Healing Workshops

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 will be brought to...
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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 spiritual tradition. When the...
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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 linearity of traditional yoga...
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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 arts, born in Kerala,...
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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 just have to remember...
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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 through Creative Meditation, Feldenkrais...
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Water: the Sacred Element of Life
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by Filippo Bianca Experiential seminar dedicated to the discovering in depth of one of the Sacred elements: Water. We will see how this element interacts with aspects of life, what are its qualities and potentialities, how it conducts information, containing memories; why it is considered  as a purifying element, what is its importance for life itself. We will study Water to be familiar with it and give it the value it deserves. We will then learn how to interact with Water thanks to meditation techniques that use Listening and Singing. We will learn to listen to the liquids inside the...
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Playfight – The counscious fight
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by Matteo Tangi and Tania Coelho Playfight is a powerful tool of self knowledge and transformation. We Playfight to know more ourselves, our strength, our inner power and learn to use it consciously in relationship with others. A safe space to express our own inner conscious warrior. We use a unique formula that combine wrestling and mindfulness. Wrestling to engage the body and the strength in a safe and respectful way. Mindfulness to observe what happen on a deeper level. What emotions are triggered, what unconscious patterns become evident and how can I play (my life) in a different way. Playfight is not a solo...
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Qi Gong: gathering the Universal Energy
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by Naida Luna During the workshop we will use simple movements to activate the meridians, waking up the joints and energize the body, then we will focus in the Qi Gong practice itself, which it will allow us to gather Universal Qi, the life force , giving us a sense of connection, vastness and wellbeing. We are our own doctors, the Vital Energy is a always available medicine! We will start with a warm up, then with a meridians activation followed by a Qi Gong sequence to move and exchange our energy with the Universal One. The session will end...
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Expand The Box
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by Matteo Tangi and Tania Coelho Expand The Box is a safe and transformative space where you will dive into the depth of yourself. Through the exploration of new thought maps, practical exercises and group processes, you will increase the capacity of expressing yourself, connecting with others and opening up to your authenticity.  You will discover the power of your feelings, learn to be centered in difficult situations, get to know your personal hand brakes and the parts of you that keep you away from manifesting what you truly long for! We will start with a little introduction about feelings,...
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