Toumba Organic Farm
'Les Petits Endroits du Corps'
YOGA TOUMBA SUMMER RETREAT - July 7-13 2013
YOGA AND CREATIVE DANCE: A group Mandala
'A Mandala is an integrated structure organized around a unifying center.' In our workshops we will condition the body and mind based upon perception and creativity, developing over the course of the week and culminating in a Mandala dance performance.
Yoga workshop: The space of the Mandala
The practice of yoga and meditation enable us to refine our perceptions, during the yoga and meditation sessions we will focus on this with the aim of becoming more open internally as well as externally by working individually or in small groups. The sessions will be given inside and outside so as to profit from the majestic surrounding land and seascapes. From under the shade of the great old oak tree, the olive groves and the beach. Ultimately renewing and feeling again our essential link with nature.
Creative dance workshop: a Mandala in dance
Focusing on daily movements, on the present moment, on rediscovering ourselves, can lead to a state of dance. This practice is rooted in our body's expressiveness and the perception of the shapes our bodies make in the surrounding space. It's based upon the gesture and its ritualization, and accessible to all. Together we will look inside ourselves - into those around us and the environment, creating a phrase with body movements, words, objects - and share, alone or as a group, our creativity.
Dancer and Choreographer - Professional Yoga Teacher
Diploma from EFY (Ecolefrancaise de Yoga), Paris*
Diploma from ATI (Alexander Technique International)
State diploma in contemporary dance
Master in Stage Arts, Paris VIII University (process of choreographic creation)
*Madras and Krishnamacharya: trained by A. Maman, P. Tomatis, Ph. De Fallois.
Santiago teaches in French, Spanish and English.
The course is open to all: no previous experience in yoga or dance necessary.
The daily program:
7.00-8.00: Pranayama, initiation to meditation
9.30-11.30: Yoga workshop
12.30: Lunch - Free time
18.00-20.00: Dance workshop
21.00-22.00: Staged Performance
On Wednesday, we'll spend the day exploring the island: At sun rise we'll walk down to the beach for swimming and meditation practice.
During your free time, you can enjoy various ecotourism activities, such as horse riding, mountain biking, hiking through the many footpaths and trails, visiting the nearby villages and beaches, etc.