What we're about

Biodanza means the dance of life. It is a science-based process of human development. Meaningful movement to music is used to trigger integrative experiences that help us to develop our potentials and rediscover the joy of living. It's not easy to describe the process, you really have to come along and experience it for yourself!

It started in South America in the 1960s and it has now spread around the globe. There are no steps to learn and the music is infectious. It is suitable for people of all ages and abilities as each session is taken at your own pace.

Most facilitators hire a hall and offer sessions to the general public. However, Biodanza is also applied in educational, health and community care settings as an educational, therapeutic and/or socially engaged process.

Upcoming events (5+)

New Beginnings - Biodanza course for women who had a mastectomy or hysterectomy

Dancing the Body Back to Health & Moving On Through Biodanza New Beginnings - a six-week Biodanza course for women who had a mastectomy or a hysterectomy with Gail Stewart and Paula Jardim No steps to learn – No previous experience required – All welcome! Fridays 11:30am to 1pm starting 4th January 2019 This course aims to help you coming back to realising that life is good and that you can have fun again. Its objectives are to enable you to 1) rediscover the joy and pleasure of living 2) improve body image 3) improve body mobilization e.g. arms, neck, etc. 4) know that you can be feminine and sensual again 5) increase your self-confidence and sense of empowerment 6) reduce anxiety and let go of fear 7) come into the present 8) be with other women who have been on the same boat Venue Penarth Pier Pavilion The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU About Biodanza Biodanza is a science-based system of expressive movement to music that deeply respects the motor and emotional state of the participants. It was created in the 1960s by Chilean psychologist R. Toro, who worked with women who had a mastectomy after moving to Argentina in 1974. He wrote a paper about this after observing how Biodanza could enhance the wellbeing of women who had this surgery. About the Facilitators Gail Stewart is a retired nurse, counsellor, and Biodanza facilitator. She had a mastectomy 4 years ago and wrote a monograph on the role of Biodanza in the recovery from her diagnosis of cancer and mastectomy. Since then she feels passionate about helping women who have been on the same journey. Paula Jardim has also trained as an integrative counsellor and in community mental health. She has delivered Biodanza sessions at Penny Brohn UK as well as in several other health and community care settings. She speaks about the health benefits of the Biodanza system in national and international conferences, congresses and symposiums. You can find her on twitter @moving2wellness

New Beginnings - Biodanza course for women who had a mastectomy or hysterectomy

Dancing the Body Back to Health & Moving On Through Biodanza New Beginnings - a six-week Biodanza course for women who had a mastectomy or a hysterectomy with Gail Stewart and Paula Jardim No steps to learn – No previous experience required – All welcome! Fridays 4:30pm starting 11th January 2019 This course aims to help you coming back to realising that life is good and that you can have fun again. Its objectives are to enable you to 1) rediscover the joy and pleasure of living 2) improve body image 3) improve body mobilization e.g. arms, neck, etc. 4) know that you can be feminine and sensual again 5) increase your self-confidence and sense of empowerment 6) reduce anxiety and let go of fear 7) come into the present 8) be with other women who have been on the same boat Venue Swansea Wellbeing Centre Walter Rd (entrance via Burman St.) SA1 5PQ About Biodanza Biodanza is a science-based system of expressive movement to music that deeply respects the motor and emotional state of the participants. It was created in the 1960s by Chilean psychologist R. Toro, who worked with women who had a mastectomy after moving to Argentina in 1974. He wrote a paper about this after observing how Biodanza could enhance the wellbeing of women who had this surgery. About the Facilitators Gail Stewart is a retired nurse, counsellor, and Biodanza facilitator. She had a mastectomy 4 years ago and wrote a monograph on the role of Biodanza in the recovery from her diagnosis of cancer and mastectomy. Since then she feels passionate about helping women who have been on the same journey. Paula Jardim has also trained as an integrative counsellor and in community mental health. She has delivered Biodanza sessions at Penny Brohn UK as well as in several other health and community care settings. She speaks about the health benefits of the Biodanza system in national and international conferences, congresses and symposiums. You can find her on twitter @moving2wellness

New Beginnings - Biodanza course for women who had a mastectomy or hysterectomy

Dancing the Body Back to Health & Moving On Through Biodanza New Beginnings - a six-week Biodanza course for women who had a mastectomy or a hysterectomy with Gail Stewart and Paula Jardim No steps to learn – No previous experience required – All welcome! Fridays 11:30am to 1pm starting 4th January 2019 This course aims to help you coming back to realising that life is good and that you can have fun again. Its objectives are to enable you to 1) rediscover the joy and pleasure of living 2) improve body image 3) improve body mobilization e.g. arms, neck, etc. 4) know that you can be feminine and sensual again 5) increase your self-confidence and sense of empowerment 6) reduce anxiety and let go of fear 7) come into the present 8) be with other women who have been on the same boat Venue Penarth Pier Pavilion The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU About Biodanza Biodanza is a science-based system of expressive movement to music that deeply respects the motor and emotional state of the participants. It was created in the 1960s by Chilean psychologist R. Toro, who worked with women who had a mastectomy after moving to Argentina in 1974. He wrote a paper about this after observing how Biodanza could enhance the wellbeing of women who had this surgery. About the Facilitators Gail Stewart is a retired nurse, counsellor, and Biodanza facilitator. She had a mastectomy 4 years ago and wrote a monograph on the role of Biodanza in the recovery from her diagnosis of cancer and mastectomy. Since then she feels passionate about helping women who have been on the same journey. Paula Jardim has also trained as an integrative counsellor and in community mental health. She has delivered Biodanza sessions at Penny Brohn UK as well as in several other health and community care settings. She speaks about the health benefits of the Biodanza system in national and international conferences, congresses and symposiums. You can find her on twitter @moving2wellness

New Beginnings - Biodanza course for women who had a mastectomy or hysterectomy

Dancing the Body Back to Health & Moving On Through Biodanza New Beginnings - a six-week Biodanza course for women who had a mastectomy or a hysterectomy with Gail Stewart and Paula Jardim No steps to learn – No previous experience required – All welcome! Fridays 4:30pm starting 11th January 2019 This course aims to help you coming back to realising that life is good and that you can have fun again. Its objectives are to enable you to 1) rediscover the joy and pleasure of living 2) improve body image 3) improve body mobilization e.g. arms, neck, etc. 4) know that you can be feminine and sensual again 5) increase your self-confidence and sense of empowerment 6) reduce anxiety and let go of fear 7) come into the present 8) be with other women who have been on the same boat Venue Swansea Wellbeing Centre Walter Rd (entrance via Burman St.) SA1 5PQ About Biodanza Biodanza is a science-based system of expressive movement to music that deeply respects the motor and emotional state of the participants. It was created in the 1960s by Chilean psychologist R. Toro, who worked with women who had a mastectomy after moving to Argentina in 1974. He wrote a paper about this after observing how Biodanza could enhance the wellbeing of women who had this surgery. About the Facilitators Gail Stewart is a retired nurse, counsellor, and Biodanza facilitator. She had a mastectomy 4 years ago and wrote a monograph on the role of Biodanza in the recovery from her diagnosis of cancer and mastectomy. Since then she feels passionate about helping women who have been on the same journey. Paula Jardim has also trained as an integrative counsellor and in community mental health. She has delivered Biodanza sessions at Penny Brohn UK as well as in several other health and community care settings. She speaks about the health benefits of the Biodanza system in national and international conferences, congresses and symposiums. You can find her on twitter @moving2wellness

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