Dancing the Stars
Feeling Your Self Through Astrology, Music and Movement
November 17-24, 2017
This astrological, musical and dance event will be like no other! After years of working as an astrologer, musician, yogi, and gymnast, Kaypacha, in unison with Mari Ljungqvist, Daniel Alzamora Dickin, and Zoe Mercury, will facilitate your journey into Self through AstroDance! Together we will meditatively feel into the planetary energy of your chart and bring it to life as a spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical reality. You will connect to your Soul, as revealed through your horoscope, on a cellular level and have the opportunity to actually experience the union of your celestial and earthly bodies uniting as one within and through you.
Originally creating the “Yoga of the Zodiac,” which brought music and yoga to the 12 basic archetypes, then developing Astro-Constellations (an astrological expression of the chart based on Burt Hellinger’s Family Constellations) and Astro Drama, wherein the individual planets are channeled, Kaypacha sees this as the culmination of his work to truly bring astrology to Life. You will come to know both yourself and the spiritual reality of the planetary beings as they reveal themselves through the combined mediums of meditation, sound, and movement.
Through the course of the workshop, we will explore each individual chart by expressing each one of its planets by sign and house through choreography. Each participant will have the opportunity to dance their chosen planet (or perhaps one you may be challenged with?), in unison with the others to bring alive both the dissonance and consonance within the soul of the individual. Finally, having witnessed your chart being danced by the group, you will also be offered the opportunity to dance your own version of Self in a solo performance if you desire. Either or both of these can be video recorded for your future posterity.
Mari will guide us every day in Open Floor movement
We use the dance to be FULLY EMBODIED – physically, emotionally, mindfully – a beautiful ride of being alive. It means we are present. To be embodied is to come to our senses. To show up and learn to stay with our experience. To feel our power and to make things happen in our world. When we live an embodied life we are fluid, flexible, and free to experience all of the wild and subtle moments that come by. To be embodied is to arrive at death in peace, free of regret for having missed our life because we weren’t home.
Day One: Arrive, settle in, have dinner together, and an Opening Talk by Kaypacha “What the $%&* Is Goin' On?” This is a 2 hour look at the past, present, and future through the lens of astrology and will serve as an introduction to the principles, energy, and evolutionary design of our times. It will help us orient ourselves and prepare for the inner work we came for. This talk is open to the public for $20USD at the door.
Day Two: “Becoming familiar with your astrological chart.” We will discuss, tone, move, and feel the 12 basic archetypes of the zodiac, the planets, and explain the houses and aspects of the birthchart. Open Floor dance - grounding into body awareness
Day Three: Following yoga and breakfast, we will gather together with Daniel as DJ, Mari and Zoe as dance instructors/assistants to help you feel into and move the energies of the 12 signs and 10 planets. Having done them together with yoga, you will now, with music and guidance, be encouraged to give a more personal expression through your dance movement. Open Floor dance - our choice to activate and settle in
Day Four – Six: Having danced the "pure archetypes" of the astrological elements of the chart, we will then begin to blend them together. This will be done according to each person's chart. Venus "moving" through Scorpio will differ from Venus "moving" through Gemini. Mars opposite Saturn will "move" differently than Mars trine Neptune. We may have two or three people together moving the Sun conjunct Mercury and Jupiter! With the genius of Daniel, who is also an astrologer, bringing the best music (you will have input too) we will gain a deep and personal understanding/feeling of astrology. Open Floor dance - what are we going towards and away from
Through all of the stages that lead up to actually "performing" a chart, Kaypacha will be interpreting the aspects and qualities of your chart. As you are moving your Venus square Saturn, he will be telling you what it means! That should help you move it lol! The idea is to create a safe, loving space for each individual to both feel into and more fully embrace their true life destiny as well as be a mirror/participant in each others unfolding. The degree of your participation and what you get out of this experience will directly correlate to how much you put yourself into it. We will not be forcing anyone to do anything they don't wish to do, and at the same time, encourage you NOT to come if you are not highly motivated to really engage yourself in the processes.
Day Seven: This will be the highlight of the event! We will pull out the camera, put on some costumes (coordinated beforehand), put on some prearranged music (from the previous days) and take turns dancing our charts! Ideally, we take turns dancing each other's charts and then each person individually dances their own (like starting with the Moon, then the Sun, on out to Pluto). We understand that some may have more experience and confidence with their dancing and will leave it open as to whether you would like to dance your chart solo or not (I know Kaypacha would be nervous!) Open floor dance - center our self
Day Eight: Some yoga, breakfast, and a farewell circle. Open floor dance - dissolving into unity
As with any co-creative adventure, this schedule will be subject to change day by day and hour by hour. We want everyone to have a good time, time on the beach, time to check out the town, and time to delve deeply into themselves. The people who show up and the 4 co-facilitators will all join together in making this an unforgettable life experience.
Free Gift! In order to gain the most benefit from this program and not hold back the group, you will need at least a basic understanding of the signs and planets and aspects of your birthchart. For this reason, your registration includes Kaypacha’s webinar Astrology 101 webinar series ($110) so you can learn these basics beforehand! In it, he goes through the meaning of the signs, planets, houses, and aspects (16 hours total). Look for the link to check out the webinar series in your purchase confirmation email!
Facilitated by these four artists you will have the opportunity to experience yourself as a soul being incarnating the essential spiritual qualities of your soul. We hope you will join us in giving birth to the movement of the future: AstroDance! Please register early as space is limited.
Venue: Anahata Retreat Center, House No. 367, Ashvem Beach, Beside Ajoba Temple, Taluka Pernem, Mandrem, Goa 403512, India
Anahata is a leading retreat center in Goa bringing together the best yoga facilities, beautiful eco-chic accommodations, delicious healthy food and a supportive staff to make your dream retreat come true, all set on a wide pristine Ashvem beach and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The meaning of “Anahata” in the Sanskrit language is “unstruck” or “unchanged”.
Anahata’s cuisine takes the folklore and tasty ingredients of the traditional Goan and Indian recipes and integrates them with an original accent into a healthy diet specially designed for yogis. Our meals are gourmet healthy style based on locally grown produce and freshly caught fish and seafood. All meals include gluten-free and vegan options.
***All rooms are double occupancy. Single occupancy upgrades may be available for an additional cost.
Cost: $750 USD Workshop Only
Cost includes all activities, astrology and yoga!
$20USD at the door for the evening talk only - open to the public.
**Transportation to and from the retreat center is not included. Airport transfers are available for Rs 2000(Day flights)2500(night flights). It's also possible to share a multi-seater van with other participants.