HOW DOES BIODANZA WORK?
There are 3 parts to a weekly session:
- An optional verbal sharing by participants about their previous session and time for any questions
- A brief introduction by the facilitator to the coming dance session
- The main part of the class is non-verbal, and is a series of movements and exercises set to music. It follows a flow from active and rhythmic to slower and more melodic.
Each session has a theme and purpose and during the process the facilitator proposes movements and exercises linked to specially chosen music, and participants are encouraged to move and dance as they feel, expressing themselves through their own movement
I AM A SHY PERSON, IS BIODANZA FOR ME?
Yes! Many people who do Biodanza are a bit shy at first but the more you do Biodanza, the more your confidence will develop. Biodanza provides an environment that encourages you to find your sense of inner joy, ease and confidence
I HAVE 2 LEFT FEET / I AM UNFIT - CAN I STILL DO BIODANZA?
Absolutely! You don’t have to be able to dance or have a certain level of fitness to do Biodanza. Biodanza sessions are suitable for everyone, regardless of age, ability or culture.
In the sessions, you are always encouraged to self-regulate, and to move as is comfortable for you, in the moment.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
It is best to wear comfortable loose fitting clothes that one can move in freely. We dance barefoot but, if need be, you can wear light dance shoes or sock-like footwear.
WHAT MUSIC DO YOU USE?
We play a wide variety of music encompassing various styles and tracks from all over the world from Contemporary to Rock to Classical, Jazz and Blues to Latin and African grooves.
DO I NEED A PARTNER OR CAN I DO BIODANZA ON MY OWN?
Enjoying Biodanza is not conditional on having a partner, as it is always offered in a group setting. A key feature of the Biodanza method is to offer a dynamic, social space for fun and learning and interaction that develops our capacity to appreciate diversity and connect authentically in feedback.
IS BIODANZA SIMILAR TO NIA OR OTHER CONSCIOUS DANCE MODALITIES?
Biodanza is unique in that, progressively, through the combination of the movement, music and interaction with the group, it leads us to an affective integration i.e. one relearns to connect and relate from a place of love and affection… thus recreating a powerful link with the heart.
In Biodanza, one is brought back to an organic unity – an outer and inner integration – through the resetting of one’s internal workings and a relearning of the original functions of life i.e. re-awakening the instincts. From here, one comes into touch with one’s needs and learns to listen to one’s inner voice!
Ready to Dance?
Contact any of our facilitators listed below for a quote or for more information.
Our Students Love Us
“Biodanza empowers me to create healing space where I and others can reach in, heal and live Life optimally according to what is needed in this moment. I am living a healthier, more grounded and connected Life because of it. Forever grateful”
“Biodanza has saved my life . Biodanza has shown me that I can feel good about myself . It has given me a feeling of belonging, connectivity and loved in a very secure unjudged environment. Thank you to all the special facilitators that have assisted me, evolving to learn the universal language of dance and music . Thank you”
“Moments of bliss experienced in the dance enthuse my every day, and I evolve, it’s brought out a vivacity in me that I never expected to feel at my age. It’s developed my adaptability so that I move creatively with flow around life’s challenges. I have danced through the hardest of times, it’s been a safe space to grieve, process, learn and gain strength of heart.”
“……and at the centre of our being life reverberates with all of its complexities, wounds, joy, love and healing. Biodanza is the oxygen and lifeblood that is enabling me to cross so many thresholds as I learn to live life with renewed vitality”
“Biodanza has been such an amazing experience. I have had such amazing vivencia, it has supported me in being able to allow others into my space without feeling as though my space is being invaded. My desire to live keeps expanding, and my ability to open up to meaningful relationships with those I thought I struggled with has been effortless.”