15 – 18 SEPTEMBER, ZURICH
WITH BRUNO CAVERNA
LIQUID-BODY RETREAT
Liquid Body is a holistic movement practice, philosophy in flow, that invites each of us to get in touch with our ancestral aquatic roots. In the early embryonic stages, the human body is essentially made up of fluids. We are originally liquid beings and the water, this indispensable element for the creation of all living forms, represents the maternal feminine archetype. Getting in touch with this oceanic legacy of our waters from within has the power to stimulate individual and collective healing processes through liberation of a myriad of dysfunctions, inner blockages and unnecessary burden we tend to store and carry in the bodies. It is known that the physical structure loses its original fluidity along the years, regardless. Our bodies may become crystallized at a much faster pace, though, due an interplay of several factors. The natural aging process associated with the accumulated and unreleased traumas, the way we bio-mechanically fight against gravity, the self-limiting images, concepts and belief-systems we identify ourselves with, are determining factors. In the Liquid-Body perspective, the body gesture is seen as a reflection and expressions of inner states, and therefore studying movement becomes an optimal way to study consciousness and vice-versa, at the very source. In this mind-body intricate interplay, inhabiting a liquid body arises as a consequence of a plastic, resilient and adaptable nervous system, the cultivation of a bodily living process that is ever-evolving in continuous transformation.
Waters from Without / Pool Sessions


These sessions will be facilitated in a pool heated to 35 degrees, the ideal temperature to provide deep connection and immersion with the liquid surroundings. The floating qualities to move freely and weightlessly on and under the water in all directions can deliver powerfully exhilarating experiences. In the pool we will use some basic Watsu elements as a gateway to individual and collective underwater explorations and extrapolations. The direct contact with water has the power to awaken ancestral memories, dissolve stagnant emotions, promote profound relaxation, which might become a catalyst for altered states of consciousness that transcends the ordinary perception in the manners we experience the boundaries of our own bodies and minds. Breath-work plays a central role in the process overcoming the fear of traveling softly and safely under the water in apnea.


Waters from Within / Land Sessions


These sessions are carried out in an indoors studio. We will dive into the exceedingly sensitive universe inside our bodies to rescue a lost connection with our inner waters. We will metaphorically navigate through our inner ocean while being confronted by gravity, acknowledging its inescapable presence at the same time. We will explore and amplify those subtle inner impulses and bodily motions that oftentimes are dismissed or obfuscated by excessive unconscious tensions and/or muscular exertions. Participants will be introduced to the principles of non-resistance through the 3 archetypes of the water: wave, spiral and sphere. We provide fertile ground of experiences to facilitate the embodiment of our original liquid nature. In the end, we will integrate the water and land practices into one larger context where our most casual expressions, attitudes and gestures may become naturally more aligned with the way the water behaves and flows effortlessly.
Practice in THE water and on land
✓ Greater freedom of movement
✓ Gain body flexibility
✓ Anxiety relief
✓ Lightness in the state of being
✓ More vivid dreams
✓ Naturally deeper sleep
✓ More youthful everyday presence
✓ Better adaptability
✓ Increasing mental resilience
✓ Ability to deal with stressful situations
✓ Inner calm
✓ Release of emotional weights
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Gassackerstrasse 9, 8492 Wila, Switzerland
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FEE
550 EUR – Regular fee
490 EUR – Early Bird (for the 3 first completed registrations)
15 – 18 September
9:00 - 17:00
PROGRAM
9 - 12 water session
12 - 14 lunch break with a light meal
14 - 17 land session
* The lunch is included in the fee
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Bruno Caverna is a pioneer in the development of body-mind integrative practices authentically supported by more than 35 years of dedicated studies in various body-mind disciplines such as Capoeira, Acrobatics, Contemporary Dance, Contact-improvisation, Taiji, Russian Systema, Watsu, Breath-Work and Freediving. In 2012 Bruno created the Play-Fight and Liquid-Body practices and in 2016 he changed the focus of his professional perspective by founding Formless Arts, a philosophical umbrella that sustains the physical practices and theoretical studies. Formless Arts overall's aim is to provide a mosaic-like container for those earnest to be committed to the path of self-knowledge through the contemplation of movement, breath and awareness. Since then Bruno has been certifying facilitators, organizing his own events, educational courses and collaborating at inter-disciplinary festivals. The newest chapter in Bruno's professional trajectory is about to be launched, the Formless Arts Practitioner Training Program offered and spread in 6 modules along the year Recently Bruno has also certified as instructor of the Buteyko method and Oxygen Advantage, a further dive into the fascinating world of the breath.
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