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.
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.
February 22, 2020, 10am-1pm
As part of the Spacious Grace Arts Festival
Venue: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
Cost: Sliding scale $40-50/ Early Bird $35-50 until February 15, 2020.
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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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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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.
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
Discover the power of whirling
Join us for a special Alchemy Spinning ritual and workshop with Raquel Boluda to welcome and celebrate Spring, and to invite renewal into our lives.
Alchemy Spinning™ is a powerful and yet accesible whirling somatic practice. Alchemy Spinning™ makes the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits of whirling available to everybody.
Alchemy Spinning™ combines dance, movement, yoga, breath work, and chakra meditation to induce a expanded state of consciousness through whirling.
Alchemy Spinning™ is an excellent platform for personal growth, healing, innovation, group facilitation and artistic inspiration.
Date: March 22, 2015
Venue: Studio 8, 2525 8th St.STE 16, Berkeley, CA.
Cost: Gift Economy (Offered as a gift to participants. Participants are free to offer gifts back if they choose to, but not obligated in any way).
Space is limited. RSVP as soon as possible.
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