Alchemy Spinning Workshop at Grace Cathedral

Alchemy Spinning Workshop at Grace Cathedral

Discover the Power of Whirling Workshop at Spacious Grace Arts Festival

February 22, 2020, 10am-1pm

Would you like to whirl in a big cathedral? Join us for an unforgettable workshop at the Grace Cathedral as part of Spacious Grace, the cathedral’s annual free-form arts festival when we remove the pews and invoke the muse. Now in its sixth year, Spacious Grace runs from February 7 to 22. Grace Cathedral shares San Francisco’s diverse and innovative character and strives to make the city and the world a better place for all. It is a sacred space and a place for community, through spiritual practice, public engagement, social justice and the arts.

This workshop is an invitation to explore and deepen our Alchemy Spinning practice –a powerful and yet accessible whirling 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 this workshop we will use different forms of dance, movement, breath work, meditation, and whirling dance.

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.

VenueGrace Cathedral,1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Cost: $40-50 Sliding scale/ $35 Early Bird until February 15th, 2020.

***Register here

After the workshop there will be a whirling performance by Raquel Santiago, more info and register here

**More info about Spacious Grace Festival here

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

Discover the Power of Whirling-Alchemy Spinning Workshop in Sebastopol

Discover the Power of Whirling-Alchemy Spinning Workshop in Sebastopol

April 9 at Devi Yoga Center, Sebastopol: a Sufi-inspired Alchemy Spinning Introductory Workshop with Raquel Boluda 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.

We will end up the workshop with an integration in order to connect deeply with our experience, ideas, insights, healing and creativity through art.

Open to everybody. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Date: April 9 2016, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Venue: Devi Yoga Center, 7151 Wilton Avenue, Suite 103, Sebastopol,CA

Cost: $40 Early Bird until March 26. $45 after March 26. Additional $5 off for Devi Yoga students until 3/26. 

Register now

Bio

Raquel Boluda is an international dancer, dance activist, yogi, and transpersonal somatic therapist, originally from Barcelona, Spain, She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She is trained in contemporary dance, butoh, Middle Eastern, African, yoga and meditation. In addition to Alchemy Spinning™, she founded Crisalis™, a somatic therapy to treat eating disorders, sexual abuse, and trauma. Dubbed “the new Isadora Duncan of the Environment,” Raquel has danced for UNESCO, Shambhala, TEDx, and other venues and organizations.

 

Whirl your Breath! Alchemy Spinning Workshop in Berkeley, CA

Whirl your Breath! Alchemy Spinning Workshop in Berkeley, CA

February 27 at Studio 8 in Berkeley, CA: Whirl your Breath!Alchemy Spinning Workshop with Raquel Boluda.

Alchemy Spinning™ is a powerful and yet accessible whirling practice at the intersection of mindfulness and movement, that induces a state of expanded consciousness.

Inspired on the whirling dances of the world, Alchemy Spinning™ makes the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits of whirling accessible to everybody.

This Whirl your breath! Alchemy Spinning™ workshop will explore how to find our own organic movement through our breath.

Our practice will be focused on how to release tensions in our bodies and awaken our own vital energy so that it can flow along our spine.

Alchemy Spinning™ relies on a combination of dance, movement, breathwork, and contemplative art making techniques,  as well as teachings and inner technologies adapted from the Sufi dervishes and Shambhala Buddhism.

We will learn basic whirling techniques culminating in an open space for group whirling.

After whirling, we will use contemplative art-making as a group in order to integrate the experience and insights.

Open to any person of any age and fitness level. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Date: February 27, 2016, 10:00am-13:00pm

Venue: Studio 8, 2525 8th St.  Suite 16, Berkeley, CA 94710

Cost: $38 Early Bird until February 14th, $45 after February 14th.

Register now

Bio

Raquel is an international dancer, dance activist, yogi, and transpersonal somatic therapist, originally from Barcelona, Spain, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She is trained in contemporary dance, butoh, Middle Eastern, African, yoga and meditation. In addition to Alchemy Spinning™, she founded Crisalis™, a somatic therapy to treat eating disorders, sexual abuse, and trauma. Dubbed “the new Isadora Duncan of the Environment,” Raquel has danced for UNESCO, Shambhala, TEDx, and other venues and organizations.

Alchemy Spinning Workshop in Port Townsend, WA

Alchemy Spinning Workshop in Port Townsend, WA

February 20 at Madrona MindBody Institute, Port Townsend, WA: a Sufi-inspired Alchemy Spinning Workshop with Raquel Boluda to expand our consciousness and connect with basic human goodness through our fully embodied presence.

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.

Alchemy Spinning™ is an excellent platform for personal growth, healing, innovation, group facilitation and artistic inspiration.

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.

We will end up the workshop with an integration in order to connect deeply with our experience, ideas, insights, healing and creativity through art.

Open to any person of any age and fitness level. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Date: February 20th 2016, 10:00am-6:00pm

Venue: Madrona Mind Body Institute, 310 Fort Worden Way, Port Townsend, WA

Cost: $85 Early Bird until February 6th. $100 after February 6th.

Register now

Bio

Raquel Boluda
Founder of Alchemy Spinning

Raquel is an international dancer, dance activist, yogi, and transpersonal somatic therapist, originally from Barcelona, Spain, She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She is trained in contemporary dance, butoh, Middle Eastern, African, yoga and meditation. In addition to Alchemy Spinning™, she founded Crisalis™, a somatic therapy to treat eating disorders, sexual abuse, and trauma. Dubbed “the new Isadora Duncan of the Environment,” Raquel has danced for UNESCO, Shambhala, TEDx, and other venues and organizations.

Posted at PTguide – City Guide to Port Townsend, Washington