Opening Ceremony
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by Mela Mariposa and Velka Sai Dear Souls, Welcome to the Opening Ceremony of WAO Festival 2018. Everyone from every direction of the Planet is invited to come to celebrate the beginning of this beautiful gathering. Come to the Healing Area where all begins, letting ourselves stop for a moment and breathe, so we can move, dance and heal freely. We will gather together to build a foundation, to feel our community, to connect on all levels, deep down, high up to the sky, within and around into all the directions, with a clear heart. We...
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Biotransenergetics – Contacting the archetypal forces
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by Sara Gambelli and Alessia Savino Biotransenergetics (BTE) is a deeply innovative transpersonal methodology, that through a participatory vision offers the tools for an incessant dialogue between the individual and his environment, between the limits of personal history and the qualities of the higher self. In this workshop you will be invited, in an individual and collective working dimension, to enter into this dialogue through a specific structure of movements, which will lead to expand the group's collective consciousness and reach contact with some Archetypal Forces (Elements of Nature), or "Orixas" in the language of Afro-Brazilian...
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Dynamic Yoga: motionless action and presence in movement
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by Alex Canazei In this workshop we will explore the concepts of balance and grace from the point of view of yoga. By defining grace as harmony in movement and balance as the ability to feel and adapt the movement of the body in relation to gravity and external forces, so that stability and centering can be reached effortlessly, it becomes easy to understand how the proprioceptive abilities typical of the yoga practice, allows to create in who practices it, a feeling of trust and well-being that will accompany him throughout the day. By combining the...
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Kalaripayattu: Wild Energy
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by Arianna Romano Arte Marziale Indiana   The Earth does not belong to man, it is the man who belongs to the Earth Barefoot on earth the human being it can be crossed by energies of the jungle, the savannah, the ocean Physical, mental, energetic metamorphosis   To be: Rooting of the Elephant The lightness of the Horse The majesty of the Lion The power of the Boar The sinuosity of the Serpent The elegance of the cat The readiness of the rooster The balance of the fish   The kalaripayattu is the mother of martial...
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Vibration as a Creative and Rebalancing Energy Source
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by Katia Saro Holistic techniques to harmonize oneself to the frequency of the Universe The universe was created by the first vibration ....OM It is said that from the big bang onwards this wave has expanded to the present day, we carry it in all our cells. The human body is crossed by electric currents given by the activity of the nervous system. These emanate a magnetic field of a certain frequency, based on the type of feeling we are feeling. If we are relaxed it is different from when we feel anger. If you can...
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Bamboo and Mediterranean Reed: The Canya Viva Method
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by Margherita Bertoli and Matteo Mannini (CanyaViva Italia) Generally considered invasive because of its high reproductive capacity and adaptability, the Mediterranean reed (Arundo donax L.) is a plant with the major structural and artistic potential: its abundance and renewability and its mechanical properties offer the opportunity to use it as material for construction, with a freedom of expression that allows you to create organic and innovative forms. It is undeniable that the characteristics of the space in which we move, affects our behavior: the creation of organic places, natural and characterized by curved line stimulates internal...
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Yoga of Indian Sādhu
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by Daniela Bevilacqua When we speak of asceticism in India, we turn to a highly differentiated world whose characteristics depend on the sādhanā (religious discipline) that is practiced and which, in turn, depends on the importance given to devotional practice, to the external world and to the body as means of liberation, or as a means to reach God. One of the methods for achieving these goals is yoga, which also indicates the result to be achieved, the Yoga indeed, the union of the Atma (the individual Self) with Paramātmā (the Universal Self). In this workshop...
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Land Art and Esotericism
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by Mahdi El Ghomri A journey to discover the ancient mythologies of trees and their symbolic functions. Together we will experience the evocative power of wild nature through art and the magic. We will begin with a theoretical-anthropological approach to the mythology of trees, to rediscover together the ancient symbolic functions of the species which for various reasons have been defined sacred in history. Tree worship is the basis of every mythology and religion and several studies confirm the fundamental role they have always had since the most ancient societies. It has also been proven that...
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The Medicine Voice: the Medicine of Song and Song of Medicine
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by Monica Xena Enani "It is not so much that the song is sacred, as the bond that it creates among the beings" Philippe Barraqué The shamans, Medicine Men and Women, since ancient times used the sound of the voice and song as a powerful instrument of healing, of communication with Nature, with the Elements and Spirits, as prayer and therefore as a means of communication with the deities. A sound of care then, that we can produce with the most Sacred instrument, present in every Body, which we have been endowed as Human Beings. We...
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Sacred Forms Dance and Liveset
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by Elvira Todaro e Jose Luis Reyes Criado "SacredForms Dance and LiveSet" is a gathering of practices in nature that investigates the approaching processes of the Collective Katharsis (from the Greek katharsis, κάθαρσις, "purification") and the Ecstasy (from the Greek: έκσταση, ex-stasis, being out ) during a musical DJ set, through holistic disciplines, dance, poetry and guided visualizations. The research, the definition of practices and music is based on the deepening of the study about the trinomial Man / Sacred / Nature. The practices will involve posture, voice, dance, massage, contact, movement in space, physical contact...
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