What is Biodanza?
For some, Biodanza is guided expressive movement that brings a sense of renewal and optimism. For others Biodanza is a profound growth journey.
A single session of Biodanza leaves you feeling energised and more positive. With regular practice you can expect to get closer to what you really want for your life.
Psychologist Professor Rolando Toro Araneda developed Biodanza in the 1960s based on studies in anthropology, psychology and biology. It was born from his desire to live in a more peaceful and compassionate world
“Biodanza is about learning to dance with life and rediscovering the pleasure of living.” Rolando Toro Araneda, Biodanza Founder
How does it work?
“Biodanza finds its inspiration in the most primitive origins of the dance.” Rolando Toro Araneda
- Biodanza is a process ideally experienced in a weekly group with regular workshops.
- Weekly groups are 1.5-2 hours. Workshops 1-4 days.
- Sessions are progressive, your movement and expression develops over time.
- Each session invites you to a series of exercises and dances. They are fun, engaging and sometimes challenging. All give you a space to explore yourself and grow.F
- Facilitators complete a 3-year international certification .
Major biochemical and neurological re-balancing takes place during sessions. This supports positive pathways to emerge, take root, and grow.
There are rhythmic dances to uplifting music that let you shake out stress. And there are slow and fluid dances to calming music leaving you centred and peaceful.
The music, dances, exercises and dancing induce vivencias. A vivencia is a moment lived intensely in the here and now.
In vivencia we are a state of integration. There is cohesion between mind and body – physicality and psyche. The more we experience integrative vivencias, they become a habit experienced in everyday life.
“Biodanza goes beyond being a “therapy” . . . My personal experience is that Biodanza has the power to “bring it all together” and that spoke to me equally as a researcher and a dancer of life and provided opportunities to actually live the connections between them.”
Rebecca, Dance Therapist