24-29 August 2021
Ecstatic Dance Festival Portugal
Join us for a transformative community experience through awareness, music and movement, on a beautiful eco campsite near the ocean. With our care, passion and dedication, we work to create a safe place where we can all come together to celebrate and honor life, and enjoy each other's presence. In these exceptional times, there are a lot of things that need to be considered.
Unfortunatly the festival 2020 is cancelled. See you 2021!!
Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Cacao Ceremonies, Live Music, Singing Circles, Women & Men Circles, Emotional Awareness, Contact Improv, Yoga, Bodywork, Wellness & Healing Team
Virgilio Beatriz(Dj), Esta Polyesta (DJ), Alice Selecta (DJ),Ben Pavlidis (DJ), Orka (Dj), Sophie de Lacaze (Emotional Awareness), Tiago Rouxinol (Body Percussion), Marianna Root (live musician), Yamuna Devi (Yoga), Jeska Aquamarina (Singing Circles & Cacao), Vega Luukkonen (Contact Improv), Arjan (5 Rhythms), Nuno Salema (Emotional Awareness), Samuel del Bello (Healing Team), Gordon (Healing Team), Sascha Anna Vriend (Healing Team) and more
We DANCE under the sun, the moon and the stars on earth, on the Southwest coast of Alentejo, Portugal!! Only 15 min drive from the ocean, is a secluded, peaceful site in a valley surrounded by woodlands, fruit trees and grasslands. Dance, sing, relax and experience the ecological yet exotic ambience. Shower under the stars, chill out in a serene atmosphere and cool off in the enormous freshwater lake. We aim to bring people back down to earth and step away from the world of technology, materialism and reliance on others.
Information coming till August 10th. Please stay in touch !
The Aterra cooks will spoil us with their delicious portuguese cuisine.
Menu will be composed of local a available produce there for dishes will be changing daily . However format will be so :
Lunch and dinner will be served buffet style.
Food will be be mostly vegan with some dairy and eggs .
Vegan alternatives will be always available .
Buffet will have on each meal, Fresh garden salad, Wholegrain side dish, Side vegetable or starch dish, Changing daily main dish, Bread and a dip
Example for a meal: Garden salad, Brown rice in fresh pesto, Stir-fry green beans, Main dish, Sweet potato and coliflure Alu Gobi with Tofu, Bread, Green Thaini Dip
Regular Ticket 430€ : Come with your own tent, or own camper van.
Cold Shower, shared bathroom.
Rental Tents 470€ , incl. air mattress and blanket.
Bell Tent 540€ , shared with three on airbeds, cosy style. Cold Shower, shared bathroom.
Bell Tent 580€ , per person if used as couple. Cold Shower, shared bathroom.
Glamour Camping 600€: Limited amount of places. Options in Tipies, Yurts, Rajastani tents each tent shared with four persons. You have to decide between a single bed or one place in a double bed (couple). Warm Shower, shared bathroom.
Rajastani Tent: One double bed and two single beds/bunkbed
Tipie: One double bed and two single beds.
Yurt: One double bed and two single beds.
After registering you will receive a mail with our bank details. CHECK your SPAM filter! You need to pay 100€ deposit to our account within the next 5 working days to confirm your participation. In need of cancellation, we will keep 50% of your deposit before June 15th 2020, if your cancellation happens after June 15th 2020, we will keep the full deposit.
At this point you do not need to pay a deposit to be able to join the festival.
Should we cancel, all deposits which are already paid will be returned.
Participation is on your own risk. Please note that if you are under medication, or are suffering from any severe physical injuries, please let us know before registering
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the festival, even at short notice, if there is a danger to the well-being of the visitors and organizers, such as viral infections (corona epidemic), storms or natural disasters (fire, hurricanes, floods). In this case the organizer cannot be held liable for private failures. Deposits will be refunded at 100%. To prevent further personal loss, we recommend to take out a travel cancellation insurance.
We reserve the right to refuse your participation, if necessary without giving a reason. In any case you will get your deposit back.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Após o registo, receberá um e-mail com os nossos dados bancários. VERIFIQUE o seu filtro de SPAM! Você precisa pagar 100 euros de depósito na nossa conta de associação dentro dos próximos 5 dias úteis para confirmar a sua participação. Em caso de necessidade de cancelamento, nós manteremos 50% do seu depósito antes de 15 de junho de 2020, se o seu cancelamento ocorrer após 15 de junho de 2020, nós manteremos o depósito completo.
Neste momento não é necessário pagar uma caução para poder participar do festival.
Se cancelarmos, todos os depósitos que já foram pagos serão devolvidos.
A participação é por sua conta e risco. Por favor, note que se você estiver sob medicação, ou se sofrer de qualquer lesão física grave, por favor nos avise antes de se registrar.
O organizador reserva-se o direito de cancelar o festival, mesmo a curto prazo, se houver perigo para o bem-estar dos visitantes e organizadores, como infecções virais (epidemia de coroa), tempestades ou desastres naturais (incêndios, furacões, inundações). Neste caso, o organizador não pode ser responsabilizado por falhas privadas. Os depósitos serão reembolsados a 100%. A fim de evitar cancelamentos pessoais, recomendamos que você faça um seguro de cancelamento de viagem.
Reservamo-nos o direito de recusar a sua participação, se necessário, sem dar um motivo. Em qualquer caso, você receberá o seu depósito de volta.
Você pode nos contatar em email@example.com para qualquer pergunta.
Nach der Registrierung erhalten Sie eine Mail mit unserer Bankverbindung. Prüfen Sie Ihren SPAM-Filter! Sie müssen innerhalb der nächsten 5 Arbeitstage 100€ auf unser Konto einzahlen, um Ihre Teilnahme zu bestätigen.
Im Falle einer Stornierung behalten wir 50 % Ihrer Anzahlung vor dem 15. Juni 2020, bei einer Stornierung nach dem 15. Juni 2020 behalten wir die volle Anzahlung.
Zu diesem Zeitpunkt brauchen Sie keine Kaution zu hinterlegen, um am Festival teilnehmen zu können.
Sollten wir absagen, werden alle bereits geleisteten Anzahlungen zurückerstattet
Die Teilnahme erfolgt auf eigenes Risiko. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie uns vor der Anmeldung informieren, wenn Sie unter Medikamenten stehen oder schwere körperliche Verletzungen erleiden.
Der Veranstalter behält sich vor das Festival notfalls auch kurzfristig abzusagen, wenn eine Gefahr für das Wohl der Besucher und Veranstalter bestehen, wie zum Beispiel durch virale Infektionen (Corona Epidemie), Unwetter oder Naturkatastprophen (Feuer, Hurikane, Überschwemmungen). In diesem Falle kann der Veranstalter nicht für private Ausfälle haftbar gemacht werden. Anzahlungen werden zu 100% zurückerstattet. Um persöhnlichen Ausfällen vorzubeugen empfehlen wir eine Reiserücktrittsversicherung abzuschliessen.
Wir behalten uns das Recht vor, Ihre Teilnahme zu verweigern, falls erforderlich auch ohne einen Grund nennen zu müssen. Selbstverständlich erhalten sie in jedem Falle ihre geleistete Anzahlung zurück.
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You can help in the festival and get a € 60 discount. For 1.5 hours work a day, helping with cleaning and taking care of the space. You will have a coordinator and nice team. Please click in the below form YES if you want to help and Nicole will get in touch with you a few weeks before the festival starts.
CONCEITO DE HIGIENE
Evento de Saúde e Bem-estar, 24 – 29 Agosto 2020
Adaptação do conceito de higiene e segurança em conformidade com os procedimentos de prevenção, controlo e vigilância em empresas decretado pela Direção Geral de Saúde quanto à infeção por SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), refente ao GUIA DE RECOMENDAÇÕES POR TEMA E SETOR DE ATIVIDADE de 9 de Julho de 2020
O programa de actividades terá lugar em contexto privado, acessível unicamente a pessoas previamente inscritas, e portanto, não estará aberto ao público em geral. Irá decorrer nas instalações do campismo ecológico Aterra, situado em contexto rural numa área de 10 hectares, na Freguesia de São Teotónio, Concelho de Odemira.
Os seminários têm lugar exclusivamente ao ar livre.
Para os cursos há uma obrigação de inscrição através de um formulário de inscrição online. O número de inscrições é limitado.
As pessoas que não forem anunciadas e não registadas não terão acesso às instalações, pelo que unicamente as pessoas previamente registadas e staff terão acesso às instalações e programa delineado durante os dias do evento, excluindo qualquer pessoa do público em geral.
O número máximo de participantes é limitado a 100 pessoas. Todas as pessoas passaram por um processo de registo e só podem serão admitidas a participar pessoas sem sintomas suspeitos de Covid-19.
As pessoas que tenham permanecido numa área de risco de corona nos 14 dias prévios à data prevista para a frequência no programa de saúde serão recusadas a participar. A menos que tenham um certificado médico biológico molecular que confirme que não há provas de infecção com o vírus corona SARS-CoV-2. O certificado médico deve ter sido obtido não mais de 48 horas antes da chegada. Estará presente durante todo o evento um médico treinado nas instações para supervisão de alguma suspeita de casos de infeção.
Serão elaboradas listas de presença diárias como parte do registo de convidados para facilitar o rastreio de contactos, registando o nome completo, a morada, número de telefone e email de cada participante. Serão dadas instruções escritas aos participantes sobre o conceito de higiene.
A regra da distância de 1,5 a 2 metros de distância aplica-se nas instalações.
Todas as áreas comuns terão afixados os cartazes (patentes nas directrizes da DGS) referentes às boas práticas de higienização pessoal para garantir a informação e constante atenção em relação às mesmas.
LIMPEZA E DESINFEÇÃO
Os trabalhadores terão formação e instruções sobre o cumprimento das regras de higienização e controlo ambiental, de acordo com as normas da DGS nº 014/2020, sobre Limpeza e desinfeção de superfícies em estabelecimentos de atendimento ao público ou similares.
A organização garante:
- elaboração do seu plano de contingência para COVID-19, de acordo com a orientação 006/2020 da Direção Geral da Saúde e atuar em conformidade;
- plano de limpeza e higienização das instalações, assumindo: a frequência de limpeza, utilização de produtos de limpeza e desinfecção, técnica e materias adequados;
- disponibilização dos desinfectantes adequados e necessários à entrada e saída de todos os locais de maior utilização e áreas comuns (buffet, instalações sanitárias, chuveiros, etc)
- Todos os espaços, materiais e equipamentos utilizados no decorrer da prática das actividades diárias, devem ser submetidos a limpeza e desinfeção, nos termos da Orientação n.º 014/2020 da DGS, nomeadamente de materiais que possam ser partilhados;
ACTIVIDADES AO AR LIVRE
De acordo com a norma 030/2020, as sessões que decorram ao ar livre privilegiam espaços com pouca movimentação de pessoas e garantem o distanciamento físico de pelo menos 3 metros entre praticipantes.
É garantida uma adequada limpeza e desinfeção das superfícies e o tratamento de roupa disponibilizado aos funcionários e utilizadores, de acordo com a Orientação 014/2020 da DGS17 e Orientação 008/2020 da DGS.
O alojamento é fornecido em tendas, casas móveis que cada participante trará consigo, bem como as instalações de acomodação do campismo ecológico Aterra. O contacto entre pessoas do mesmo agregado familiar é permitido em conformidade com o regulamento governamental. Será respeitado o distanciamento de, pelo menos, 2 metros de distância entre casa tenda ou casa móvel.
São nomeadas duas pessoas responsáveis pelo cumprimento de todos os requisitos de higiene e protecção contra infecções.
A gerência do campismo ecológico Aterra assume a responsabilidade de cumprir as medidas de prevenção e controlo de infeção de acordo com a orientação 008/2020 da DGS, efectuando a limpeza de superfícies ambientais e tratamento de roupa nos alojamentos.
De acordo com a Orientação 023/2020 da DGS, a organização compromete-se:
- Cumprir as medidas de higiene das mãos e etiqueta respiratória recomendadas pela Direção-Geral da Saúde;
- Higienizar as mãos entre cada participante;
- Utilizar corretamente uma máscara, durante todo o período de trabalho num espaço com múltiplas pessoas, respeitando as condições de higiene e de segurança durante a sua colocação, utilização e remoção. Contemplar a necessidade de substituição da máscara, adotando as boas práticas de utilização. O uso de máscara não substitui outras medidas de prevenção, como o distanciamento físico recomendado, que devem ser mantidas
- Garantir que a disposição das mesas e das cadeiras no estabelecimento permitem uma distância de, pelo menos, 2 metros entre todas as pessoas;
- Manter, sempre que possível, uma distância de 2 metros dos clientes e dos outros colaboradores;
- A loiça utilizada pelos clientes será lavada na máquina de lavar com detergente, a temperatura elevada (80-90ºC);
- A comida será servida pelos colaboradores onde, devidamente equipados, entregarão o prato e talheres necessários;
- Garante uma adequada limpeza e desinfeção das superfícies, de acordo com a Orientação 014/2020 “Limpeza e desinfeção de superfícies em estabelecimentos de atendimento ao público ou similares”, da DGS.
Health and Welfare Event, 24 - 29 August 2020
Adaptation of the concept of hygiene and safety in accordance with the procedures of prevention, control and surveillance in companies enacted by the Directorate General of Health regarding infection by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), referring to the GUIDE OF RECOMMENDATIONS BY THEME AND SECTOR OF ACTIVITY of 9 July 2020
The programme of activities will take place in a private context, accessible only to persons previously registered, and will therefore not be open to the general public. It will take place in the facilities of the ecological campsite Aterra, located in a rural context in an area of 10 hectares, in the parish of São Teotónio, Odemira Council.
The seminars take place exclusively in the open air.
For the courses there is an obligation to register through an online registration form. The number of registrations is limited.
Unannounced and unregistered people will not have access to the facilities, so only previously registered people and staff will have access to the facilities and the outlined programme during the days of the event, excluding any person from the general public.
The maximum number of participants is limited to 100 persons. All persons have undergone a registration process and only persons without suspicious symptoms of Covid-19 may be admitted to participate.
Persons who have stayed in a corona risk area for 14 days prior to the scheduled date of attendance in the health programme will be refused to participate. Unless they have a molecular biological medical certificate confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The medical certificate must have been obtained no more than 48 hours before arrival. A doctor trained in the supervision of any suspected cases of infection will be present throughout the event.
Daily attendance lists will be prepared as part of the guest registration to facilitate contact tracing, recording the full name, address, telephone number and email address of each participant. Participants will be given written instructions on the concept of hygiene.
The distance rule of 1.5 to 2 meters applies on the premises.
All common areas will have posters (patents in the DGS guidelines) on good personal hygiene practices to ensure information and constant attention to them.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTION
Workers shall be trained and instructed on compliance with the rules on hygiene and environmental control, in accordance with DGS No. 014/2020 on Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in establishments serving the public or similar.
The organisation guarantees:
- preparation of its contingency plan for COVID-19, in accordance with guideline 006/2020 of the General Directorate of Health and act accordingly;
- cleaning and sanitization plan of the facilities, assuming: the cleaning frequency, use of cleaning and disinfection products, technique and adequate materials;
- providing adequate and necessary disinfectants for entry and exit from all places of greatest use and common areas (buffet, sanitary facilities, showers, etc.)
- All spaces, materials and equipment used in the course of daily activities must undergo cleaning and disinfection, in accordance with DGS guideline 014/2020, in particular of materials that can be shared;
In accordance with standard 030/2020, the sessions that take place in the open air privilege spaces with little movement of people and ensure the physical distance of at least 3 meters between practitioners.
Adequate cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and treatment of clothing available to staff and users is guaranteed, in accordance with DGS Guideline 014/202017 and DGS Guideline 008/2020.
The accommodation is provided in tents, mobile homes that each participant will bring with them, as well as the accommodation facilities of the Aterra ecological campsite. Contact between people from the same household is allowed in accordance with government regulations. A distance of at least 2 meters between the tent or mobile home will be respected.
Two persons are appointed who are responsible for fulfilling all hygiene and infection protection requirements.
The management of the ecological campsite Aterra assumes the responsibility to comply with the measures of prevention and control of infection in accordance with guideline 008/2020 of the DGS, carrying out the cleaning of environmental surfaces and treatment of clothing in the accommodation.
In accordance with DGS Guideline 023/2020, the organisation commits itself:
- Comply with the hand hygiene and respiratory label measures recommended by the Directorate General for Health;
- To sanitize the hands between each participant;
- Wearing a mask correctly, throughout the entire period of work in a safe and secure space.
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Festival registration is closed.
Meet Your Facilitators
Singing Circle Jeska Onderwater is Dutch singer-songwriter and yoga teacher who writes and sings songs from and for the heart. Her soft, angelic voice enters into your soul and takes you on a journey to hidden places and forgotten memories. Through yoga she discovered the power of mantra singing and started guiding regular singing circles. She is always looking for new songs to come her way, both from the existing ancient wisdom traditions as well as from her own creative source. In her workshops and circles she creates a safe and loving space for you to freely explore your voice and become a channel for the sounds that are flowing through. Jeska believes that singing is a healing practice which helps us calm our minds, express our feelings and come into alignment with the wisdom of our bodies. More info and music via www.jeskaonderwater.com
I am dancer, dance-teacher, performance-artist and bodyworker made in Finland, but currently based in Berlin, India, and nomadic temporary moments in time and space. I have studied in Finland, Helsinki – in Theatre Academy of Finland (TEAK) and Metropolia AMK. I graduated from TEAK 2008 as dance- and theatre-teacher (Master of Arts), and 1998 I got out of Metropolia as Theatre- and dance-pedagogue, specialised on devising dance and theatre. Though – I guess my dearest high-school and university in dance and contact-improvisation has been finnish contact community, where I have learned so much, by sharing the dance and rolling point with the other spiralling beautiful finns since 20 years. I have been teaching contact and dance since 15 years all around the world, on many internationally acknowledged festivals and retreats. Especially recent years I have been more focused on organising my own workshops, events and festivals. I am one of the organisers of Goa Contact Festival since 10 years, and that has become big part of my life – to live my winters in India, and create platforms and possibilities for cultural exchange, dance and learning – throughout the whole winter-season in Arambol Beach, in “Forgotten Land” which is our collaborative dance-center.
Tiago Rouxinol born in Portugal in 1977 and moved to Brazil in 1999 where he became a Capoeira teacher. Traveling around Latin America he fell in Love with music and went to Cuba to study percussion. Looking for the roots went several times to West Africa to learn traditional and tribal instruments such as djembe, kora, balafon. Became a multi instrumentalist and created 2 bands of world music that still exist, Yemadas and Onda 9. Also he has been making a research on how to include everybody into the music and started to study Body music with a great master Keith Terry- Cross Pulse. Some years ago he created and facilitated the Music for All workshop based on Body percussion and Circle Singing, where people can learn many music games and different forms of developing rhythm and coordination in a very playful way without using instruments , but simply their bodies!
Dancer, musician, actor… For me it’s a beautiful combination, always on search for the expression of inner movement. Dancing helps me to follow the movement of my life. I don’t have to change; I can follow the changes. I love rhythm, rhythm of music, of the sun and the earth; I can take refuge in the beat. When guiding the dance, I use a lot of life music, sometimes working with different musicians. My down to earth humanness creates a save space in which life-force can find its way to move through on the dance floor. Meet you in the beat.
Massage Alchemy of touch with Gorden, Deep tissue – joint release – fluid touch Alchemy of Touch is a method of bodywork developed by Tapesh Paradiso. It is designed to elevate massage and bodywork to a new level, using different techniques from the Eastern and Western world into a single harmonized approach. The origin comes from Osho Rebalancing Massage India. Alchemy of Touch is the holistic understanding of the interconnectedness of the body, mind and soul. Releasing tension will open subtle energy channels or meridians through which the Qi or life force flows—restoring the body and mind to a state of balance, harmony and relaxation. Alchemy of Touch Massage is the profound fusion off: Rebalancing, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Chi-Release, Joint Mobilization (Trager Technique), Yoga Thai massage, Digital Pressure Massage, Holistic Massage, Visceral Work, Meditation and Energy Work. These techniques will be integrated with the method of ‘Fluid Touch’. This technique uses wavelike movements, which allows energy to vibrate through the body improving fluidity and oxygen flow.
Yamuna is a highly experienced and qualified Yoga teacher & Therapist. She has been working in the Holistic field for nearly 10 years. She has roots from her father in India and grew up with yoga & healing throughout her childhood. She has travelled internationally to teach and has given treatments in various Spas, Villas, Hotels and Yoga Centre’s. Her approach is gentle and compassionate, she brings the beauty and wisdom or all her experience and tailors her yoga classes and treatments to each individual clients needs. Her aim is to bring happiness and peace to each person she meets and shares with them all she has learnt, with the intention to help them to feel better and to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Yamuna has studied and can teach various styles of yoga such as Hatha Yoga & Vinyasa flow but she is also interested to see what each student needs and designs the yoga practice according to their level and experience. She is a Native English speaker and speaks Italian. Her treatments are also designed to each client and she uses different techniques that she has studied such as Deep tissue, Myofascial release & Joint mobilization to give a session to the client that will help them to release any held tensions or patterns that maybe stuck in their bodies. WWW.YAMFOW.COM
Esta Polyesta from Amsterdam is one of the most prominent DJs in Global Beats and World Music and one of the most international Ecstatic Dance DJ and Ceremony Leaders from the Netherlands. Polyesta discovered the magic of music at an early age, but when she discovered the magic of dance, the desire of becoming a DJ was born. In 2005 she started organising dance meditations and DJ-ing at parties from a desire to let other people experience the beauty of music and the power of movement. Esta, a dancer, a traveller and seeker loves to combine ethnic and ritualistic music with electronic beats. Dance is her passion. She took many advanced workshops in 5 Rhythms and other conscious dance practises and completed a training to be a Trance Dance facilitator. From early in the development of Ecstatic Dance in The Netherlands she has been DJ-ing at sessions and facilitating ceremonies. Dance has taken her around the world. Esta gave Ecstatic Dances, workshops and Dance Liberation trainings in Sweden, India, Romania, Israel, Germany and Russia.
Virgílio Beatriz is an enthusiast of self discovery and a Retreat and Workshop facilitator in the human development area. Since 2009, he has facilitated more than 100 Workshops / Retreats in Portugal, and also in Brazil, India and Czech Republic. On his journey of self discovery he realized that the body is a great tool for achieving inner peace. Since then, he offers a deep space to explore the realms of conscious movement and voice activation. He is space holder, facilitator and Dj in Ecstatic Dance Lisboa and Ecstatic Dance Arrábida, he facilitate “Voice Awakening”, Singing circles, Sufi Ceremonies and Life purpose Retreats. He is based in Arrábida Mountain (35 minutes from Lisbon – Portugal) and he loves to be in the forest connecting with all kind of beings that leave there : ))
Ben is a songwriter, producer, and also known as the frontman of the Berlin based band Ohrbooten. On his musical path he developed a deep passion for bass music and in his DJ-Sets, he is defiantly paying homage to the beloved bass frequency . The half Greek half German grew up in west berlin and the city has always fed him with an eclectic mix of urban ,world, and electronic music. The essence of all his genre is a super danceable mix of global bass music. For the last 3 years Ben has dedicated his passion for music and DJing to ECSTATIC DANCE and recently just started Ecstatic Dance Potsdam as resident DJ. He loves to create a wave with different emotional islands and will always serve a mixture of classics tracks and underground music soaked in a great bass-shower. ° soundcloud.com/ben-pavlidis ° kreismusik.de/de/pavlidis/ ° www.diegaeng.de
Orka was born in Marseille, but soon became a citizen of the world, landing in Portugal 9 years ago. A true musical archaeologist, he continues his intercultural quest, navigating the world of vinyl, as well as the digital network of the most contemporary mixtures. His 15 years experience as Dj and 3 years within Ecstatic Dance community, as much as his innate sensibility brought him to masterize the art of the ecstatic musical wave. With an unique magical alchemy he builds colourful tribal sound journeys between rhythms and melodies, meditation and ecstasy, introspection and joy, chaos and fullness. https://www.mixcloud.com/OrkA/ecstatic-dance/
Samuel del Bello
Samuel del Bello is a mover and life explorer. A vagabond who loves to play, to experience, to integrate and get inspired from diverse therapeutic fields and healthy movement practices which center the body and the mind. Deeply rooted in his own body and somatic experience outgrows the desire for connecting with the other, authenticly express and communicate, listen, move together, support, dance and rise each others up. For him, the journey into healing arts first awakened in India, a decade back, during a Vipassana silence retreat. After that, he traveled to Thailand where he studied the traditional Thai massage. Ever since it has been an unfolding journey full of encounters and transformation. Other disciplines practiced and studied along the way are deep tissue and fascia realease, Thai-yoga massage, therapeutic flights, cranio-sacral and belly massage. Always led by presence and intuition his approach is very based on the phisical body and its anatomy, through pressure and manipulations, bringing awareness, life and fluidity back to places in the body where before it feels stagnant and difficult to breath. Happy to encounter you.
Music and oxygen have the same vital need to her. Songs and records have always inhabited, more than anything, her life. Sharing music has always been one of her communication tools. First, the piano, from childhood, then, the radio at age 16, and later the first spontaneous incursions into the art of putting the right record at the right time. No plan or path. The passions take us without warning and, although she never thought of being a Dj, Selecta Alice is one of the pioneers and driving forces behind the movement of World Music played in a Dj set in Portugal. The rhythms of Africa, Latin America, the Balkans and India are obligatory stops in her sets, sound travels around the world. Worldbeat – world music, pure or in fusion with electronic beats, in a homage to the roots and the celebration of life through music and dance.
is an artist who positions his artistic work in the context of society. He develops and realize successfully concepts, strategies, and ways of working in the framework of various life-worlds. In relation to systems of expertise he understands non-artistic questions, problems, and prejudices, to respond to these professionally, and ground the relevance of his own work. He studied anthropology in J.W.Goethe University Frankfurt/Main with focus on rituals in traditional communities. Practical anthropological studies with the Griot (trad. mythteller) Nago Koite from Senegal/Berlin in african dance, music and storytelling He has bases in Berlin, Algarve and Goa. Volker is in the directors team of Goa Contact Festival, Goa Ecstatic Dance Festival, Body Love Festival, Ecstatic Dance Festival Germany, Portugal CI Gathering and Ecstatic Dance Festival Portugal. He is the founder of “Forgotten Land” at Arambol beach and a co-founder of the Yoga & Dance Retreat “Ibiza Moving Arts”, In Touch Festivals international and an original member of Spacewalk. Spacewalk works with interventions in social and spacious areas of conflict by using means and methods of theater, dance, music, video and visual arts.
Embodied Process I have always felt drawn to the mysteries of Life. Throughout the years, I have explored different fields such as Psychology, various meditation methods, several expressive arts and I have deepen my Spiritual practice. I experience life and Nature as an embodiment of pure creative expression, where the free flow of energy within ourselves connects us with the free flow of energy in the Universe. My interest and research around self-awareness and personal growth, have led me to explore the connections between Psychology and Creative Expression. Over the years, I’ve developed projects in very diverse social and institutional realities. As a Core Energetics practitioner, I feel passionate to support people to find their way to self-healing. To guide them to face their shadows, work through their negativity towards life and reconnect to the uniqueness of their being. I experience the transformative power of this work in my own life and I am committed to share it with others. Men’s Circles The ritualized gathering of men is deeply rooted in the history of humanity. In our circles the aim is to create a shared space of trust and unity so that all emotions, needs, desires and wishes may be expressed. It may be very challening to be vulnerable in front of others but to realize we are not alone and that others share similar experiences and wounds has the ability to shift the way we view and act in the world. www.nunosalema.com
Sophie de Lacaze
Sophie de Lacaze is trained in Core Energetics and Somatic Bodywork. She is working with individuals, couples and leading therapeutic process groups for the last 6 years. She is passionate about guiding people to fully express themselves and bringing their unique gifts to the world. Together with Nuno Salema she leads the Holistic Embodiment for Authentic Leadership (H.E.A.L.) Program, which is a one year Self-Empowerment Process starting in February 2020 consisting of 6 weekends. Participants will explore and experience the main Principles of Core Energetics – a body oriented psychotherapy – and the Authentic Leadership Model. www.sophiedelacaze.com