Sound & Silence: MOVE 2 - 6th Sept
Dona’s purpose is simple: to be fully, fiercely, unapologetically alive. She provides space for people to awaken through their bodies, helps them fall in love with themselves again, and guides people in conceiving and giving birth to an expanded version of themselves filled with spice, depth, and juiciness. She does these through Embodiment practices, Energy Management, and advocating an approach to Women’s Wellbeing that honors the Inner Moon feminine energy cycle.As a pioneer of movement meditation in the Philippines since 2000 and Yin Yoga since 2010, Dona teaches embodied movement and somatic awareness, improvisational dance, free flowing Yoga focused on the inner energetic flow and unfolding from within, Yin Yoga and Meridian Exercises, and spontaneous music making. In Dona’s classes and movement labs, you will expand perspective, explore different ways of inhabiting one’s body, and bring harmony to Self by skillfully navigating the oscillation between Yin and Yang. Her practical approach bridges age-old philosophy and new scientific developments with modern day living infused with sensuality.
Dona believes that movement awakens not only the individual. Dance connects, creates, heals and enlivens the community. As an artist and community builder, Dona focuses on improvisational dance, invocations, and rituals, often inviting the community to co-create with her. Collaborations with musicians, poets, and visual artists excite and inspire her which led to the creation of Sayaw Galaw, a monthly improv jam of merry movement and music makers in Manila.
Dona is deeply grateful to and inspired by her beloved teachers and elders Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten, the teachings of cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrienas taught to her by her mentor Carol Cano, the work of Gabrielle Roth, and her own exploration of her indigenous roots.
Sayaw Galaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wLRlny5SBg&spfreload=10
Transitio Manila improvised performance https://www.facebook.com/david.esteban/videos/10154951457660822/
EMBODYING THE WARRIOR’S WAY (workshop)
The Warrior is the modern day leader. To tread her path is to show up fully and truthfully. Through movement, we will embody and awaken our fully present Warrior ready to respond with clarity and accountability while remaining fluid and flexible. We will find our ground, explore hard and soft boundaries, and discover ways of communicating and relating from a place of deep respect and desire to enrich each other’s personal power.