22 May 2019


Joy is the soul of movement –  Pina Bausch

Workshops – Breath – Power of Life

Dance & Breath Workshop: Sunday 6 February 10.45 – 17.30 Leiden
In the morning we dance, in the afternoon we do the powerful Breath meditation.

By bringing more awareness to our breath and connecting that to the body, we learn to nourish ourselves with life energy which is always available in us. It makes us present. We learn to distinguish what is the unhealthy power in us which is pushing us and what is our authentic life energy who wants to grow and develop naturally. We honestly take a look at our life; where do we fully live and where do we compromise and loose our energy. Through dance and meditation, we practise to stay present in the body in all circumstances. When you remember your breath you will suddenly return to the present moment and the source of life

“Your ecstasy is a movement towards the height and your meditation is a movement towards the depth. And once you have both, your life becomes a celebration”  – Osho 

By waking up our life energy, we create more space in the heart. The invitation is to see and be with whatever comes up. We breathe intense and sensitive at the same time. When emotions come up, we allow the pure energy of our emotions, without going into the story of it. The energy can stay fluid instead of fixing it into a story. In this process, we learn to be with what is. We don’t have to get rid of something. And we don’t need to supress either. When we learn this art, we can experience the deeper qualities of the Heart, the expansion of our being. Here we enter the more refined layers of our sensitivity. We can experience a deep consciousness of space, freedom and openness; the essence of what we truly are. We are not the emotions; the true Heart is an endless expansion of love and presence

“When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt, pain itself will crack the rock and Ah! let the soul emerge”. – Rumi

During this weekend we will explore deeper in the subtle layers where dance and Presence meet. The focus is more on the Inner Dancer. We will dance with and without music, so we can experience to move from in silence, without the influence of music. This brings you directly to your inner dancer. The inner body moves all the time. We will explore the bridge between movement and that which is unmoving, our soul, always present in us.
Dance and meditation will naturally flow from one to the other. Whether we move or sit silently our soul is always awake in us. The focus is to ground ourselves deeper in silent meditation.

“Abundance is the very nature of existence, that richness is the very core of life” – Osho

Where: Vrije School leiden
Price a day: €65

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