Biodanza − what’s that?!
Biodanza's a liberating, restorative music and movement system experienced throughout the world – by adults, teenagers and children from all walks of life. It’s underpinned by the ‘Biocentric Principle’ - ‘all life is sacred’.
Through a combination of music, dance and being with the group, Biodanza uplifts, relaxes and restores. Like a really good cup of tea, it’s impossible to put into words exactly! Why do it? Because Biodanza creates the perfect conditions to drop the roles you wear, relieve you of putting on a brave face and - paradoxically - frees you to be a greater part of your community: engendering dignity, sensitivity and connection.
Leaving your story behind you, Biodanza Time is a time to explore feeling ‘free to be all of me’ without words getting in the way.
Age is irrelevant.
You’re led by the music with simple instructions, always within the freedom of what you can do in the moment. The music ignites joy, well being and a stronger sense of who you are. Instinctively and naturally, the longing for intimacy rises to the surface and opens possibilities of tender connection - with yourself, others and the world. We all want to feel complete. Biodanza re−sets us back to wholeness, deep within our cells. Emotional troubles, mental worries and physical problems can dissolve of their own accord.
What does a Biodanza weekly session look like?
Watch this video!
I’m working on delivering daytime one hour classes in the Claygate area in Surrey on a Wednesday in the New Year. So if you’d like to discover more over a taster and tea (or coffee) sign up here and I’ll let you know. Or be in touch now!
I’m also considering holding seasonal inter-generational afternoons in Surrey or Berkshire if there’s sufficient demand. Tell me you want it!
So what’s different about Biodanza for children?
For children, Biodanza is a den in which to get comfy in their own skins, make friends and discover the joy of a device-free space through musical stories.
In a safe environment children can discover what it is to feel really connected inside and out, learning more about nature and their place in the world. And - bizarre though it may seem - the lost art of how to recognise signs to rest and surrender to them may also be (re)discovered!
Without online stimulation, friendships are forged as a musical story unfolds. During progressive holiday sessions instinctive 'affective intelligence' is developed.
I’m fully qualified to facilitate Biodanza with Children and Teenagers, and one of a growing body of ‘Contact Educators’ who recognise the emotional, physical and mental benefits of this element of our education. Currently acquiring DBS checked status. Fully insured via People Dancing (member).
Want to do it now?
Visit The Biodanza Association Website and you'll find a list of all the facilitators across the UK. Or join me as a participant at Ruth's class which I've attended since 2011 in Richmond Upon Thames or in Berkshire at Chris and Pip’s seasonal Binfield Biodanza afternoons. You'll be in for a treat whichever!
Note: if you want to chat to me afterwards at Richmond, phone or e-mail me in advance to ensure I'm going that evening.