CENTER HERE AND NOW / WORKSHOPS / December 2023 / 01.12.23 - 03.12.23


Biodanza – Dance of Life. Transcendence, the Power of One, (Warsaw)
Fri, 1. December 2023 - Sun, 3. December 2023
Cristiano Martins
December 2023



 Love is in essence an emotion of eternity The feeling of unity recovered The awareness that we have always been eternal” Maria Flavia Monsaraz

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.

Transcendence is the perception of oneself as part and expression of the whole, it implies a transposition of the borders of the self, the ability to surrender and at the same time being totally anchored in our own centre. It is an invitation to open up to a greater totality, including your fellow humans, the unconscious reality and the entire universe in all it ́s subtle expressions, known and unknown. In Biodanza, connection to the transcendent is the body experiential perception that the divinity is not separated from the individualized being, but the two express themselves in a relationship of continuity. Transcendence is a “natural function to establish essential connections with everything that exists: other human beings, animals, plants and minerals - in short, with the cosmic whole.” R. Toro


“A decisive question for the human being is this: Do you have the Infinite as a reference?”

C.G. Jung

Ancient traditions found different words to describe this phenomenon Hinduism tells us about the experience of Samadhi, Buddhism brought the concept of Nirvana, the Zen describes in detail the experience of the Satori. The modern world founded on science presents us with the “ultimate experience”, the “transpersonal experience”, the “cosmic experience”. All expressions that try to come close to an ineffable conception, which can only be touched through an experiential dive.

Reference authors for this creation: Pierre Weil | Leonardo Boff | Carl Gustav Jung | Maria Flavia Monsaraz | Mircea Eliade | Rolando Toro | Joseph Campbell and Other's

Transcendence in Biodanza is a natural human function to establish essential connections with everything that exists: other human beings, animals, plants and minerals - in short, with a cosmic whole.

The word "transcend" means to cross the line. We often talk about moving to a new level of reality, e.g. after death.

In Biodanza, the concept of transcendence refers to overcoming the power of the ego and going beyond our perception of ourselves in order to identify with the unity of nature and the essence of man. People who cannot abandon self-awareness are unable to enter into transcendent experience.

The word "trans" comes from the term "transir", meaning transit, moving from one state to another. Its most common meaning is a change in the state of consciousness.

The trance induced during the Biodanza exercises and ceremonies is integrative. States of fear disappear and the doors of perception begin to open. Coming out of the integration trance can be compared to "rebirth". Trans in Biodanza enables the process of "re-education".

The experiences of "falling into a trance", "entering a trance" refer to a psychophysiological mechanism in which a person submits to certain external or internal conditions in order to enter a different state of consciosness.


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 splendour 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.

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.

Biodanza also strengthens the "lineas de vivencia", which are lines of vitality within five specific areas: vitality, sexuality, creativity, affection and transcendence.

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.


„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.

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


FRIDAY (December 1st)

  • 8 PM – 10.00 PM BIODANZA

SATURDAY  (December 2nd):

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

SUNDAY  (December 3rd):

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

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



Details of the workshop


  • 1 - 3 December 2023 (Friday – Sunday)

  • December 1st  at 8 PM

  • December 3rd  at 6 PM

  • Warsaw


  • 900 PLN
  • 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.


  • 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. 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!
  3. Paying the deposit to our Centre means you agree to the Centre Rules and Regulations, which you will receive by email upon registration.
  4. Please pay 200 PLN deposit to “Tu i Teraz” to the following account with description: "Name & Surname, 1-3.12.2023”.
  5. 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.
  6. Remaining payment for the workshop is paid on spot and accepted in CASH only, after arrival to the workshop venue.


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


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.


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Warmia and Mazury region


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