Universal Spiritual Event
All day exposition AB3L
I hope to offer a sharing/tasting of the mother of martial arts, Kalarippayattu, where feminine and masculine meet, where the energy of nature flowing through our bodies connects us to others and our own stream. I am looking forward to guide the people through the ancient tradition, with its discipline and repetitive cycles, but also through the timelessness of it, because of embracing the totality of the body mind spirit paradigm.
Although being a martial art and making a nice strong warm up, we will end up instead of fighting (which can be fun like a dance with sticks or other), with a choreographed body prayer in gratituted towards life, represented by a specific altar in space, having a universal symbolism with it. This altar is known in Kalaris as "the Puttara" and the prayer: Puttara Vandanam.
It is through our incarnation that we can experience life, so it is the vehicle we should also cherish and maintain in order to fulfill our dharma or highest wishes in this life.
Mohini Attam is the classical dance style from Kerala, south India.
It is a beautiful ancient tradition in which one learns to forget oneself to serve a beautiful art form, which is a gift of liberation for the ego. In this way humility and hard work allow our spirit to grow.
All our daily acts can become magical when we start researching and questioning the whole circle a person, a product or object went through before it came in touch with your body, hands, nose, mouth, tongue and ears. I create gatherings where reconnecting with each other, our bodies and the things we put in our bodies are central. What we put inside our bodies is an intimate act, it becomes part of us.
A main focus became tea. Meeting different tea ceremonies done by various tea and co-creating with various tea traders and specialist gatherings to awaken our senses, enjoy and nourish our precious insides. I started a place exactly on the border between Netherlands and Germany where I host various gatherings for researching and experiencing.
For me the location and landscape always plays a big roll in the products that are eaten and the objects that are used. I take groups on walks into the landscape to interact with what is there. Like a small ceremony to connect to something that is bigger then just ourselves. What is that for you? Shall we invite the outer landscapes to enter our inner landscapes? Shall we share about the borders we experience when we interact with our inside and outside world? How can some borders become more solid and some borders more fluid?
I am looking forward to meet you on a special location to make time to slow down with a special group of people… where I invited you for a moment of embodied tea drinking …. and a walk where we allow to awaken our voices and bodies to open up in the landscape….www.evavanderzand.com and www.themoraine.org