Biodanza is a system of human integration, using natural movements, dance music, connection and expression; the result is joy, freedom, personal power, playfulness, an open heart, confidence and vitality.
Learn to move with ease, joy and vibrancy. Release stress, enhance your relationships, reveal your creativity. Let go of limitations, build up your confidence and feel a new spark in your life! Reconnect with your primordial instincts and let go of the conditioning of modern life. There are no steps to learn, you dont need a partner, the movements are very simple and no one has to go beyond their capabilities. Just be prepared to kick your shoes off!
The system integrates and harmonizes mind body, spirit and emotions. We learn to re-attune ourselves to the rhythms, cycles and elements of nature (earth, air, fire, water), and to be in the present moment, letting go of the frenetic pace of modern life and the ‘survival’ mode of living which is so easy to lapse into. It opens the heart to receive all that life has to offer in abundance.
The system draws from major thinkers such as Wilber, Jung and Heidegger, and extensive research on the effect of music on the body by Don Campbell and Yehudi Menuhin, amongst others. A wide range of music is used, pop, rock, Latin, orchestral. We allow the music to enter soul and our bodies which then become a medium for the expression of what the music evokes.
Some dances are by ourselves, some with one other person, and others in a group. The group is a vital component of Biodanza and represents solidarity, support and a nest we can come back to again and again.
The system was developed in the 1960’s by an anthropologist in Chile, Professor Rolando Toro, and there are now schools for teachers all over the world, with regular congresses in Europe and South America.