Blissdance Intensive
and Facilitators Training
with Shakti Malan assisted by Willem Smuts

Dates to be announced

Imagine twelve days of immersion in the dance of presence and intimacy, surrounded by beautiful nature and the company of kindred souls. Imagine giving yourself fully to the dance, sharing richly and deeply with other dancers, and between dances - dropping into the stillness of the moment with a cup of tea on the porch, enjoying delicious meals, or floating naked between the lilies. Twelve days of bliss await you. Come dance, beloveds!
And if you can't come for the full 12 days, you have the option of coming for a weekend, or 5 days of celebration over new year. 

Facilitators training
This event will give you an insider’s experience of how I create BlissDance events and give you the basic skills to facilitate BlissDance processes. The facilitators training will introduce you to the dynamics that makes the dance so blissful, and also to the unique therapeutic modalities that are built into it. Dances will be filmed and participants will be given feedback on their own dances.

Some themes we will cover are:
Balancing and integrating the flow between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system through the dance
Dropping from the mind into the body
Working through associations held in movement in touch
Breathing into movement
Working with weight and suspension
Exploring boundaries and intimacy, space/closeness
Immersing totally in experience while maintaining a witness
Releasing dysfunctional body armouring
Deepening access to feeling/emotions
Dancing shadow states

Practically, the facilitators training aspect of the intensive will give you a good introduction to:
How to choose music for the dance
How to create a playlist
Facilitating key BlissDance dances
Guiding dances that can be done on their own for therapeutic purposes

The Venue: Bodhi Khaya

Bodhi Khaya (http://www.bodhi-khaya.co.za) outside Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa, must be one of the most exquisite retreat centres in the world. Nestled amongst mountains, covered in indigenous fynbos and close to the ocean, Bodhi Khaya is a lush nature haven for those who want to go deep within, and rest in the bliss of nature. The retreat centre has a beautiful wooden dance hall and accommodation is provided in a variety of shapes and sizes, all in Cape Dutch architecture.

Cost and bookings:
 Cost including meals and excluding accommodation: Early Bird rate 
Newsflash: The full program is 12 days, and on special request from you,