« Alma Tierra » – Dance & Tantra in Nature – Corsica
Elementar exploration meeting your wild soul and your spontaneous body
7 – 10th of October 2017, with Manou Blanchard & Sophie Bodhi Sambhava
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A dance retreat in wild nature to meet, awaken and celebrate our vital sensual energy.
Earth, Water, Wind, Fire : each element invites us to connect with hidden qualities within us and to experience their dark and bright sides. Connecting ourselves to these different energies through our breathing, our movement and our chakras, reveals us in all our flavours and awakens our ecstatic potential.
Let’s dig our roots in the nourrishing juice of the earth, swirl with the impredictability of the wind, light our fire in a tribal dance or let the lapping of the waves disolve us in liquid peace!
We will go on an inward journey where we will explore the resonance of our body landscapes in touch with the natural surroundings. Alone and in a group, we will engage into a sensual and playful approach to our environment, using our skin and our senses as spaces to meet and to initiate a dialogue in movement. The sand, trees and stones embracing our shapes open us up to subtle, listening touches and sometimes to wilder impulses.
Guided improvised dance (Contact improvisation, Authentic Movement, Butoh) encouraging playfulness, creativity, opening of the senses and perceptions. Awakening life energy through conscious breathing, dynamic meditation, sensitive experiences, sacred rituals and bodywork. Sharings with the group to integrate the feelings.
During free time, we can go swimming or have a walk in the beautiful beach / coastal surrounding. And our wish is to follow the flow and the wishes of the group, adapting to what it needs… and following the weather, which should be the Indian summer ! You can also stay longer on vacation and enjoy great holidays all around the island.
Manou Blanchard (Switzerland, Watsu®/ Waterdance® practicionner) teaches contact dance in water, in nature and in studio in Switzerland and abroad since 2004. Bodhi Sambhava (Corsica, Watsu® and Tantra practicionner since more than 20 years) teaches Skydancing Tantra® and created Aqua-Tantra. (Click on our both names to know more).
Price: 340-400€ until 29th of Sept.17/ 390-450€ afterwards. Sleeping possibilities in camping or bungalows, according to your budget.
Place : between Calvi and Calenzana / France. Big panoramic terrace, sea, pool and river nearby.
Approximative schedule: welcome at 10.30 and start at 11 am the 1st day. End around 16.30/ 17.00 the last day. Some evening sessions finishing around 23.00.
Registration / information about Corsica : email@example.com, + 33 6 64 78 56 10, www.usoffiu.com
information about the workshop as well by: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information (lodging, how to get there) --> here
Some pictures of Corsica, bei Bodhis house and dance in nature
NB: there's a copyright on all pictures, please don't copy them :-)
Some pictures were taken in other places ;-) but illustrate the kind of dance we will follow...