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

Workshops


Tantra Yoga for the Heart

Dagmar Volfová

Sunday 16 December 18:00 - 21:00

Festive seminar focused on the softness and lightness of the land of the heart. For peace and harmony in us for the time of Advent. A harmonium will resemble a small organ, the inspiration vibrating the life with which our voice comes together in the singing of mantras. The healing vibrations of the tones thus spread throughout the body and harmonize the energy awakened with the exercise. Yoga that we are going to do is based on the tantric principles of working with energy and chakra. We are going to add other simple exercises to awaken life vibrations in us. We will connect with our inner landscape. Practically it will help us to process emotions, to become friends with our mind and heart. We are then able to develop concentration and relaxation abilities.


Serenity of Mountains Dance and Contact Rituals

Zita Pavlištová, Michal Turek

28 December 2018 - 1 January 2019

The end of the year in the middle of snowy forests and hillsides in a house open to the landscape with a view of all the beauty around. Five winter days spent together in Orlice mountains, dancing through the nights. Finding new rituals for the time when one year takes the place of the other. An opportunity to come to a rest, be close to each other and see yourself clearly. Feel your own body and listen to yourself deeply. Understand how little suffices. That is a godlike New Year’s Eve for us.


Trager Approach - Breath is Life

Luca Di Napoli (Italy)

11 - 13 January 2019

Recalling the lightness and comfort. The introductory course which will get you acquainted with the Trager approach – a method which will show you how comfortable it can be in your own body and what it feels like to really relax. This time we will deeply focus on breathing, a basic life function which is very individual for each of us without us realizing it. The way we breathe reflects our relationship with life to some extent. Without breathing, we cannot survive, and everything that makes it difficult or even impossible for us to breathe can perceived as a threat to life. At the seminar, we are going to learn about the factors which change the way we breathe short and long term and learn effective techniques with which we can influence the depth and quality of breath, and gradually release various physical and mental difficulties.


Trager® approach - professional training

Luca Di Napoli (Italy)

11 - 13 January 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!


Feldenkrais Method - Magic Circles

Joe Stoller (USA)

26 - 27 January 2019

Circles allows us to explore beyond dichotomies of left and right, forward and backward, up and down—moving us into the graceful realm of the sphere which can easily move in all directions. Even a seemingly linear movement such as walking is built from circles and the spirals and undulations they can create. By entering into the subtle movement of circles we can uncover our limitations and find a way to role them out of the way. The Feldenkrais Method involves the in depth study of how we initiate and carry out our actions. By investigating how various parts of our self participate in organizing a movement, we learn how to move our whole self with greater harmony. Moshe Feldenkrais, the developer of the method, noted that in most all of our actions there are ways we work against ourselves unconsciously.


Bodywork According to Moshe Feldenkrais

Joe Stoller (USA)

28 January - 1 February 2019, Žíl in Orlice Mountains

5 days of education applying the skills and insights of the Feldenkrais Method to massage and other bodywork modalities. The Feldenkrais Method offers particular insights on using touch as a means of communication that effects underlying patterns of movement, posture, limitation, stress and efficiency. Functional Integration, the bodywork aspect of the Feldenkrais Method, is its own in depth method that takes years to learn. However, many of its underlying principles and skills can substantially enrich other massage and bodywork practices.


Training for Life IV. - Heart Chakra

Komala de Amorim (Brazil) and Gregor Khushru (Austria)

1 - 6 February 2019

Intense process of exploration and self-discovery on the levels of human consciousness through the seven energy centers. The aim of this work is to open our full potential as a human being, to reconnect our essential nature and to apply our inner discoveries in life. With the completion of the whole training, you will have acquired skills for working with people.
Heart Chakra – love, relationships and intimacy, acceptance, tenderness, compassion, balanced opposites.


Freedom in Connection - Contact Improvisation

Joe Stoller (USA)

2 - 3 February 2019, Žíl in Orlice Mountains

You have an extraordinary chance to experience the contact improvisation in a different way. This approach is going to expand your inner feeling of fullness, openness, tenderness, simplicity, presence, trust and surrender. Through the touch you can improvise with your well-being and the wisdom of your body. The time slows down and the senses open up. A weekend retreat of contact improvisation in which we are going to focus on how to experience freedom and enjoyment within given constraints. Sometimes given as a task, sometimes by your own choice and sometimes by just the fact we are dancing in contact.


Professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy - Introductory workshop

Bhadrena Tschumi Gemin and Kavi Alessandro Gemin

22th - 24th February 2019

An introductory workshop for 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.
The introductory seminar introduces the biodynamic craniosacral therapy, foundations of the work and a team of lectors and assistants. This workshop is an integral part of three-year study, but it doesn’t bind you to participate in the whole training. It’s designed so that the participants can decide afterwards whether they are interested in the training or not. The workshop also involves first practical exercises. We will specify here the programme of the training, requirements for participation, conditions for obtaining the certificate and for the entry into the international database.


Professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Bhadrena Tschumi Gemin and Kavi Alessandro Gemin

27 February - 3 March 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.
The introductory seminar introduces the biodynamic craniosacral therapy, foundations of the work and a team of lectors and assistants. This workshop is an integral part of three-year study, but it doesn’t bind you to participate in the whole training. It’s designed so that the participants can decide afterwards whether they are interested in the training or not. The workshop also involves first practical exercises. We will specify here the programme of the training, requirements for participation, conditions for obtaining the certificate and for the entry into the international database.


Long Jam of Contact Improvisation - Prague

12 - 14 April 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.