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Body of the heart: Tools for openness
8th July 2023

A workshop to recognize some of the different psychophysical dimensions that move us, using tools from Kundalini Yoga and dance practices that are part of the creative process of choreographer Michelle Moura, who also invites choreographer Elisabete Finger.

In a full day workshop (7h), we will practice a special selection of Kriyas that focus on the heart centre, a physical and energetic centre intimately connected with our breathing, our capacity for physical, emotional, expressive and relational modulation. We will experience special energetic pathways and states that can make us more creative, open and daring. We will interchange, not necessarily in this order, kriyas, Kundalini theory, dance and movement explorations that focus on expansion, rhythm and expression.

For dancers, dance makers, performers, yoga practitioners, and any people with previous physical training.

Michelle Moura was born in Brazil and currently lives in Berlin. As a choreographer she has been creating dance performances since 2010 where physical, affective and emotional capacities of the body are key points to produce change and transformation. Her creations have been presented in venues and festivals such as Impulstanz (AU), Panorama (BR), Sophiensaele (DE), HAU – Hebbel am Ufer (DE) and La Biennale di Venezia (IT). Her performance OVERTONGUE, was invited as one of 13 productions to the Tanzplattform Deutschland. Michelle mentors young dance artists in Berlin, has taught workshops in dance schools such as SNDO and is a teacher and practioner of Kundalini Yoga.

Elisabete Finger is a Brazilian choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She is a Kundalini Yoga certificated teacher by KRY (The Kundalini Research Institute) since 2019, and keeps deepening her practices on a level 2 journey, meeting important mentors across the world like Shiv Charan, Sohan Kaur, Panch Nishan and Dharam Kaur. She is especially interested in classic and subtle anatomy - currently studying at the Yoga Medicine platform. Her studies in KY are part of a constant search for other logics and states of consciousness, other patterns of movement, and other experiences with language, which feed the basis for her artistic creations. She has been teaching KY in dance institutions and study programs such as HZT (Berlin), Campus PCS (Porto), Dantzan Bilaka (Pais Basco), among others.