The Soulsurf Experience Portugal 2017
One of our deepest desires in life is to just flow. To be at ease, and smoothly move like water. Without being distracted or held back by obstacles. The state of flow is gracefully symbolized by the act of surfing, that joyful oceanic experience of being one with the universe. A soulsurfer is someone who is not “surfing” for competition or comparison, but for the nurturing experience that comes with the feeling of flow.
Let your soul be your pilot – Dance With The Ocean
10 days filled with a joyful program, music, dance, massage, soulfood, water actions and sweet people. Join us at a beautiful secret location on the beach – let your soul surf!
Step into the field of the Soulsurf Experience and “touch” the spirit of people coming from different communities, sharing and cultivating a conscious and collaborative togetherness. Different disciplines, same spirit!
Program & Workshops
The blissful act of flowing with, and gliding on water. It is the mother of all board sports, it already has been an art form among ancient cultures living near the ocean. The natural way to have an “oceanic experience” – the phenomena which psychologists call the feeling of being one with the universe.
To salute the rising sun is a powerful ritual to start into the day with. Embody your innermost being through dance, wake up your bones and your highest spirits with smooth music on the beach.
A new movement culture that combines Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage in a very sophisticated and playful way. It has strong communities of practitioners all over the world. It needs at least 2 people (“Base” & “Flyer”), in the beginning 3 people (a “Spotter” to help and secure). In “Therapeutic Flying” the Flyer stays more passive, as he receives a massage while flying. in “Acrobat Flying” the duo of Base and Flyer team up to expand into a common flow.
By incorporating various movement principles such as ‘slowing down’, ‘becoming aware of your body’, ‘sharing weight’ and ‘sinking’, you will learn basic and advanced Thai Massage techniques – where your feet and elbows become your hands. This will invite a whole new world of possibilities of getting in touch. Allowing yourself to dive deep and fully expand – through acupressure and stretching.
In a relaxed and playful setting, you will be guided to explore different qualities of touch and experiment with new ways of movement – integrating some foundational principles of (acro)yoga and contact impro. We co-create an environment that helps grounding yourself to become aware of the inner and outer waves – rooted in the present moment you can get in touch with the beauties of nature.
Is a rapidly growing postmodern dance form that puts improvisation, an explorative approach and mindfulness into the center, rather than a fixed “movement-alphabet”. It opens a space of for researching new ways of being, moving and getting into contact with oneself, others and the world. For many it opens up a magic box of embodiment, liberation and.
Brings Dance and Bodywork/Massage into the water – we use the pool as our laboratory to explore new ways of movement and forms of interaction with others. The water element offers completely different opportunities and experiences then moving on land, it invites us to float and fly through liquid space! In this space with almost no gravity, we can play with principles of contact improvisation dance, combine movements from, bodywork, massage, cranio sacral therapy and apply partner stretches.
Ecstatic Dance is a transformational dance journey. Wholeness, aliveness and connection come into focus. Body, mind and spirit unite as we come back to our true selves, joining together with others through the simple act of dancing. This is the dance we dance when nobody is watching! Music and movements begin very subtle, gradually increasing dynamic until we reach a peak with full expression and energy release. After about 1 hour the music gently moves back into music with slower gooves. In the end there is a 15 minutes chillout phase with soft live music.
Jams are the “pulsating hearts” not only of musician communities, but also of Acro Yoga, Contact Improvisation, massage or dance in water. It is the context that cultivates and celebrates the vast knowledge of techniques, principles and tricks of a specific discipline, and furthermore nourishes and strengthens the community and the bonds of the individuals forming it. Jams are a format for free movement or exchange of bodywork, in a mindful and playful atmosphere. It is also a space for learning and teaching with an each-one-teach-one-approach.
DJ Carie is sharing a DJíng workshop. The workshop will be focused on basic DJíng skills. More info coming soon.
Dj´s & Live Music
Invisible waves that invite you to surf through dance.
Healthy vegetarian dishes that taste and make you feel good. We use mainly seasonal ingredients, from regional farmers that grow their crops in a traditional portuguese way. Let´s eat and enjoy together!
Daily Rhythm & Schedule
Click on the picture below, to see the timetable of the last Soulsurf Experience (2016):
- Soul Food Breakfast
- Workshop Block I
- Soul Food Lunch/Siesta
- Workshop Block II
- Soul Food Dinner