CENTER HERE AND NOW / WORKSHOPS / March 2022 / 18.03.22 - 20.03.22


Biodanza – Dance Of Life The Power Of Four Animals, (Warsaw)
Fri, 18. March 2022 - Sun, 20. March 2022
Cristiano Martins
March 2022


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Biodanza means Dance of Life. It is a dance of heart and freedom from South America. It's a system that integrates music and movement; it also makes possible to establish an authentic relationship with yourself, with other people and with the environment. Biodanza creates experiences of intense awareness of being alive in the here-and-now.


Animals can be considered, from the symbolic point of view, as kinetic archetypes. We could say that in our unconscious are the animals with which we can identify ourselves. In Biodanza we have selected four animals, whose movements are organized and highly differentiated: the tiger, the hippopotamus, the heron and the snake.  With these models we have created the dance of the Animals

The Tiger

 In it we highlight the sensuality of the movements and the aggressiveness. The power of our tiger is located in the shoulders, back and arms. The energy of the tiger radiates from the back to the arms, tightening or relaxing the arms. 

Synergism and general agility facilitate the full advance of security and also the jump for the attack.  In moments of calm and play, the movements of the tiger are of great harmony and sensuality.  The energy of the tiger is radiant.

The Heron

The heron's movements are extensive, sensitive and graceful. The energy of our heron emanates from the cardiopulmonary area.  It is from the chest that the pulsating movement of the wings and the lifting impulse are produced, the energy of the is pulsating.  The arms close, then open and extend with grace and harmony.

The Hippopotamus

The movements of the hippo are calm (although eventually they can be violent).  Well-being is produced by food & pleasure, when submerged in the swamp is expressed by lazy movements and fullness.  Its remarkable corpulence is associated with visceral well-being and kinesthetic pleasure.  Its energy is expansive.  The center of expansion is the abdomen.

The Serpent

The sinuous and wonderfully harmonious, undulating and sensual movements of the serpent can be characterized as an archetype of the sexual nature.  Adherent, fascinating and voracious it glides with its monstrous beauty in search of its prey.  Its energy goes from the pelvic area to the hypnotic eyes

If we observe our own “human nature”, we see that we possess components of these four animals in different proportions. These kinetic archetypes allow us to build a poetic profile of our identity. At the same time, these animals  can symbolize The 4 Elements with all their psychological connotations: Air (Heron), Water (Hippopotamus), Fire (Tiger) and Earth (Snake).


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Celebrating life is a goal of Biodanza. It stimulates community bounds and makes establishing relationships easier, as well as helps participants regain joy and vitality to celebrate the sacredness of life. It makes a way to feel happy, healthy and more confident, with strengthened self-esteem, also improving the ability to make choices.

Biodanza is a delicate but deeply transforming work on consciousness which awakens for universal solidarity, based on working with the body, body movement and dancing.

  • Integrates body, mind, emotions and soul.
  • Arouses vitality, creativity, sensuality and emotionality.
  • Teaches openness, joy, building good relationships and expressing emotions.

Feeling the connection with your body, emotions and energy, makes the transformation occur. These experiences are called "vivencias". They allow access to our primal emotions and help with the most natural expression of true self to emerge through movement.


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“Biodanza represents the primordial energy pattern of deep connection and freedom of expression, beauty, enthusiasm and passion. It lives through the original thirst that our species has of health, love, pleasure and well-being. It is translated by the impulse to dive deep into the world of sensations. It is guided by the compass that lives in our heart, connecting us with the need and the desire to give and receive love. It teaches us to recognize that love is an art, just as life.” (Cristiano Martins)

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Biodanza is based on psychological and philosophical research, dance anthropology and traditional rituals. One of the teachers explains the origin of the word "biodanza" from the Greek bios meaning life, and from the Spanish danza which means dance.

Workshop is based on personal, direct experience - individually, in pairs, subgroups or in a group of all participants. There is music, movement and dance to enable the creation of harmony and closeness in interpersonal relations.

Rolando Toro Biodanza System is a method that works on every human being’s potential.

It reveals various possibilities and forms of expression to us. It is based on the positive resources of each of us, according to the author's method - the creator of the system, prof. Rolando Toro. Her father is a psychologist, anthropologist, poet and artist from Chile. And since the 1960s, system itself has been distributed in over 30 countries around the world as a method of personal development.

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„A man doesn’t live to dance, but dances to live happier”

Biodanza draws our attention into building relationships and bonds between people through eye contact. An eye contact is considered as the fundamental base of a beautiful and meaningful communication without words. This also helps to open the heart, transform person's needs and desires and to be ready for new experiences.


FRIDAY (18th March):

  • 8 PM – 10 PM BIODANZA

SATURDAY  (19th March):

  • 11 AM – 2 PM BIODANZA
  • 2 PM – 4 PM Lunch break & rest
  • 4 PM – 7 PM BIODANZA

SUNDAY  (20th March):

  • 10 AM – 1 PM BIODANZA
  • 1 PM – 3 PM Lunch break & rest
  • 3 PM – 6 PM BIODANZA


Dancing is barefoot. No dance experience is necessary. You can start Biodanza anytime and enjoy benefits from its practise!


Details of the workshop


18 – 20 March 2022 (Friday – Sunday)


March 18th    at 8 PM


March 20th    at 6 PM

VENUE: Warsaw
  • Accommodation & Food is not included in the price and is arranged by participants.
  • Due to the unstable economic situation in Poland, we reserve the right to raise the prices of accommodation, meals and workshops, based on exchange rates and official inflation rates in Poland.


  • 650 PLN


  • Jacek Towalski, mobile phone: +48 602 219 382
  • Maja Wołosiewicz - Towalska, mobile phone: +48 606 994 366,
  • Office, mobile phone: +48 662 759 576
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  1. Please register by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (giving your first and last name, phone number, the name and date of the workshop).
  2. Only after receiving an email with confirmation of your accommodation choice, please send a payment.
  3. We kindly ask you to pay a deposit in a week from registration. No payment within 7 days will cancel the registration. Please do not pay deposit before receiving an email confirmation of the reservation of your place in the workshop!
  4. Paying the deposit to our Centre means you agree to the Center rules and regulations, which you will receive by email upon registration.
  5. Please pay 200 PLN deposit to “Tu i Teraz” to the following account with description: "Deposit for Workshop 18-20.03.2022”.
  6. Refund will be available only within two weeks after a payment is registered into our account, but not later than two weeks prior to the event. In case of refund, the 20 PLN administration fee will be deducted from the deposit. The deposit cannot be transferred to another workshop.


Tu i Teraz

92 1020 3541 0000 5502 0206 3410

IBAN: PL92 1020 3541 0000 5502 0206 3410 (account in PLN)
IBAN: PL27 1020 3541 0000 5202 0364 3111 (account in EUR)


Cristiano Martins


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Cristiano Martins

Cristiano is a Biodanza (Rolando Toro System) Facilitator, certified by the Biodanza SRT School of Portugal and also a Didactic of the same System. He is part of the teaching staff at the Institute of Applied Psychology in the postgraduate course "Human Development and Therapy through Expressive Arts" and also collaborates with the Portuguese School of Biodanza in the accompaniment and supervision of students and new teachers. In the last few years he has dedicated himself to the creation of diverse signature workshops such as: "Roots in the Earth, Roots in Heaven"; "Chaos, Creativity and the Return of the Sacred"; "The Birth of the Cosmic Man"; "Under the Sign of Affection"; "Surrender to Love"; "Sacred Warrior"; "Ecstatic Lover"; "Mystic Magician"; "The King the Queen"; "Equinox and Solstice Celebrations" in Nature. Regular Didact In Berlin and Portugal; Also with agenda in Spain (Gran Canaria, Seville, Merida), France (Toulouse and Nantes), Montreal (Canada).

Born in 1979 in Freiburg im Braisgau, Germany, finally settled down in Oporto, Portugal. After graduating in clinical psycho-pedagogy, Cristiano was trained in Gestalt therapy; these tools permitted him to work during some years in the field of behavioural deviations. Simultaneously, he attended different theatrical and dance workshops.

Cristiano is one of the teaching staff at the Institute of Applied Psychology in the postgraduate course "Human Development and Therapy through Expressive Arts" and also collaborates with the Portuguese School of Biodanza through supervision of students and new teachers.


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Warmia and Mazury region


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