Workshops

We explore and search for joy through various expressions. Constantly innovating and reinventing ourselves, the workshops we share and offer are also constantly evolving. They can be adapted to the needs of an individual or a group if required or essential. We learn as we teach, and so sharing with you some of our workshop modules.

Purna Prana

Taught to our teachers Poojarini and Shaupon da by Francoise Morriset (1931-2008 – also known as Purna Prema in Pondicherry), who developed, practiced and taught body work for over 40 years in France and in India at The Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Purnadi learnt this method from well known ballet teacher, Lucette Almanzor. Born in Paris in 1912, Lucette was also one of the initiators of the Danish Ballet Dance Company. Subsequently, she collaborated with Uday Shankar (1900-1977). With her knowledge of ballet, and his grounding in yoga (asana and pranayama) and traditional classical dance, together they evolved this system, combining all that they knew, which can be called Asanas in movement, and which is meant to form a basis for all dance – eastern and western.

Atmagyan

Aren’t these interesting times we live in?

All around you, your mind registers disorder, success, chaos, calamity, disorganization, arrogance, dishonesty, greed, lust, crime

If you look closer, there appears opportunity, transparency, integrity, responsibility, humility, grace

Don’t agree?

Within you, you feel happiness, anger, dismay, hostility, helplessness, depression, contraction, stress, darkness

If you go deeper, you have tasted lightness, clarity, shifts, depth, growth, creativity, radiance, joy

Not sure?

Come and be with Puneeta Roy and Dilip Shankar as they share with you Universal concepts and tools for self awareness and empowerment.

Classical Music

Our dearest Guruji Taun ji left for his heavenly abode quite suddenly on 16th September 2020. We are blessed to have been learning from him for several years. He now sings to the highest audience – His Lord, as he did most truly while here with us.

Tarun Krishna Das was born in Brindavan. Disciple of the Great Dhrupad Master, Pt Vidur Mallick of Darbhanga Gharana, Tarun was inspired and drawn towards music by his elder brother Radha Govind Das. He was also a disciple of Pandit Jasraj. Training in Dhrupad – Dhamar and Haveli Sangeet from the age of ten, he performed widely in prestigious music festivals, and had to his credit many titles and felicitations. But it was his dedication to art, and true devotion (bhakti) that made his music an experience of true bliss. His music shall remain in our hearts.

Scrapilicious

Recycling should be a way of life, shouldn’t it? In our modern lives, we cause so much waste. Doing our very small bit towards a more sustainable and conscious world, we offer many facilitators and several modules for recycling.

  • Jewellery, art and household items from nature and recycled material with Mandakini
  • Christmas decorations made from scrap with Mrinalini and Mukesh
  • Recycle envelopes with Mrinalini
  • Bags from scrap with Mrinalini

Teacher Training

Teachers are the backbone of society. Apart from knowing their subjects well, teachers are expected to be creative, sensitive, inspiring, innovative, etc etc! We like to work with teachers at a human level, using the tools of theatre (role play, improv, play making, voice-speech, trust games, theatre in the classroom work), meditation, self awareness tools, trust games and various other tools. We like to design the workshop according to the requirement of the individual and the group. We have had the privilege to work on a regular basis with teachers at Bluebells School International since 2003. We have also had the privilege to work with teachers from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Army Public School NOIDA, Heritage School (Gurgaon) among others.

Corporate Training

We have undertaken many kinds of training workshops with numerous companies, corporates,  institutions and organisations. These include team building workshops, self awareness workshops, presentation skills workshops, voice and speech workshops among others.

We have facilitated workshops with top, middle management and ground staff of organisations like 20-20 Media, Pravah, Danceworx,  CNBC, CNN-IBN, Denave, Lepra India Trust, Kingdom of Dreams to name a few.

Karmic Research Centre and Centre for Creative Expressions have been collaborating since 2009 with the UK based proffessional role playing company Impromptu UK (https://impromptultd.com/). We have learnt along the way, while we participate as role players in the many leadership training programmes Impromptu is a part of.

 

 

Cooking

A workshop for those who want to learn the basics of North Indian home food cooking. A do it yourself four day workshop with Geeta Aunty – discover your instincts of cooking with love…

Many extensions possible.

Also, cooking without fire workshops for the little ones!

Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES for all age groups, with Aditya Roy

Learn from Aditya Roy at LightHaven India in Goa.

LightHaven is the fulfilment of a dream for an immersive martial arts and movement training space. A place where one can pick up skills not just to defend themselves like a warrior but to also live like a warrior in their everyday lives. It was a dream of unity, where people from all martial arts are welcome to come and train together, share and grow together as one community, one family.

“LightHaven is my hope for a different kind of martial artist.”Aditya Roy (Founder and Head Instructor)

We invite you to explore our engaging and diverse course schedule, and stop by for a visit at your convenience.

https://www.lighthavenindia.com/

Working with Nature

We have found a wonderful friend and torch bearer in Ramji, who is an explorer and a naturist, and whenever we can, we invite Ramji to come and share with us his deep wisdom.

He explores making jewellery with seeds, papier mache, tie and dye, organic soap making, making a natural anti-septic cream. Ramji can identify insects, birds, plants, wild life, and it is always inspiring and invigorating to be with him.

Ramji, or Ramawatar Singh has been designing jewellery since 2005. He was first inspired to create jewellery from seeds while at a Herbs and Healing workshop where he saw someone work with seeds. Fascinated with the possibilities – a million kinds of seeds to work with! – he began experimenting and creating his own designs.

His work is inspired by nature, and he uses mostly seeds and paper waste, transforming even the most inconspicuous seeds into little pieces of art. The seeds used in his jewellery are collected zealously on his travels across India.

Besides designing jewellery and sharing his skills with the community, Ramawtar works with “Swapathgami Walkouts Walkon Network” (see facebook page), and co-organises various Swapathgami events and workshops on Art & Craft, Self-Healing, Organic farming, Cycle Yatras…

To see some of Ramawatar`s work, visit (fb page link):
https://www.facebook.com/ramawtar/media_set?set=a.10204918027416469.1073741853.1413938254&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/ramawtar/media_set?set=a.1031987525973.2005949.1413938254&type=3

 

Dance Meditations with Gilles

The idea of meditations is to make a person more alert – relaxed, yet more alert. For us at the Centre, meditation is merely a tool to achieve this kind of relaxed alertness. We experiment with meditation freely, with excellent results.

Meditation for us is an exciting tool for enhancing creativity, for improving expression, and sharpening our visualisation. It is by no means restricted to rites and rituals. Ultimately, for us at the Centre, our whole life, every moment of our life, is a meditative state.

The dance meditations that we do at the Centre encompass this beautifully. Developed and conducted by Gilles Chuyen.

Currently, Gilles conducts Dance Meditations online. Here’s a note from him:
DANCE MEDITATION CLASSES:
Dance meditation is a meditation but instead of being seated and still, we are standing and in the flow of movement. The session starts with a gentle warm up to relax the entire body. Then, eyes closed, standing, the participants are guided through my instructions and soulful music to let the body express.
One experiences a great sense of freedom through this process, exploring one’s inner colours, releasing emotional blocks, transparent to one’s true nature of joy and lightness.

Sessions happen on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
On Zoom. Timings according to participants’ preferences.
Duration : 40 minutes
Energy exchange Rs 350 per session
Contact Gilles Chuyen #9810026115
https://youtu.be/HPEpdAq4A3g

Gilles also offers other sessions online:

Come and explore the energies of New Earth within you

We are going through a collective upgrade.

Let us pause and be vulnerable to this change and open up to what body, mind and emotions have to express about this New Soul journey

A New Earth and a New You blossoming together

DANCE THERAPY WEEK

This workshop is about opening and healing all layers of yourself through movement.

WE WILL SPECIFICALLY TAP INTO A THEATRE APPROACH of movement.

During the week, we will explore breath work, visualisation, connection to one’s inner colours as characters, expression of emotions through dance and much more.

Energy exchange Rs 1250/-

Rs 2,000 for 2 if you join with a friend

DAILY PERSONAL HEALING SESSIONS ON ZOOM

every day from 7.30 to 8 p.m

These sessions use the power of meditation, chakra cleansing, colour therapy, inner child healing and Animal Spirit Guidance to release blocks and gain clarity on one’s life path.

Energy exchange Rs 500 per session

LATIN JAZZ dance for beginners

Relax and rejoice with fun music and dance from the Latin American world.

Simple steps from Salsa, Mambo, samba to connect to joy.

Designed for the entire family, grandparents, parents and children could spend a great moment TOGETHER.

Sessions on demand

Contact Gilles Chuyen #9810026115

Theatre Workshops

Theatre is an empowering tool for self discovery.  We work with actors and theatre workers of course, but we also take the tools to groups and individuals – children, young adults and adults, teachers, professionals and corporates.

Diverse, and dynamic, we explore theatre as a tool of self awareness, as a great opportunity for self discovery, team work, shedding inhibitions, building on tools of communication, empathy, trust, speech, voice, posture, alertness, listening skills, etc.

Kathak Workshops with Madhura

Kathak

Introducing Kathak workshops by Madhura Phatak

Madhura is a Kathak practitioner since 1998, when she made her first debut in the performance ambit. She has trained over decades from Guru Prabha Marathe in Pune and Guru Dr. Shovana Narayan in Delhi. Madhura uses Kathak as a tool to delve into her connection with the universe and use it as her language of self-expression.

What inspires her to teach is her sensitivity towards many out there, who often long for years to learn the art, but never make it due to circumstances and social conditions. Using the lockdown as a step towards opening the path towards this performing art, she welcomes aspirants of all ages, from 15 years onwards.

Customised workshops for theatre practitioners! Curious enthusiasts are welcome!

For more details reach out: madhur008@gmail.com

Whatsapp only: 98102 98637

Connecting Within with Swati

People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking peacefully on earth is a real miracle. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Connecting Within – Integral Yoga Online Classes for adults

“Connecting Within” is aimed towards finding the peace we all seek. The class seeks to find good health, calmness and peace, through stillness and awareness of breath, body, thoughts and energy, within and without. The work attempts to integrate “head, heart and hand” so the whole being benefits from the sessions. The core practices of this integral yoga class include: Asana, Pranayama, mantra chanting, mudra, bandha, deep relaxation through Yoga Nidra along with Dharana and meditation techniques.

New session starting from 20th July. All are welcome. Stay safe at home and practice online with Swati Mohan. You can join from anywhere in the world! Please drop a whats app text on 9990510719 to join in.

Swati and Danza also offer:

Dance first think later!

Online Dance classes for all (Jazz and contemporary dance)

Dance is celebration of the moving body. Dance helps to stay fit. Dance helps to connect to your own creative voice. Dance is fun and dance is a way to know oneself deeply. We offer classes in jazz and contemporary dance (release technique) for kids and adults to share the joy of dancing widely. New session starting from 17th July and every 4 weeks we open admissions. For in depth information on our work visit www.danzaperformingarts.in. Stay safe at home and dance online with our founder Swati Mohan. You can join from anywhere in the world! Please drop a whats app text on 9990510719 to get on the joyride of dance!

About the teacher: Swati Mohan

Swati works with dance, theatre practices, yoga, meditation, writing and singing for “Finding Inner Connections” between body and mind in order to research ways of “bring present”, healing and discovering one’s unique creative voice. She is a passionate teacher and shares her findings with anyone interested in unknown places within their “self” through conversations, workshops, classes and choreographic processes. Founder and director of Danza Performing Arts, alumna of The Danceworx Performing Arts Academy, she is one of the visiting faculty members at National School of Drama, New Delhi and The Shriram School, Gurgaon.

Office Mobile: +91 – 9990510719

website: www.danzaperformingarts.in