Workshop - From Pretzel to Openness - A Biodanza and embodiment journey to move from contorting to expanding into your Power

Melbourne Workshop – From Pretzel to Openness

Workshop - From Pretzel to Openness - A Biodanza and embodiment journey to move from contorting to expanding into your PowerDo you…

-> Find yourself contorting and twisting yourself to fit into someone else’s box?
-> Shrink to fit in?
-> Hide parts of you in order to be loved or liked?

What if there’s another way?

🦋 Imagine the breath of life entering you, fills you up, and expands into every part of your being that is desiring to be seen, heard and felt?

🦚 Imagine that with each step you take, you walk the earth as the Queen or King that you truly are. Whether that be in a cafe, the boardroom, or on a date.

🦋 Imagine how through this, you accept who you are and feel at ease being *you*

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The Invitation

Connect with your inner guidance and un-tangle from other’s expectations. Draw strength from your instinctual wisdom and expand into your own power to own and embrace YOU.

Guided by Jean Sum – accredited Biodanza Facilitator, Courage & Transformation Coach, you are invited to this 1 day workshop where you will dive into your personal journey of growth and expansion through movement, dance, and embodiment practices in a welcoming community.

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What you need to know

You will be guided into dances through a powerful and diverse range of music where you be invited to expand into your inner strength and power. This is a movement and embodiment workshop where words are not spoken, but sensations are felt to spark the transformations that are desiring to be felt.

** Everything is an invitation **

Cushions and blankets are available – you are welcome to bring your own.

Wear comfortable clothing, dance barefoot if this is available to you. Bring a fresh change of clothes if needed.

Invitation to bring something to share over lunch, or you may wish to spend time with yourself. A few cafes and CERES are within walking distance.

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Biodanza / Dance experience

It is recommended that you come to 1 or few Biodanza sessions (Thursday) before the workshop, and the Biodanza session (Thursday 13 June) following the workshop to support you in your integration.

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Investment – sliding scale offering – choose one that suits your circumstances

* Standard: $107

* Supported: $67 (if resources are challenging in this moment, and you need extra support)

* Share the Love: $147 (contribution towards Supported places)

(no booking fee via cash/bank)

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Book here -> https://www.jeanjingyinsum.com/workshop-from-pretzel-to-openness

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Gold Coast Weekly Sessions

Join me with a regular inclusion of Biodanza with the intention of supporting  our physical, mental, psychological, emotional and general well being or simply join us to just have an experience that has the potential of leaving you feeling lighter, connected and more joyful! That has to be good for you 🙂

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Gold Coast Weekly Sessions

Join me with a regular inclusion of Biodanza with the intention of supporting  our physical, mental, psychological, emotional and general well being or simply join us to just have an experience that has the potential of leaving you feeling lighter, connected and more joyful! That has to be good for you 🙂

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RETREAT – IDENTITY AND SELF ESTEEM

Linda and Tracy-Kim warmly invite you to this Biodanza retreat intending to support a time of self care and acceptance.
Biodanza aims to renovate a connection with our full genetic potential – including the expression of our identity. This identity is the very sense of who we are in a moment in time. It is a beautifully complex revelation of our self esteem which includes how we treat and feel about ourselves, how we see ourselves in the world in relation to others, and how much we trust ourselves to DO in the world what we really want to do.
Our behaviours in life mirror our perception of self, shaping the nature of our relationships and possible future actions available to us.
Rolando Toro, the founder of the Biodanza system, emphasized the importance of self-esteem and identity in human development and well-being. He believed that self-esteem and identity are closely intertwined and are crucial for a person’s overall health and happiness. Through movement and group interaction, we might recognise our inherent value, appreciate our worth, and grow in confidence to express our fullest potential.
Since life is so much richer with shared experiences, together we will explore qualities of identity and self esteem as a pathway to experiences in life more aligned to our authentic nature.
Tracy-Kim and Linda are both available for any questions so please contact us on either landarennison@gmail.com or tk@tracykimgilchrist.com
For full details please go the the Facebook Event here 
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Brisbane Monthly – Connecting With Life

Welcome to our monthly Brisbane Biodanza gathering with the theme of Connecting with Life!
We are all connected with life through the simple fact of being alive. Life manifests through us, others, nature, and the cosmos. Sometimes the stresses and demands from modern life makes us feel as if we are disconnected from our vitality, our creativity, our emotions and enjoyment and admiration for life.
Our May session invites and supports us to reconnect with the source of life through the simple things that make us feel alive and deeply connect with ourselves and all our potentials, with each other, and with the sacrality of life.
Workshop outline:
Welcome 9:45 am – 10:00 am
Session 10:00 am – 12:00
Gathering/Lunch 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Feel free to bring something to share
Exchange:
1 session x$40
2 sessions (April and May) x$70
Note: To purchase the 2 sessions (May and July – NO JUNE SESSION) pack, select May session in the  trybooking link in this FaceBook Event page (CLICK) select the $70 ticket.
What to bring:
Comfortable clothing and a bottle of water. Dance barefoot or with comfortable shoes or non-slippery socks.
Your facilitators: Gabriela (Certified Biodanza Facilitator), Tracy-Kim (Certified Biodanza Facilitator) and Jenny (Biodanza Facilitator under supervision).
What is Biodanza?
Biodanza was created in South America and is now practiced on all continents by thousands of people is a fusion of movement, music and interaction in a group setting.
In a session, you will be invited to dance individually, in pairs and in groups. The Biodanza group is a safe container, respecting the individuality of everybody.
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Canberra – Sunday Sessions

If you love movement, making new connections and self-discovery then Biodanza is for you. The dances and music are specially selected for you to explore your relationship to yourself, others and life.

The health benefits of movement and social connections are numerous and include; reducing stress, improving mood, higher self-esteem, better immune system function, improved agility, balance and coordination.

What you can expect in a class:

  • An invitation to take part in 10-12 dances to eclectic music. Dances and music are selected to match the theme of the class and the progress of the group.
  • An energetic, joyful start to the class where dances involve interacting with others. Followed by slower, gentle movements to relax and calm your nervous system.
  • Each dance invites free movement or guided movement that often doesn’t involve set steps.
  • A safe, warm and inclusive environment.

These classes cater for all age groups and abilities so anyone can participate. Biodanza is adaptable to your individual needs. No dance or Biodanza experience is necessary.

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SYD – Biodanza Discovery and Exploration – 18 May

Hi we’re Kate & Claudio, avid Biodanza lovers and dancers. We have practised Biodanza in Brazil, South Africa and Australia for many years and it has been transforming for us. We’re running this session in Sydney so you can encounter or re-encounter Biodanza and perhaps also meet yourself in new ways. We love sharing Biodanza and will be delighted to meet you in the dance.

Join us for an afternoon of exploration into the powerful connection between dance, movement and well-being. Everyone’s welcome, whether you’re already a Biodanza fan or a first-timer!

We invite you to awaken the dancer within and energise your intentions with the transformative dance practice that is Biodanza.

This event is for anyone open to deepening their connection with life. You don’t need to ‘be a dancer’, no steps to learn, just come as you are.

We are social beings but modern life can be lonely. Dancing is a natural way that humans connect. Let’s rescue the ancient wisdom of dancing, not just for performance but for coming together, enlivening each other, connecting to our inner wisdom and celebrating life.

“Biodanza is about learning to dance with life and rediscovering the pleasure of living.”

Biodanza draws on the universality of human traditions of music and dance, the creative arts as a mode of healing and the life sciences of biology, anthropology and psychology.

Led by Kate and Claudio, who have been guiding Biodanza for many years, this special event will take you on a unique journey of self-discovery. Everyone is welcome to come for either or both sessions, see details below.

1.30pm – 2.30pm – BIODANZA DISCOVERY TASTER

“Biodanza is about learning to dance with life and rediscovering the pleasure of living.”

The intention of this session is an opportunity to discover Biodanza. If you are new to Biodanza this is a good place to start. Everyone is welcome whether you have done Biodanza before or not. Session runs for 1 hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

There is no charge for this discovery session but bookings are essential. Book here

3.00pm – 5.00pm – BIODANZA SESSION ~ Awakening our Inner Dance

In this Biodanza session, we will invite our inner dancer to awaken with its potency and potential for guiding our life. The dance is a way to feel you can move together with life – feeling empowered energised and also nourished. A space for you to unwind and drop into openness, possibility and flow.

This session can be done by everyone, if you are new to Biodanza we suggest you also do the Discovery session beforehand.

Prices: $40 online beforehand – $45 at the door

VENUE: Manly Youth & CC – Main Hall – Link to map

Kangaroo Street, Manly NSW 2095

WHAT TO BRING / WHAT TO WEAR

  • Bring a bottle of water

  • Wear comfy clothes that you can move easily in, like for light exercise or yoga.

  • We invite you to dance in barefeet.

PARKING – There is parking on site and you can also park on the street.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There are many bus options, you can check on the app Moovit to find the best option for you.

Please contact Agnes at agnes@biocentrica.com.au if you have any questions.

BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE!

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Tree of Desires – 24 to 26 MAY – Residential Weekend Goulburn

Tree of Desires 24-26 May

To follow the star of our desires asks us to mature beyond fantasy but also to keep contact with our inner luminosity, levity and hope.

This is a workshop where you can connect to your deeper desires and wishes that mobilise you and nourish the roots from where they arise so you can might manifest them, in life, and in everyday existence.

It is a beautiful workshop in which each participant reflects upon their guiding star of desires and is invited to specific dances to “incorporate” the specific energy of these desires or deep wishes. Through individual and collective challenges, we each navigate in the deepness of ourselves and access the organizing power of our dances.

“A luminous and transformative ritual, allowing us to regain our natural joy and motivation for life, through human connection and freedom to express. A unique opportunity to dance our deepest desires, our most enthusiastic aspirations and our wildest dreams, in order to open a path for their manifestation in our daily lives.” Catherine Fabiola Lessard, Biodanza facilitator from France

Program

We will have wonderful sessions of Biodanza throughout the weekend and plenty of time for relaxing by the fire as well.

  • Starts – FRIDAY 24 MAY at 7 pm
  • Finishes – SUNDAY 26 MAY at 3 pm

VENUE

This is a residential workshop and all prices are for the workshop and shared accommodation at the Barracks in Goulburn. The Railway Barracks is a comfortable, safe and affordable venue where we have danced many times. It has a lovely space for dancing with floor to ceiling windows and a large fireplace. There is a communal kitchen and dining room and outdoor areas. Accommodation includes linen, duvet, towel. Bathrooms are shared.

There are 2 rooms with double beds. These are available to couples only on a first served basis. If you want to have one of these rooms you need to request this from agnes@biocentrica.com.au at the time of purchase.

PRICES

  • EARLYBIRD until 10 May  – $490 (+ credit card fees)
  • Full price – $555 (+ credit card fees)

Prices include:

  • Workshop
  • We provide tea, coffee, bread and spreads for breakfast.

  • 2 nights in shared accommodation at Railway Barracks. (2 double rooms available)

Prices do not include main meals for lunches or dinners. The kitchen is well equipped but we recommend keeping meals simple, you can also purchase takeaway in town.

Please read more and book your ticket here

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Winterfire Biodanza Retreat 2-4 Aug – Goulburn

Join us for this annual heartwarming winter retreat – Winterfire!

A soulful mid-winter dance retreat of Biodanza to warm your heart and re-kindle your vital energy.

 This weekend suits anyone who loves dancing or Biodanza or both and wants to nourish social connections.

On a weekend like this, you step out of the everyday demands and have time and space to tend your inner fires, within the heart of like-minded dancers.

It’s one of our favourite events, gathering around the fire and dancing together in mid-winter. We invite a program of facilitators who create a wonderful space to enjoy across the days and nights.

Give yourself a gift of self-care and connection and join us for Winterfire!

Details:

Starts: 7pm – Friday 2 August

Finishes: 3.30pm – Sunday 4 August

Venue: Railway Barracks Dance Retreat

 

Prices incl. workshop and shared accommodation

EarlyBird  – $490 (until 14 July 2024) + ccard fees  of 1.8%

Full price – $580 + ccard fees  of 1.8%

VENUE

This is a residential workshop and all prices are for the workshop and shared accommodation at the Barracks in Goulburn. The Railway Barracks is a comfortable, safe and affordable venue where we have danced many times. It has a lovely space for dancing with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large fireplace. There is a communal kitchen dining room and outdoor areas. Accommodation includes linen, duvet, and towel. Bathrooms are shared.

There are 2 rooms with double beds. These are available to couples only on a first-served basis. If you want to have one of these rooms you need to request this from agnes@biocentrica.com.au at the time of purchase.

Please contact Agnes if you have any questions

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Canberra – Moving into the space of Selfcare

Moving into the space of Selfcare

Biodanza & Yoga

Canberra Saturday 11 May

Kendra and Kate are delighted to invite you to a special opportunity to unwind and drop into openness, possibility, flow and rest.
We believe that nourishing the roots of your self-care is not a luxury but a necessity for a vital and healthy life.
With Biodanza and yoga, we are offering a space for dance, movement, inner connection and also restorative, perhaps even remarkable rest and coming inwards.
This is a space to fill your cup, take care of yourself and be replenished.
We begin with a brief introduction to support our understanding of the 3 rhythms of our nervous system. We then invite you to move into a session of Biodanza followed by a nourishing afternoon chai.
After tea, we invite you into breath-centered movement and yoga with Kendra which concludes with the possibility of remarkable rest in a guided experience of iRest yoga nidra.
We look forward to co-creating precious time and space for you to experience deep self-care.
Spaces will be limited to 16 people.

Workshop details

Date: Saturday 11 May
Time: 1pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Balanced Yoga in Kingston
Prices – include workshop and nourishing afternoon tea
$160 – early bird special until Friday 26 April
$180 – full price

 

About your facilitators

Kate
Kate facilitates Biodanza, the dance of life and gratefully lives and dances on Ngunnawal country. She trained in South Africa and Brazil and today trains and supervises Biodanza facilitators and facilitates groups and retreats.
Working with diverse teams from executives in boardrooms to teenagers in social projects Kate has seen how Biodanza brings enlivens people and connections. She believes it can contribute to improving mental health and overcoming loneliness and isolation in our communities.
For Kate Biodanza invites an ongoing unfolding into deeper connections within, with others and life. She believes these connections are essential if we are to care for ourselves, each other and life on this planet together.
Kendra
Kendra supports the awakening process that is ongoing and deeply nourishing for every human being. As a trauma-sensitive embodiment facilitator and professional Yoga Therapist, Kendra draws on a vast pool of yogic wisdom and recognizes that our own individual body holds the wisdom and the journey towards its essential nature.
She understands how important embodiment is as an adjunct offering to talk therapy in the treatment of trauma and recognizes it is often the missing link in conventional healing.
Many clients have been referred from mental health organizations, at a time when their care plan required a more biopsychospiritual approach to their wellbeing and healing journey.

About Biodanza

Biodanza is an integrative system of human development through dance, music and social interaction. Biodanza is based on studies in anthropology, psychology and biology. In Biodanza music, movement and supportive connections offer us a path to connect with health. It supports us to dance with life as it unfolds.
A series of dances invite you to ‘shake out some stress‘, play and explore different movement possibilities then to slow down to become more present and steady. The flow of the dances brings you home to yourself and invites a sense of inner joy.
You don’t need to be a dancer, this is something everyone can do. We move in bare feet if that is possible for you. You are invited to wear clothes comfortable for movement. Everything in the session is an invitation, you are welcome to opt out of any activities or adapt them for your comfort and possibilities.
Read more about Biodanza and scientific studies into the effects of Biodanza.

About iRest Yoga Nidra

iRest is a simple and accessible, trauma-aware form of meditation designed for modern-day living. It is a form of yoga therapy that cultivates great results through short regular practices. It is offered in all of Kendra’s classes but is particularly effective as a private Dyad practice.

You may have already practiced Yoga Nidra in regular Yoga classes by lying on your back and being guided through body sensations. iRest is a Yoga Nidra practice developed by Dr. Richard Miller that combines traditional yogic practices with Western psychology and neuroscience. It is practiced and taught by thousands of people worldwide in a wide range of settings, including health centers, schools, community centres, yoga studios, correctional facilities, and military hospitals.

It can help you navigate life’s challenges and enhance a feeling of well-being.
iRest has been shown to be effective in scientific trials for conditions including; chronic pain, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)​.
Link to irest science – https://www.irest.org/node/2920
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