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Discover the power of whirling.
Join us for an unforgettable experience: a Sufi-inspired Alchemy Spinning Workshop to expand our consciousness and connect with basic human goodness through our fully embodied presence.

Alchemy Spinning™ is a powerful and yet accessible whirling practice at the intersection of mindfulness and movement.
Inspired on Sufi Dervishes and other whirling dances of the world, Alchemy spinning makes the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits of whirling available to everybody.

Alchemy Spinning™ combines dance, movement, yoga, breath work, and meditation.

Alchemy Spinning™ is an excellent platform for personal growth, healing, innovation, group facilitation and artistic inspiration.
Experience an expanded state of consciousness
Become more aware, present and embodied
Discover your own true power to heal your life
Unleash your creativity and your artistic expression
Awaken joy, inner peace, and compassion towards self and others

We will work on several exercises that combine dance, yoga, breathing and meditation in order to connect deeply with our own bodies, balance the flow of energy in our chakras along our spines, and root ourselves firmly in the Earth, while charging up our energy and opening our hearts.  This is the key to avoid and manage dizziness.
We will learn basic whirling techniques and we will create and hold a safe space for the participants to spin at will, but each person is encouraged to spin according to their own needs and feelings, entering and exiting the spinning space as they feel compelled to.
We will end up the workshop with an integration in order to connect deeply with our experience, ideas, insights, healing and creativity through art.
Open to any person of any age and fitness level. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Date: February 20th 2016, 10:00am-6:00pm
Venue: Madrona Mind Body Institute, 310 Fort Worden Way, Port Townsend, WA
Cost: $85 Early Bird until February 6th. $100 after February 6th.


Raquel Boluda is an international dancer, dance activist, yogi, and transpersonal somatic therapist, originally from Barcelona, Spain. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She is trained in a wide variety of dance styles such as contemporary,  Middle Eastern, African, butoh, body weather, Danza Duende, and creative dance. She is also a yoga instructor, and a meditation teacher, and she has received training in chakra work, Shambhala Buddhism and Transpersonal Psychology.
In addition to Alchemy Spinning™, she founded Crisalis™, an art-based somatic therapy to treat eating disorders, sexual abuse, and trauma.

Raquel has been dubbed by the press as “the New Isadora Duncan of the Environment”, because her projects often have a message of consciousness and transformation.  Raquel has danced for UNESCO, Shambhala, TEDx, and other venues and organizations.
She also is a Founding Innovator at Kumu, an innovation Lab for transformative activism.