"Movement has the capacity to take us to the home of the soul, the world within for which we have no name.
Movement reaches our deepest nature, and dance creatively expresses it. Through dance, we gain new insights into the mystery of our lives. When brought forth from the inside and forged by the desire to create personal change, dance has the profound power to heal the body, psyche and soul."
Biodanza is a system of human integration developed in
the 60´s by the Chilean psychologist,anthropologist and
poet Rolando Toro.
Biodanza uses dance, music, a deep respect and care for life and human expression,in order to fulﬁl the best you and therefore create the best possible world. A loving one. Like John Lennon said, Imagine...
It´s a system that creates organic renewal, affective re-
education and re-learning of the original functions of life.
Its methodology consists of inducing integrating
experiences through music, singing, movement and group
Music is a universal language that in Biodanza has the
esencial power of evoking Vivencias.
A Vivencia is when you have an intense experience here and now. A moment where our instincts, feelings and emotions are being expressed from the heart and through the body.
In Biodanza we connect with the joy of living, with life, Bios (Life) and Danza, in Spanish, meaningful movement (Dance).
By using the power of music, movement and the group, in a respectful, caring and safe way we get to connect with ourselves, with the other and with nature.
One of our goals in Biodanza is that what we think, what we feel and what we do get aligned for a more meaningful happy life.
In Biodanza there is the possibility of dancing our own lives, of bringing music, laughter, joy, rhythm, harmony, strength, empowerment, deep emotions and our true identities into our lives, our work place, our communities. Biodanza is diﬀerent from conventional dance in the sense that Biodanza is a guided discipline that stimulates speciﬁc aspects of our human potential, such as vitality, creativity, aﬀectivity, sexuality and transcendence through diﬀerent sets of movement to music exercises.
We will work on these potentials, called the 5 lines of Vivencia by Rolando Toro in a integrated and progressive way.
Biodanza is not a therapy even though every session produces remarkable therapeutic eﬀects. We are not therapist but facilitators.
The "best way" to understand Biodanza is by experiencing a Biodanza class, I invite you to join in! :)
Biodanza is a journey
One class of Biodanza is and can be a powerful and delightful experience.
For the full experience of its nature and beneﬁts, its practice is recommended in weekly sessions and over weekends several times a year. It involves attending regular group classes which may be structured as terms, classes and/or workshops. Weekly classes are 1.5- 2 hours long and workshops may run over 1-4 days.
The classes are progressive, structured to unleash your expressive capacity over time, as well as the group´s. There are Introductory classes, which are recommended to those starting their Biodanza journey, and Deepening classes, as one gradually progresses and becomes more in-depth with their groups.
Each session has a series of exercises and dances to explore and express your potential in a fun, inviting and engaging way, with music, dance and movement exercises.
The sessions are run by facilitators that complete a 3 year international Biodanza certiﬁcation.
Biodanza enables self-discovery and expansion
Progressively the dances and exercises done in group classes dissolve the eﬀects of stress and disharmony. This enables an opening to experiences of deeper presence and connection with yourself and others. Biodanza can become a space for you to develop new ways of living and being that are aligned with your inner values and desires.
Biodanza improves your ability to relate
With regular practice Biodanza strengthens your self-conﬁdence and capacity to relate to others with empathy, clarity, presence and depth. In the ongoing Biodanza process the group acts as a container, in which one can experiment and discover new ways of relating.
Biodanza is a way of being, it touches you in a very deep and profound way.
You can expect greater self conﬁdence and presence, connecting to life in a more loving and enjoyable way, rediscovering pleasure, your body, more joy, happiness and Vitality, deeper connections with others, with nature and with yourself, dissolve body and emotional tensions, improve your motorics and ﬂexibility, develop your creativity and self expression… and much much more.
Biodanza is for everyone that wants to put life in the center, from babies and up to wisdom years. Its a journey and a process of living, loving life, caring for life and for what you do. In Biodanza we encourage growth from a place of joy and love, rather than through suﬀering. Saying that, we are also aware and welcome all emotions and feelings, they are an intrinsic part of being alive.
Let´s dance and feel it for yourself ! :)
Classes take place in Cascais in English
Every Tuesday from 20:00 to 22:00
Adress is Rua Dom José de Avilez 71, RC, B
To sign up for a trial class please contact me ﬁrst, everyone is welcomed.
Keren Uriel +351 935238264
See you on Tuesday ;)