CENTER HERE AND NOW / WORKSHOPS / August 2023 / 13.08.23 - 20.08.23


Biodanza – Dance of Life. Awakening the Gods Within, A Journey Through Greek Myths, (Nowe Kawkowo)
Sun, 13. August 2023 - Sun, 20. August 2023
Cristiano Martins
August 2023



“In Each one of us dwells the “One” of Origin.”

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.

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.

Archetypes are a set of psychic images present in the Collective Unconscious, innate patterns from the depths of the human soul and are genetically inherited. It is the inaugural heritage of humanity, or as Carl Gustav Jung wrote, the DNA of the human soul, we could say that they are the psychological equivalent of instinct. The same author (major inspiration for this manifestation) treated the archetypes as psychological organs, analogous to physical ones in that both are morphological constructs that arose through evolution. They represent a unitary concept that structures behaviour patterns. By ARCHÉ TYPOS the wise men of antiquity, including the alchemists, designated the “imago dei” of humanity.


“In every corner of my being, there is an altar to a different god”

Fernando Pessoa

Myths are poetic and philosophical narratives, they are original revelations of the preconscious psyche. According to Jung “we don't invent myths, we experience them”. The activation or not of these internal patterns suggests our fundamental differences. Knowledge, especially the knowledge that comes through bodily experience, provides means of understanding and means of activating of these psychic realities. Greek myths, par excellence, remain current and relevant, because there is something profoundly true related to common human experience.

When Jung was asked why psychology is so young he replied that in the old days, myths were enough for people. They “represent psychological, metaphysical, sociological and cosmological functions” (Joseph Campbell).

Other cultures, perfectly connected with the “art of being”, knew that in order to know ourselves, we need to know the gods and goddesses that dwell within, we need, in the words of James Hillman, to “face the gods”. And “facing the gods” means waking up to the psychological dimensions that each one represents in our identity.

The following will be honored guests for this work:

Demeter | Persephone | Hades | Ares | Athena | Hermes | Dionysus | Khaos | Eros | Apollo | Artemis | Hestia | Hephaestus | Ariadne | Gaia | Uranus | Artémis | Others

Key authors for this creation:

Carl Gustav Jung | James Hillman | Kark Kerenyi | Jean Shinoba Bolen | Joseph Campbell | Riane Eisler | Spethen Fry | Thomas Moore & Douglas Gillette | Robert Bly

“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)


Life as the most Sacred of manifestations constantly asks us to reborn and become whole in a complete lovingness at every moment of our lives. The first step to take in this experiential Journey is to recognize that love is an art. In the same sense in which life in entire its splendor is an art. If we want to learn how to love, we should do the same things we do when we want to learn any other form of art, such as music or sculpture.

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.

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.

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.

No dance experience or preparation is necessary to start practicing Biodanza and experience its benefits. The dance is done barefoot.


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

Thank you for the opportunity to use beautiful photos from: Agnieszka Cytacka and Magdalena Mogielnicka.



Details of the workshop


  • 13 - 20 August 2023 (Sunday - Sunday)   

  • August 13th   at 6 PM at Dinner
  • August 20th   at 2 PM at Lunch
  • ”Here and Now” Personal and Spiritual Development Center in Nowe Kawkowo
  • 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.


  • 1600 PLN +  Food & Accommodation
  • Food 110 PLN / day (3 vegetarian meals)
  • Accommodation depending on standard: From 35 PLN - 140 PLN / night;
  • Only full board packages are available.


  • 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 220 PLN deposit to “Tu i Teraz” to the following account with description: "Name, Surname, 13-20.08.2023”.
  6. Refund will be available not later than 30 days 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.
  7. Remaining payment for the workshop is paid on spot and accepted in CASH only, after arrival to the Centre.


Tu i Teraz

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Cristiano Martins


cristiano martins

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.


© - Centre For Personal And Spiritual Development "Here And Now" in New Kawkowo.


New Kawkowo 52 A, the municipality Jonkowo 11-042
Warmia and Mazury region


Office: +48 662 759 576
Jacek Towalski: +48 602 219 382
Maja Wołosiewicz-Towalska: +48 606 994 366