The Gayatri Mandir is a stunning new music venue in the sleepy village of Arillas, Corfu (Greece).
Just minutes from the beach, hotels, and restaurants, it provides the ideal location for festival goers wanting to enjoy the celebration while at the same time being close to all their needs.
The Mandir itself is perched on a hill and set among ancient olive groves with excellent views of the sea and several outlying islands.
With over 400 square meters of seating and performance area, it comfortably fits 300 persons for concerts, yoga, active meditations, and dance workshops...
Explore, discover, feel & connect on the playground of Embody Dance & Yoga Festival. Connect with your body through dance, yoga, conscious movement and so much more...
Joining this festival that is more than just a festival - it's a conscious retreat with choice, a mindful gathering of light-hearted souls who wish to celebrate life through the expression of body movement.
Embody Dance & Yoga Festival is a 5 day and 6 nights gathering in the beautiful island of Corfu where we offer you a full daily program of yoga, meditation, music and body movement workshops - as well as a wide offering of healing sessions for body, mind and soul.
We gather every day on the beautiful Gayatri Mandir- an open space in nature, surrounded by olive trees, where the crickets sing their song and there is a view on the sea.. just a 5 minute walk away!
Our international facilitators will share their love and passion with you during classes, workshops and performances....
The choice is yours! Everybody is welcome to enjoy a very special Holiday for body, mind & soul.
EXAMPLE DAILY PROGRAM
07.00 - 07.30 Meditation Self Pratice
07.30 - 09.00 Yoga class guided by a international yoga teacher (vinyasa, kundalini, hatha, yin)
09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast (included)
10.00 - 12.30 Dance workshop by international teacher
12.30 - 14.00 Vegetarian Lunch (included)
14.00 - 15.00 Musical Siesta (sound healing, concert, etc)
15.00 - 17.00 Free/Beach Time with optional workshop in the sea
17.00 - 19.00 Special workshop (yoga, dance or body movement)
19.00 - 20.30 Dinner Time (variety of restaurant's around the venue)
20.30 - 23.00 Evening celebration program (dance, movement, music, performances)
Please take a look at our website for the daily program and the full list of our facilitators and workshop leaders.
Vegetarian breakfast and lunch are included in our packages during the 5 days of the festival, this is a buffet/pick-nick style. You will take care of your own dinner, which is easy in one of the many restaurants around the venue.
We collaborate with local accommodations in the village of Arillas, which are all walking distance from our venue and the beach. Depending on availability, you can choose for a shared or single room and we will update the hotel description according to which one has availability.
HOW TO GET THERE
To reach the Festival, visitors must first arrive in Corfu Town (Kerkyra), Corfu Island’s capital city and where the sea Port and Airport Kapodistrias (CFU) are located. All flights and ferries arrive to Corfu Town, which is about 45 kms or one hour drive to Arillas Beach by Car, Bus or Taxi. More information on our website.
Please feel free to email us any questions that you might have! We are looking forward to celebrate with you this Summer!
A magical 5 day and 6 nights gathering in the beautiful island of Corfu with a daily full program of yoga, dance, meditation & body movements workshops
: Embody Dance & Yoga Festival
Zola Dubnikova bridges sacred dance, movement medicine, contemporary body science, masterful form, somatic awareness and ritual through her unique approach which she calls the “Holistic Dance Language.” Her extensive background fused with absolute devotion to the pursuit of dance as an ecstatic, spiritual experience, has birthed a unique style of both teaching & performing – which truly embodies the marriage between form and spirit. Trained extensively in contemporary dance forms and healing arts as well as Odissi Temple Dance Tradition, Sufi tradition, Mevlana whirling practices, Dances of the Silk Road , the gypsy trails and beyond, her style brings forth the wisdom of ancient dance ritual through a holistic lense intended to guide more people in accessing their divine capabilities. Zola offers courses at her school: Temple of Dance Israel, directs the El Ha’Ela Ritual Dance Ensemble and travels often throughout the world to give seminars, offer workshops and guide experiences.See more photos and other events by this presenter
Becca teaches motivating, dynamic and edgy yoga classes at her yoga studio, on YouTube and abroad. What you see is what you get! See more photos and other events by this presenter
Daniel "SONIC" Rojas
Based in Singapore, professional Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher, Daniel “Sonic” Rojas has been dancing and performing for more than 20 years. This journey has included many awards such as Winner of the European Championship ''Ultimate Bboy Session'' in Germany 1998, to the more recent IBE2014, where he took 2nd place in the World Championship Breakdance Competition (Holland). In addition to dance, Daniel is inspired by many other forms of movement, such as Parkour and Capoeira. Daniel also has a strong practice in Yoga, Meditation and Nutrition, including certification as a Yoga Instructor and as a Raw Food Chef.
As a performer and teacher, Daniel is known around the world for his creativity and individual way of expressing himself by telling stories through dance. Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a professional dancer/performer, Daniel has created his own style that he calls ''CONTEMPORARY-BREAK'' (renamed Embodied Dance). This unique form has been recognised by the University of Science of Sports and Anatomy in Cologne, Germany, as one of the most complete dance workshops offered internationally. CONTEMPORARY-BREAK / EMBODIED DANCE dissolves the boundaries between different forms of dance with the aim of integrating dance cultures to give individuals a unique way of expressing themselves, connecting to feeling through movement and ultimately self-healing.
Nadine is passionate about the practice of Yin Yoga, in her own experience and as international teacher. She was certified by Sarah Powers and inspired by many other teachers.
Yin Yoga is an inside journey through the body. It’s finding stillness within and can be a meditative form of yoga. Most poses/asana’s focus on the lower part of the body, where we all hold a lot of tension by spending so much time sitting in chairs all day. In Yin Yoga we get into the pose and stay there 3-5 minutes, sometimes even longer. By putting temporary, stationary stress on the body we reach the deeper layers, the connective tissue and the fascia which are not affected during the active forms of yoga (yang) but are both needed to find balance.
THE 5RHYTHMS – FLOWING - STACCATO - CHAOS - LYRICAL - STILLNESS ™ – ARE STATES OF BEING. THEY ARE A MAP TO EVERYWHERE WE WANT TO GO, ON ALL PLANES OF CONSCIOUSNESS – INNER AND OUTER, FORWARD AND BACK, PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND INTELLECTUAL. THEY ARE MARKERS ON THE WAY BACK TO A REAL SELF, A VULNERABLE, WILD PASSIONATE, INSTINCTIVE SELF.
PETER STARTED LEADING GROUPS AND USING NON-FORMAL TEACHING METHODS IN THE EARLY 90S. HE HAS DEGREES IN PEDAGOGY, PHILOSOPHY AND ECONOMICS, WORKED AS A RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR, BUSINESS CONSULTANT, AND TRAINER. HE RECEIVED ACCREDITATION TO TEACH THE 5 RHYTHMS FROM GABRIELLE ROTH IN 2011. SINCE THAT TIME HE"S DOING WEEKLY CLASSES IN BUDAPEST, WORKSHOPS IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT CITIES IN HUNGARY, SERBIA AND AUSTRIA, AND LEEDS LONGER RETREATS AS WELLSee more photos and other events by this presenter
LALITA IS A HOLISTIC DANCER WHO CONCEIVE DANCE AS THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL AND INTEGRATES IT WITHIN ITS MYSTICAL, ENERGETIC AND RITUAL ASPECT. HER SPECIAL WAY OF EMBRACING THE ART OF DANCE, CREATES A UNION BETWEEN THE BEAUTY OF THE TRADITION, THE PLASTICITY OF THE CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSION AND THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE DEVOTIONAL DANCE. AS A TRUE PASSIONATE OF THE ORIENTAL CULTURE AND TRADITIONS SHE STUDIES AND DELVES INTO A VARIETY OF DANCE FORMS AS INDIAN DANCE, PERSIAN DANCE AND SUFI WHIRLING. LALITA’S MYSTICAL DANCE IS BASED ON THOSE STUDIES AND EXPERIENCES, AS SHE DEVELOPS HER OWN PERSONAL STYLE AND LANGUAGE. AS PART OF A PERSONAL PROCESS OF SELF AWAKENING SHE CREATES THE METHOD “KUNDALINI DANCE”: SACRED RITUAL DANCE AND HOLISTIC FEMININE MOVEMENT.
LALITA IS THE FOUNDER OF “SARASVATI ESPACIO HOLISTICO|” IN MADRID, A SPACE FOR WELLBEING THROUGH THE CONSCIOUS ART FORMS. AS WELL AS THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SARASVATIDANZA , A DANCE SCHOOL AND A DANCE COLLECTIVE.
To develop harmony and balance through a simple and complete purification process that helps us to release stress and tension, to promote wellness. It’s a journey that awakens and supports self-healing, suitable for people of all ages.
Arianna Artioli, a certified teacher of Hatha Yoga and Meditation and Anukalana, also attended the Learning Love Training with Krishnananda and Amana, working on the inner child and the emotional wounds. She’s passionate about Kirtan, Hawaiian chants and sacred dances, Bach Flowers, psychosomatics, empathic communication ... and vegetarian cuisine.
Igor’s music will sustain the yoga practice with a flowing musical journey of improvisations, with overtone singing, didgeridoo and various percussion instruments.
With a heart as vast as the sky and a dedication to inspiring evolution & awakening, Amber brings creative & fun movement/sound-based meditations and Elemental Yoga, a gentle approach to connecting to the elements with our body/mind. A native of USA and relocated to Singapore for 10 years, Amber has had a passion for moving the body since early childhood with gymnastics & dance. This love, combined with more than 17 years of study & practice in the areas of Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, contribute to Amber’s unique perspective on healing & self-discovery through the influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms. Since 2000, Amber has studied directly under the tutelage of many Masters, learning how to facilitate Osho Active Meditations (including sound & dance meditations), as well as has been certified in Yoga-Dance, Universal Yoga, Hatha Yoga & Yin Yoga, Reiki, Elemental Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling. In 2009, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she offers weekly active meditation and yoga classes, kirtans & community events, as well as Elemental Yoga Therapy consultations. Elemental Yoga & Osho Active Meditations are a pure joy to share and offer a direct doorway into the soul, through meditation, celebration, awareness and bliss!See more photos and other events by this presenter
DUTCH SINGER, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST AND VOICE-COACH IGOR EZENDAM IS INSPIRED BY THE TUVAN (MONGOLIA), TIBETAN, SUFI, NATIVE AMERICAN, AFRICAN, ABORIGINAL AND ALL THE WORLD'S FREE SINGERS. HE SPECIALIZES IN A OVERTONE SINGING TECHNIQUE WITH A DOUBLE WHISTLE-LIKE SOUND IN HIS VOICE. HE TEACHES THE TECHNIQUES THAT BEST DEVELOP VOCAL HARMONICS AND A FREE VOICE, TOGETHER WITH COMPANION ARIANNA ARTIOLI, EMPATHIC COMMUNICATOR AND HATHA YOGA TEACHER.
HE OFFERS CONCERTS AROUND THE WORLD IN WHICH HE ACCOMPANIES HIS SINGING WITH DIDGERIDOO, PERCUSSION (HANG, DJEMBE, BODHRÁN), SHRUTIBOX, TIBETAN BOWLS AND STRINGED INSTRUMENTS (MANDOLA, CÜMBÜS).
Rebecca is an internationally admired Kundalini Yoga inspired teacher whose classes are an experiential explosion of music, sweat, stillness, that will open your heart and leave you overflowing with bliss! Living, breathing and teaching the joy of movement, dance and yoga for over 30 years, Rebecca has traveled extensively to share her life, experiences, wisdom and Truths. Her journey with Yoga began in 1994, when she found herself in crippling physical pain throughout her back, hips and neck. Kundalini Yoga was the most transformational and sacred gift she received to recover and reclaim her body, mind and spirit. In turn, she responded to the calling to share this powerful technology with others and has since led many retreats and workshops around the world, including 7 years at the Bali Spirit Festival, Milan Yoga Festival, Evolution Asia Yoga Conference and Namaste Festival.See more photos and other events by this presenter