There is nothing new under the sun! And yet "everything that is" invites us to dive deeper into the layers of our presence; to seek a conscious yet liberated and sovereign place to dance our life from. Together we will be zooming into our physical, emotional and mental foundation. We will be working with the sensations and anatomical make up of our bodies from conception until now, directing our awareness to responses for inner and outer stimuli. Building awareness of our perception system in action, gradually allowing habitual patterns to change, we will find our own resources for resilience: strength, flexibility and endurance. Let’s meet in an elevated flow, experiencing self-sufficient, self-satisfied and effortless bodies as we move and dance.
Besides four Holotropic Breathwork Sessions (2 as a breather and 2 as a sitter) principles and various tools from Experiential Anatomy, Developmental Movement, Authentic Movement, Expressive Art Therapies and Contact Improvisation will be at our guidance to relate to our own unique self and reach out to dance with our soul and others.
No previous experience with Holotropic Breathwork, dance or movement practices is needed. If you feel drawn, you are welcome!
We will start on 24th November at 9:30 am with registration and close on 29th November at lunch time (around 1 pm). A more detailed schedule will be given shortly before the event.
Defne Erdur (TR/FR) is trained in Contemporary Dance (PhD), Sociology (MA), Intermodel Expressive Art Therapy, Body Therapies (Deep Tissue Release, Trigger Point & Movement, Integrative Cranio Sacral Therapy), Meditation (WPI Trainer), and Trauma Healing (Somatic Experiencing and Integral Somatic Psychology Practitioner).
Intrested in building safe, inclusive, and collaborative creative environments the prospect of all her work is to mediate people to relate to their own self and accompany them in their physical, mental, and emotional processes towards wellbeing.
Besides her private practice, she has been regularly teaching at ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, MSGSU Istanbul State Conservatory, CI-Turkey, ElimSende and ÇATI Associations. She also gives workshops (Hunting Gathering Cultivating, Every Body Knows, Mind the Body, and Embodying Time) around the world (Tanzhaus Zurich, Konservatorium Wien, Mandala İstanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Vienna, Berlin, Freiburg CI Festivals...), working with different populations (professional and amateur movers, therapists, women, and migrant children and youth).
She worked for WINPeace, Beyond Borders Initiative, and MENA Salam Fellowship towards peace building in the Middle East region. She is the editor of idocde.net and co-editor of mindthedance.com
In sum, she curiously keeps dancing on the transitive line between art and life.
Early bird price for the Week - Every Body Knows - Moving into Presence in Peace Castle Schlaing is € 450,- (registration and payment before 25th October 2019 ).
When registering after 25th October 2018 the price is € 550;-.
The price includes the workshop in Peace Castle Schlaining (http://www.hotel.friedensburg.at/) from 24th November until 29th November and two plentiful coffee-tea breaks every day. When registering please state which kind of room you wish and be aware that there is only a limited number of single rooms available. We will order the rooms, payment to tzhe Hotel will be direct.
Doubleroom 5 nights full board 310 Euro.
Singleroom 5 nights full board 370 Euro,
Exrtanights double 62 Euro, single 74 Euro.
If you feel like indulging into an in-depth experience and combining the two November weeks in Peace Castle Schlaining "The Art of Living and Dying with Jean Farrell" and "Every Body Knows with Defne Erdur" we will offer a special rate. Please contact us for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Castle Schlaining
Peace Castle Schlaining,
To reserve your place please transfer the full amount when registering for the workshop. To benefit from the early bird price please transfer until 25th October 2019.
Please use the following Bank Account:
1100 Wien, Austria
IBAN: AT42 1420 0200 1095 2132
Reference Code: ErveryBodyKnows + Your Name (name of participant)
The cancellation fee is always 50 Euro.
If you cancel the module within 30 days before the course, the amount transferred will not be refunded, but it could be applied to any other workshop or Module during the following 4 years (with Holotropic Association Austria).
If you cancel the workshop more than 30 days in advance the total amount (minus the 50 Euro cancellation fee) will be refunded.
Peace Castle Schlaining is located in the Southern part of Austria.
Driving distance from Vienna: 1.5 hours
Driving distance from Bratislava: 2 hours
Driving distance from Zagreb/Ljubljana: 2.5 hours
Vienna International Airport (VIE)http://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers
Bratislava (BTS)http://www.bts.aero/en/passengers/, from Bratislava airport a direct bus goes to Vienna.
From Vienna airport a direct bus goes five times a day to Pinggau (half an hour from Peace Castle Schlaining). For those arriving to Vienna a day before the starting day we will try to assist in arranging car sharing opportunities or if this does not work out arrange a transfer possibility from Pinggau to Schlaining. For the return on Sunday we can organize a transfer to Pinggau bus station after the closure of the workshop for the busses departing at 15:20 and 17:40.
The bus schedule looks as follows:
Airport Vienna - Pinggau and return Pinggau - Airport Vienna
10:30 - 11:50------------------03:40 - 05:10
13:10 - 14:30------------------05:40 - 07:10
16:10 - 17:30------------------07:40 - 09:10
18:10 - 19:30------------------10:30 - 12:00
20:10 - 21:30------------------13:00 - 14:30
22:10 - 23:30------------------15:20 - 16:50
00:10 - 01:30------------------17:40 - 19:10
You can also check the link here: Bus airport Vienna - Pinggau
The other possibility is to go from Vienna airport to Vienna center and take the bus from Vienna Center (Karlsplatz or Matzleinsdorfer Platz/Triester Strasse) to Oberwart, which is ten minutes from Schlaining.
is available regulary from Vienna to Oberwart (10 min from Schlaining). Also here we try to organize a transfer to Schlaining or you can take a taxi. Bus schedule Vienna - Oberwart: Download here
Stadtschlaining is located in the Thermal Spa area of Austria with Volcanic waters allowing for a beautiful relaxing expereince. The closest spa is a 15 minute taxi drive away in Bad Tatzmannsdorf: http://www.avita.at/de.html
Furthermore, you can explore the beautiful nature around Stadtschlaining on several hiking paths and visit the castle and its Peace Museum.