about it here. Charita and Pavani led a workshop at Buddhafield in the City event in London for about 150 participants, including approximately 20 children.
Tracy facilitated a session of Biodanza at the gathering of NVC in the UK. The gathering introduced members to the new structure emerging for NVC globally. Tracy’s session supported the vision of the new collaborative working structure.
Kavina and Biodanza Association UK student rep Miriam promoted Biodanza at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of People Dancing. Meantime, several teachers around the UK offered opportunities to celebrate the festive season and the transition to the new year with Biodanza.