Dance Alchemy is a body based therapy with a life affirmative attitude of celebration and love. It is a unique way of using dance and the alchemy in our own bodies to transform negative emotions,
find self-love and acceptance, understand and connect more deeply with one’s true nature, and enter meditation.
Maneesha McClure studied dance and dance therapy in the USA, and has been working as a dance therapist and teacher since 1986. She was trained in therapies such as childhood and relationship resolution work using emotional release, hypnosis and past life regression. She also is trained in metaphysical energy work, metaphysical reading, and therapeutic bodywork, and is a Somatic Experiencing (trauma healing) practitioner (SEP). She led various groups including the Dance Meditation Training in Pune, in the Center for Transformation and The Mystery School, from 1987 until 1995, and after that continued in various centers in Europe and the USA.
She currently lives in Sedona, Arizona where she gives classes and individual sessions.
Dance Alchemy was born out of the vision of the living enlightened Master, Osho, and in his communes, where Maneesha lived since 1973. The work is based on the transmission she received, and His vision of Zorba the Buddha; that life in this human body has to be lived to the fullest, and the inner search through meditation can happen simultaneously to create a whole person. His vision of the path of celebration and love, and His methods for inner transformation are based upon this understanding.
The 5Rhythms® are wonderful tools for self-exploration. The practice is as simple as profound. Its formless form gives us the right balance between structure and freedom to allow our bodies and
hearts to find their very own dance and get closer to our true nature.
Trained and authorized by Gabrielle Roth, Dagmar Cee has been teaching and organising the 5Rhythms® internationally (since 2005 on the Waves and since 2010 on the Heartbeat level). Her background is photography and Media Art. She is a 5Rhythms nomad and her home-base is Berlin.
“5Rhythms® are my medicine - a meditation that navigates me through times when I forget who I really am. That leaves me as a compassionate being connecting body, mind and heart and quietening my
chattering ego. I love to share my medicine and my own research with people around the globe.” Dagmar.
In this workshop we will utilize the elements of conscious connected breathing, unwinding movement and contact improve dance to bring us into deeper contact with our physical bodies and create space for silence to emerge naturally. A synergy of these elements will support to become keenly aware of the physical felt sensations. Through the connection to the felt sensation layers of trauma related physical and emotional tension are being released. No previous experience in Breathwork or contact improv dance is necessary.
Developer of the BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System, Giten Tonkov shares a mastery of body-oriented therapies that evolved from over 20 years of learning, exploration, and work with countless clients and groups around the world. His passion for life, humility, and love for people has inspired his own personal journey and the creation of his 6-element approach to healing.
The author of Feel to Heal: Releasing Trauma Through Body Awareness and Breathwork Practice, Giten continually leads practitioner trainings and experiential workshops with his unique blend of creativity, depth, and playfulness, while growing the BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release Institute and its global community of friends and colleagues.
Giten has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1994 (Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, New York), a certified Breathwork & Body Oriented Therapist since 2001 (Diamond Breath School, Miasto Meditation Institute, Italy), and is a former Osho Multiversity Therapist (OSHO Meditation Resort, Pune, India). He was born in Ukraine and lived in New York for 24 years before finding his current home in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.
Trance Dance Ritual is an ancient neo-shamanic ritual which invites the dancer into a deep melting inner journey supported by rhythm, music, transformational breathing technique – Breath of Fire
and a bandana to cover the physical eyes in order to tap into the inner world and energy. We also work with the power of an intention in Trance Dance Ritual. We breath and dance through an
intention. The more we dance the more we dissolve boundaries, we let go of control and feel more in tune with the energy of Existence.
Passionate about dance and movement as medicine, as pathways towards totality, healing and self love, Kiran (Romania) has been exploring and working with Trance Dance Ritual for the last 15 years. She trained as a Trance Dance Ritual Facilitator with Wilbert Alix (Trance Dance International) in 2010. Since then on she has been actively involved in supporting and building the Trance Dance Ritual community in Romania and also facilitating Trance Dance Ritual events in different meditation and dance festivals or centres in Spain, Italy, Russia, Bali, Greece and Germany.
Kiran is also a bodyworker trained in Balinese Massage, Watsu, Tantra, Humaniversity AUM, OSHO Meditations and OSHO Meditative Therapies.
Río Abierto means Open River in Spanish and is an invitation towards opening up ourselves to the Flow of Life in a joyful and natural way. This exciting movement, body- mind and transpersonal
practice brings us in touch with our unique beauty and interconnection as human beings. Río Abierto integrates guided and free expressive movement and dance, massage, music, voice and breathwork,
relaxation, contact -in its various forms –and a precious group dynamic of sharing. Created in 1966 in Argentina and quickly spread around the world, this river of vitality, connection and joy
embraces us all into a dance where our Essence can gradually and organically unfold and shine.
Eirini Bataki is an instructor of movement, body-mind and transpersonal therapy for harmonious development Río Abierto System since 2010, a dancer and a student of body psychotherapy. She
received her training in Río Abierto in Italy and then followed intensive trainings in Spain, Uruguay and Argentina with the founder of Río Abierto system Maria Adela Palcos.
Eirini perceives embodiment as a way that leads to deep and authentic self- and collective connections. She loves to create spaces where people can explore, unfold, express and share their unique qualities as human beings and create a healthier, more joyful and peaceful life together. To this end she uses a variety of tools such as expressive movement, dance, body psychotherapy, massage, meditation, music and art.
Eirini is based in Athens and facilitates group and one-to-one sessions of expressive movement and body-mind therapy all over Greece.
Biodanza translates to dance of life and is a holistic system for self-transformation that Rolando Toro, a professor, artist and visionary, started to develop in the late 1960s in South
In each Biodanza session or vivencia we are creating an intense experience of being alive and being part of life by moving, dancing and connecting in a loving way. Biodanza is an invitation to drop the desire to perform or to follow a technique and to tune in with ourselves, with other people and with existence in our dance. By exploring different movement qualities as a way of non-verbal affective communication, we are invited to unfold our unique potentials as dancers and as human beings.
Helen Rupp is a dancer, healer, coach and Biodanza facilitator certified by the International Biodanza Federation (IBF). She teaches groups and one-to-one in Germany and abroad.
After literally having travelled around the globe, Helen has returned to her roots in the south of Germany four years ago. Recently she has founded the iAM institute Ars Magna, a school for the art of living and healing. At the heart of this training institute for personal and professional development, Helen will offer the three years Biodanza teacher’s training.
From all the ways to support people in unfolding their unique potential she has found dancing and especially the Biodanza System as the most effective – and also most enjoyable – one.
Whirling is an ancient Sufi technique, where you whirl on the spot with your arms outstretched. Accompanied by musicians playing traditional Sufi music, Dhyana will share a space for you to learn
and experience this active meditation that helps the mind to relax, moving you into a soft, and silent space.
Dhyana Vargas (born in Colombia, lives in Berlin) is a passionate lover for meditation and dance with a vast experience in different meditation techniques, therapy work and movement practices. She is a certified facilitator for OSHO Active Meditations and OSHO Meditative Therapies, facilitates Whirling workshops, initiating other meditators and dancers in this ancient tradition and in recent years, she has been exploring the body-based therapy Dance Alchemy, becoming herself a Dance Alchemy practitioner. Dhyana is the creator of Whirling in Berlin as well as OSHO Colombia, and co-founder and organizer of the Conscious Dance Festival®. Feeling at home in water she created the experiential group Meditative Freediving, and offers one-on-one Aquafloating sessions.
In the year 2000, Bodhitara (inspired by Vin Marti’s Soul Motion) was dancing religiously on sunday mornings, making fresh mix tapes each and every week...As music technology advanced, and new
sounds continued to evolve, it was Max Fathom who brought dance to the next level at Kalani on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was already familiar with Gabrielle Roth's wonderfully complete
5Rhythms. At Ecstatic Dance, we join together to create a safe and sacred space for dancing.
Not talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and souls. We leave behind the words and worries of the day and connect with spirit and one another in new ways. It’s been created as a safe contained space, whether we’re dancing alone or with others,
it’s what you make of it.
Mridu was born in Greece. In 2007, he discovered meditation, Osho, alternative therapies and the ecstatic dance movement. He fell in love with the conscious way of living and working with people.
ED for him is a way of using music and movement as a vehicle to open the body/mind and to access deeper states of consciousness, joy, presence and healing. A beautiful way of transforming
the individual, conditioned human into a holistic being.
Mridu has trained in many different modalities, such as Osho Meditative Therapies (Mystic Rose, No Mind, Born Again), Tantra, Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma release, From Separation To Unity, Osho Active Meditations, Sound Healing and Reiki.
He is the creator of Ecstatic Dance Greece, sharing ED events all over Greece and abroad. With ED, he’s inviting people together for dance, communion, love, joy and healing - an invitation to Life.
This will be an exploration of your body and soul through movement and other creative expressions ( poetry, land- art, performance) by playful partner and group interaction.
Kabiro ( Lara Ubago) is an artist and art director, as well as being trained in Gestalt Art - Therapy Breathwork and Bodywork. She has, for decades, studied and engaged deeply with different forms of Conscious Dance and is also co-founder of Conscious Dance Festival.
These easy yoga classes will be an opportunity to awaken the body and its energy and to prepare it for the upcoming workshops during the day. The focus will be on conscious movement aligned with the breath rather than on challenging yoga postures. Some stretching and yin practice will be included to help you cope with stiffness and sore muscles.
The spiritual journey for Tsvete Lina has started more than a decade ago with challenging life events, and along the way, the exploration and transformation of consciousness has become a true passion of hers and one of her highest priorities in life. Over the years, she has experienced many approaches of self-discovery, gone through countless workshops and trainings, but only after meeting an authentic yoga teacher and coming in touch with the ancient wisdom of yoga in its pure essence, she felt “at home” and inspired to eventually share her knowledge and experience with others. Tsvete Lina is a certified yoga and meditation teacher with her focus being not only on the physical asana practice but also on the philosophy and awareness techniques gifted to us by yoga.
Nadeen started his path in meditation 35 years ago. He was with the Indian master Osho since 88, deepening his personal growth and learning various meditation techniques, meditative therapies, esoteric sciences, hypnosis, energy reading, body therapies, among many others.
Nadeen is a facilitator at the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India. He specializes in helping his clients to awaken presence in the heart center and open it to live with more self-love and acceptance.
Sound Healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to a person or a group with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health by balancing the physical, mental
and emotional aspect of their being. As an ancient traditional healing technique, the broad and rich frequency of Tibetan Bowls balances the energy centers of the body by soothing our nervous
system and creating deep tranquillity. When the active mind relaxes into the alpha and theta brainwaves, the entrapped energy and emotions are set free. Tibetan Singing Bowls slow down our heart
and respiratory rate and bring therapeutic and healing effects on all levels, including balancing between Yin -the intuitive and feeling energy, and Yang -the planning and active energy in our
bodies. They help to transform our field and resonate to higher frequency, using the law of resonance, and by matching our vibrational signature to the fundamental tone of the universe, the
creative power of All-That-Is.
Born in Istanbul, Sarasai`s inner journey has started in 2010 with a Vipassana Meditation retreat in Thailand and continued with Usui Reiki trainings. She has joined and assisted several workshops and retreats for breathwork, family constellation, primal childhood and sexual de-conditioning, conscious sensuality, tantra meditations for divine feminine, zen koan Who Is In, conscious medicine, awakening of love, healing intensive with hypnosis and conscious death journeys. Holding an International Academy of Sacred Sound Healing Certificate and Osho Active Meditations Facilitator Certificate, Sarasai is leading meditation and sound healing sessions to grow awareness, health and clarity both for individuals and groups. Combining the meditative heart-centered healing technique 'From Separation To Unity' with Seraphim Blueprint angelic energy healing system, her sessions, workshops and trainings are taking place in Turkey, Thailand and Greece, calming and bringing the mind and body to a more receptive state and opening space for deep physical and emotional healing and transformation.
Geetprem is an autodidact musician who plays drums, flute, saxophone amongst many other instruments. In his early twenties he discovered Osho, who inspired his creativity and curiosity about music. In1983 he received the name Geetprem, which means music of love.
Music is for him something natural, and the best way to communicate and connect with people. Geetprem hears music in every thing in the universe. He invites us to discover it in ourselves, and to express it by playing, singing, and dancing. In his eyes, love and music can heal the whole world.
To support the integration of all the dancing, Prem Svargo will be playing the flute. Svargo is a multi-talented person who taught himself how to play the flute, the guitar and drums. He started to play music more than 30 years ago in different bands in Australia, India and Greece. Svargo has been playing music for meditation on a weekly basis since 2010 in Greece and lately continues sharing these meditations online. Parallel to his music passion, Svargo worked for more than 20 years as a mime in Australia.