Yoga Through Embodied Movement: An Immersion with Daniel Rojas, Aug 15 - 29
Sunday, August 15, 22 & 29, 2021
9.30am - 12.30pm
It is incredible and truly a privilege that we have access to the wisdom, knowledge and teachings of a myriad of yoga lineages, handed down from teacher to student to the world over countless generations. Recognizing that even though this is at our finger tips and very likely we are only tasting the surface of what the traditional practice of yoga entails, there is also an evolutionary impulse to transform tradition, to break out of linearity, to bend alignment and to give space for the practice to evolve.
In this unique immersion, Daniel Sonic Rojas, founder and creator of Embodied Dance Movement, will introduce concepts, methods and practices that will inspire you to free your asana practice, moving from linear to non-linear, bringing in mobility, biodynamic strengthening, integrative movements and space for creativity and intuition, ultimately finding Yoga through a holistic journey of mindful movement.
Through animalistic movement, locomotive movement, isolations, creative vinyasa, asana variations, refined breathwork, mindfulness and intention, you will gain the experience to create an intelligent asana practice bringing vitality, strength and flexibility to your body and mind. In this way, your practice can become your teacher, your form to explore the deeper layers of yourself, your experience of yoga through embodied movement.
This training is open to all levels of yoga practitioners, as the intention of this immersion is for each practitioner to find inspiration for their individual practice level. For those who have taken this immersion previously, you are most welcome to join again as the content will be new and include progressive variations.
Session 1: Mobilise Your Practice
Sunday, August 15, 2021
9.30am - 12.30pm
In this session, we will explore concepts of mobility within an asana as a means to create more space and communication with the body. Through isolations and mindful movement, we will gently prepare the body, dropping deeply into an understanding of how each part of the body feels and what it intuitively needs from your asana practice. We will work with the rhythm of movement and breath, and non-linear variations of asana preparations.
Session 2: Strengthen Your Practice
Sunday, August 22, 2021
9.30am - 12.30pm
In this session, we will integrate creative forms of physical conditioning into our asana practice as a means to strengthen, tonify and stabilise the body and mind. This session will help you to intelligently and creatively bring strength training into your asana practice by including progressive exercises and conditioning vinyasas.
Session 3: Create with Your Practice
Sunday, August 29, 2021
9.30am - 12.30pm
Mobility, strength, flexibility and intuition form the pillars of an intelligent practice and need not be limited by the shape of a yoga mat nor by curated sequences of asanas. In this session, we will move off the mat into an integrative, functional, holistic and intelligent asana practice, inspired by animalistic and locomotive movements. Expect to be challenged, to have fun and to feel inspired with creative and unique forms of movement, thus refining and revealing your individual practice.
Full workshop: $290
Single session: $105
ABOUT DANIEL SONIC ROJAS
Professional dancer, movement master and yoga teacher, Daniel Sonic Rojas has been dancing and performing for more than 25 years, and is known around the world for his movement creativity and dance mastery.
His rich experience includes several World, European and Scandinavian Championships in breakdance, touring for more than 20 years with reputable, contemporary dance companies in Europe, performing in world acclaimed theatre productions, dancing for Queens, Kings and Presidents, and inspiring millions to dance through his performances, competitions, workshops and life story.
Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a dedicated movement practitioner, Daniel has created his own art form, Embodied Dance Movement (EDM). EDM is a multi-level movement methodology that dissolves the boundaries between different movement cultures with the aim of giving individuals a unique way of expressing themselves, deepening body awareness, connecting to feeling and developing an intelligent self practice of conscious movement.
Daniel shares EDM worldwide, including at many popular festivals, dance academies and yoga centres, as well as continues to perform, compete and judge international events and to share private sessions and immersions. For more, visit www.danielsonicrojas.com.
ABOUT EMBODIED DANCE MOVEMENT
Embodied Dance Movement (EDM) is a unique, multi-layered movement methodology created by Daniel Sonic Rojas from an accumulation of more than 25 years experience as a professional dancer and movement expert, created through intense self practice and a deepening journey of experiencing movement in a holistic way.
Everything is a dance, from the way we breathe to the way we move within our relationships and environment. EDM specialises in the foundational understanding of body mechanics so that one can find the rhythm in all movements. Through its integrative approach, EDM dissolves the boundaries between movement cultures with the aim of deepening body awareness, connecting to feeling and developing an intelligent self practice of conscious movement. EDM is an all inclusive practice, relevant for any movement enthusiast looking to take their body awareness to the next level.