Are you in a moment of your life where you realize you need to make some changes? Do you feel that you need support, help and/or motivation to make those changes come true?
Maybe you are passing through a difficult time and you need to get support or prepared for the future. Are you going through a serous illness and need support in your process of healing?
Are you searching for a new direction in your life and need help for letting go the old and get in touch with new skills? Are you adjusting to a new period in your life and need help to deal with your feelings?
Do you feel exhausted no matter what you do? Do you have difficulties for making important decisions in your life and have the feeling of being stuck? Do you have a lot of wonderful ideas but difficulties to manifest them?
Are you maybe just curious or interest to step into a self-knowledge path, nature´s wisdom, ancestral wisdom?.
Are you an educator and would like to bring to your students a new points of view about life, community and ecology? Or need new ideas in how to dill with education’s issues in now days world?
I can help you to find and experience your own power, your skills and your inner wisdom. I help you to trust in yourself and find the courage to live authentically your own truth.
I offer you a comprehensive GUIDANCE program created just for you in relation with your situation and needs
The guidance program includes:
*A complete overview of your situation
*Traditional healing sessions
*Time in the forest, practicing nature’s connection methods
*ecosomatic practices, meditation, breathing excersises and many different methods for you to learn. You will be able to used them at any moment to help yourself in different situations during this process and in your life.
How do we get start:
During the first session we make an overview of your situation, why you came, we get to know each other, I propose you a way to get into your own process. After that you can freely decide if you want to continue for more sessions. In this first session you get to experience as well a grounding and peaceful drum meditation and smudge cleansing. If you want to continue we wil meet again for minimum 5 times.
Between meetings we will be in touch by email.
You will get from me all the materials you need for every session.
During the guidance sessions you will get the possibility to slow down and take contact with yourself integrally, in calmness. That will open for you the possibility to get knowledge about yourself that you wouldn’t even notice in the fast rhythm and stress of daily life. This knowledge will give you a concrete base to your life, what you really need, what are the feelings involve in the situation, what’s the direction you need to go, and through the guidance, you will get skills to walk your own path with courage and freedom.
Would you like to ask more about this or save an appointment? contact me: https://gabrielaariana.com/en/contact/
The mentoring program happens mainly outdoors and is a personal or group booked intensive training where we go through different thematics, such as:
-Nature’s connection through ecosomatic practices.
-Nature’s cycles and its relation with the body through ecosomatic practices, ancestral wheel of medicine worldview and others expressive arts methods.
-Stepping in own ancestors chain, cleansing and healing ancestral lines through trancedance, nature’s meditation and ecosomatic practices.
-Roots to empower your nature, finding your own expression, authentic moving, voice work.
-Archaic singing mentoring
You can also book a mentoring program for your working team and it can also be offer to children, teenagers, families, all kind of communities. We decide together the direction of the mentoring depending on the needs and interests of the participants.
I offer a 25 hours mentoring program in a schedule that is suitable for you. Each session last 4-5 hours. You can also ask for shorter mentoring programs or longer.
The mentoring program can be done in English, Spanish or Finnish language.
For more information contact me: https://gabrielaariana.com/en/contact/
The mentoring program in ecosomatic art and education has being tailored for strengthening the mission of every artist and/or educator to be an active generator in creating and waking up awareness in the community about ecological and sustainability issues. How art and education can create and hold spaces to embody reflections about this issues. How the artists and teachers can come out of the artist bubble and obsolete structures of education and serve to the community as a catalyzer for change.
This mentoring program is for artist and educators that are concerned about the environment. As such, they want to create art that improves an area environmentally and/or that highlights a specific environmental issue addressing also aesthetics, ethics, politics, culture, and economics, and the impact these have on the world’s ecosystems.
The program propose that the basics of settling and rooting an ecological and sustainable way of living in the community starts from getting back to the body and understanding it as nature and how in the very cellular memory of the body we find directions, ideas and ways for re-discover your relationship with nature and the ways to co-exist with the environment. The training gives you the possibility to make a deep diving into your own field-work experience and the studies of ancestral cultural practices that have carried the bases of this knowledge for thousands of years.
In this training we want to invite you to get the answers -and new questions- from your body experience about how to create art and/or hold an educational space using natural materials in awareness of nature, how through a somatic approach in arts and education you can inform the community of environmental issues, politics, culture, the historical aspects of eco-systems, nature, and its processes, how art and education can help to remediate and reclaim damaged natural environments or even restore ecosystems in artistic ways, how to open possibilities of creatively propose new ways for sustainability, healing, and coexistence.
Mentoring program in ecosomatic art and education module 1
Themes per week:
First week: Returning to the body as nature. Reflections from the body
Second week: Human specie relating with nature
Third week: Nature as the platform for creation and learning
Forth week: Methods for practicing art in/with nature
The 85% of the training will happen in outside spaces in nature and will include discussions, guided investigation, personal laboratory work, writing of papers (1-2 per week), instant composition sharing. The training will offer the possibility to experience the large impact of nature in the body going through works of demanding physicality to a deep contemplative experience.
This training has being running for 5 years and it has have the participations of artist and teachers from countries as: Finland, Chile, Portugal, Holland and Japan.
Get information about how to apply, costs and more: https://gabrielaariana.com/en/contact/
Trancedance, nature in me and the Trancedance path®
The word “trance” comes from the latin word “transire” meaning “go further”, go through”, “pass through”. Trancedance gives you the possibility to cross through the limits of what you see about yourself in daily life and connect with a much more deeper reality of who you are. When you get grounded, when you are fully present in your own body, you are able to open the connections with your own nature, the memories and knowledge of you cells.
Trance dance is an experience of transformation and connection. Encouraged by the sounds of the drum and voice or by the sounds of nature, we can find our nature from each of our movements, from each of our breaths.
Trance dance is a powerful invitation to come back home, to your amazing human body that contains you and sustains you every moment of your life.
Through the practice of trance dance you get to experience nature’s healing wisdom. Your dance start a process where your body opens layer by layer to its own experience and find its way to the sources of your creativity, your strengths, your capacity to give birth. The experience through the practice of trance dance, the experience of energy flowing, gives us (and to our bodies) the courage to recognize and re-connect, to see our inner world’s truth. Awareness of body, emotions and mind relate constantly in a timeless space where the soul (energy) has the permission to express strongly and freely.
The possibility to dance with others brings back the sense of togetherness and the power of tribal energy. It is always amazing to notice that by getting together to dance we can get to heal not only ourselves, but helps others as well while healing ourselves. It’s the very expression of the invisible net that united us all.
We human beings cannot be separate from nature, this ancient way of relating with body, rhythm, breath and presence remind us about this truth. By practicing trance dance long lost connection with nature can be found through embodiment that means experience based learning. Your process is completely personal and unique. It happens in cycles hand by hand with your life’s path. So no matter your age or the moment you are leaving right now, you can always start practicing trancedance.
Trancedance is a powerful experience and because of that it is important to be guided for an experienced teacher. During the workshops you learn the main bases and technics about how to practice trancedance safely.
I also organize introductory courses and retreats where we go even deeper in trancedance practice and how to develop in this path step by step. I start this longer courses by getting an overview of each one of the participants’s life-situation.
I believe that dance is somehow the natural state of human being, it is inherent to humanness, is a basic necessity and the most beautiful and powerfull way to get to know who you really are. We all know, can and need to dance! Trance dance is an invitation to you to bring back this dance’s primal strength to find ourselves and each others, to heal and empower our amazing nature.
I was 4 years old when I decide to become a dancer. I have danced all my life and I believe that dance and singing have saved my life. I have study with many dance teachers and work with many choreographers in America and in Europe. I am a dance artist, dance teacher, body-therapist, ecosomatic practitioner for more than 25 years. During this years I have find my very own way to support, guide and help others in their own processes. My work with trance dance is strongly based on ecosomatics, nature’s wisdom and ancestral trance methods.
The Trance Dance Path®
The Trance Dance Path® is a 8 or 9 month training program, offering you the opportunity for grounding yourself in the foundations of trance dancing. We meet once a month for a total of 45 hours. We approach trance dancing as a tool for improving self-knowledge, increasing our body awareness, awakening our creativity, strengthening self-expression, healing, hearing our personal voice, deepening our intuition and finding connections from our very authentic self.
The program is a deep invitation to return home, a return to our own bodies.
The program is especially useful for people working in Education or in Healthcare, or as healers, nurses, or artists, as it might give you new tools for your work.
For more information about this, please contact me:https://gabrielaariana.com/en/contact/
Training for women
The Circle of power: Women’s rites of passage
A rite of passage means, by definition, a ceremony or an event through which a person moves from one bodily state to another, from one soul state to another, and from one social state to another. At some point in the story of the world and of humanity, rites of passage were a part of life and they were held, celebrated and honored. Nowadays, the ceremonies of rites of passage are no longer a part of our everyday existence. And yet, all the life phases and events in which rites of passage used to take place, are still actually continuing. They are still a part of the natural cycle of our bodies, but we have just forgotten their significance.
I strongly feel that we should resurrect this part of our ancestral wisdom, simply because we need it: the tradition of rites of passage, known to be a part of almost every single culture in the world, gives meaning to all life phases. In ceremonial rites of passage we are given the necessary “tools”, knowledge and community support for our new life stage.
Rites of passage offer you a chance for checking up on how your life is going, for letting go, for cleansing, for exploring your soul, as well as exploring your body and your personal needs. Rites help with identifying your personal strengths and feeling supported by the community. Additionally, rites of passage remind us strongly of what we concretely are: we are nature and by being a part of the larger nature, our lives work out in cycles, changing constantly according to natural laws, strongly supported by nature.
The Circle of power training
In each meeting, we go through the meaning of each transitional phase in the woman’s life, learning each phases connection with the cycles of nature. We will learn the foundations of ancestral circle gathering, drum and voice work and ceremony. We will use different techniques, such as trance dancing, drum meditation, movement – breath exercises and “hands-on” exercises (massage, energy treatment), nature connection technics. We will work intensively in a women’s circle, which means supporting each others and actively healing the “wounds between sisters” from so many hundreds of years of patriarchy.
This training is for women that are interest to work actively in helping other women and our Earth to recover and survive.
For each participant, this training is also a personal journey into the cycles of nature and the Woman’s power. During this training, we will get together once a month for a total of 6 times. You will be given different assignments in between gatherings and at the end of the training there will be a final written assignment and practical practice period.
I Gathering: CONNECTION
In this first meeting we get to know each others, we discover the foundations of the traditional circle gathering, the soul’s traditional understanding and our connection with ancestors and spirit helpers. Also we go through different topics as: drum work and voice work. We open this path with a ritual.
II Gathering: AWAKENING THE WOMB MEMORY
The onset of menstruation. This is the moment when a girl starts becoming a woman and, also, the moment when girls start living embodying the lunar cycles. Every lunar in relationship with the menstrual cycle opens an opportunity for going deeper into understanding own nature, personal empowerment, and thereby healing the ancestral chain – and the world. This marks the beginning of the period when a woman starts exploring her personal powers, and begins practicing and experimenting them. How we can support our girls in this so important moment? How create a community for them to feel belonging and help them to realize how amazing they are.
III Gathering: THE POWER OF THE WOMB, THE POWER OF GIVING BIRTH
After the long process of pregnancy – in itself a deep journey into the mysteries of life – a woman gives birth to new life. In the trance state of childbirth, she experiences primordial powers of giving birth, connects with those powers and takes her place in the chain of her foremothers. And what happen when the birth experience wasn’t a good one, how we can help another women to heal and recover strength and trust in their own body and the environment? Even if a woman does not have children, there are moments in every woman’s life where she needs to give birth to important and concrete things. These things also require a developmental process and “giving birth”, which might not be so easy, just as delivering children into the world is not the easiest thing…
IV Gathering: HEALING THE MATRILINEAR ANCESTOR LINE
The significance of this rite of passage is strongly connected with working the individual mother-daughter relationship and healing the personal matrilinear ancestral line or chain. Through this transitional ritual, a woman will “give birth to herself”. We will face and heal the wounds of the matrilinear line, and absorb new personal powers. This is the only transitional ritual in this training which has not been a distinct transitional ritual in traditional cultures, although it has always existed as a healing treatment or ritual. I feel that given the current world situation, we strongly need this ritual to support our lives as women. We will not perform this ritual only once, but instead we will return to it many times throughout our lives, as we mature. Through the matrilineal healing work we really are revealed and opened up more and more towards who we are. This is what makes this ritual such an important tool of personal empowerment and it’s fundamental to go through it for a person that wants to hold rites of passages for others
V Gathering: WOMB TRANSFORMATION, the power years.
This process begins many years before the final menstruation period. This autumnal process, much like the autumn foliage of trees in the fall, is a transitional ritual process which awakens very powerful forces in a woman. This is a wild and holistic power, which is often left unexpressed in our society. If not given sufficient space, it is suffocated. Our society tells us that once you are past the age of 40, you’re no longer young, it’s not good, it’s not worth it any longer, you won’t make it anymore etc. Where does all this come from? In this training, you will be told otherwise: you’re 45 and that’s great! Right now is the very best moment, because now who you really are will spring up wildly and powerfully. Still the Power-years are itself a deep journey and a not easy one. How to support a woman in this journey? How to celebrate her and help her in this transformational face of life? How nature is supporting women in this period? What menopause has actually means? How we can all together co-create a new way of thinking/feeling about menopause in our society?
VI Gathering: TOTAL PRESENCE and DEATH
On the way to the final rite of passage we are living as old women. What does this idea of ourselves as old women awaken in us? What elders mean in our society?
This rite of passage is naturally the last and, at the same time, the most mysterious. Recognizing this teachings of nature wisdom in our lives make us very humble and strength own embodying wisdom to understand ourselves as nature, nature that is constantly changing. In the training, we will go through what death means from the viewpoint of natural wisdom.
We will also go through different tools to help you to support others when going through this last passage and also how to support the mourning process of relatives.
Life gives us all many possibilities for dealing with death at least on some level, this happens every time “something dies” in our personal lives – be it a relationship, a job, a thought, a overwhelm feeling, a traumatic memory or somebody close to us. Every change is a death, which opens the way for something new. Life is constant and eternal, births and deaths are constantly happening in it, and this is the only way life can continue. All this moments of deep sorrow and grief are meant to be lived by being supported. In this training you will get basically tools about how to hold an space and support others on that.
For more information contact me to: https://gabrielaariana.com/en/contact/