Mon 27 May - Sun 2 Jun 2024
Europejskie Centrum Budo, Stara Wieś 1 97-570 Przedbórz, Dojo, Poland
Polish - polski and English (United Kingdom)
Anna Sierpowska: Click to Show Email.
Early bird: £650/ £750. Full Price: £750/ £850
This event ended on Sun 2 Jun 2024.


INITIATION is an adventurous and imaginative 7-day dance intensive with fine companions, excellent guidance and far-reaching results. The focus of our work is to bring awareness, responsibility, fluidity, and ultimately gratitude to life’s journey. To help you to learn all you can from your personal history and free you from any belief that your past has to create your future.

INITIATION will bring healing and understanding to your own journey and that of your ancestors and support you to pass on your wisdom, and not your wounds, to the next generation. We will work with the 9 cycles of the life journey:

Conception, birth, childhood, puberty, adolescence, adulthood, maturity, old age and death.

We visit the landscapes, in movement, of the first five cycles. Rooted in physical movement we will invoke the archetypal energy of each cycle. We will acknowledge what has been, transform what we can, and, learning from the lessons and challenges of our lives, give it all back to the dance.

When we arrive at the transition between adolescence and maturity, we will spend some of the the day on a mini-Vision Quest to gain a sense of overview of your life now. As further preparation for assuming responsibility for your life, we will then invoke Death as a teacher to remind us all that our time here is precious and short.

In your welcome letter, you will receive several requests to bring photos and objects. These will become part of the rituals, and will be described in detail as we move closer to the date.

The Intention of INITIATION
The intention is to create the freedom of body, heart and mind to be able to view our past as the perfect training for living a creative, empowered and connected life now. People leave this workshop with a sense of forgiveness for the past, acceptance in the present, inspiration and a clear sense of the work they must do in order to manifest and offer the gifts they have inside them.

Accept, digest, release, heal and transform your past
Accept yourself and take responsibility for who you are now in the present
Learn tools for co-creating a future that is in harmony with your guiding purpose
Cultivate a compassionate witness for self & others
Find some peace with the reality of mortality and make death your friend
“I had to go away to learn how to know. I had to go away to learn how to grow. I had to go away to learn how to stay here. So I went and looked at doors locked in front of me. Oh little did I know the doors did not lead outside.”

–Dagara ‘Song of Return for Initiates’ quoted by Malidoma Some in his book “Of Water and the Spirits”.


Special Discount Price: 555 GBP net (for people from Poland, CEE, developing countries) /655 GBP net for people from EU and other wealth economy countries – if you pay full fee by 31.12.2023*

EarlyBird: 650 GBP net (for PL/CEE/Developing countries) / 750 GBP net (for EU and other wealth economy countries) if you pay non-refundable deposit by 31 January 2024**

Normal: 750 GBP net (for PL/CEE/Developing countries) / 850 GBP net (for EU and other wealth economy countries) if you pay not refundable deposit after 1 February 2024***

  • Accommodation and meals: 1800 PLN per person in a double room/2040 PLN per person in a single room/ Camper – 1350 PLN per person / Tent camping – 1260 PLN per person. Prices include: accommodation, vegetarian food (three meals a day from dinner on the first day to lunch on the last day), dancing space.

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** you can pay in 3 instalments – let us know if you need it

*** only deposit or full payment can guarantee you place on the workshop