Secrets of the Soil
Movement - Music - Emotional Healing Journey
3-9 JULY 2022 • CORFU BUDDHA HALL, GR
The larger theme is renewing our faith in what our bodies have to teach us. Our deepest emotions and expressions often don't have words, stay stuck, trapped and misunderstood within us. While the emotions don't have words, they almost always have sound and movement. Our interest in dance and music is to reconnect with the innate intelligence within our bodies and with what our bodies have to say to us. Through these transformative processes unfolds the capacity to open ourselves more fully to life, pleasure, joy, creativity and the wisdom that exists in our cellural, nervous and circulatory system. What’s more, by coming together with the intention to integrate the past and heal trauma, we can unlock vast reserves of untapped energy and hidden potential, a profound resource that can be consciously used to light the way toward better possible futures.
• discover and free our authentic voice
• to create a safe and inspirational space where we
express/create through our bodies with movement and voice in nature
• to reach non-ordinary states of consciousness as well as trance ecstatic states
• to nurture embodiment , refine and extend the senses
• to re-connect to our true being - to our natural state of trust, strength, peace, compassion and joy
• to release trauma and discharge blocked energy
• to guide ritualistic and spiritualistic explorations
• to open the instinctuall and intuitive intelligence of body by sensing its rhythms and touching it with a deep and kind attention
SINGING CIRCLES WHERE
WE WILL FREELY MAKE USE
OF OUR VOICES WITH THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF THE DRUM.
WE EXPLORE INTONATION (SINGING IN ONE TWO OR THREE TONES) IN A BODY VIBRATION LEVEL
WILL EXPLORE SOUND ENVIRONMENTS MOVING FROM BYZANTINE VOCALS TO SHAMANIC VOICE DRONES,ANIMAL SOUNDS, EVEN CHILDREN'S SONGS!
DANCING CIRCLES WHERE
MOVEMENT IMPULSES GROW OUT OF EACH ONES PERSONAL SOMATIC EXPERIENCE AND INQUIRY
WE CONNECT WITH OUR
LIFE FORCE AND OUR UNIQUE HERITAGE .
WE EXPLORE GREEK TRADITIONAL\ ANCIENT DANCES (THE TRUEST HISTORY OF ANY PEOPLE IS TOLD BY IT'S FOLK DANCE AND IT'S FOLK MUSIC) AND REINVENT THEM TO A CONTEMPORARY CREATION.
THROUGH PRACTICES THAT FACILITATE OUR DEEP LISTENING AND CONNECTING TO OUR DIFFERENT BODIES. WITNESSING AND EXPRESSING WHAT’S AUTHENTIC, OVERCOMING OUR OLD LIMITATIONS AND OPENING TO EXPERIENCE EMPOWERMENT AND REGENERATION.
After studying contemporary and classical dance in Kafadari dance school in Thessaloniki and History and Archaeology in University of Ioannina, I found myself in Athens. There I continued learning dance and going deeper on my research through dance workshops with teachers of my choice. In 2013 I moved in Berlin and worked as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. There I founded the contemporary dance collective "Somanauts" that was consisted of non-professional dancers. Together we choreographed and performed in different kind of Venues and contexts (Music Festivals, Galleries, Museums, Clubs, Forests).
Since 2019 i am living in Corfu, engaging with the community, creating dance circles, performances and workshops. This is also where the retreat "Secrets of the Soil" was conceived.
In 2022 I received my diploma in "Dancetherapy ,theory and practice " from the National Kapodistrian Universitiy of Athens.
The last few years I also stydied Breathwork as an active form of meditation to connect to my life force energy and to purge old energy and toxins. In my practice, I use Taoist ,pranayama and shamanic breathwork techniques ,depending on the purpose i want to serve.
Maroulita de Kol
Maroulita de Kol is a Greek pianist, singer, composer and performer. Since moving to Berlin she has been studying, researching and revising the storytelling and musical material of Greek traditional music. As a classically trained pianist that has been active in the improvised, noise and electronic music scenes of the city, she offers a fresh approach, bringing her cultural legacy into contemporary artistic practice, evolving her music in order to resonate with the present moment, both in terms of content as well as sound. She is a founding member of three Berlin based bands, Reverse Mode, Arcangel Trio and Farmagia, all of which have performed all around Europe. She has composed music for theatre pieces, performances, films and documentaries. In 2022 she will release her debut solo album AnasanA a collection of ambient traditional psychedelic spells. She believes in the healing power of art.
Arianna Benedetta Artioli
is an Italian born Yoga teacher and a holistic wellness advocate. She offers individual sessions to support healing and transformation through Blossom Life Coaching supported by Bach Flower Remedies, Emotional Healing Processes and Lomi Lomi Massage.
Passionate holistic researcher and natural wellness advocate, she’s been learning from ancient traditions as well as from the latest scientific research. She studied with Krisnananda and Amana in the « Learning Love» training and with Clinton Callahan, creator of « Possibility Management », to deepen her knowledge on psychosomatic, feelings and emotions, communication and intimacy and Linda Thai on Somatic Strategies to support the nervous system. She loves wild gardening; to grow organic plants, regenerate land and ecosystems while creating delicious healthy meals for her friends. Her instagram channel is #myjuicygarden and her website is www.ariannabenedetta.weebly.com
Since 2010 she follows her partner Igor Ezendam, dutch musician, overtone singer and voice coach, co-hosting Feeling Sound events such as Singing Freedom, Free Your Voice seminars and retreats. In 2020 she has published "13 Steps of Wellbeing" her first handbook for healthy practices
BREATHWORK TECHNIQUES & BODY OPENING MOVEMENT
EMOTIONAL HEALING JOURNEY
(shuttle to the beach)
DANCING & SINGING CIRCLE
LIKE CACAO CEREMONY, ECSTATIC DANCING, CONCERTS
SATURDAY: CLOSING CIRCLE
corfu Buddha Hall
and more information to Paraskevi Terzi
"I WENT TO SECRETS OF THE SOIL WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I HAVE EVER MADE. HEALING. INTIMACY. CO-CREATION. ECSTASY. A GREEK DREAM AMONG THE OLIVE TREES AND THE CICADAS. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. "
"PARTICIPATING IN THIS RETREAT HELPED ME EXPLORE MY INNER SPACE IN A WAY I NEVER HAVE BEFORE AND RECONNECT WITH MYSELF. THE ACTIVITIES WERE THOUGHTFULLY ORGANISED AND VERY WELL CONNECTED. PARASKEVI AND MAROULITA WERE WONDERFUL TEACHERS WHO LED US ON A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION AND EXPERIMENTATION WITH BODY MOVEMENT AND VOICE. A JOURNEY THAT WE SHARED AS A GROUP, BUT THAT AT THE SAME TIME WAS VERY PERSONAL, EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN. THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GROW!"