We are happy to invite you to our upcoming workshop ‘From the Inside Out; the power of dance’, an inspiring and exclusive dance workshop taught by Samadhi’s director Vraja Sundari and organised by Delight Yoga. The workshop will include an intimate performance of ‘Pavan’ by Vraja Sundari and Annlydie Groenen.
The Inside Out workshops are unique workshops that focus on the healing power of dance; Through dance we aim to (re)connect with our true self and focus on having a better understanding of our body, mind and spirit. This exploration has a surprising and inspiring effect on the individual which increases one’s movement possibilities, frees us in our individual expression and ignites joy in moving more authentically, both inside and outside the studio.
‘From the inside out; the power of dance‘ is a continuation of Samadhi’s presentation held at the Inner Peace Conference at the Vondelkerk Amsterdam previous year. Due to the many enthusiastic responses Samadhi Dance Company has been hosting Inside Out workshops throughout Europe since 2018.
Previous edition in June at the Delight Yoga studio in Amsterdam was another wonderful experience and this time we are happy to present an extended Inside Out Workshop on Saturday October 26 from 14:00 to 17:00hr at Weesperplein in Amsterdam.
Find more information including how to register below and on https://delightyoga.com/
From the inside out; the power of dance
26 October 2019 Go to schedule
A chance to explore the powerful effects of dance seen from a different perspective. Taught by Vraja Sundari from the Samadhi Dance Company, participants will be introduced to the basic principles of Sundari’s teachings in order to increase physical freedom and (re)connect with oneself through the art of dance.
What to expect
Dance can be used to increase our self-healing capacity, to connect with others in a non-verbal manner, to help us deal with certain events in our lives and to inspire ourselves and others to express ourselves in our own authentic way. In this workshop, we will explore these beneficial effects of dance by increasing our capacity to understand our body and its relationship with the mind and spirit.
The last 15 years Vraja Sundari has been actively researching the connections between different dance forms, their philosophical origins and the relationship between dance and spiritual principles. Her research has led Sundari to develop a movement method that combines Vedic principles from yoga and dance from ancient India with western dance techniques. This method aims at not only expanding one’s movement vocabulary by fusing different dance disciplines, but mainly to use dance as a means to connect with the self and its surroundings, to create art that surpasses cultural boundaries, to increase one’s physical, emotional and mental health and finally, to increase one’s freedom of movement and individual expression.
The workshop is open to participants of all levels and ages and no prior experience is needed. Only an open mind is required, a bit of courage and the curiosity to explore movement from a different perspective.
Please wear comfortable clothes, avoiding jewellery that could limit movement or be hazardous when dancing with others. Bare feet, ballet shoes or socks are preferable.
DATE / TIME
26 October 2019, 14:00 – 17:00
Samadhi Dance Company
The philosophy of the Samadhi Dance Company and its director Vraja Sundair Keilman is based on the teachings of bhakti yoga as a means to enhance the body-mind relationship and move from the heart, collaborating with the body in a harmonious manner.
Sundari’s dance methods and vision aim to improve body-mind awareness by using the intelligence as a means to understand and collaborate with the body in a healthy and efficient way. The body is seen as an instrument or bridge to connect with others and express inner movement with the outer world. She aims to celebrate and rediscover the body’s unique intelligence, decreasing the chance of injury and forced, rigid movements while increasing physical freedom, range of movement and individual expression. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of the individual’s personal experience during physical activities. Especially the use of positive thoughts and the emphasis on possibilities and solutions versus limitations and judgements play a vital role in this unique process developed by Sundari over the last 15 years.
Photography: Bimala Naysmith, Karen Scheffers, Alexander van der Linden/Dephoid