Holistic Dance Language: Roots with Zola Dubnikova in Italy

29.08 - 03.09
Holistic Dance Language: Roots with Zola Dubnikova in Italy


A weekend retreat in an exquisite sanctuary on a beautiful Lake in Italy, (close to Switzerland)“A call for women to know and believe in the holiness for women to know and believe in the holiness of their bodies, the sacredness of their dance and the power of their voice" - ZDProgram includes:
• Earth practices (slow movements with focus on deep inner listening & release)
• Movement medicine & energetics, physical training & breath re-patterning
• Contemporary body science & sacred physical geometry
• Sacred feminine teachings & evolutionary circle practices
• Ritual & mystical eastern dance drawn across time & worlds Holistic Dance Language Practices:
• regenerate feminine life force & vital energy
• release unhealthy physical patterns & tension
• cultivate a deep sense of humbleness, gratitude, and surrender
• reconnect us to our divine source and the wisdom carried within
• open the doors of spiritual ecstasy & intuitive powerThe “Earth practices” are fundamental to the holistic dance language curriculum. These are very slow practices, which border on stillness and focus on the breath, dropping our weight into the ground and listening inside. The emphasis on these practices is in the “undoing,” rather than the “doing.” If we are to hear the inner voice and wish to feel guided, we first must slow down to listen more deeply within. Deceptively simple, the earth practices are also life practices, which we forget again & again. Practices are designed to connect us with our inner teacher. Grounded practices which cultivate humbleness, gratitude and surrender are the tools which open the doors of intuitive power & spiritual ecstasy. Cultivating our connection to the earth and to our pelvis, becomes an important key in guiding us to dance and move through life in our full power. THrough the practices, we gain tools to release tension and unhealthy physical patterns. We create space for enhanced life force and vital energy, opening doors for more grounded pleasureable embodiment. Earth practices were built upon the theory that we must go down, to rise up. We must feel the earth in order to “fly”, both physically and spiritually. We must dive into the truth in the body, listening to what is there and seeing our shadows in order to reveal our deepest light. Once we drop into our roots, and feel the deep feminine cord that connects our wombs to the earth and to one another, we gain access to higher, healthier states of being. We learn to feel the support that is with us and around us at all times. We learn the base of a formula which opens the door for alchemical transformation, and the power of these practices has even greater potential within the context of our evolutionary circle . Inevitably, the power of our dance and subtle expression reaches an enhanced realm of beauty – within and without – when we master the earth practices.
About the Holistic Dance Language
Although Zola's work is deeply informed by years of immersion into cultural traditional dance forms, all of the offerings listed below contain a language beyond culture and time ~ Pleasurable embodiment, diverse physicality, subtle body language, ritual movement and inner alchemy are the main elements of the holistic dance language curriculum. Informed by ancient tradition, seeped in contemporary somatic/body science, infused with movement medicine and immersed in sacred dance inspired across time and worlds, the practices revive our hidden (forgotten) abilities, creating pathways of remembrance in the body. Through the practices, we have the power of complete metamorphosis and enhanced communication at our fingertips. The earth-based foundational work guides us to trust the ground beneath us more, deepen our roots and “fly” from a supported place. Connecting to our pelvis, to the earth and to our voice gives us deeper roots. Connecting to the heart, we open the sky. Through the work we access deep softness, grace and potent strength. We release blocked energy, and build inner power. We learn a unique vocabulary of movement, mudra and subtle energetic principles. Though a combination of slowed inner listening, breath/sound work, focused practice, and liberating trance-inducing movement, we bring our prayers to the physical world, planting the seeds of our dreams, our deepest missions, within every cell of our bodies. About Zola
Zola Dubnikova bridges sacred dance, movement medicine, contemporary body science, somatic awareness and ritual through her unique approach which she calls the “Holistic Dance Language.” Her extensive background fused with absolute devotion to the pursuit of dance as an ecstatic and spiritual experience, has given birth to a unique style of both teaching & performing – which truly embodies the marriage between form and spirit. Trained extensively in contemporary dance forms and healing arts as well as Odissi Temple Dance Tradition, Sufi tradition, Mevlana whirling practices, Dances of the Silk Road, the gypsy trails and beyond, her style brings forth the wisdom of ancient dance ritual through a holistic lens intended to guide more people in accessing their divine capabilities. Zola offers deeper trainings during her yearly training in India and travels often throughout the world to give seminars, offer workshops and guide experiences. More about Zola's work on http://zoladubnikova.com/

ScheduleFriday 5 April - Introduction evening 18:00-21:00
Saturday 6 Apr - 10:00 am - evening (lunch break and closing time vary according to workshop flow)
Sunday 7 Apr - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (lunch break around 1:30)

Holistic Dance Language: Roots with Zola Dubnikova in Italy

Zola Dubnikova

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