Embodied Dance Movement (EDM) Immersion
27 - 29 Dec 2018
9-12pm, 2-5pm, Lunch Available
Chiang Mai, Thailand
@ The Yoga Tree
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Creator of Embodied Dance Movement (EDM), Daniel *Sonic* Rojas, will be with The Yoga Tree in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for 3 days to share an immersion into this unique movement methodology. EDM brings together different movement cultures including dance, martial arts, yoga and physical conditioning, as well as musicality and emotions. During this immersion, practitioners will deep dive into the various substyles of EDM, up-leveling their body awareness and enhancing/developing an intelligent self-practice of conscious movement.
Each day will include experiential practices, theory and movement journeys.
Expect transformation from this art form, which will leave you with a deeper understanding of your human form and better alignment of your physical faculties.
This immersion is open to all levels of practitioners from beginners to professional movement enthusiasts. No dance experience is necessary.
Dates: 27 - 29 December
Times: 9:00am - 12noon and 2pm - 5pm
Costs are 2000 Baht per day.
It is recommended to attend the entire immersion as each day will be different than the one proceeding and diving into the EDM concepts.
9:00am - 12noon: Experience
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Theory
3:00pm - 5:00pm: Experience
Registration: please contact The Yoga Tree
WHAT IS EMBODIED DANCE MOVEMENT (EDM)?
Embodied Dance Movement (EDM) is a unique, multi-layered movement methodology created by Daniel *Sonic* Rojas from an accumulation of more than 25 years experience as a professional dancer and movement enthusiast, created through intense self practice and a deepening journey of experiencing movement in a holistic way. Drawing from personal, channeled dance energy and a dedicated self practice of various movement cultures, this experiential & intuitive art form brings together movement, musicality and emotions, as a means to inspire greater understanding of the human form and potential. Existing within EDM are substyles including Fit Flow (mobility, strength, flexibility and creative calisthenics); ‘Open’ (opening the body, preparing for performances, preventing injury); ‘Ground’ (incorporating floor work into dance); ‘Express’ (embodiment of emotion through movement) and ‘Align’ (bioenergetic flows between movement and stillness to align and balance the physical and energetic forms). To practice EDM, one simply needs to be free of boundaries related to movement and willing to integrate their own movement based practices into a dynamic journey of physical & energetic healing. EDM is a powerful practice that invites free movement within the whole body, aligns energy centres and allows the practitioner to feel inspired, open & energised, and at the deepest level, it becomes a healing modality, an understanding and a personal experience.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE IN AN EDM IMMERSION?
Embodied Dance Movement Journeys
EDM Align, Fit Flow, Open, Express, Ground
Developing a better communication with your own body
Coordination between the left and right sides of body/mind
Lengthening and strengthening the body, like the most flexible and strong bamboo
Alignment of the body through internal awareness of symmetrical planes
Understanding of acupressure points, organ energies and meridian balancing through physical exercises
Using movements and exercises with slow rhythm, to develop strength, awareness and intensity
Bringing mobility into the whole skeleton through breath, circulatory movements and releasing stiffness
Using strength and mobility to understand and experience different dynamic movements
Working with the breath to create better body fluidity and oxygenation to the muscles
Developing an effective, efficient and intelligent way of moving that is fun, challenging, exhilarating and inspiring
DANIEL "SONIC" ROJAS has been dancing & performing for more than 25 years, and is known around the world for his movement creativity and dance mastery. His rich experience includes several World, European and Scandinavian Championships in breakdance, touring for nearly 20 years with reputable, contemporary dance companies in Europe, performing in world acclaimed theatre productions, dancing for Queens, Kings and Presidents, and inspiring millions to dance through his performances, battles, workshops and life story. Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a dedicated movement practitioner, Daniel has created his own art form, Embodied Dance Movement (EDM). EDM is a multi-level movement methodology that dissolves the boundaries between different movement cultures with the aim of giving individuals a unique way of expressing themselves, deepening body awareness, connecting to feeling and developing an intelligent self practice of conscious movement. Daniel shares EDM worldwide, including at many popular festivals and dance academies, as well as continues to perform, battle and judge international events and to share private sessions and immersions. For more, visit www.embodiedancemovement.com