How and why I choose to work with the Dance and Movement System, known as Biodanza
I was introduced to Biodanza at a dance festival around 2008. I already had much experience in personal development and free dance. After joining one session of dancing Biodanza at a festival I woke up to the power that music and movement have to engage with us beyond words and the way that partner and group dynamics can expand our awareness about the way we live life together.
The freedom to play, to show our selves and to overcome barriers around bias and tune in deeply to instinct and the language of the body was immediate for me. This is why I continued to dance, I wanted to face all that was being shown to me through this creative medium.
Have you danced Biodanza?
I would love to hear about your experience of dancing Biodanza in the comments below or message me personally.
It took many years of training for me to become a teacher.
There are still some things about the system which are challenging and not fully aligned with my values. I choose to work with all that I have gained in my way, leading events at retreat centres, in organizations, with educators, families and children.
Each teacher finds their own way whilst embracing the incredible methodology we learn which is to facilitate a lived experience for people to engage through dance and movement.
Biodanza can seem a little mysterious mostly because it is difficult to understand without experiencing it.
The sessions I offer work with many themes including how we embrace our personal and collective power embodying empathy. How we express ourselves honestly, with care and what it means to self -regulate, to take action and restore.
We work with the instinct of fight and flight and freeze and also the way that sexuality is expressed, understanding the way that desire and boundaries integrity in feedback work.
Biodanza supports us to step up in our communities, in organizations and families. To step up politically and environmentally. It reminds us that enriching life/ serving life – and contributing to our existence as caring for each other is fundamental for our wellbeing and effectiveness as human beings.
Biodanza is a system that helps us to return to our true nature.
Nonviolent Communication (the work of Dr Marshall Roesnberg) gives us the skills and processes we need to work together effectively. The words and consciousness to express ourselves personally, emotionally and socially. I love to offer Nonviolent Communication to put words to what we experience during a Biodanza session and how we are expressing the Biocentric principle in our lives.
I became an international trainer in Nonviolent communication while training as a Biodanza teacher.
Are you curious?
Is this something you want to know more about?
When we engage with these empathic modalities you can find that:
- Relationships are more connected.
- You feel aligned in your values and actions.
- You hear beyond blame to the beauty of universal feelings and needs
- You embrace your personal power and become bold to speak up in challenging situations.
- The wellbeing of all is central to your way of being, from a place of knowing that to cultivate all of it means we embrace ourselves compassionately and know that your own needs matter.
“Love others as you would yourself”
Do you have any thoughts about this?
I am offering a week of Nonviolent Communication and Biodanza on beautiful Mt Pelion at the Alexandros Campus. Alexandros is part of the Kalikalos Holistic Network. There are 3 centres interconnected on this mountain.
Joining a course at one of these centres provides an opportunity to experience the Biocentric principle and Nonviolent Communication in action within a network and working organization, primarily led by volunteers.
The week works to strengthen the foundations of empathy. We employ various processes to support healing, NVC skills development and for embodying the consciousness of empathy through Biodanza.
Themes are drawn from the group.
We dance Biodanza daily – to read more follow this link