ARKABHINAYA
The Meditative Dance Therapy (MDT)

Indian Classical Dance is made up of three components: Natya, Nritya & Nritta. Dramatic performance means Natya where as rhythmic movements of the dance is Nritta and elements that express RASAsentiments and BHAVEmood conveyed through Gestures and Facial Expressions.

NRITYAdance and NATYAdrama express four techniques collectively defined as – ABHINAYAexpression or performance. These are Angikgestures of the body, Vachiksong, rhythm and music, Aharyamake up and costume and Satvikphysical manifestation of mental and emotional states.

"Dancing is not just a movement. When a movement becomes ecstatic then it is dance. When the movement is so total that there is no ego, then it is a dance."

OSHO

According to Mythology of Hindu, it is “SHIVA”- the lord of Dance in his performance as “NATRAJ” whose dance represents the existence of Universe and its distraction. In Sanskrit, the ancient text on Dance and Drama titled “Natya Shastra” has been written by an ancient sage BHARATMUNI. The Knowledge content within this has been passed down to the centuries and undergoing adaptation as times fashion change.

Dance has been used therapeutically for thousands of years. It has been used as a healing ritual in the influence of fertility, birth, sickness, and death, since earliest human history but, the establishment of dance as a therapy and as a profession occurred in the 1950s. Over the period 1840 to 1930, a new philosophy of dance developed in Europe and the United States, defined by the idea that movements could have an effect on the mover i.e. that dance was not simply an expressive art.

Dance therapy is the psycho-therapeutic use of movement and dance to support intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body. As a form of expressive therapy, DT looks at the correlation between movement and emotion. DT is practiced in various clinical settings. Although dance has been a method of expression for centuries, it wasn’t until the past half century that it was characterized as a form of therapy.

"When you dance, you become a whirlwind and by and by, you are completely lost in your dancing, it happens - something breaks down inside you, the barriers are lost - you become one unity. A great orgasm spreads all over your being. You are in tune with existence in those moments."

OSHO

Meditative Dance Therapy Workshop

COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

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Throughout the Course:

  • Learn and Practice various (Active as well as Passive) Meditation Techniques everyday
  • Learn and Practice different Expressions and Gestures from Indian Classical Dance Forms
  • Learn and Practice how to combine these two to naturally bring out your innermost hidden emotions

At the End of the Course:

  • Performance of a self-written Creative STORY by students
  • Review and Feedback

BENEFITS AND AWARDS

  • Improved Digestion
  • Deepened Breathing
  • Enhanced Physical Fitness
  • Improved Blood Circulation
  • Relaxed stresses of joints and muscles
  • Poison release of the body through Perspiration
  • Beautiful way to express your feelings and thoughts

  • Good and aesthetic way to express your feelings thoughts and Creativity
  • Helps release mental Stress and Negative emotions like anger, fear, ego
  • Provides fresh & creative Thoughts and Feelings during process of Dance

  • Cleanses your AURA
  • Deepens meditation
  • Increased Energy Flow
  • Merge with the universal rhythm of dance
  • Continuous blissful State throughout the day
  • Open and Expanded energy pattern in body and mind
  • Become Shiva – the lord of the Dance or Kaali – the Goddess of Dance

  • Printed Set of MDT Course Book

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DURATION AND FEES

  • Duration: 5 DAYS (Mon – Fri)

  • Total Hours: 15

  • Language: English/Hindi (Translator MAY be arranged upon prior request)

  • Please contact us for current course fees and special discounts

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What should I bring for the Course?

Nothing besides your participation and presence in its totality!

What kind of cloths should I wear?

Comfortable, loose and properly covered like leggings and Kurti’s, Track Pants and T-Shirts or long skirts and Top etc.

I don’t know anything about Indian Classical Dance

Perhaps, that’s the best of all! A clean slate is usually far better when it comes to learning as long as you’re committed to it! 🙂

What is the level of training will I get?

A 5-day course offers basic training, however, if you are keen to go beyond, it’s recommended to participate in further Extended Courses, customized for you!!

SHUBH ♥ MANGALAM

"What happens when you dance totally? The dancer disappears in a total dance. That's my definition of the total dance: the dancer disappears, dissolves; only the dancing remains. When there is only dancing and no dancer, this is the ultimate of meditation -- the taste of nectar, bliss, God, truth, ecstasy, freedom, freedom from the ego, freedom from the doer."

OSHO