Secrets of the Soil ~ Music, Movement , Emotional Healing Journey
3 - 9 July 2022
Corfu Buddha Hall
The larger theme is renewing our faith in what our bodies have to teach us. Our deepest emotions and expressions often don't have words, stay stuck, trapped and misunderstood within us. While the emotions don't have words, they almost always have sound and movement. Our interest in dance and music is to reconnect with the innate intelligence within our bodies and with what our bodies have to say to us. Through these transformative processes unfolds the capacity to open ourselves more fully to life, pleasure, joy, creativity and the wisdom that exists in our cellural, nervous and circulatory system. What’s more, by coming together with the intention to integrate the past and heal trauma, we can unlock vast reserves of untapped energy and hidden potential, a profound resource that can be consciously used to light the way toward better possible futures.
• discover and free our authentic voice
• to create a safe and inspirational space where we
express/create through our bodies with movement and voice in nature
• to reach non-ordinary states of consciousness as well as trance ecstatic states
• to nurture embodiment , refine and extend the senses
• to re-connect to our true being - to our natural state of trust, strength, peace, compassion and joy
• to release trauma and discharge blocked energy
• to guide ritualistic and spiritualistic explorations
• to open the instinctual and intuitive intelligence of body by sensing its rhythms and touching it with a deep and kind attention
DANCING CIRCLES WHERE
A. MOVEMENT IMPULSES GROW OUT OF EACH ONES PERSONAL SOMATIC EXPERIENCE AND INQUIRY
B. WE CONNECT WITH OUR LIFE FORCE AND OUR UNIQUE HERITAGE . C. WE EXPLORE GREEK TRADITIONAL\ ANCIENT DANCES (THE TRUEST HISTORY OF ANY PEOPLE IS TOLD BY IT'S FOLK DANCE AND IT'S FOLK MUSIC) AND REINVENT THEM TO A CONTEMPORARY CREATION.
SINGING CIRCLES WHERE
A. WE WILL FREELY MAKE USE OF OUR VOICES WITH THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF THE DRUM.
Β. WE EXPLORE INTONATION (SINGING IN ONE TWO OR THREE TONES) IN A BODY VIBRATION LEVEL
C. WE WILL EXPLORE SOUND ENVIRONMENTS MOVING FROM BYZANTINE VOCALS TO SHAMANIC VOICE DRONES,ANIMAL SOUNDS, EVEN CHILDREN'S SONGS!
THROUGH PRACTICES THAT FACILITATE OUR DEEP LISTENING AND CONNECTING TO OUR DIFFERENT BODIES. WITNESSING AND EXPRESSING WHAT’S AUTHENTIC, OVERCOMING OUR OLD LIMITATIONS AND OPENING TO EXPERIENCE EMPOWERMENT AND REGENERATION.
BREATHWORK TECHNIQUES & BODY OPENING MOVEMENT
EMOTIONAL HEALING JOURNEY
(shuttle to the beach)
DANCING & SINGING CIRCLE
IN THE OPEN AIR STAGE , DJ,S , ECSTATIC DANCING, CONCERTS and more to be announced .
SATURDAY: CLOSING CIRCLE
Your facilitators :
Paraskevi Terzi is a greek dancer artist, choreographer and teacher that has also studied History-Archaeology and Dance Therapy .She has worked in Greece and in Germany. In Berlin she founded the dance collective Somanauts, where she introduced her method of ceremonial dance as an evolutionary tool that connects dance with nature , its elemental forces and rythms .Her approach integrates tools gained by her extensive studies in various contemporary and traditional dance styles ,as well as breath ,sound and movement practices.Her work, is influenced by cultures and ages where dances are used as an essential element of socialization ,communication and transition from one stage of life to another.
Since 2019 she is living in Corfu, engaging with the community, creating dance circles, performances and workshops. This is also where the retreat "Secrets of the Soil" was conceived, a quest for personal and shared common roots of humanity, in order to communicate with the hidden parts of ourselves.
Her vision focuses in finding the amalgam between the greek artistic ,poetic, spiritual, psychological tradition and the indigenous traditions .
Maroulita de Kol is a Greek pianist, singer, composer and performer. Since moving to Berlin she has been studying, researching and revising the storytelling and musical material of Greek traditional music. As a classically trained pianist that has been active in the improvised, noise and electronic music scenes of the city, she offers a fresh approach, bringing her cultural legacy into contemporary artistic practice, evolving her music in order to resonate with the present moment, both in terms of content as well as sound. She is a founding member of three Berlin based bands, Reverse Mode, Arcangel Trio and Farmagia, all of which have performed all around Europe. She has composed music for theatre pieces, performances, films and documentaries. In 2022 she will release her debut solo album AnasanA a collection of ambient traditional psychedelic spells. She believes in the healing power of art.
Arianna Benedetta Artioli is an Italian born Yoga teacher and a holistic wellness advocate. She offers individual sessions to support healing and transformation through Blossom Life Coaching supported by Bach Flower Remedies, Emotional Healing Processes and Lomi Lomi Massage.
Passionate holistic researcher and natural wellness advocate, she’s been learning from ancient traditions as well as from the latest scientific research. She studied with Krisnananda and Amana in the « Learning Love» training and with Clinton Callahan, creator of « Possibility Management », to deepen her knowledge on psychosomatic, feelings and emotions, communication and intimacy and Linda Thai on Somatic Strategies to support the nervous system. She loves wild gardening; to grow organic plants, regenerate land and ecosystems while creating delicious healthy meals for her friends. Her instagram channel is #myjuicygarden and her website is www.ariannabenedetta.weebly.com
Since 2010 she follows her partner Igor Ezendam, dutch musician, overtone singer and voice coach, co-hosting Feeling Sound events such as Singing Freedom, Free Your Voice seminars and retreats. In 2020 she has published "13 Steps of Wellbeing" her first handbook for healthy practices.
Jethro Obadja Rahajaan will participate in our retreat , "Secrets of the Soil" as a D.j and movement facilitator .
Jethro started breakdancing in 1998. From there he learned many other dance styles and movement arts and he performed all over the world. Nowadays he is DJ'ing for Ecstatic Dances and has his own dance school in Amsterdam.
Venue : Corfu Buddha Hall ,a place for meditative arts.
*Accommodation is not included, there are different options and we can help you with that