“Breathing Being at the Garden of Healing Apollo”
6 day summer retreat Amerta movement meditation with the exceptional master teacher Suprapto Suryodarmo (Indonesia)
19th to 25th of August 2018 (5hrs daily)
An intensive workshop on awareness and the art of being present through free form movement meditation will take us into an experiential journey to the core of ourselves. Relaxing the body-mind we come into contact with our essence, our true spirit, our creative potential. The practice encourages mindfulness and the movement of our heart while we come into contact with unnecessary habits and mechanisms that inhibit our expression.
Through this process we discover pathways that connect us to our inner space experiencing flow, pleasure and a sense of expansion. Discovering ways to sink into our selves, we learn how to support our being with trust. From the state of presence we communicate, we inter-relate, we allow our selves to play and express our authenticity in oneness. Suprapto with his exceptional teaching, brings religiocity, art and nature into the practice. He offers us a unique way to embody images that release memories, sensations, emotions and mirror our true self that reveals our story.
The retreat can be attended by anyone interested in meditative movement. There is no need for physical or technical skills on dance and movement in order to participate. Practitioners from any kind of meditation practices, performers, artists, therapists as well as people from various professions are all welcomed.
Since 1970, Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto) has studied free movement, Vipassana, and Javanese Sumarah meditation techniques – placing these practices within the nature, temple, and human field. He was initiated into Javanese Theravadin Buddhism in 1974 and also created a new ritual art that he titled “Wayang Buddha” (Buddha’s Shadow-Puppet). In 1986, Prapto established his own school Padepokan Lemah Putih, a uniquely landscaped garden in Mojosongo, just north of Solo, Central Java. He has taught and performed in Indonesia, Europe, the UK, Australia, USA, Mexico, Japan, India, and the Philippines for over 20 years. The main intention of his Joged Amerta movement work is to develop a way to lessen the sense of identification through the practice of movement arts. Hence, it is more than an approach to improvisation; Joged Amerta is a practice cultivating an attitude towards life.
In 1997, Suryodarmo initiated “Sharing Movement” circulation in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Australia; and “Web Art Garden”, a worldwide network of artists and presenting organizations. In 1998, he served as an artist delegate at the ASIAN-Europe Meeting II in London, UK; and in 2004 presented in the Asian Traditional Arts Festival: Shaman Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Prapto is a founding member of Yayasan Dharma
Samuan Tiga in support of Art & Religiosity in Bedulu, Bali; and a charter founder and chairperson of the board for the International Foundation for Dharma Nature Time, an International cooperative foundation.
He has taught and performed in Indonesia, Europe, the UK, Australia, USA, Mexico, Japan, India, and the Philippines for over 20 years.
Suprapto has taught 10day retreats in Greece a number of times from 1997 until 2000 organized by Christina Klissiouni. The environment of Greek land, its rich culture and the special light of this country have been very strong resources that influenced deeply both himself and each participant. We are honoured and very happy to announce this workshop today and share it with his community.
Dance performance at Tachelles, Berlin 1999. ”Embracing the daemons & the diamond”
Suprapto & Christina Klissiouni & Slamet Gundorw.
Ambelionas retreat Center at Arkadia – Pelloponisos in the south Greece.
Ambelionas is a stone-built village, an idyllic place secluded in the mountains, surrounded by magnificent nature which you will have the opportunity to explore by walking next to beautifull springs and quiet paths.
Close to the significant archeological site of Epicurious Apollon temple and Neda waterfalls.
- Workshop fees: 450€ per person
- Food: 100€ per person for 6 days (including breakfast and one main course. We intend to share one main meal all together as a group at the hotel. The second meal is optional and it can be paid a la cart at the hotel restaurant.)
- Accommodation per person @Ambelionas retreat Center
a) Single room with double bed 85€ per day
b) Double room shared by two persons 55€ per day
c) There are two suite apartments with two spacious rooms that can accommodate three to four persons and that costs 155€ per day (approximately 40€ per day)
Date for reservation: 15th of June 2018
Deposit for booking until the above date: 270€
(170€ deposit for the workshop fees and 100€ for accomodation. We need a definite confirmation on your choice for the single, double or triple room until this date)
IBAN: GR31 0171 0030 0060 0301 0117 551
Any commission requested by the greek bank (4-5 euros) should be paid by the depositor.
Please notice that there is no refund in case of cancellation.
HOW TO GET THERE
Option one: Athens airport or Patra city to Andritsaina village at Peloponissos by hired car or by bus (KTEL arkadias 0030 2710 222 560 – firstname.lastname@example.org) (KTEL bus company form Athens-Kifissos 0030 210 5124910, 0030 210 5124911, 0030 210 5132601). From Andritsaina village you can hire a taxi that costs 20-25€ to drive you to Ambelionas retreat (15′).
Option two: Kalamata city / airport to Ambelionas village, we can hire a mini van in order to transport the participants. The total cost of the van is 130€ and the amount will be shared depending on the number of occupants!
The distance between Kalamata – Ambelionas is 70kms and it takes about 1hr and a half to get there.
The meeting for this transportation will be in the morning at the 19th and our practice will start in the aftrenoon after lunch.