Where: Bhavana Yoga Center, Athens
What is biomatic anatomy
Biomatic Anatomy is a holistic approach of body perception and movement, the result of continuous study and research of it’s founder Apostolia Papadamaki. Aims to remind us the primary instincts of movement and gain experiential and theoretical knowledge of the human skeleton, the joints and how they work. The belief that the body knows it’s prime perfect nature is established. Movement patterns connect with emotional patterns. In Biomatic Anatomy,we emphasize on knowing -thy -self through knowing-our -Breath. We aim to realize our movement patterns and to replace them with new movement patterns that allow the joints to work fully with the necessary muscle involvement. Always connected with our breath, we increase our mobility, eliminate our pains,fears,restrictions and create confidence and euphoria.
Intro Biomatic Anatomy Workshop whats included
Theory & Practice
• Presentation and holistic approach of our Skeleton:
How we were born to move, how the freedom of a joint affects the freedom of another joint.
• Function of (our own) natural breathing.
• Improvement of spinal mobility.
• Improving Propreoception.
• Awareness of “old automated” movement patterns,opening the space for new movement patterns.
• Observing our own personal way of moving.
• Learn how to recognize the maximum range of movement of our basic joints passively, aiming to use it when we move energetically.
• Practice selected moves by emphasizing the holistic energy flow of the mind and body.
Initiation to the basic principles of Biomatic Anatomy
• Tracing the bones
• Moving the bones instead of the muscles.
• Mindful Breathing
• Mindful Touch
• Non verbal communication
• Holistic energy flow of body and mind.Tuning into our optimal frequency.
Instructions for the participants
Wear comfortable and lightweight clothes in multiple layers. Light clothing helps to touch the bones over clothes (Please dont wear Lycra and/or tight pants ). Bring a notebook with you, you might want to write something. All the participants will receive notes by email when the workshop is completed.
Biomatic Anatomy Workshops @ Bhavana Yoga Center :
1st Cycle: Intro Biomatic Anatomy Workshop
Saturday 30/9 & Sunday 1/10/2017
2nd Cycle: Head,Neck & Shoulders
Saturday 2/12 & Sunday 3/12/2017
3rd Cycle: Breath, Diaphragm & Psoas
Saturday 10/2/2018 & Sunday 11/2/2018
4th Cycle: Pelvis & Sacrum
Saturday 28/4/2018 & Sunday 29/4/2018
Duration for all workshops is 8 hours.
Saturday 14:00-18:00 και Sunday 11:00-15:00
It is highly recommended to attend both days, this workshop is designed in its entity. Priority will be given to participants who are interested in attending both days.
Registration is absolutely necessary.
For a single cycle 75€
Early bird 60€*
*Valid for registrations up to 30 days before the beginning of the cycle.
**The prices above include VAT 24%
Apostolia Papadamaki is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, a traveler, performer and teacher. An ongoing life learner, Apostolia studied release contemporary dance and contact improvisation at Movement Research – New York, Ashtanga Yoga at Jivamukti Center – New York and Alexander Technique with Shelley Shenter.
Being a lover of arts and movement she also studied Physical Theater, Ai ki Do, Scuba Diving (Rescue Diver Padi), Craniosacral Therapy, Rei-Ki and Shamanic practices, collaborating with inspiring artists, musicians, and teachers in many lands.
Being thankful to life , Apostolia founded The Happiness Retreat to share her knowledge,experience and joy with other beautiful souls.
After 20 years of ongoing studies and research on movement Apostolia, founded Biomatic Anatomy, a holistic approach to movement that expands to Impulse Dance, Floating Body and her Yoga teachings. She believes that everybody is a perfect human being, in any age and can find fulfilment through movement. In her methods there are no boundaries of age, body structure, nationality, identity.
Payment & Cancellation Policy
For cancellations received 30 days prior to the event: full participation. No refunds for cancellations in less than 30 days notice, unless we can fill your space. In case of retreat cancellation on our behalf, full workshop participation refund (ticket and transportation costs not included).