Lovers Workshop: Movement for the Soul
In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest
where no-one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.
Lovers Workshop is a 2,5 hour workshop where couples get introduced to different ways of moving and working together. With exercises that builds trust, concentration and intimacy, we invite them to explore and enjoy each other in a non-sexual yet very personal way. It starts soft with exercises that stimulates concentration and awareness and after we go through a more energetic part with weight sharing exercises, games and a bit of improvisation and we finish with a simple meditation and massage. The workshop is aimed towards people who would like to experience movement as a tool of expression and connection more than as a technical tool. It is for people who aren’t afraid of moving, having fun and are ready to explore new sides of themselves and the connection to their partner.
We are Raquel Miro and Carl Staaf, two professional dancers who have been working with the body for more then 20 years. After performing around in Europe for many years we are now finding new ways of sharing and spreading dance, awareness and joy. Since a few years we have been expanding our horizons and are now at the side of dancing, also teaching yoga and giving thai massage.
We are very interested in the body and natural health and how movement can help, heal and connect us humans with each other. This workshop is the result of what we love doing and what we feel people like to experience. It is one of many things we are currently involved in concerning movement, health and awareness. For more information please see our website.
Raquel grew up in Barcelona and studied classical ballet at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. She continued at IT Dansa at the same time finishing her bachelor studies in Tourism. After, she moved to Switzerland where she started working at Stadttheater St. Gallen and later continued her career as a freelance dancer collaborating with companies such as Titoyaya, Cie. Linga, L’anònima Imperial, Items Philipp Egli, Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble, Joshua Monten and others. She is also a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, teaching mainly in Barcelona but sometimes also for dance companies in Switzerland such as Konzert Theater Bern and Cie. Linga. She has also been teaching yoga at Yoga Dance Workshops in Barcelona and ShantiLoco Retreats, retreats her and Carl are holding together with friends in Sweden. As a dance teacher she teaches regularly at Ritmes in Badalona and has been a guest teacher at the Profitrainning in Basel and at Cie Linga in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Carl grew up in Stockholm and was educated at Lasse Kühlers Dansskola and at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm. After university studies in dance at Codarts,
Rotterdam Dance Academy, he moved to Switzerland where he has been working with Tabea Martin and József Trefeli. In 2015 he started practicing Thai Massage and has since then at the side of dancing been treating people and lately teaching workshops.
Carl loves contact improvisation and improvisation and in his classes you learn how to build awareness towards yourself and your partner and how to let the magic of two create the moment. He also very interested in food and health and is currently studying to become a Personal Trainer and Holistic Health Practitioner at the CHEK Academy. Carl’s passion is to help people feel better through movement, diet and lifestyle.
10. November 2018