The Puja is the space for larger workshops and sound journeys:
First workshop of the day starts at: 8am
Final workshop of the day starts at: 10pm
Alchemy of sound with OMEGA
This workshop was designed to feel the sacred power of sound as an ancestral medicine and a transmutation emotional tool.
In 2006, OMEGA in order to explore new musical horizons and sounds, open to offer listeners a journey of inward expansion.
After a few years of different experiences, Rui Martins and Cláudia Duarte, joined together to create an innovative project in which the Asian influence is widely noticeable.
It is characterized as “world music” and “sound healing” project, seeking the creation of a bridge to a world of unexplored nature. The audience is invited to sit or lie down comfortably and; through continuous sound, a meditative sound journey develops, which leads to a deep relaxation and meditative state.
In this workshop we share knowledge in the sound area, more precisely the “sound healing”, we conduct each being to a meditation sound journey and create a journey filled with sound, color and magic, a wonderful musical alchemy of sharing, where everyone can play and sing actively.
This journey through the universe of meditative sounds is conducted by world instruments such as: Tibetan Bowls, Ghuzeng (Chinese Harp), Sitar , Vibraphone, Harmonium and Sruti Box , Khim (Thai Instrument) ,Tampura and Swarmandal among many others.
Cláudia Duarte was born on January 24, 1982, in Lisbon.
“From what I can remember, music has always been present in my journey in parallel with the fascination for travelling.”
At the early age of 7 she begins with Fado, going to several Fado houses and competitions. Lover of nature and pure beauty she was attracted to discovering new
places, people and fragrances! Traveled through many world countries but Asia becomes her passion! Together with Rui Martins, her travel, music and life companion she explores China, Japan, Laos, Thailand … and makes several visits to India and the Philippines, destinations full of magic.
She explored many musical styles, and deepened her knowledge in classical singing with the soloist Ana Leonor Pereira, in music therapy and in Indian classical singing and Harmonium in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2011 in India. In 2008 she started the Jazz Singing course at Academia de Amadores de Música, with Maria João.
In 2006 comes up with CANELA and OMEGA, musical projects characterized by fusion sounds.
In each corner they visited they shared sound and have purchased instruments which enable the fusion of Portuguese music with different cultures.
Born December 1, 1977. Sagittarius zodiac sign, Aquarius ascendant.
The first contact with music was through folklore music when he was only 7 years old. At the age of 9, he was introduced to the electric guitar, and since then discovered that music would be for life.
At the age of 14 he begins by taking private lessons of guitar. At the age of 16 he formed his first band. Two years after, he decided he decided to study Jazz, at the Hot club of Portugal Jazz School.
Years later he decides to take a degree in traditional Chinese medicine, where he has his first contact with the healing through sound.
Since 2005 has traveled through Asia, discovered the Sitar in India, where he had the opportunity to have several lessons over the next few years to date. In Thailand he learns to play the Khim and in China he learned to play the Guzheng.
Over the past 7 years has gone through several projects and workshops, meditation music and played in several festivals of world music, retreats, Yoga centers, and spaces for personal development in Portugal.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Natalia Bogdalikoda
The term vinyāsa refers to the alignment of movement and breath, a method which turns static asanas into a dynamic flow. The length of one inhalation or one exhalation dictates the length of time spent transitioning between asanas. Asanas are then held for a predefined number of breaths. In effect, attention is placed on the breath and the journey between the asanas rather than solely on achieving perfect body alignment in an asana, as is emphasized in Hatha yoga.
The term vinyasa also refers to a specific series of movements that are frequently done between each asana in a series.
Vinyasa ashtanga is a joyful, flowing yoga class focused on the exercise and aeration of the entire body in a dynamic style with a character similar to ashtanga vinyasa yoga, but with many variations of different asanas (postures). You are gradually working on the opening of individual body parts and the development of individual asanas. Ujjai pranayama and bandhas are used, similarly to the ashtanga vinyasa yoga sequences, due to their amazing curative and therapeutic effect, which is undoubtedly the best for the body, mind and soul.
Every day I’m dancing through my life surrendered to yoga. Yoga is giving us connection, presence, joy and lots of fun. Wisdom, inner and outer vitality as well as loving kindness are awakened through the yoga practice. A physical, emotional and spiritual transformation occurs. Through a lineage of masters, gurus and teachers we receive divine energy. Now we celebrate and share balance, harmony and playful moments. Let´s enjoy!
My main focus is Ashtanga VinyasaYoga, AcroYoga is what fullfills my life and I love to teach Vinyasa classes For me, Yoga is also an intensive study of philosophy, Ayurveda, Therapy, Mantra and Thai Yoga Massage. I studied yoga in Vienna, in Austria where I ocasionally lead ashtanga yoga lessons. I am also a regular student in India with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa. I also studied under Vijaya Kumar – Ashtanga Sadhana Mysore India and Sri Santosh Puri Ashram, Haripur, India.
I’m a full time yoga devotee, teaching many yoga lessons in various dance schools and yoga studios around Bratislava in Slovakia and Vienna, in Austria
I led several workshops in Bratislava and Prague and I have assisted many teachers.
ASTROLOGY ALIVE with Brisa Ferrante
“At some time in our lives we all need to get up and dance who we are…”
What is Experiential Astrology?
Live Astrology or Experiential Astrology is an approach to Astrology through movement. To discover the energies of life through one´s own experience, to feel the planetary movements in one´s own body and take part in a profound exercise of self awareness.
The twelve signs of the zodiac are 12 possibilities, 12 tools for living.
Live Astrology unblocks these energies so that they can all flow inside us allowing us to develop better resources for living and a more complete existence.
We´ll do exercises in pairs, groups of three and bigger groups, giving ourselves the opportunity to connect with a particular energy through movement and contact or to release the body’s blockages in using a particular energy/resource.
Sometimes it´s required to activate our breathing, other times are for relaxing our breath, sometimes what we need is to pay attention to balances, other times, to rhythm and melody…
Both disciplines have been with humanity for milennia…
Dance: as expression from men and women to the gods…
Astrology: as expression from the gods (planets) to people…
My first awakening took place in the world of art and emotions. I studied Theater, Music (instrument), Body Expression as developed by Patricia Stokoe and Dance Therapy as developed by Maria Fux.
Different courses and practices awakened my “creative being”. This was the moment of creativity, crazyness and new paths…
Later in a small village in Patagonia, Argentina where I had moved to work with my theater group I discovered Carlos Castaneda´s Shamanism, an anthropologist with an ancestry connected to shamans of ancient Mexico that practiced “lucid dreaming” and the practice of Magical Passes, movements found while dreaming that have the power of taking one to an INCREASED state of CONSCIOUSNESS. I followed my path there for 15 years; Shamanism also connected me with the understanding of RETURNING TO THE ORIGINS TO SEE MORE OF ONE´S SELF.
It was when I found “The 5 Rhythm Dance, the extatic dance of Gabrielle Roth” that my artistic and healing paths began to converge…
And with the theoretic base of Astrology (Escuela Casa Once de Eugenio Carutti) anthropologist and astrologer, I´m developing this space for creativity-astrology-healing-origins.
Simultaneous translation and assistance: Steven Goode Hill, www.astrologiaintegral.com
BIODANZA with Cristiano Martins and Irene Franco and José Neves
Biodanza means Dance of Life. It is a system that integrates music, movement and authentic relating to create experiences of intense awareness of being alive in the here-and-now. These experiences are known as vivências.http://www.biodanza.us/vivencias.htmlhttp://www.biodanza.us/vivencias.html
Vivencias are portals that allow access to primal emotions and help the most natural expression of one’s true self emerge through movement. Vivencias follow the organic movements of life—its biological rhythms, the heart beat, and the impulse to connect with others.
Biodanza is a system that follows the natural rhythms and wisdom of life. The prefix “Bio” derives from the Greek “Bios,” meaning “life.” “Danza” originally signifies “integrated movement full of intention”.
Based on anthropological studies of dance and traditional rituals of the celebration of life, Biodanza stimulates community, awakens a consciousness for universal solidarity, helps participants to recover their joy and vitality, and celebrates the sacredness of life.
Biodanza helps people to connect with their inner passion, their creativity, their feelings, their ability to tune with their own rhythm, with the rhythms of others, and with the rhythm of the Whole.
We call this cosmic dance, the alchemical process of being who we are.
Biodanza facilitator entitled by the SRT Biodanza School of Porto and Portugal.
Graduated in Clinical Psychology, he also did basic training in Gestalt Therapy.
Simultaneously, he has attended several workshops in theater and dance.
Irene Franco, 39, entitled by the School of Biodanza SRT Portugal, facilitates for more than four years. At the present moment, she has two regular groups in Lisbon: one for beginners and an advanced group.
José Neves, 41, facilitator in supervision of the School of Biodanza SRT Portugal. Facilitates for a year in partnership with Irene in the beginner’s group.
Contact Meltdown with Sebastian Bruno
A contact improvisation jam session where we explore our relationship with breath, movement, gravity, our surroundings and those around us.
An opportunity to “get ourselves out of the way”, to allow the innate intelligence in the body to be fully expressed through dance, movement and conscious touch.
Sebastian Bruno is the founder and director of Yoga Massage Studies. He was born in Portugal 1979 and has been learning, practicing and sharing Thai Massage bodywork and other healing arts for the past 9 years. Sebastian studied Thai Massage with the respected Master Rahul Barthi in Nepal 2003, where he completed over 300 hours and was authorized and certified to practice and teach Thai Massage by The Healing Hands Foundation. In 2005, Sebastian completed a 300 hour GCT program (Government Certified Teacher) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is authorized and certified to teach Thai Massage, Thai Massage on Table and Thai Foot Reflexology by TMC and the Thai Ministry of Education. Sebastian travels regularly to Chiang Mai to deepen his understanding and practice in Thai Healing Arts with the revered Master Ajahrn Pichet. Yoga alliance certified Yoga teacher, practitioner and instructor of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, Thai Massage, Sundoor certified Firewalking Instructor, Yoga, Qi Gong, Taoist Healing Practices and Active Meditations, Sebastian as been teaching and practicing professionaly from Portugal to Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Marocco, Thailand, Japan and Nepal. Dedicated, devoted and passionate to share these ancient healing arts Sebastian spends most of his time in Asia, moving between Thailand, India, Bali and Japan , teaching, learning, growing, inspiring and being inspired.
DANCE OF THE HEART with Abuela Pilar Verges
In this workshop you will be introduced to the Hopi prophecies on the union of our opposites and how this is related to the times we are experiencing on Earth at the moment.
This dance follows the path of our blood circulation in the body.
It harmonizes the body, mind and soul with the rhythm of creation so as to open the portal of peace.
It aligns the mind with the heart and relates to the prophetic union of the Eagle and the Condor.
Awakens the memory of Unity and resonates with the last prophecy of the Hopis which is the union of the 4 directions.
It is the path to Health and Peace on Earth.
It is a simple dance where we harmonize our blood and clean the waters of the earth. We dance in the 4 directions at the sound of drums and sonajas (traditional south American instrument).
ABUELA PILAR VERGES
She is the mother of 5 children and a grandmother. She is the guardian of the hermitage in the St. Michael Mountain from where she radiates healing and awareness to all living beings.
She is the guardian of very ancient lineages of sacred feminine medicine and has received guidance and has worked with the wise grandmothers of the Amazon and the Red Path.
She is the guardian of the mother circle of ARBOLEDA DE GAIA since its first day.
She is a member of the Santo Daime. Dancer of the sun and carrier of the Sacred Pipe, she holds the SACRED TEMAZCAL for many years.
She is the guardian of the FUEGO DE LAS MUJERES. She is a member of the MUJERES EN PIE DE PAZ movement.
HATHA YOGA with Filippo Fabri
Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. Hatha Yoga encourages proper alignment of the body and brings balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. My Hatha Yoga classes are based on the classic and ancient practices with attention to alignment and the deeper layers of yoga. Gentle – Slower movements with focus on breathing, relaxation and gentle stretching. In this class is included a short practice of Partner Yoga:
Here we explore physical and mental boundaries that we cannot reach in our own practice alone. With a partner, we can practice yoga with less weight on the ground, or provide a stronger foundation for our partner’s postures.
If you have never practiced yoga, will you feel out of place? Answer: NO! This class is about fun and connection, with no previous experience required.
At the age of 22 Filippo journeyed to India to learn the art of Yoga in all its forms – Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Tantra Yoga. Now, at 38 he is still in India where he runs a school of Yoga and Massage named “Breathe Life”, at Varkala Beach in Kerala, South India.
For 2 years Filippo followed the Bihar School of Yoga, first with the teacher Sarvarth then Surinder and Krishna, where he was introduced to a Yoga lifestyle. His interest in this grew to the point that he chose to settle in India for further studies. Filippo lived in Srivedniketan Ashram in Swargashram (a small village outside Rishikesh) for 8 years, where he practiced with Sri Guruji, a man who dedicated his entire life to Yoga, living to the age of 104.
Filippo attended courses at Iyengar Yoga School for 3 years with the teacher Pankaj and was declared a master in 2006. Each year he spends a few months in Thailand and Japan where he studied massage at different schools. Filippo also worked in a massage center in Chiang Mai in Thailand and in Zao (a village in the mountains of Japan). He is a recognized teacher in Nuad Borarn Thai yoga massage and Reflexology which he practices in Varkala, organizing courses, offering treatments and teaching yoga everyday. Both techniques integrate Reiki. Filippo began his studies in this healing art in 2001, under the tuition of the teacher Shanti, and has been practicing since then.
Healing Concert with High Frequency Bells with Mark Pulido
Concert with Bilas – Flat Bells of High Frequency Vibration
In this concert, the sound of these very special bells, the Bilas, will take you on a journey through a wide range of harmonics and vibrations.
It works by stimulating the correct frequency on different parts of the body: physical, emotional, mentally and spiritually.
The Bilas, is a new instrument created in 1988 in Russia. It has a very prolonged sound and a wide range of harmonics and vibrations incomparable with any other existing instrument.
Its form is very simple but its sound is similar to the sound of the universe and is highly healing.
We will use a special device, named Alfalum, that makes light pulse and turn on the third eye, mobilizing and activating the rotation of the chakras. Fixed observation on this point of the light stimulates and balances the chakras and generates an extra brain potency, preparing for a better reception of all the effects of the sound vibrations, amplifying all of the effects of the Bilas.
Each one of these flat bells is manufactured so that it holds four, five and six different sounds, harmoniously intertwined. The biggest Bilas emit infrasound and ultrasound which are below our threshold of hearing and vibration.
On the physical level, when the body receives the sound waves, the frequencies resonate and recharge the energy of the cells, the sound vibrations activate the nervous system, all of the organs and every atom of the body. The sounds vibrate in patterns, creating energy fields with resonance and movement, which alter and mobilize internal rhythms by increasing the activity of the immune system,
strengthening the resonance of the healthy organs. The sonic frequencies of the Bilas can
affect, stimulate, activate and awaken the brain waves typical of
relaxation, deep inner peace and meditation. These waves are called Alpha waves, THETA waves, Delta waves.
At the age of nineteen and after suffering a very serious car accident where he nearly died, he felt in his body the healing effects of the didgeridoo. This opened his interest in the healing properties of sound and sent him on a voyage searching for these healing instruments worldwide.
In 2008 his quest led him to India where he lived for 8 months and where he first heard the sound of Bilas, the high frequency flat bells. The experience he had when he first heard the bells was so strong that he decided he would try anything to find the maker of the bells, Alexander Zhikharev.
After two years looking for Alexander, without resources and not speaking Russian, Mark was about to give up when by chance he met a russian woman that connected him to Alexander. Alexander decided he would build the bells for Mark.
INTERACTIVE CONCERT with RODRIGO MAIA
In the Interactive Meditative Concert we will use our voice in simple exercises. Singing with their soul, each being connects with their divine self, projecting to higher frequencies, aligning and balancing the physical, astral and budhic bodies.
The audience will receive the sounds from the didgeridoo, crystal bowls and shamanic drum, harmonies and chanting inducing a deep relaxation, supporting healing and a deep connection with the divine whole, awakening and activating the highest potential in each being.
The sounds are chanelled in vibrational expansion of light and energy portals raising the awareness for connection to the Source.
Working with sound supports us to reduce the levels of stress and anxiety. It balances our emotions and helps us to realize a state of abundance, health and well-being
From early there has been a great interest in spirituality and music.
In 2006 I started to play the didgeridoo and this is where my connection between spirit and music began. Didgeridoo takes me on beautiful meditative journeys, its’ ancestral sound connects me to the earth and at the same time connects me to the sky. I started to practice music therapy with the didgeridoo and the impact was great. The crystal bowls and all the other instruments I play came across my path in a magical way. I brought in the most precious of all instruments that we all have, the voice and I started to play meditative concerts.
Today, after hundreds of concerts played to millions of people I have associated my telepathic and sensitive abilities so that in each concert there is a connection with the DIVINE, with HEALING and ASCENSION so that each BEING can access the true ALCHEMY.
It has been a wonderful experience to play for so many people and to watch the effect sound has on people.
“From KALARIPAYATT, the Indian ancestral martial art, to SHAKTI: our self empowerment” with MARIE PEZELET
Through this workshop, I propose to experiment our inner sacred force, the primordial energy, the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe.
Kalaripayatt is the ancient martial art of Kerala (South India). The rich body language of kalaripayatt is inspired by animal stances.
The animal stances are stylized figures which are used in the combats for both attacking and defending. The body practice helps to develop strength and flexibility, improves the physical and mental balance, and enhances the ability to concentrate. Kalaripayatt: “the body becomes an eye”
Different movements are integrated into choreographies or sham fights (‘meipayats’) that resemble dancing.
The aim of these connected sequences is to move in a continuous flow of energy.
Through KALARIPAYATT, anyone can experiment, very quickly, what is Shakti, as this martial art convenes our essential Energy. The very precise movements, the concentration, the body positions call a deep, inner body Energy. It is not a question of muscular force, but something deeper.
Not only is the Shakti responsible for creation, it is also the agent of all change. Shakti is cosmic existence as well as liberation, its most significant form being the Kundalini Shakti, a mysterious psychospiritual force.
KALARIPAYATT is waking up the practicioner, it operates a transmutation from a domestic body, to an animal body, to a spiritual consciousness
Marie Pezelet, artistic director and initiator of the Satsangham Indian Dance Company in Marseille (France).
Her work is based on blowing the sacred inner part present in all human being, through physical trainings. How to connect each of us as a drop of water flowing to the ocean of life?
How to be here & now? What is Energy? How to reveal the SHAKTI present in all of us, sleeping in the middle of our body?
She has a strong background in physical theatre working with many teachers like Christina Cibils, Tapa Sudana from Peter Brook Company.
She is a Theater and Liteture graduate form the University of Paris.
Through all her researches, she was seeking “the art of being here & now”, which is the heart of the actor’s work and the art of the human being.
All her work brought her to India: the Indian living arts are all connected to that quality of being: joining body work to spiritual work, consciousness through body & spiritual peace.
In 1999 she went to Kerala (India) and started her studies in Kalaripayatt (Indian martial art) in Kerala for six years, Bharata Natyam (classical dance of South India), and Ashtanga Yoga.
Since 2004, she went back to France to teach these disciplines, perform and creates performances connected with electronic music and contemporary dance and theater.
She is now connected to dance Butoh (Japanese contemporary dance), and circus.
KUNDALINI YOGA with Araygua Muwan
Kundalini Yoga is the technology of human consciousness. The techniques are used for the opening in the Age of Aquarius.
Kundalini Yoga is a science that works on the seven chakras, the line of the arch and the aura. It works directly on the total energy for learning to drive and penetrate any situation to find a balance.
It is a unitive discipline of the power of awareness and potential in each individual. This science sometimes called the snake power and it’s fundamental in the tantric tradition including Hatha yoga. In Eastern symbolism snake represents the essence of the energy and consciousness.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Your creative potential. The experience when the energy of the glandular system combines with the nervous system so that the entire brain receives signals and integrates them.
The power of Kundalini Yoga lies in the actual experience. It goes right into your heart and expands your consciousness so you can have a broader horizon. Understand your existence in relation to the universe and that will bring practical experience of Infinity.
Kundalini is known as the nerve of the soul. This must be awakened.
“Kundalini Yoga is the perfect science of consciousness and experience”.
KUNDALINI YOGA IS THE YOGA OF AWARENESS
“ Kundalini Yoga is a technology to create energy in your self and supports you to find awareness, consciousness and mind. Is the sleeping snake inside you that is waiting to be awakened”
Araygua is a trained art therapist. She began her 4 year training in Kundalini Yoga with Sat Darshan Kaur. She trained for 5 years in Tantra Darshan Kaur Sat Dorado. She is also trained in Yoga Darshan Kaur Sat pregnant. She is trained in Shakti Dance by Sara Avtar Kaur. She is also trained in oriental dance, Butoh dance and overtone singing
Laughter Yoga with Jay Woods
“The more I laugh. The more I laugh”
Laughter Yoga in willing groups is one of the best medicines as it’s so hilariously funny.
The concept of Laughter Yoga goes something like this:
Our bodies cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter, and release lots of happy chemicals when we laugh.
These happy chemicals released into our bodies boost our oxygen and energy levels, and also boost blood cells that attack viruses.
Laughter increases Endorphins which are a natural pain killer.
Boosts our immune system and lowers stress poisons in the body by 50% or more in minutes.
Science tells us we will be happier, live longer and have healthier lives if we all laugh more.
The problem is how can we make ourselves laugh??
The obvious answer is to use humour.
But the problem is not all people find the same things funny.
Laughter Yoga solves this problem because it approaches laughter as a body exercise.
It does not rely on humour or mental judgement just a willingness to participate and laugh……….
This I find very quickly manifests into waves of genuine real laughter within any group gathered.
Hi, I am a qualified laughter Yoga teacher and also a Laughter Therapist. I have been fascinated for many years in the concepts of raising peoples’ vibrations through the powerful medium of happy laughter. I run seriously infectious Laughter therapy workshops in the community here in Glastonbury UK and at many Events and Festivals Worldwide, organise and run yearly Events for World Laughter day, I also create Jewellery, pendants, and magical wands with an alchemy of semi-precious stones, metal and magic, my favourite combinations being moldavites and lybian gold tecktites. I have recently been walking along the way of St James the ancient pilgrimage Camino de Santiago.
Men and Women’s Circle with Marianna Arboleda de Gaia
MARIANNA ARBOLEDA DE GAIA
Since 1993 she invites the awakening of the sacred feminine consciousness and facilitates women’s circles.
In 2002 she created the sisterhood Arboleda Gaia that promotes the planetary feminine healing. She is the editor for a free monthly gazette created as an inspiration and orientation for women’s circles.
Since 1998 she facilitates feminine initiation PILGRAMAGES in the routes of Mary Magdalen, Glastonbury and Euskal Herría. She creates candle labyrinths in nature and these are experienced in a ritual of offering to Mother Earth.
In 2008 she brought the International Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers to Europe and has since continued to be in their service. She created FUEGO DE LAS MUJERES and is a managing member of MUJERES EN PIE DE PAZ.
You can find more information about her work here:
The Mirror and the Dragon’s Breath with SONA
Sona Awakening is an acoustic duo of harp and percussion presenting live improvised music alongside spoken evolutionary meditation techniques from ‘Awakening the Third Eye’ by the Nagual Lujan Matus. Harpist Natalia Mann and percussionist Naomi Jean have been making music together for many years in Australia and Europe. In ‘Sona Awakening’ they create sonic architecture as a space in which listeners are invited to awaken their third eye receptivity, through guided mediations and ambient sound journeys.
In this sound journey we will experience gazing and breathing practices for activating our awareness of unity and our ability to perceive subtle light frequencies, which opens us up to engaging with nature and each other in communion. They raise the vibration of our personal light frequency or ‘photonic energy’, activating our sensitivity to the holographic visual information that becomes available when we are aligned with ourselves and at one with our surroundings.
SONA AWAKENING are:
Naomi Jean is an explorer of sound as a vehicle for transformation. A composer, singer and percussionist with a highly intuitive approach, Naomi draws on many world music traditions and is informed by her experience playing with groups of all different styles including dub, contemporary classical, open-form jazz, and multi-discipline collaborations with dance, circus and graphic artists. Director of the shapeshifting ensemble ‘Alice Orchestra’, she is currently based in the south of France.
Natalia Mann is known for her contemporary approach to harp playing. She is in demand internationally as a performer, composer, collaborator and recording artist. Her unique mixture of classical background, improvisational flair and knowledge of genres from around the world, including traditional Pacific/Samoan, Turkish classical, South American, and many others, give her a truly distinctive sound on this exquisite instrument.
Oriental Bellydance Workshop with YASEMINE
In this workshop you will learn the healing benefits of this art called Bellydance.
We will perform the proper warming up exercises and we will together review some
interesting historical aspects of this centenary dance.
I will teach you special techniques and movements that i have perfected on myself throughout the years .
I believe you will leave the workshop more in contact with your own body and you’ll have experimented the secrets of Oriental Bellydancing.
Yasemin Mansuroglu was born in 1972 in the kurdish mountains of Turkey.
Later on as a child ( because of the kurdish political situation) she emigrated to Germany.
At the age of 12-13 years old, she became interested in learning Bellydancing.The oriental culture where she comes from, gave her the easyness to teach herself, without needing any teacher. At the age of 20 she started to teach and performing in shows.
In 2003 she travelled and teached Bellydancing in countries such as Sri Lanka, India and Nepal.
Presently she’s living and teaching in Portugal with her husband and daughter, after spending another 3 years in Germany, time during which she gave lessons to a group of children and to a group of older people.
Another passion of hers is the Art of Palmistry or Handreading.
Quantum Pulse Dance in the Medicine Wheel with Blipcollective
This movement practice workshop offers to give an experience that allows for greater physical understanding so to move, sense and respond as a whole being. Osho puts it nicely, “there is only one freedom, and that freedom is freedom from conditionings, freedom from the mind, becoming alert, aware, attentive, and moving in a new dimension.”
The wheel works within the energy field of the planet (quantum physics). The notion of the wheel is to bring the experience of oneself from different perspectives, and expand understanding of ones strengths and weaknesses. The formula of the wheel means that no part of the human soul gets missed out. Rounding our awareness as we transform our potential. In this shamanic social circle we will create a safe place so we can share our experiences and gain greater understanding. This workshop acknowledges the soul of mother earth, and how our thought patterns and actions have effect.
From 2008, during their travels, Blipcollective has led workshops, created dance for film and shared their performances in a range of events. They are now setting up a retreat base in Lower Austria, for dance research and healing events: A platform for teaching, sharing and artistic collaboration.
Emma is originally from the North of England, trained for six years in Contemporary Dance in London. Since 2001, she has choreographed and performed dance work. Emma has studied and performed Butoh, and participated in movement arts and research. Over the years she has travelled in India, studying yoga, and teaching street children to dance.
REINHARD RIO KOPP
Born in Vienna, studied chemistry and shamanism, worked as a social worker for people with special needs. Studied energy work and massage. Organised social events. Taught Tai Chi Chuan and Taoistic Meditation. Gained the knowledge of the Medicine Wheel over the time period of 20 years from his shamanic teacher. He studied Professor Arnold and Wilhelmine Keyserling Philosophy, founders of the Human Potential Movement.
TRANCE DANCE RITUAL with Kalid and Winga
Breath, Let Go, Become the Dance of Life!
What is Trance Dance?
From a single Jaguar shaman calling the spirits of the Amazon, to 500 Ubanda healers dancing outside San Paolo, to 20.000 people trancing in Boom Festival. Trance dancing is a sacred ritual. When approached with that intent it is a powerful catalyst to the holistic you that you seek. There are no steps. We dance exploring our inner landscape absent of external expectations. It is our dance, unique to us. Trance Dance is a unique blend of healing sound and rhythms, breathing techniques and innovative sensory deprivation that induces a deep inner journey. The end result is a glimpse into mystical worlds, promoting spiritual awakening, mental clarity and emotional healing. Enter the world of the spirit, voyage beyond time and space; experience the ecstasy of spiritual wholeness. Trance dance as shamans and indigenous peoples have for thousands of years.
This particular trance dance ceremony will be with Live Music!
Through the years I have been having the privilege of learning with great masters, therapists and teachers and participating in several workshops and trainings around the world related with Osho, Meditation, Shamanism, Trance Dance, Tantra, Voice, Healing, Bodywork and Emotional expression. From Dance to Meditation, Shamanism to Sufism, Firewalking to Sweatlodge, from India to the Peruvian Amazon… All these different streams are an inspiration for my work. My intention is to share my heart and take you in an inner journey towards yourself, towards your body, mind and spirit.
TRUST, CONNECTION, PLAYFULNESS ACROYOGA with Olatz and Gloria
Open your practice with the ease, comfort and the support of a partner.
This workshop touches upon all the disciplines that ACROYOGA offers, combining Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai massage.
The class experience includes: circle ceremony, mirrored Asana, partner Yoga flow, assisted inversions, partner acrobatics, flying sequences, flying sequences, and Thai massage. Grounded in the breath, we will draw upon the natural forces of gravity and “Metta” loving kindness to encourage the body to let go of fear and tension.
Students are requested to be familiar with yoga. No partner necessary!
Gloria is a professional circus artist and has been studying movement and Contemporary dance for the last ten years. Yoga has been the way that Gloria started to awaken to all the abilities of the body and consciousness. For her, Yoga has always been the base and she believes that body consciousness is a path that never ends. Every day you learn something new about yourself, your body and your spirit. She has worked as a trapezist for the last 7 years and travelled all Around Europe. Acro Yoga has come her way, as a gift for healing the body and sharing body connection with other people. She has travelled many times to India and studied Yoga and Meditation with many different teachers and Gurus so her practice of yoga is a mixture of many styles.
Acro Yoga combines perfectly the kind of Yoga she can share the most, and also she finds that it brings a bit of fun in the practice because the smile is kindness to the body and lets go of tension and fears.
She likes to spread that soul opening to have fun and love for all beings.
Yoga – The Way of the Luminous Warrior, the Jaguar energy with Sakina
In this workshop you will experience a Soma yoga practice that asks you to trust your own experience and gain direct knowledge regarding your existence. Learn to live, heal, and age differently. Change the essential make up of your luminous energy field. Become the storyteller of your own life; defy the beliefs around cause and effect and the limits of time and space.
The Way of the Luminous Warrior, the Jaguar energy, practising fearlessness, non-doing, non engagement, being certain. Our experience is influenced by our mind, so if you want a different experience, change your mind.
The Way of Wisdom, energy of Eagle with Sakina
In this workshop you will experience a Soma yoga practice that asks you to trust your own experience and gain direct knowledge regarding your existence. Learn to live, heal, and age differently. Change the essential make up of your luminous energy field. Become the storyteller of your own life; defy the beliefs around cause and effect and the limits of time and space.
The Way of Wisdom, energy of Eagle, practising mastering time, mindfulness of your projections, no-mind, becoming the alchemist of your existence. Use the language of energy and work from spirit.
SAKINA AND SOMA
Truth has many paths that flow as rivers into an ocean. The one Truth carries itself in everything. May I serve as a guide for all who seek Truth.
It is intelligence, supported by direct experience that guides me and lights my way along the Yoga path. I began Yoga at an early age, studied for over 20 years Iyengar Yoga and qualified as a Teacher of this discipline, found my way to the door of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga of Pattabhi Jois and again qualified as a Teacher. I expanded this intelligence by studying and training in Desikachar’s Yoga, Tripsichore Yoga and most importantly Shadow Yoga of Shandor Remete (Natanaga Zhander), I am also qualified as a Teacher of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
Soma Yoga is the space that holds all of these paths. The technology of each path may differ slightly in content but the experience available is the same. Soma represents the culmination of everything I have experienced, studied and practiced. Soma Yoga is a cloth woven from many threads and its intention is to open the body and mind to the energetic principles of yoga practice and to cultivate power. Drinking deep of Soma will nourish the seeds of your becoming, seeds held deep within the human form, waiting to unfold for you.
In developing Soma as a practice I encourage students along the direct path to Spirit. Yoga facilitates experience that is universal in nature but which must be discovered and rediscovered by each of us. The technology gives us the thread and the pattern is universal but our woven cloth is personal. Soma Yoga is the practical guide to experience ecstasy and freedom.
WUDANG LONGEVITY QIGONG with Nuno Miguel Ordens
In this workshop participants will experience a simple 30 min Qigong daily practice that they can remember once they return home, promoting an increase of energy and peace of mind in daily life.
Participants will learn to do Self-massage, 9 Qigong movement and Standing meditation which involves Breathing visualization and posture correction.
This workshop will take place in the morning.
WUDANG TAI JI with Nuno Ordens
Tai ji as Qigong takes years to perfect and develop. In this workshop you will experience the sense of fluidity of this ancient martial movements and energy balance attained in the body.
In this workshop you will learn to do Self-massage, you will be introduced to 18 movement Taiji form and you will practice a standing meditation which involves breathing visualization and posture correction.
This workshop will take place in the morning
NUNO MIGUEL ORDENS
From a young age Miguel found himself inclined towards ways of bridging science, ecology, health and spirituality.
After a Phd. in Environmental Engineering (1999), and working as hydraulic design manager engineer for 3 years he started his formal studies in holistic medicine in 2002 at ‘Escola Superior de Medicina Tradicional Chinesa (ESMTC)‘. While finishing his degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2007 he worked as an assistant teacher of TCM diagnosis at ESMTC. In that 5 year period he learned several Qigong and Taiji forms at the university and studied daily with Master Tran Than, Chen Qigong between 2004 and 2005.
In 2005 visits China for the first time. In the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NUTCM) completes the 2 month internship at the Municipal Hospital of Nanjing on Clinical Practice of Acupuncture and Tuina massage. At that time travels to Wudang Mountain and stayed for a short time as student at the Academy of Wudang Taoist Wushu Arts, under the instruction of Master Zhong Xue Cao.
In 2008 returns to China to deepen his knowledge of Internal Martial and Healing Taoist Arts, living in retreat for a year in a monastery with Taoist renunciates on one of the peaks of Wudang Mountain being accepted as 24th Generation disciple of Wudang Mountain Pure Yang Lineage within the Dragon Gate Complete Reality School of Taoism. In 2009 through extensive examination attains the honor of teaching Wudang Mountain’s Pure Yang lineage Healing and Martial Arts under the tutelage of Abbot Master Du Zong Chang and Master Ge Zong Zhen.
By then, travels to Thailand and lives in Chiang Mai for 6 months studding Thai Healing Arts becoming Thai Massage Certified Advanced Practitioner and Teacher at the International Training Massage School (ITM) under the authorization of the Thai Ministry of Education and the Thai Ministry of Public Health. While being Thai Massage assistant teacher at ITM completed courses in Thai Foot Reflexology Massage, Massage for Pregnancy and Pediatrics and Therapeutic Thai Oil Massage.
Miguel works professionally as an Acupuncturist and Tuina Massage therapist since 2005.
He is a teacher of TaiJI Qigong, Wudang Qigong and Personal Development with Daoist Philosophy since 2010 in the University of TCM in Lisbon ( ESMTC), He also teaches and facilitates monthly Taoist Art of Health and Longevity workshops for TCM specialists and other care-givers, martial arts practitioners and the general public in Casa da Aroeira-Daoist Retreat Center in Charneca da Caparica.