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Biodanza Festival

4th – 7th August

14th International Biodanza Festival with Niraj and friends

 

It is with great joy that we can announce the resumption of high summer festivities at our beloved Osho Leela.

After 2 years plus of isolation and separation it is finally time to gather again in the Dorset countryside and recover our essential humanity. Contact, caresses, embraces, movement, dance, expression, feeling, emotion, community, love, eroticism, playfulness and fun. As humans we are diminished by a lack of any of these. When all are taken away simultaneously we suffer greatly. So come and replenish yourself at the home of soul revival in the UK, the incomparable Osho Leela.

Superb food, fresh air, beautiful people, amazing music in wall to wall vivencias and of course, a wild dress-up party night, will make this event the highlight of your summer!

So book now!

What to expect?

Beautiful dance and spaces, including the surrounding nature.

Drug-free environment.

Delicious vegetarian meals and our coffee shop supplying coffee and brownies!

Camping (bring your own camping gear), Campervan (stay in your own campervan) or Indoor Accommodation (limited availability).

Facilities: Shower & Toilet block with hot running water, covered indoor/outdoor dining areas, tea/coffee available at any time, coffee/cake shop, phone charging station, 2 indoor workshop/dance spaces + large Marque and plenty of outdoor space for outdoor activities.

Facilitators

Paola
Paola
Paola is a didactic teacher and facilitator with a wealth of experience in socially engaged and therapeutic work. Her background is in music, education, community arts, psychosexual counselling, and Eastern philosophy, psychology and spirituality.
During lockdown Paola started the Skillsharing Project, which has currently attracted an international team of 25 professionals representing 16 countries. She values love, wisdom and freedom – and is passionate about empowering people to heal and thrive.
Niraj Skilbeck (host)
Niraj Skilbeck (host)
Niraj leads the Dorset School of Biodanza and is skilled at opening people to many aspects of Tantra such as sensitivity, sensuality, touch, affection and transcendence. Using the medium of Biodanza, a series of dance, movements and exercises that create space for a deep experience within oneself and with others. Each workshop is led as a vivencia, a space in which words are dropped and the deep wisdom of the body is entered.
Niraj has been into Biodanza since 1997, leads the teacher training program, and is also trained in the Osho Humaniversity training. He also has specialisation certificates to teach Biodanza and the Four Elements, Biodanza in Nature, Biodanza and Shamanism, AquaBiodanza, Biodanza for Children, Biodanza and Massage, Contact Education, The Heart of Transformation, the Minotaur Project and the Argonaut Mission. He has been involved in teaching Biodanza in 20+ countries.
Lit Eziefula
Lit Eziefula
Lit has been facilitating Biodanza since 2014 and since then she has taught in Brighton, Forest Row, London, at Osho Leela, Sundara Yoga and Bhakti Camp, Santosha, in Thailand and also online during the pandemic. Lit also ran Biodanza in the NHS for people with neurological disabilities. Lit has done a range of extensions including with Antonio Sarpe, Monica Turco and Sergio Cruz.
Lit’s classes are warmly held as she is a psychologist by profession and so has been working with people one to one and in groups for 15 years.
Yamil Jasa
Yamil Jasa
Yamil was trained as a Biodanza Didactic Facilitator, Sociologist and Recreation Technician in Uruguay. Then he traveled through America, studied and worked with Biodanza in Recife for a year. He works as a guest teacher at the Faculty of Psychology of the public University and facilitates Biodanza. He also danced contact, tango and candomble in the streets of Montevideo. He’s involved a beautiful love relationship with Fabiana Pontes.
Alice
Alice
Alice graduated from the Dorset School of Biodanza in 2018 and is very passionate about this beautiful dance movement system as a path for personal growth and social transformation. As a chartered and registered clinical psychologist, with further training in transpersonal and trauma therapy, she’s deeply committed to facilitating wellbeing in others and bring a trauma-informed practice to the work.
Alice feels that the progressive system of Biodanza has so much to offer as a deeply meaningful resource to nourish us as human beings.
Lenny Lencina
Lenny Lencina
Lenny is a Biodanza facilitator and director of the Ayün School of Biodanza in Spain. Many times he had the feeling that the simplicity of existence is being ignored. The greatness of life dwells in those small subtle and almost invaluable moments but all the wonder of existence is hidden here. He feels that nothing extraordinary has to happen to take you to that place of greatness as it’s alive in each one of us. Just stop and breathe to appreciate its great beauty. Will you join me in this subtle dance?

Schedule

Thursday

16.00-18.30 Arrival & Welcome
18.30-19.30 Dinner
20.00-22.00 Opening Vivencia
22.00-00.00 Bar hangout and DJ Navi
Friday
07.15-08.15 Yoga
08.00-09.00 Breakfast
09.00-09.30 Veg Chop
09.00-10.45 Morning Gathering
11.00-13.00 Vivencias
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Dishes & Veg Chop
14.00-16.15 Break & Coffee Shop
15.30-16.15 Yoga
16.30-18.30 Vivencias
18.30-19.30 Dinner
19.30-20.30 Dishes & Veg Chop
20.30-22.00 Grief, Healing & Transformation Vivencia
20.30-00.30 Bar Hangout & DJ Lord of Celebration
22.00-late Chillout Zone, Sauna & Bonfire
Saturday
07.15-08.15 Yoga & Dynamic Meditation
08.00-09.00 Breakfast
09.00-10.45 Morning Gathering
11.00-13.00 Vivencias
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Dishes & Veg Chop
14.00-16.15 Break & Coffee Shop
15.30-16.15 Yoga / Talk w Bavo
16.30-18.30 Vivencias
19.00-20.00 Dinner
19.30-20.30 Dishes & Veg Chop
21.00-late Masked Ball w DJ LoC, Bar, Sauna & Bonfire
Sunday
07.30-08.30 Yoga
08.00-09.00 Breakfast
09.00-10.30 Morning Gathering
11.00-13.30 Closing Vivencia
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Dishes
15.00 + The Long Goodbye!

Details

Start: August 4th @ 4:00 pm

End: August 7th @ 3:30 pm

Registration Ticket: £240 (includes retreat & food & camping)

Accommodation:

Dorm £30
Own campervan £30 (plus £9 hook up if needed)
Regular room £105
Large room £135
Premium room £165

Accommodation is allocated on a first come first served basis. For 2-person bookings, please call the office.

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