with Alex Svoboda
Next workshop: , 12 Oct 2019 - 14 Oct 2019
.. TBA ..
Address: Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Contact: +380503526756 (Viber, WhatsApp),
with Alex Svoboda and Yulia Malik
Next workshop: London, 29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
JUICE - a freedomDANCE® workshop with Alex Svoboda and Julia Malik
This workshop is a safe space for exploring our creative life-force energy through conscious movement. This energy which expresses itself, among other things, through sexuality, is a juice that flows through each of us. Finally, here is an advanced freedomDANCE workshop in London that fully focuses on that JUICE!
We will do everything possible to ensure that personally, you feel safe exploring topics that are often highly personal and sensitive:
Dance can’t exist without life-force energy. Furthermore, dance often activates sexuality! All those things that we usually censor out manifest themselves when we are dancing. Dancing gives us the highest degree of self-expression, authenticity and intimacy. Sometimes this energy takes over us, highjacks our brains. What does it all mean? What do I do with this creative-sexual energy that arises on the dance floor? What can be done with it so that enriches our experience and helps us grow?
The same energy is a catalyst in our relationships outside the dance floor. How much do we know about attraction, contact and ultimate intimacy? Do we know what activates this energy? What is acceptable for us, what serves us and what doesn’t? How can we express our sexual preferences so that our partner ‘gets it’?
Many of us who practice conscious movement regularly have experienced how life-force energy can transform into the highest form of openness and intimacy on the dance floor, without any actions of sexual nature. Can we experience the same in our everyday life?
The main intention of our practice is to bring awareness into all aspects of our life so that our unconscious reactions give way to our choice. It is time to apply this approach and use our favourite and tested movement tools to work with sexuality and how it manifests itself on the dance floor and in our life!
Alex Svoboda (London) - founder of freedomDANCE® school of dance meditation and conscious movement. He runs teacher training and workshops internationally. Alex has studied directly with pioneers of conscious movement Anna Halprin and Gabrielle Roth. He is published author and experienced University and corporate training facilitator.
Julia Malik (Russia) - a Level 2 certified freedomDANCE® teacher - an experienced psychotherapist and therapy group facilitator. Julia is the Managing Director of Agape Centre for Systemic Therapy and the President of the Russian EMDR Therapists Association.
All weekend, including Friday:
To book and for more info contact Atmo Chaitanya (email below).
To buy tickets online follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juice-sexuality-relationships-creativity-freedomdance-tickets-68019717807
Making dance meditation and conscious movement accessible is an important part of freedomDANCE’s mission. That’s why freedomDANCE Fund offers scholarship to those who are sincerely dedicated to the practice and contributing to building our dancing community but unable to pay in full. You need to ask the Fund to support you at least three weeks ahead of the event that you are interested in. For more details please contact Atmo, our organiser.
Address: Tara Yoga Centre, 25-31 Ironmonger Row, EC1V 3QW London, United Kingdom
with Alex Svoboda
Next workshop: La Bartra, 15 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
This time, by popular demand, we will again dance at La Bartra, an exceptionally unique and beautiful venue… Within only three hours from Barcelona. Located at the heart of Prades Mountains in Tarragona, at an altitude of 725 meters, La Bartra is one of those special places where nature has been generous in creating fanciful shapes: canyons, cliffs, hills, streams and sources, intertwining in perfect harmony and simplicity. It is amazingly quiet and grounding place. “Love at first sight and Love as it is” as people who know it say.
Dance is a Ritual
Breath is a Spirit
Body is our Sacred Ground
Why do we need to go away looking for a place where we are fully present, where we can experience peace? What do we achieve when we retreat from work, family, friends, all the demands and business of our daily life? What do we find?
our body… our breathing body… our breathing body that moves… a dance…
During a few days together, we will take time to acknowledge the sacredness of our physicality. We will give our full attention to different body parts and discover how that creates different kinds of movement and different energies. We will dance full on and there will be moments to be gentle and slow. At times, we will dance alone in our inner journey, and there will be moments where we will hold space to bear witness to other sacred moving bodies in their journey.
A sacred land.
A sacred time.
A moving meditation journey.
A pilgrimage walk, except the sacred grounds we are walking is our own physical and inner terrain.
This is a third level retreat (Open Heart category). Feel free to join us if you love dance, meditation and conscious movement, and have danced with freedomDANCE teachers or any other ICMTA member teachers for at least 20 hours.
Be with us if you are already teaching conscious movement, or thinking about becoming a teacher.
P.S. If you are not sure please speak to us and we can help you to prepare and get the most out of this adventure.
Is it calling you? Join us.
La Bartra: sites.google.com/site/labartraen/home
£200 - special offer (before 1 January, 2019)
£225 - early birds (before 15 June, 2019)
£275 - full price (after 15 June, 2019)
(To be paid at the time of registration).
Accommodation and food (5 nights):
Single room - 400 Euro
Double/Shared room - 300 Euro
Triple room - 275 Euro
Room for 4 people - 250 Euro.
(to be paid upon arrival).
Tents and a room for 12 people is also available for lower price.
Rooms will be booked according to the order of registrations.
You are very welcome!
Buy tickets online on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sacred-ground-a-retreat-with-alex-svoboda-tickets-60701663309
Making dance meditation and conscious movement accessible is an important part of freedomDANCE’s mission. That’s why freedomDANCE Fund offers scholarship to those who are sincerely dedicated to the practice and contributing to building our dancing community but unable to pay in full. You need to ask the Fund to support you at least three weeks ahead of the event that you are interested in. For more details please contact Alena, our organiser.
Address: La Bartra, La Bartra
Contact: +38 097 557 58 92,
with Alex Svoboda
Next workshop: Moscow, 03 Nov 2019 - 08 Nov 2019
.. TBA ..
Address: Vershina, 9/13 с9, Malyy Kharitonyevskiy Lane, Moscow, Russia
with Andrew Holmes and Alex Svoboda
Next workshop: Moscow, 24 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
The Wise One & The Innocent
A 5 Rhythms Workshop
with Andrew Holmes
What do you know? And how do you live from that knowledge?
This weekend we will dance with two archetypes to explore different ways of experiencing and being in life. Archetypes are core energies, deep truths of human potential that await our exploration and embodiment. By moving with the Wise One and the Innocent, we expand our range of possibility, and deepen our understanding of ourselves. We’ll reclaim the simplicity of an open heart, and learn to rest our mind in the presence of Spirit. In the balance of these complementary energies, there’s space for our soul to rest and play. Wise minds, old bones, childlike eyes, and trusting hearts.. rich resources to draw on in our everyday lives.
Andrew has been teaching the 5 Rhythms for more than twenty years, and is one of the most respected teachers in Europe. He studied extensively with Gabrielle Roth, and runs workshops in many countries. He worked as a theatre director for 20 years, and lives in England with his partner Sharon.
Andrew teaches with precise subtlety, imperceptibly guiding you deep, without fuss. His gentle compassion creates a safe space in which transformation can happen. He works with a light touch, and an embodied intelligence, bringing great delight to the spiritual practice he loves.
“How lovely it is to be in your wise, safe, healing presence.
The depth and simplicity of your teaching is stunning“
Address: Studio 15, 1A, Balakirevskiy Pereulok, Moscow, Russia
Contact: +7 916 120 2122,
with Alex Svoboda
Next workshop: Moscow, 03 Nov 2019 - 04 Nov 2019
.. TBA ..
Address: Moscow, Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia
with Alex Svoboda and Bodhi Nick Hunt
Next workshop: Tekirova, 08 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
THE POWER OF BELONGING
DANCE | CONNECT | RECHARGE
A conscious movement retreat for gay men with Alex Svoboda and Bodhi. Sundance - Antalya Region, Turkey.
Vacation means to vacate one-self and has traditionally been seen as a spiritual journey or retreat; to create space away from our everyday affairs – to stand back, reflect and find a deeper connection with the physical, emotional and spiritual domain within our experience.
Dance meditation creates movement deep inside our creative bodies to ignite change from our core – the body. Crossing this bridge engages the heart, opening us up step by step, so we can learn to trust our natural instincts.
Each of us has a unique life path and a unique dance to offer. Yet, we are social creatures and all long for being with ‘our tribe’ and feeling fully accepted.
Come to our seventh annual Vacation to explore and celebrate what our conscious movement practice can offer you as a gay man:
Antalya has a typical Mediterranean weather, so you may expect lots of sun and not much rain in September. In that time of the year the daytime average is 30 degrees, nighttime it is about 19.
Sundance is one of our favourite venues. It has two beaches and is hidden from mass tourism. The owners have welcomed gay visitors for decades and are excited to have us back.
Our hosts are in the middle of nature. They take care of the surroundings as this place is home for most of them. We are kindly requested to respect the environment as if they were our home.
Don’t look any further. Come as you are.
If you have any questions do please be in touch – contact details are below. Join us for our seventh Vacation in Turkey!
All the information you need to sign up and book your travel and accommodation is contained in a beautiful information pack. We are proud to share our own photos made on previous Vacations and the ones provided by Sundance.
Buy tickets online on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vacation-2019-the-power-of-belonging-tickets-60702295199
Making dance meditation and conscious movement accessible is an important part of freedomDANCE’s mission. That’s why freedomDANCE Fund offers scholarship to those who are sincerely dedicated to the practice and contributing to building our dancing community but unable to pay in full. You need to ask the Fund to support you at least three weeks ahead of the event that you are interested in. For more details please contact Zoltan, our organiser.
Address: Sundance Nature Village, Tekirova, Kemer, Antalya, Turkey
Contact: +44 744 744 7633,