druna - tableland
contact improvisation, dance, movement, experience, voice and meditation

Workshops


Trager® approach - professional training

Luca Di Napoli (Italy)

19 - 24 April 2019

The first seminar of the two-year professional training. By graduating in this training you will get an internationally valid certificate. You can become the first practitioners of Trager® approach in the Czech republic, because here the training is going to be open for first time. This introductory workshop will acquaint you with Trager® approach – integration of mind and body with two aspects of the work: „tablework“, when the client is passive, and „mentastics“, when the client is working actively. An Introductory workshop guides the participants into the uplifting experience of the Trager principles. What if this were true: The less you do, the more effective your work becomes!


Consonances

Pavla Kopřivová

27 - 28 April 2019

Workshop of polyphonic singing and working with voice. Singing together, letting the soft shades of what we have inside us rise to the surface with voice. Truthfully put in it our every state, just as it is: grief, restlessness, joy, anger, desire, intimacy. Starting to put voice, one of the most intimate things we have, into a common space. Being together in softness and intensity. Listen to each other and sound together with someone. The voices resonate, creating harmony – something we wouldn’t create ourselves. A whole that is more than the sum of the parts.


Nonviolent Communication

Jared Finkelstein (USA)

Friday 10 May 2019

Nonviolent Communication is a practical, learnable process that helps people put their attention on shared human values, which in turn connects us more deeply, more honestly, and more compassionately with ourselves and with others. When we increase our capacity to understand human needs, we significantly increase the options available to us in how we form our relationships, and how we navigate our lives. This interactive presentation will introduce participants to the practice of Nonviolent Communication. If you’re curious about NVC and want to better understand what it is, and what it is not, in order to determine if this is a practice you wish to cultivate in your life, this is the presentation for you.


Healing the Wounds of Our Upbringing - Nonviolent Communication

Jared Finkelstein (USA)

11 - 12 May 2019

Much of what happens to us during our early childhood we had very little choice about, and likely even less influence over. For many of us the events during these formative years can create patterns of behavior, and ideas about our identity, that if left unexamined result in habits and dynamics that play out in both positive and negative ways for the rest of our lives. Learning how to accept ourselves the way we are is a tremendous potential to transform the learnt family dynamics. During this seminar we will transcend the dualistic thinking of “right” and “wrong”, we will replace resentments with healing grief, discover new ways of experiencing our relationships with people who we know long time and will befriend out ever-judgemental inner critic.


Contact gathering - Brno

Zita Pavlištová, Michal Turek

Weekend 18 - 19 May 2019

During long jamming transformations and miracles happen. We want to spread long jams, bring them from Prague to other places too. To gather in various locations, meet new people and dance long: day and night, two days. We invite you all, who love long dance jams, and you, who would like to feel for the first time what it is like to dance, fly, touch and improvise in contact.


Dance From the Roots Up and Sky High

Michaela Petersen, Zuzana Šebková

Saturday 18 May 2019

Workshop of spontaneous and meditative dance provides a journey from the roots to aerial heights, with live musical accompaniment of cello, rattles and drum. The ritual of embedding the whole being as deeply as possible into the earth, building the strength of its center. The power of the earthy and unwavering will be the fertile ground for growth, development and our camber will bring us to the heights to mysterious places. We will find a home where our ancestors‘ singing permeates the earth, where a free flight on the wings of the clouds captures the airy song of the story of the world.


Woman - Awakening

Tiago (Dánsko)

24 - 26 May 2019

Recognition, empowerment and use of female power. The process through which Tiago, a spiritual teacher and a great therapist, guides you is a journey through a powerful world of sexual energies which affect our lives more than we think. When we understand womenhood as a way of existence that allows us to realize the intent of the soul, then we desire to recognize and awaken our strength and connect with it. We long to fully awaken into the female body and establish spiritual union within it.


Embracing Conflict - Nonviolent Communication

Jared Finkelstein (USA)

25 - 26 May 2019, Brno

Are you conflict avoidant or conflict combative? Is conflict something terrifying and uncomfortable for you? This two-day training will teach you how to keep you mind clear when in conflict, feel more comfortable in it, will help you to gain ability to creatively solve it and will show you how you can use the conflict as a moving force for even greater mutual understanding.


Everything and Nothing - metamorphosing body-mind

Motoya Kondo (Japan) and Tiziana Longa (Italy)

8 - 9 June 2019

This workshop of butoh dance is an invitation for diving into the unknown forest of our body and mind, discovering unlimited movements and textures within us. Our body and mind contain a whole universe. We want to initiate you into art by facilitating access to your body, mind and creation through them. In your dance you can then feel your personal experience transforming into universal poem. 100,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens emerged on this planet, the first human art has emerged in the dark cave, where eyes cannot see. What they were seeing with the eyes of the body-mind is the depth of our unconscious. Times change, but this must be a fundamental principle of human art.


Dancing On the Wings of the Hummingbird

Michaela Petersen

Sunday 16 June 10:30 – 17:30

In this workshop, we will tune in to the Summer with the Dance of the Hummingbird to dance it out in joy, harmony and love. A day full of dance, movement and rituals with everything the hummingbird symbolizes. Hummingbird teaches us about the joy of life and the strength of sound and vibration. It brings courage in situations where we face emotional challenges, helps in the time of physical travelling (journeys, change of home or work, etc.) and is also considered a symbol of completing something that is considered impossible.


Professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin

21st - 28th June 2019

Three-year professional training, organized in cooperation with International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing (ICSB). By graduating in this training you will get an internationally valid certificate as BCST, Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner.
In this professional training the fundamental principles and concepts are taught and extensively practiced. The teachings include embryology, anatomy, physiology, holistic studies and principles of trauma resolution. The studies of these subjects have the purpose to provide the student with the necessary tools to recognize and support the expression of inherent health of the organism. A practitioner can work with different ages and expressions of health to support maintenance and an inner equilibrium of the organism.


Voice Unleashed

Sebastiana Black, Anne Brownell

6. - 11. August 2019, Přím in Orlice Mountains

Experiential workshop in nature and the fresh air of the Orlice Mountains, unique in its intensity, in an intimate circle of maximum 14 participants so that it is also possible to focus on everyone individually and to achieve real results. The workshop will be led by two of the most experienced lecturers of Voice Movement Therapy, which originated in Great Britain. It is a space to explore the relationship between our voice and ourselves, and voice techniques that lead to a stronger, more flexible, looser and fully conscious voice.


Long Jam of Contact Improvisation - Prague

18 - 20 October 2019

Jams of contact improvisation in Prague are delicate tuning gaining speed and potential, opening physical game into breath-taking forms.
On exceptional place… while metamorphosis of sky and sequences of lights… bodies, minds, inner spaces are tuning on each other… looking for mutual relation and purpose of the moment. Physical encounter in movement, flying, stillness… in a story. Gaining support in courage, enjoyment, sensitivity, openness… ability listening to yourself, to the other.
We who belonged here, are warmly expecting all of you who are coming from faraway. We are looking forward to experiencing all new that you bring to our common space. To share here the mixture of all different experiences coming from many far places.


Craniosacral Biodynamic Therapy for Babies

Bhadrena C. Tschumi

12 - 15 January 2020

Cooperating biodynamically with neonates, babies, toddlers and their families. We organise this advanced training in cooperation with International Institute for Craniosacral Balancing (ICSB). Bhadrena C. Tschumi is offering courses to work with the little ones since 1985 and has initiated many changes in the approach since then. She is a pioneer in craniosacral biodynamics and the work with the beginnings of life.