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

Workshops


Dream Hunters

Zita Pavlištová, Michal Turek

17 - 24 August 2019, Přím in Orlice Mountains

Movement creation in space and in the landscape, in the woods, in the meadows, between the earth and the vast sky, away from the city noise. The process of improvisation, in which the body with open senses and deep concentration enters invisible images and stories. Stories captured in subtle signals from space, entering into them and letting them come to life. Intensive work develops the power of imagination, the ability of awake dreaming through the body. The ability to experience and see images in space, bring tension to it and fill it with the invisible. Enter with the body into invisible stories, trace the context. Together with us will be musicians Michal Turek and David Hulshoff.


Enhanced body perception - catalyst for change and healing

Yakir Elkayam (Israel)

23 - 25 August 2019

Workshop dedicated to possibilities of enhancing the access to the proprioceptive realm of sensation. Intensive somatic work with the aim of enhancing the access to the proprioceptive sensation and developing the ability to distinguish perceptions and to experience their abundance. The Feldenkrais method and Craniosacral technique provide effective and direct techniques to enhance proprioceptive sensation in our own body, which brings new, always up to date body image. With enhanced body perception somatic changes unfold and it allows us to work with our body image, to change it. Our body, boosted with enhanced perception can regenerate better and faster and it can learn new pattern of movement. Three days of a deep dive into the realm of body sensations will take us to truly intimate journey to ourselves.


Immersion in Ecstasy

Kirsty Yogini (England) and Atmo Chaitanya (Latvia)

Thursday 29 August 19:00 - 22:00

Synergy of Tantra-Yoga and Ecstatic Dance. Ecstatic joy is our pure substance. We are born with it. It is what we really are. Join us this evening to unite our bodies and hearts with our wild energy. Tantra-Yoga prepares the body, relaxes the tensions which block the flow of pleasure. In synergy, the following Ecstatic Dance can become an entrancing experience. Pleasure is our human nature, it is already there waiting to be felt, to be relaxed into. Tantra-Yoga will tune us into the many frequencies of pleasure, such as the sweetness of the breath, the beating of the heart, the flows, currents and vibrations of the body, relaxing and enhanced sensitivity.


Awakened Feminine

Komala de Amorim (Brazil)

30 August - 1 September 2019

A eight-month process of profound transformation of female sexuality and opening up to love and trust. In this training we invoke the power of the feminine energy through the Tantric Goddesses, channeling the love and wisdom of the “Big Mother” to guide us through the rich, powerful and challenging universe of our sexual energy. We connect with our sexual energy as the natural and instinctual force that connects and creates, and from there we open our hearts for all the pain, the joy and the longing that we carry in our body and mind. Opening for healing and for deeper intimacy with ourselves, with life and with the principle of creation.


Trager® approach - professional training - Mentastics 1

Luca Di Napoli (Italy)

6 - 8 September 2019

Mentastics 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!


Butoh - Dance of the ShadowBody

Julie Becton Gillum and Adam Koan (USA)

13 - 15 September 2019

Workshop dedicated to the Butoh Dance and the practice of Noguchi Taiso. Butoh is the powerful dance which reveals the fiery beauty of the human spirit uniqueness. Butoh addresses our subbody, our shadow, our deepest substance, the dreaming body, encompassed with memories, which then becomes a means of achieving transformation.
Butoh is the dance of the utter darkness as we come into depths of our own being where we can achieve inner purification and discover the wisdom of our physical body.
The technique of Noguchi Taisa is based on slow and gentle movements, in principles of nature. Effort free movements which do not fight gravity but embrace it, using its force to assist the movement. This method has the ability to empty the body of various superficial patterns of behavior, making it more transparent, aligning it with the more universal forces.


Trauma Healing Through the Safe Relational Field

Tanya Desfontaines (United Kingdom)

19 - 22 September 2019

The postgraduate seminar offers a distillation of the latest improvements to the craniosacral biodynamics approach applied in the field of trauma treatment as shared by Franklyn Sills and taught at his Karuna Institute. It is a powerful transformative method of treating trauma for craniosacral practitioners. It follows the polyvagal theory of Stephen Porges and the work of Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score). It is based on the recognition that treating trauma is primarily a physiological process.


To the Sources of Dance

Mishka Barnett (Germany)

28 - 29 September 2019

Where the first move originates, what is the stimulus for it and where it wants to take us? In connection with our belly and with open heart, we let the soul of movement take us to magical places inside us. To the place where a human being can realize the essence of being. You will realize and learn to use a variety of pratices that will develop your ability to free yourself from tedious patterns and habits that you often tend to inadvertently repeat. When you manage to step out of the usual pathways, the power of the dance takes you to new, hidden, up to this point unrecognized places.


Training for Life VI. - Third Eye

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

4 - 9 October 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.
Third Eye – inner vision and intuition, imagination, dreams.


Consonances

Pavla Kopřivová

12 - 13 October 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.


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.


Die Before You Die

Komala de Amorim (Brazil)

15 - 17 November 2019

Death is an organic, integral part of life. Because of fear, we create a division between life and death. We cling to the past, our beliefs and memories, and to the future, the desires and dreams, and we experience life only mentally, losing the true reality of what we are. To die and to be born is a Sufi paradox, the understanding that death and life happens each moment. The death of what we believe we are, in its different manifestations is necessary for recognizing our true nature, so that we can be totally alive.


Heart to Heart in Tide of the Fluid Body

Dr. Michael J. Shea (USA)

21 - 24 November 2019

Advanced seminar of craniosacral biodynamic therapy, which will introduce Michael Shea, one of the world’s leading figures in the field. His approach brings a detailed look at the interconnection of two systems in therapy into a single organism and reveals the healing process in close connection with embryonic development. His poetic, deeply human, yet perfectly clear teaching impresses and inspires. We will be introduced theoretically into the dynamic morphology of the human embryo in relation to the fluid body. We will go through four stages of embryonic morphology as they are applied in biodynamic practice and explore them directly while working on tables. We will be introduced to biodynamic cardiovascular therapy and adopt skills essential to every our session.


Primal Feelings - Healing Our Inner Child

Komala de Amorim (Brazil)

29 November - 1 December 2019

Most of the difficulties we find, as adults in relating to people, to life and to ourselves has its origin in the first seven years of our lives. When, at those early ages, we didn’t receive the love, care and touch that is every child’s primary need, and many times instead we have been punished, not accepted and/or neglected, we create protective layers in order not to feel the hurt. Those layers – that manifests in our physical, energetic and mental bodies – cover our essential qualities and the true potential we are all born with.


Contact gathering - Brno

Zita Pavlištová, Michal Turek

Weekend 30 november - 1 December 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.


Tantra Yoga for the Heart

Dagmar Volfová

Sunday 15 December 10:00 - 17:00

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.


Professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin

4 - 11 January 2020

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.


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.


Training for Life VII. - Crown Chakra

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

31 January - 5 February 2020

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.
Crown Chakra – consciousness, spirituality and life purpose.


Training for Life I - Base Chakra

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

29 May – 3 June 2020

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.
Base chakra – nourishing the roots, survival instincts, grounding and life force, basic fears.


Allies with the Tide

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin (Switzerland)

30 July – 2 August 2020

First of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training tracks footprints of the tide in a living organism. It opens up new opportunities to cooperate with the intent of the tide, enhances the therapist’s ability to surrender to its guidance and by that broadens his possibilities. We will focus on recognizing the forces of the tide in action and how to cooperate with them even in situations where the body has difficulty expressing primary respiration. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.


Training for Life II - Sacral Chakra

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

2 – 7 October 2020

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.
Sacral chakra – flowing and connection, emotional identity, pleasure and sexuality, basic right to feel.


Incarnation of the Human Being

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin (Switzerland)

24 – 27 February 2021

Second of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training teaches the practical use of embryonic perception during craniosacral treatments. During sessions, we observe the movements and gestures of embryonic development that are responsible for body formation. We are vigilant witnesses, and through our knowledge, observation and listening touch, we support the connection of the client with universal love and with the original matrix. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.


More than a Body

Bhadrena Tschumi and Kavi Alessandro Gemin (Switzerland)

5 - 8 June 2021

Final of three seminars of advanced postgraduate training explores the biodynamic principles at the end of life, where everything gradually goes silent and passes to death. We will discuss how craniosacral biodynamics can benefit individuals and their surroundings in the final stages of life, in terminal disease and during dying. The three postgraduate seminars present the latest directions in which craniosacral biodynamics is going and elevate your practice to another level. Training passes on new knowledge that sets the course of the field and reveals unexpected interconnections.