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Bali

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The land where I hold classes is a primordial importance and factor in my decision to offer workshops. 

This class will be held in Ubud, Bali, where I've spent 13 years of my life. This land is sacred to me.  It has taught me more than I could ever imagine and it is a blessing to be held by Bali during our healing journey. 

You can easily find accommodation around Penestanan, where the retreat will be held. 

A traditional vegan lunch will be provided, prepared by the team at Ibah, taught by Tjok Maya Kerthyasa, writer of the culinary book PAON.

If you feel the calling to be on one of those classes you are welcome to join us for this journey. 

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Bali

Level 1   Feb 5-10, 2024 

Level 2    Feb 12-17, 2024 

Level 3   Feb 19-23, 2024 

“All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to the delusion of ego, people assume themselves to be the doer”

 

— Expressed by the Bhagavad Gita.

what is it ?

Biodynamic Touch is a blend of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Symbolic Language. It is for anyone interested in learning about healing, holding space, enhancing your perceptive skills & your therapeutic posture, and learning about the power of non-invasive touch.

 

Level 1 - Sacred Space: (6 days) We refine our awareness of space. Developing perceptual and relational skills, anchoring your awareness in the biodynamic approach and discovering subtle energetic anatomy and the principles of healing. We create a non-invasive field I call "sacred space" where we contact the first boundary of the patient, his or her space. We will learn how space is the first boundary and the principle agent of healing forces within a person's field. 

Level 2 - Inner Space: (6 days) Awareness of Fluids. Module 2 brings us on a journey through physiology, integrating within ourselves our own inner space through the ventricular space in the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid. We will learn to apply touch and listen to the fluid of the body, through the mid-tide and long-tide. We cover the foundation of Craniosacral therapy. 

 

In Level 3 - As above so below (5 days) We develop awareness of structures, we work more deeply with embryology, venous sinuses and the language of the body, living anatomy and it’s symbolism.

Graduates of module I and beyond can take part of our online student community called "Symbiosis"

Theses 6-day classes start with centring and listening practices intended to create a sacred space for us to explore the dynamics of healing, to deepen into the stillness of presence, and to enter into contact with the body by allowing its inner wisdom to guide us through a treatment. 

We will also cover the principles and anatomy of craniosacral therapy such as the fluid tide, diaphragms and membranes, and look at stages of embryology through a combination of theory, practice, group sharing, demonstration and Q&A periods.

The intimate space created within the group is of primary importance. 

Spaces are limited to 8-12 students and the group field will be shaped by each of us. Feel into your heart if this is the class for you. 

This course is designed for anyone interested in healing, whether you are a practitioner or if you take this class for your own personal healing. It is an invitation to gently immerse yourself in the stillness centred in your heart, and grounded in the mountains of Norway or in the tropical jungles of Bali.

I invite you to join us on this inner journey.

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We will cover

Perceptual skills
 

The field is highly complex.  We will learn to perceive the body on multiple levels of organization -- physical, fluids and energetic. In turn, these skills will become foundationsfor therapeutic use. We will familiarize ourselves with mid-tide, fulcrums, primal orientation, embryological forces and living anatomy.

 

Contact skills

 

To facilitate a session, we position ourselves in relationto a patient. This position, although neutral, is enhanced by the ability to be present and is applied through perceptual skills andthrough touch. In order to listen to subtle motions and information contain within the body mind, we need to develop presence and body awareness. Knowledge of physiology and anatomy will enhance your awareness. Learning how to listen with your hands while creating a safe touch enhancesthe relationship with physiology.

 

Relational field

This work is relational in essence and therefore developing the presence we bring  into the  treatment space is of the utmost importance. We will learn the steps required todeepenour presence, hold space, to listen and to be. 99% of the work happens through the unseen and the unknown. Yourability to remain present while in the unknown is the essence of this work.

 

Therapeutic skills

Being a compassionate skilled listener is something we can all develop. We will explorehow to respond to the variety of situations arising in aclinical setting, from relational issues betweentherapistandpatient to handling trauma release.

Schedule

level 1 - 6 days

level 2 - 6 days

level 3 - 5 days

Level 1

Feb 5-10th | 930 am to 6-7pm
Class end with a group dinner on the last day

Level 2

Feb 12-17th | 930 am to 6-7pm

Class end with a group dinner on the last day

Level 3

Feb 19-23rd | 10am to 6-7pm

Class end with a group dinner on the last day

Who can attend ?

Level 1 is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for self-healing as well as those wanting to add skills to their practice or deepen their understanding of the healing field (energy therapist, massage & movement therapist, CS therapist, yoga teachers and meditators). Our own healing is key in order to facilitate for others.

Level I is a requirement for further levels. If you are an experienced practitioner, you will benefit from doing this module over and over again, there is nothing like observing the principles of nature with a fresh new outlook ! 

 

The intimate field created within the group is of primary importance. 

 

Spaces are limited to 8-12 students and the group field will be shaped by each of us. Feel into your heart if this is the class for you. 

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IBAH  
 

My life in Bali would have never been what it was without Tjok Gde Kerthyasa, my spiritual healing journey was guided by his intuitive wisdom.  

Faith is what brought me to his doorstep, quite literally, I fell off my motorcycle right across his home at Ibah, where my journey with homeopathy started. Tjok Gde has become a friend and fellow teacher I recommend warmly. His sister, Tjok Maya Kerthyasa has re-shaped the kitchen at Ibah with her vision and the wisdom of her grand-mother with whom she created her book "Paon", an exploration of the authentic traditional vegan balinese cuisine. 

Ibah is on their family land, and has a special and unique energy in Bali. I consider us very blessed to be welcomed at IBAH for our retreats and to be nourished by a traditional cuisine.     

Located at the powerful Tchampuan river, near the temple, , you can easily find accommodation in Panestanan or Ubud, or even stay at IBAH, and walk to class everyday. 

I'm looking forward to hold the classes there for the first time this year !

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What a day look like

Class starts on the morning of the first day at 930am and end around 6-7pm.  A typical day will see a lecture on different topics, practical exercises, demonstration sessions, exchange practice, sharing and questions & answer.  

 

The retreat also includes a vegan lunch.  

Workshop Venue

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The venue

Ibah is a family-owned boutique hotel located in the historical Campuhan Valley of Ubud, Bali. Set on the banks of the Wos River, surrounded by abundant nature and spiritual sites laden with mystery, the property is steeped in what many have called a special kind of magic.

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To make a reservation

all prices includes vegan lunch from IBAH restaurant

early bird price  If deposit made by DEC 15th 2023:

1 level is 750 USD 

2 levels is 1400 USD (700 each)

3 levels is 1950 USD (650 each)

Regular Prices

1 level is 850 USD 

2 levels is 1600 USD (800 each)

3 levels is 2200 USD (750 each)

A deposit of 300 USD is required to book your place for any of the modules. 

 

To make a deposit, see the booking button below. Once your deposit made your place will be reserved and you can download the form that will be available on the checkout page and fill it up. 

Click below to have access to a pre-recorded Q&A and introduction to my classes

 

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How to get to us !

Google map: Ibah Ubud

You can easily walk or rent a scooter to go around in Ubud

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