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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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.