Shamanic Tango ENCOUNTERS
L O V E S O N G
How can I keep my soul in me, so that it doesn’t
touch your soul? How can I raise it high enough,
past you, to other things? I would like to shelter it,
among remote lost objects, in some dark and
silent place that doesn’t resonate when your
Yet everything that touches us, me and you,
takes us together like a violin’s bow,
which draws one voice out of two separate strings.
Upon what instrument are we two spanned?
And what musician holds us in his hand?
Oh sweetest song.
— Ranier Marie Rilke
Shamanic Tango is a deep dive into our desires, the erotic/participatory intelligence of life and the creative fire of self-transformation. It is a way to intimately see into and re-member ourselves in essence, as sensory beings, and through embodied imagination merge with our most vital energy of love, which is animating, connecting and affirming all forms of life. Using movement, ritual and various creative means to transform the seeds of our passions into their flow(er)ing beauty and back again, in order to be renewed, it is a way to birth forth new insights and ideas in service of a thriving world. It is also a way to be-come embodiment of these in an ever changing yet marvellously constant and personal way.
The encounters are dynamic, at times challenging, but mainly rejuvenating and supportive spaces. They are open to all who are curious and willing to rediscover themselves in the intimate embrace of land, nature, body and the senses, and to dance at the edges between the Self and the Other.
“There are certain things that can happen to us only in solitude, and every life needs a rhythm of solitude in order to experience this. However, the experience of self-discovery, psychological integration, and spiritual growth can happen to us only when our desire draws us out of our shells and toward the precarious and life-giving sanctuary of another heart.” ― John O’Donohue
Join us if you are ready to ride the waves of your own sensations, playful imagination and the collective creative process, in order to bring re-generation to your soul, creative practices, relationships and lives.
By surrendering to the universal longing to belong let us melt into the sacred space that is also a dance embrace. From within deep stillness, let us feel into our movement and call to action. Developing newly embodied ways of being with an-other, let us creatively re-engage with the meaning of being human in a more-than-human universe. By retrieving the stuck and the unborn parts of our prima-materia, and giving them flesh and voice, let us step into body as ‘theatre of infinite possibilities’ and within a safe and resonant community, become a character-full making of spirit visible..
“Numinous and emotionally evocative.. requires confrontation, the outcome of which, will either give way to an expression of ‘spirit or pseudo-spirit.’ ‘What it ultimately proves to be depends on the attitude of the human mind”. — Carl G Jung
Each group or one-to one encounter is a world in itself, each journey different. Thus each participant is called to treasure a culture at the core of which is presence, experiential discovery, open heart, and a dash of adventure.
Please note, the aim of this work is not to teach you a dance form, but to engage you with a transformative enquiry into awareness, body, movement, imagination and creative expression. During the workshops you will be invited to define your own intent, but also encouraged to trust your body and process. Finally, to participate, you are not required to be familiar with the ancient shamanic practices, although if you are, you will find it useful.
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More information about specific workshops and retreats will be available soon.
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