Memorias Eternas

Memorias Eternas

Memorias Eternas is a dance performance about plastic pollution by Raquel Santiago, presented during the Mahahual Libre de Plástico Festival in Mexico in June 2019. Memorias Eternas refers to all the plastic memories we leave behind. Every piece of single-use plastic we have touched contains all the memories of us playing, eating, drinking, having fun, loving… When we die our body decomposes, but our plasticized memories endure for hundreds of years.

Dancer: Raquel Santiago
Camera: Jan Vozenilek CopperSkyProductions.com

Mahahual Libre de Plástico Festival was organized by Menos Plástico es Fantástico Mahahual and El Plástico Mata

Discover the Power of Whirling-an Intro to Alchemy Spinning Workshop with Raquel Santiago

Discover the Power of Whirling-an Intro to Alchemy Spinning Workshop with Raquel Santiago

,This workshop is an invitation to explore and deepen our Alchemy Spinning practice –a powerful and yet accessible somatic modality at the intersection of mindfulness and movement, which promotes an intense creative and personal blossoming.

Whirling, rather than being a goal or a destination, becomes a spiral journey towards greater body wisdom, self-expression and self-knowledge.

In our practice we will use different forms of dance, movement, breath work, meditation, and contemplative art making.

For years Raquel Santiago  has been exploring the whirling dances of the world to understand and distill their benefits, and to connect these with other disciplines and somatic wisdom traditions. The result is a truly unique discipline that bridges the somatic and the transpersonal realms, and that opens up new frontiers of discovery to professional dancers, dance lovers and novices alike.

What you will learn

  • Develop a whirling super mindfulness practice
  • Expand your consciousness, and reach a higher potential.
  • Learn how to root yourself in the Earth
  • Learn how to make energy flow along your spine.
  • Balance your brain hemispheres.
  • Activate your vertical axis –which connects Heaven and Earth along our spine.
  • Activate your horizontal axis –which crosses our heart and projects our being into the world
  • Connect your inner spirals with the larger spiral movements of our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and beyond.
  • Unleash our own power to heal yourself, your relationships, and the world. 

The Alchemy Spinning™ practice is open to people of all ages, levels, and physical conditions.

We typically start off with nurturing, meditative, somatic practices that will prepare our bodies, minds and spirits for whirling. Once we are ready, we will create a safe, open space to share in the transformative experience of whirling.  At the end of each session we will open a space for group integration and sharing.

 

November 03, 2019, 1:30-4:30 pm 
Venue: Studio Azul, 2525 Eighth St #16, Berkeley, CA 
Cost: $45//$40 Early Bird until October 27.

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December 14, 2019, 10am-2:00pm.
Venue: Alnöuart, Carrer Berga 36, Barcelona, Spain.
Cost: 55€ // 48€ Early Bird until December  7, 2019

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December 15, 2019, 11am-2:00pm
Venue: Tot Dansa, Passeis de l’Estatut, 8, Santa Maria de Palautordera, Barcelona, Spain.
36€ // 30€ Early Bird until December 8, 2019

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February ?, 2020 ??
Venue: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
More info soon

 

 

 

Discover The Power of Whirling Workshop at Montalvo Arts Center

Discover The Power of Whirling Workshop at Montalvo Arts Center

Discover the Power of Whiling- Alchemy Spinning, Introductory Workshop at Montalvo Arts Center.

This class is an entry point for anybody curious about the relationship between mind and movement. Inspired by Sufi Dervishes and other whirling dances of the world, Alchemy Spinning™ makes the physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits of whirling available to everybody. This accessible, pleasurable, and powerful super-mindfulness practice takes your body, mind, and spirit through a journey of self-discovery, expanded consciousness, and higher potential. Instructor Raquel Santiago will prepare and guide you in dance, movement, and contemplative whirling practices to induce a state of expanded consciousness.

Experience an expanded state of consciousness

Become more aware, present and embody

Discover your own true power to heal your life

Unleash your creativity and your artistic expression

Awaken joy, inner peace, and compassion towards self and others

Open to everybody. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Date: March 25, 2019, 6:00-9:30pm
Location: Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA, 95071

Cost: $45

Alchemy Pregnancy

Alchemy Pregnancy

Raquel became a mother of identical twin baby boys born naturally in water on April 17. Dancing for a Natural and Respectful Birth is an Alchemy Spinning improvisation by dancer Raquel Santiago in her 35 weeks pregnant, two weeks before giving birth her babies, at Natura Málaga Festival 2017, Spain.
 

Dancing for a Natural and Respectful Birth-Alchemy Spinning from Alchemy Spinning on Vimeo.

Discover the Power of Whirling-Alchemy Spinning Workshop in Nevada City

Discover the Power of Whirling-Alchemy Spinning Workshop in Nevada City

Discover the Power of Whiling- Alchemy Spinning, Introductory Workshop at Inner Path.

A Sufi-inspired Alchemy Spinning Introductory Workshop with Raquel Santiago to discover the power of whirling and expand our consciousness.

Alchemy Spinning™ is a powerful and yet accessible whirling practice at the intersection of mindfulness and movement.

Inspired on Sufi Dervishes and other whirling dances of the world, Alchemy spinning makes the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits of whirling available to everybody.

Alchemy Spinning™ combines dance, movement, yoga, breath work, and meditation.

  • Experience an expanded state of consciousness
  • Become more aware, present and embodied
  • Discover your own true power to heal your life
  • Unleash your creativity and your artistic expression
  • Awaken joy, inner peace, and compassion towards self and others

 

Workshop

We will work on several exercises that combine dance, yoga, breathing and meditation in order to connect deeply with our own bodies, balance the flow of energy in our chakras along our spines, and root ourselves firmly in the Earth, while charging up our energy and opening our hearts. This is the key to avoid and manage dizziness.

We will learn basic whirling techniques and we will create and hold a safe space for the participants to spin at will, but each person is encouraged to spin according to their own needs and feelings, entering and exiting the spinning space as they feel compelled to.

Open to everybody. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Date: November 26, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Inner Path 200 Commercial St. Nevada City, CA 95959

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-40. Early bird $20-35 until November 19.

Register now at Eventbrite