Co-sponsored by EYES WIDE OPEN and HAPPEHATCHEE CENTER
Reconnecting through Biodanza
Dances of Live Workshop with Flavio Boffetti
Everyone can do Biodanza. There is no pre-established way of dancing; there is no choreography, no age limits and no fitness required; just the desire to live a self-discovering experience and our capacity to enjoy life!
March 20, 2009 – Happehatchee Center in Estero from 3 to 5 p.m.
March 21, 2009 – Unity of Bonita Springs on Imperial Parkway, from 12 to 6:30 p.m.
March 23, 2009 – Omvibe Yoga Studio – 4949 Tamiami Trail, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Please pre-register at (239) 948-9444
Eyes Wide Open invited renowned Biodanza instructor Flavio Boffetti, to come to South Florida and present a one of a kind class: a workshop that will help you discover what Biodanza has to offer to a person who is willing to get rid of headaches, back ache, restrictions and stress. The workshop will take place at Unity of Bonita Springs, March 21 from 12 to 6:30 p.m.
This workshop is a unique opportunity to dance away heartache, backache, headache or stress... Biodanza is a system of human development that uses music, movement, and emotions and helps build a sense of community. Biodanza is based on sound biological and physiological principles, developed over the past 40 years by Chilean Professor Rolando Toro, a medical anthropologist and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. It originated in Chile and is now represented all over the globe.
Boffetti has dreamt of bringing Biodanza to Florida where it is still unknown and Eyes Wide Open has supported his project with enthusiasm. Eyes Wide Open director, Silvia Casabianca, said, “Biodanza may become one of the most interesting resources for people to regain and maintain the joi de vivre, learn to communicate with others from the core, learn to follow the natural rythms of life. That’s why we want to promote it, because it goes along with our objective to promote health from a holistic perspective.”
Music is carefully selected to evoke specific experiences and movement is used to integrate these. Movement, which is not choreographed or structured, becomes a free expression of self.
Contrary to what is happening in Europe and Latin America, in the United States, Biodanza is just being born and there is just one Biodanza school, located in California.
“I want the second school to be in Florida”, said Boffetti. “That’s my objective”.
Boffetti has practice Biodanza for 15 years and he was trained under the direct guidance of Rolando Toro. He is now directing the Naples (It.) school of Biodanza and teaches around Europe. He is sure that in the United States the enthusiasm for Biodanza will be as contagious as in Europe where there are around 60 Biodanza schools open.
Biodanza is about feeling the fullness of every moment and awakening our passion for life. This is an opportunity to participate in what has been described as a life changing event. Participants will experience spontaneous joy and connection like never before. No previous experience with dance is required to participate in the class.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: FLAVIO BOFFETTI
As a graduate in Economics and Commerce, Flavio worked as an accountant for seven years. His encounter with Biodanza in 1994, completely redefined his vision of life. After three years of Biodanza training as an apprentice under the direct guidance of Prof. Rolando Toro Araneda, creator of the Biodanza system, he decided to dedicate himself completely to teaching. He conducts weekly groups in Bergamo and Brescia as well as workshops in various other cities around Italy and Europe. He is the director of the Biodanza school in Naples (IT.) and has specialized in the following extensions: Aquatic Biodanza, Identity and the Four Elements, The Tree of Desires, Biodanza and Massage, Biodanza and Contact Education, The Minotaur Project, and Biodanza and Clay.