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I graduated from the Rolando Toro School of Biodanza, Scotland in 2012, qualifying as a Didactic Teacher (Teacher Trainer) in March 2016.
Monday nights are truly a highlight of my week because I facilitate Biodanza in the beautiful venue In The Moment. I feel privileged to be with the wonderful people that come to class and it’s an honour to share Biodanza. I absolutely love it! It is a practice that involves dancing and movement to fantastic music from all over the world, but it’s also about experiencing a space where people can encounter more of their potential, feel safe to be themselves, and enjoy being part of a community of like-minded people.
I loved Biodanza from the start because I found it to be fun, gentle, passionate, revitalizing, powerful and transformative (among other things!). I had found my tribe and a real sense of belonging. I am also an academic and teach business students about human behaviour at Glasgow Caledonian University, so this practice got me out of my head and into my body – what a relief! I was an educator already, which is really important to me, but with Biodanza I was re-learning to live! I wondered how I had survived without it? I believe Biodanza helps us to be more present, to honour life and helps us in our jobs, with our relationships – everything. As a behaviourist, I am fascinated by how people think, what motivates us and what keeps us well and happy. Often people spend a lot of time doing things that don’t really matter to them. In Biodanza we explore what really matters including our connection to our self, each other and to the wider world.
Participants find Biodanza enjoyable because of the lovely people who attend, the variety of music: from hip-swaying South American salsa or strong, earthy African rhythms to peaceful transcendent classical pieces like Bach or Chopin, and although it’s different every week, there are no steps to learn, and you don’t need a partner. It’s suitable for all ages and all abilities, both men and women come to class. It’s a creative, expressive and liberating practice. The connection with the people in the group is such a vital part of Biodanza and people develop a genuine care and respect for each other. Over time it can be very healing, life affirming, heart-opening and nourishing for the body and soul. For me it is one of my favourite ways to spend my time, thankfully my husband and kids love to dance too, the other loves of my life!
Adults: £32 for a block of 4 classes for regulars and concessions.
£12 drop-in per class for experienced participants.
Beginners Rate £12 *buy one get one free* (to be used in a 2 week period).
Time Mondays 7.30-9.30pm. In the Moment Second Floor Studio.
Monday evening classes are sometimes closed to beginners but classes open routinely throughout the term. Contact Catherine for further information and details on beginners classes and workshops.
Contact Catherine for more information.