Biodanza is a pure dance form that originated in South America. The word BIO translates as LIFE and the word DANZA translates as DANCE. In English this is the DANCE OF LIFE. Biodanza is a series of dance/movement exercises to music, designed to let you experience the here and now, to be in the present moment. We call this a VIVENCIA from the Spanish word VIVIR – TO LIVE.

Biodanza is based in part on universal biological and physiological principles and works in an organic and holistic way through your unique response to music, your own movements and your connection with the group. There are no steps or routines to learn.

Biodanza promotes health and well-being, joy and relaxation, pleasure and contentment. We can exercise our innate ability to feel pleasure and satisfaction and develop our natural capacity to empathise with others and with nature. Biodanza aims to integrate, harmonise and balance the mind, body and spirit. Biodanza helps us to become more coherent. Sometimes we think one thing, feel another and do a third, entirely different thing. We can often find ourselves doing what we think we ought to and not what we really want to.

The class of Biodanza also helps us to empathise with each other, so that we get a feeling of belonging, connection and being part of a group. The linking and connection available through movement and gentle touch, (no words are used in Biodanza), is extremely beneficial. In recent times we have been separate and sometimes quite isolated, so it is liberating to have the opportunity to spend time in a safe space with others.

Biodanza also helps us to develop a sense of our connection to a greater totality –  to transcend the mind and the ego, and to experience the feeling of being a part of something beyond our material world.

If you join a programme of Biodanza you can expect some or all of the following benefits :

  • freer and more enjoyable expression through the body
  • more happiness in life
  • deeper, more real connections with others, with nature and with yourself
  • clarity about what you want in life and the ability to choose to make changes in your life to achieve these goals
  • a more creative, expressive and open approach to life

In a Biodanza class we can re-connect with our natural instincts, which for our ancestors were their vital tools for survival, they were in tune with the seasons, the phases of the moon and the elements.

The World Health Organisation has already redefined health to include psychological well-being. How do we achieve this? By contentment! We are happy when we can express our true selves.

By practising Biodanza regularly, ideally once a week, you can feel full of vitality, giving yourself the chance to experience living in the moment. This is a welcome, and much needed opportunity to get in touch with yourself and to enjoy being part of a group. Through the music and the dance you find your own unique and authentic movements and, liberated from the need to talk, you can connect with your inner wisdom, with body, heart and soul.