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. 

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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.

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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.

Magic Spirals-Alchemy Spinning Performance

Magic Spirals-Alchemy Spinning Performance

Magic Spirals is an Alchemy Spinning dance & technology performance by Stanford’s scientists Don Kimber, Maribeth Back, and dancer Raquel Boluda. It will be premiered on November 15, 2015 at Dance Hack Day, SAFEHouse Arts, San Francisco.

Magic Spirals explores the magic of spirals through dance, music and technology.

Spirals combine rotation with upward and downward movement. Spirals and the movement, may be real or illusory. They are mathematically profound, and like fractals are self similar and invariant across scale. Spirals and helices are all around us, and within us, from our DNA to the galaxy we live in. Even a healthy heart actually has the structure of a spiral. We celebrate the spiral through
dance and seek ascension, working from the foundation of our grounded selves, then spinning, we rise, ever upward,
ever higher. Our perspective changes, from within, to without. We reach a state beyond our selves to a transcendent
state of Self, connecting us with each other and all that is.

 

Alchemy Spinning at Destiny Arts Center, Oakland

Alchemy Spinning at Destiny Arts Center, Oakland

Discover the power of whirling

Join us in a consciousness-expanding, somatic workshop using breath work, dance, movement, yoga and chakra meditation, and building up to the unforgettable experience of Sufi-inspired Alchemy Spinning™.

Alchemy Spinning™ was created by dancer/healer Raquel Boluda, who found inspiration in the movements of energy around the chakras, the spinning of planets and the cosmos, and the hypnotic whirling of Sufi dervishes.

This introductory Alchemy Spinning™ workshop is geared towards connecting with basic human goodness through our fully embodied presence and dancing to transform and expand consciousness. Open to any person of any age and fitness level. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Date: Saturday June 28 , 2014

Time:1:00 pm-7:00pm

Venue: Destiny Arts Center, 970 Grace Avenue,Oakland, CA 94608

Price: $100 full rate. $85 early bird if you registered before June 18. Space limited.

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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.

More information at raquelboluda.com