Biodanza - The Dance of Life

St Anthony of Padua Church Hall, 115 Headley Way, OX3 7SS
Saturday, 22nd April 2017, 1:30PM

Biodanza is a system of guided dance, movement, connection and expression. 

It’s fun, it’s joyful, it’s relaxing. Safe and supportive space. 

Beginners are very welcome! 

For further information please contact Blanca on (01865) 766986 or blanca_oxford@yahoo.co.uk  

Times: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

Tickets: £12 / £10

Hot drinks and biscuits will be available.

The venue has plenty of parking and is easily accessible from the ring road and M40. 

Please join our Meetup group for information on future vivencias:
http://www.meetup.com/Oxford-Biodanza

Origins of the Group

At our April 2011 meeting, the speaker John Whiteman challenged us to announce what we wanted and then asked who else in the audience had the same interests. As a result of this exercise Patsy Williams decided to organise some introductory Biodanza sessions. The group is now being organised by Blanca Martin.

What is Biodanza?

Biodanza is a well-established system of personal development based on music and movement.

Created and developed, in the 1960's, by Rolando Toro Araneda, a lecturer in Psychology and Medical Anthropology, at the University of Santiago, in Chile, it is now found in 54 countries in Latin America and Europe.

Biodanza helps us drop into the present moment. Each class, or 'vivencia,' is an invitation to experience a more authentic way of being: it awakens our "joie de vivre", our joy of life, making us feel more vibrant and alive.

The class starts with dances of rhythm and expressive vitality to uplift and revitalize. As the class progresses, the dances become less energetic and outwardly expressive and you are taken into a quieter, more internal space of harmony and relaxation.

Its effects can be very therapeutic and the benefits, widely reported by participants, have been validated by academic studies, for example, increased vitality, joy and well-being, rejuvenated and reconnected with yourself, others and life.

It can also be a lot of fun!