What is Biodanza?
IS IT A MOVEMENT THERAPY, A SYSTEM OF GROWTH, A CREATIVE EXERCISE?
“Biodanza is more than all of these! It addresses the totality of the human being. It doesn’t separate people into fragments. Biodanza has many therapeutic effects, but these are not the goal “- Rolando Toro, the founder of Biodanza.
The goal is the evolution of humanity!! And in Biodanza this happens through creating conditions of care and Love.
Biodanza combines music, fun and expressive guided movement in an integrated co-operation of body, mind and heart. It fulfils our innate need as human beings to feel joy, be creative and experience connection and belonging.
When we dance and move to music, we can communicate with others without needing words, relating in an expressive way that is free of bias, judgement and expectation. In this space we dance our own lives, bringing music, rhythm, harmony, emotion and healing into our communities and personal lived experience.
Biodanza, meaning “The Dance of Life”, can promote self-awareness, restore health and vitality, reconnect to purpose and realize the full capacity of human potential. Biodanza also has the capacity to connect us with community and increases our awareness of others and the environment.
The depth, richness and possibilities of Biodanza and its benefits for you are best understood through experiencing it and discovering your potential by participating in it. It is not a process that can be fully understood via the intellect. It must be felt in the body.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of regular practice of Biodanza are numerous,
from rediscovering the joy of being alive and a zest for life, to proven health & psychological benefits, and an experience of connection to nature and the cosmos.
Biodanza enables you to align with your inner values and desires:
Biodanza can become a space where you evolve new ways of living and being aligned with your inner values and desires. The effects of stress and disconnection dissolve over time and progressively through the dances and exercises done in group classes. This enables an opening to an experiencing of deeper presence and connection with yourself and others and increases well-being.
Biodanza improves your self confidence and your relationships:
After time, your self-confidence strengthens as well as your capacity to relate to others with empathy, clarity, presence and depth. In the ongoing Biodanza process the group acts as a container, in which you can discover new and often healthier ways of relating.
After a class, Biodanza gives you that feeling of joy and happiness, bliss, peace, love and laughter.
and a deep breathing out feeling that makes you feel reenergized and ready to take life on again.
Biodanza has been proven to improve health and fosters a sense of wellbeing
and is associated with a reduction in stress, anxiety, and worry.
Biodanza offers the possibility for profound life-changing transpersonal experiences
expanded awareness of humanity and our connectedness with all of humankind, as well as an increased sense of love and concern for humankind and our environment. Biodanza opens up the doorway to discover pathways to see the world differently and to interact with it more consciously. It also enables us to look beyond ourselves and our humanity within the greater universe.
“Biodanza offers people what they most want and need: to love and feel loved, to create, to perceive
the sacred in nature, to enjoy the pleasure of life, experiencing it as a wonderful miracle. “
– Rolando Toro, the founder of Biodanza.
Biodanza reawakens us to the fullness of life.
Biodanza can enrich us with moments of bliss, instilling in us the feeling of being a part of something meaningful –
a life worth living in a
global community of loving humans like.
Biodanza influences us on many different levels.
Harmonising and integrating our mind, body and soul, resulting in profound personal growth and transformation. Over time, this practice will open up feelings of connection and reverence for Life and nature.
Biodanza is a journey to physical & emotional wellbeing.
The Biodanza process is practised in over 60 countries, supported by scientific theory and research, and is guided by internationally accredited, trained facilitators.
So if you are ready for a sense of renewal and optimism,
join us to bring joy to your heart and put a smile on your face!
Biodanza is fun, contemporary and edutaining and the concept can be applied in many different situations.
The scope of application ranges from health and wellness programmes, social activism in community centres and youth outreach programmes to Biocentric education in schools, and Biocentric leadership and organisational transformation work
With its focus on facilitating wellbeing, we believe that Biodanza has the potential to contribute to the physical, emotional and mental health of communities in South Africa.
Here we showcase the possibilities of the work that can be done in support of wellbeing by featuring work that has been done by our facilitators in different community settings.
Biodanza has many applications. We offer a wide range of activities and interventions that can stand alone or be added to your programme including:
- Team building
- Leadership development
- Wellness for groups
- Events and special days
Ready to Dance?
Contact one of our facilitators or find a class in your area.