Embody City Retreat 2017

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Connect Through Contact

Embody City Retreat Amsterdam 2018

Merging nature and the city
Awareness and exploration
Stillness and playfulness
Art and ceremony
Connection and friendship
Diving deep into ourselves

☆ Do you live an embodied life? 
During this retreat, we explore the possibilities of connecting through movement and contact. With contact impro workshops, bodywork and dance celebrations. We will also have massages, go canoeing, and venture into the city for a secret workshop...

Also, there will be lots of time to relax, sweat in the sauna, dip into the hot tub, swim in the river and watching the sun set. 

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☆ The program:
(Wednesday)
Registration 11:00 - 12:30
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digest, connect & rest
15:00 - 17:30 Opening Ceremony - Yin/Yang games
17:45 - 18:45 Vegan Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Bodywork into movement with 

☆(TH)
9:50 - 10:00 Info Circle 
10:00 - 12:30 Contact Improvisation with
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digest, connect & rest
15:00 - 17:30 Thai Massage or Canoeing
17:45 - 18:45 Delicious Vegan Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Ecstatic Dance with 

(FR
9:50 - 10:00 Info Circle 
10:00 - 12:30 X RAVE w
12:45 - 13:45 lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digest, connect & rest
15:00 - 17:30 Intuitive city Exploration: Holistic Movement workshop or Massage workshop with
17:45 - 18:45 Delicious Vegan Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Spa, relax, lounge

(SA)
9:50 - 10:00 Info Circle 
10:00 - 12:30 Contact Impro 2 with
12:45 - 13:45 lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Digest, connect & rest
15:00 - 17:30 Intuitive Dance in city/nature or Canoeing
17:45 - 18:45 Delicious Vegan Dinner
19:00 - 22:00 Ecstatic Dance 

(SU)
9:50 - 10:00 Info Circle 
10:00 - 12:30 Dance Celebration with 
12:30 - 13:30 Completion Circle, sharing and goodbye

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☆ Registration
Early Explorers: 295,- (until July 1st)
Medium Explorers: 345,- (until July 15th)
Regular Explorers: 385,-
Tickets: https://www.chipta.com/en/embodycityretreat/13139/selectticket/

This is including all sessions and workshops, daily use of the sauna, lounge and hot tub on Odessa.

☆ Daily vegan meals (lunch and diner)
A vegan chef will prepare daily lunch and dinner for all participants. This food is not only healthy and delicious, it also prepared with love and care and with ingredients that will support you in your journey. 

☆ Suggestions for a place to stay in Amsterdam:
- Check out Airbnb.

You can reach Odessa pretty easily from any corner of the city.
Take Tram 26 from Amsterdam Central Station, and get out at Rietlandpark. 

Odessa's address:
Veemkade 259
1019 CZAmsterdam
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More info:
info@odessa.amsterdam

Tickets https://www.chipta.com/en/embodycityretreat/13139/selectticket/

THE PEOPLE

Rafael Zielinski

​'Rafael is a transformer of space and energy. Through his radiant presence, sensibility and creativity, he is able to move (with) all that is.' Rafael is also a Somatic Movement coach and professional dancer. He seeks to bridge dance,  nature and shamanism, and to bringing nature back on stage. At Odessa, Rafael is one of our ceremony leaders. During the City Retreats, he will also be your host, making sure that you will at home during the retreat.

 

Jethro Rahajaan


Jethro started dancing at age 13 and has turned his hobby into his job. Besides dancing he practices mediation, massage, reiki and lucid dreaming. Body work is his path to happiness.

SEE JETHRO DANCE IN THIS VIDEO
 

Tom Goldhand

 

Tom is a dancer, dance teacher and group facilitator, co-founder and facilitator of Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam, owner and manager of Sadhana Dance School. Tom has been teaching and creating dance for over 12 years. “I see myself as an improviser, I dance to discover, uncover and recover. In the last years my dance gravitate more and more into exploring movement with awareness and this is what I like to share.”

During the Embody Retreat, Tom will be present to share two Contact Improvisation classes. He will also guide us through a special Bodywork into Movement workshop.

Yarun

Yarun gives deeply relaxing and nourishing holistic ayurvedic massages. After 15 years of experience his hands became sensitive, gentle and firm at the same time. A massage takes 1 to 1,5 hours.

The music Dj Yarun plays is a fusion of electronic music mixed with shamanic, tribal and oriental sounds. Subtile and compelling melodies, strong and earthy beats, and rythms that make your body want to dance, your mind to become silent and your spirit to expand.

Dennis van Miltenburg
Holistic Movement is an approach that works from both the inside and the outside of your being. It’s about physical training and awareness of the body, combined with releasing mental and emotional blockages. Our mission is to make everybody healthier, happier and more aware. The training consists of a variety of playful physical exercises that aim on making the body more powerful and more flexible.

We focus on the connection and integration of body and mind by using mental beliefs and affirmations. The combination of physical and mental impulses can bring old blocked emotions to the surface and then release them. By doing visualizations, meditations and breathing techniques you become more aware of the workings of your soul. We focus on empowering the mental, physical and spiritual aspects that make you who you are. Above all, the most important is to regain joy in moving your body!

REGISTRATION

Rates

  • Early Explorers: 225,-

  • Medium Explorers: 260,-

  • Regular Explorers: 295,-


This is including all sessions and workshops, daily use of the sauna, lounge and hot tub on Odessa.

Daily vegan meals
You can bring your own (vegetarian) food, or join us for 95,- to get three daily delicious vegan meals from our chef Tijana. Tick the option in the ticket link if you want this.

Location
Odessa Amsterdam
Veemkade 259
1019 CZ Amsterdam

You can reach Odessa pretty easily from any corner of the city.
Take Tram 26 from Amsterdam Central Station, and get out at Rietlandpark.

Helper
If you don't have much money or feel like contributing in other ways, join as a helper! You will commit to helping out an amount of hours per day by setting up, closing down and other small chores. 

· Please send us an e-mail at info [at] retreats.amsterdam and tell us (in a few sentences) who you are and what you're good at.
· Please note that we expect of helpers that they are engaged and willing to put in a few hours every day. But that's part of the fun!

Please note

The participation in the festival happens at your own risk. The organizers and the teachers are not liable for any injuries or damages. 


Registration and payment
Please reserve your spot through the link below. If you decide to cancel, we can  refund part of the fee.

 

©2018 Odessa

Veemkade 259
1019 CZ
Amsterdam

CONTACT

info@retreats.amsterdam

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