Deepening Sexuality and Affectivity

Sexuality is the most powerful energy in the Human Body/Mind. You know this in your own experience! Sexual attraction happens instantly, whereas the mental/ emotional level, getting to know or understand someone takes ages. Sexuality is also the most repressed energy in all major religions. As a result, culturally there are so many taboos…what is  OK, what is not etc. More recently, this repression has loosened. However, it has been ‘muddied’  by digital pornography. This has had the effect of ‘hardening’ the psyche, making people more distanced, imagining that it can replace real connection with other human beings! When sexuality is devoid of affectivity it becomes mechanical, robotic, maybe even abusive. This is the arena of sadomasochism etc. That happens when people are so distanced from love and tenderness, that they need pain to enter the arena.
This weekend retreat has been designed to expand and deepen your ability to explore your sexual nature within an affective and safe environment. .The weekend was originally planned just for Biodanza Facilitators and SUS’s (the first time it’s ever been proposed in the UK)
Several Facilitators will be attending, but not enough to make this project financially possible, especially as Melanie is flying in from Vienna,Austria.
It is now open to those with OVER 1 year of regular weekly classes and/or attending a Biodanza school for over 1 year.
If you are not a Facilitator or SUS, please complete the application form:
If approved, Altair will send you the account details.  Facilitators and SUS’s please contact me directly to book.

Melanie Delval started out as an artist and painter. When she discovered Biodanza, she realised she had found ‘The Art of Life!’ She trained with Rolando Toro Araneda, the creator of Biodanza, in Italy. For many years she translated for him at Congresses and classes. She is the Director of the school of Vienna, Austria. Melanie is also an Inca trained Shaman. Melanie posted this video for our retreat.

Altair de Almeida is a Co-Director of the London School of Biodanza.  He has been on his Inner Transformation work since 1975, 48 years ago. He is also an Acupuncturist, Shiatsu practitioner, Tai Chi and Qigong teacher. He speaks and writes on Health and Wellness. Altair made this recording to explain a little more about Melanie and this special retreat


 Date: Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2023

Times: Friday 7.30 to 9.30/10pm. Saturday 30th 1.15pm for a 1.45pm start to 7.30pm.  Sunday 1st October 1.15pm for a 1.45pm start to 6.30pm

Venue: Friday  St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3NP. 7 mins walk from Kew Gardens Tube station

Saturday & Sunday St. John the Divine Church Hall, Sovereign Gate, 18 – 20 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2NA. 5 mins walk from Richmond tube station

Investment: Early Bird £147 by 10th July.  After 11th July £167   After 1st Sept £187  No cheques please.

Enquiries: Email: Tel: 07855 108 777

Terms & Conditions:

As this retreat was intentionally created for specific, limited numbers of experienced Biodancers, if you need to cancel, you’ll need to get someone experienced to replace you or forfeit the money paid. Thanks for your understanding.


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