Biodanza festivals are a great way to meet new people and old friends, relax and enjoy yourself. After all Biodanza is scientifically designed to make you feel good. Some of these festivals aim to offer a deeper experience and are best for those with some previous experience of Biodanza – The UK festival in Dorset, the Indian Biodanza festival and the Ibiza ones are like this and the aim is to be able to dive in deep together.
For this reason these events are UNPLUGGED, meaning you are requested not to use phones, laptops or any kind of PDU’s in communal areas. We wish to promote an atmosphere of relaxation and connection AT ALL TIMES, away from the distractions of modern technology. We hope you enjoy that space!
Other festivals such as the Nataraj Festival in India and the Scottish Biodanza festival cater more for beginners as well and are more relaxed about the use of PDUs but still encourage you to come in to presence with each other!
For those who don’t already know Biodanza is a system of personal and group development. It aims to offer you:
- Vitality and Joy
- Social Connection
- Deep Relaxation
- Creative Expression
- Intimacy and Contact
- Health & Wellbeing
- Love and Support
It is suitable for all ages and there are no steps to learn – in fact is scientifically designed to make you feel good!
Practically, a vivencia (workshop) consists of a series of exercises (demonstrated by the facilitator) set to music – starting and ending in a circle we move through a ceremony together which helps us to connect to our sources of vitality and joy. Sometimes these exercises are quite lively and in connection with one or more people, other times they help us experience a more inner experience where our eyes are closed and our awareness is more on feelings and sensations in the body and breath.
Although there is an overarching structure to a class, different themes and journeys are explored each week. Whatever the journey at the time, feedback and in self regulation are always emphasized – so nothing is pushed and there is no pressure to be anything other than what you are – each individual finds their way to grow at their own pace within the support of group. The atmosphere is of love and acceptance.
As well as being a lot of fun, Biodanza helps stimulate your growth and expansion in 5 ways. These are based on core aspects of our developmental path from or very earliest experiences and are extremely important for our enjoyment of life. These are Vitality, Affectivity, Creativity, Sexuality and Transcendence