The Gurdjieff Sacred Dances workshop here in Boulder, CO, is for everyone who is interested in self exploration, in particular through movement. This workshop is offered as an introduction to one of the deepest, most rewarding movement awareness methods available today.
Cost: $259 Early Registration till May 24.
After payment, the organizer will get in touch with you and send the necessary registration forms for you to fill out and return. Your Osho Leela Store account will remain as your record of payment, and this can be accessed at any time should the need for a receipt arise. Refunds are given up to 24 hours before the start of the group. AFTER the group starts there are no refunds. Please read our refund policy in full.
The point of the work is not better performance or form of any kind. If you find yourself attracted to this work but are not sure if you will be able to learn the movements, don’t worry. The benefits come whether or not the movements are “performed correctly” or not. The point of the work is your consciousness and your experience of yourself expanding, deepening, revealing more options and potentials. The video on this page gives an idea of the work.
This workshop is offered as an introduction to one of the deepest, most intense self exploration methods on the planet today, taught by one of the most experienced teachers available. The method does not work via the mind, it works via the body/nervous system directly. This is not a workshop for dancers only, although dancers will find a new realm of experience in the work. It is a movement group, and a movement meditation. Phone with questions and concerns 720 203 1855.
“Given very precisely by Gurdjieff as a powerful tool for growth, the practice of the movements creates exceptional conditions for transforming the body – machine so that the forces of intelligence, heart, and action can freely expand. This happens through the development of a certain quality of attention and relaxation.”
- Amiyo Devienne
Amiyo Devienne is one of the foremost teachers of the Gurdjieff Sacred Movements in the world today. She travels the world giving workshops in this method, and will be coming to Boulder, CO in the US in June 2013 for her fifth workshop here.
Sacred Dances: The Method and Effects
Workshop: Included in the workshop is intensive practice of the dances created by Gurdjieff himself as well as study of Gurfjieff’s method called the Fourth Way. The combination of these Movements creates the possibility for the participant to experience an integration of body and no mind which is completely unique. There is no other movement technique or traching that challenges the participant in the same way as the Sacred Movement exercises.
Who can do it: All are welcome. This is not a workshop for dance professionals only, and is not a dance trainingas in for dance technique, although it involves very specific movements and requires some commitment from the participant. It is open for anyone with a desire for self exploration and growth through awareness and challenging the mind/personality structure. It uses movement techniques to break through the habitual structures of throught and feeling, but does not have performance as a goal.
“This workshop changed the whole way I felt and moved in my body.” – Rachael Freeman, Boulder
“Amiyo Devienne has a fire, an intensity and urgency, which I have never experienced in a movements or dance teacher before. She didn’t teach us dance techniques, she showed us a door to another consciousness….” – Clay Phipps, Boulder
“Amiyo is bringing a fire, a concentration to this work that makes it a must do workshop for anyone seeking more awareness and consciousness through movement and dance.” - James St Clair, Boulder
In depth explanation of who George Gurdjieff was, and the nature of his work through the Dances can be found here on the George Gurdjieff Sacred Dances website.
Originally dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and dance therapist, Amiyo is trained in
- several psycho-corporal techniques in Esalen Institute (USA)
- in African dance in Douala (Cameroon)
- in contemporary dance in France.
Amiyo Devienne studied Gurdjieff movements with Deborah Rose, Avrom Altmann and James Tomarelli, direct students of John G. Bennett. Amiyo lived many years in India, in the international commune of Osho, where she created a unique synthesis between the eastern and western visions of dance, and where she learned the stillness of meditation.
Since 1989, Amiyo works personally in the Gurdjieff teachings with the Fourth Way Master, Selim Aissel in France. For 30 years now, she travels worldwide, sharing her experiences with the Dances, with movement as a science, as an art, and as a tool for inner development, for both, amateurs and professionals. In 2002 she taught at Carolyn Carlson Institute “Accademia Isola Danza”.
Amiyo is currently leading Sacred Dances Seminars in
London, Madrid, Rome, Sicily, Munich, Nurnberg, New Delhi, Dharamsala, Moscow, St Petersburg, Boulder
A choreographer, she created and directed many performances of the Gurdjieff movements. She has also opened her school in Alsace, France, as well as Dharamsalla, India, where she offers initiation and training in Gurdjieff movements, as well as dance therapy-expression seminars.