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SCHOOL OF CONSCIOUS BIODANZA!!!                    


Biodanza is a dance healing methodology and a personal transformation tool. Biodanza improves your health and sense of wellbeing. The Biodanza Personal Development Course is the start of one of the most revealing, invigorating and adventurous journeys any person can undertake into the realms of self-discovery, transforming themselves from inside out.

If you are tired of a life of pain and suffering and are looking for some way to transform your life, try Biodanza. Your journey starts with attending weekly classes and then attending the School of Johannesburg for the Level 1: Personal Development Course or Level 2: Facilitator Training Course.



The course is about putting LIFE first and increasing your ability to create the relationships you want. It is a series of sixteen weekends of intense Biodanza, each of which is an experiential group process aimed at exploring a different facets of Biodanza.

The people participating in the course with you become your companions on one of the most memorable life changing personal transformation processes. They become your friends, your colleagues and the people who support you in your life changes. Each weekend is supported by a Training Manual written by Biodanza founder, Rolando Toro Araneda.

These weekends provide the theoretical knowledge and Biodanza “vivencial” experience and an opportunity to reflect on your life and make conscious choices to change your life. It is important that one attends the weekly classes to ensure integration of the transformation work done on the weekend.

The Biodanza Personal Development Course Program

Science, Art, Love

1. Definition & Theoretical Model – PD1

“The conceptual basis of Biodanza came from a reflection on life, a desire to be reborn from our broken gestures and our empty and sterile structure of expression. We could assuredly say it came from a nostalgia for love.”

“We have a way of being absent with our whole presence. By not looking at, not listening to, not touching another person, we subtly strip them of their identity. We do not recognise the person in them; we are with them but we ignore them. This disqualification, conscious or unconscious, has a terrifying meaning involving all the pathologies of the ego.

To celebrate the presence of another, exalting it in the essential enchantment of the encounter, is perhaps the only healthy possibility.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

Putting Life First

2. Biocentric Principle & Vital Unconscious – PD2

“The Biocentric Principle has as its starting point the vivencia of a universe based on life.

Everything that exists in the universe – be it elements, stars, plants or animals, including humans – is a component of a larger living system. The universe exists because life exists – not the other way around.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

The Heart of Biodanza

3. The Vivencia – PD3

“Vivencia is an experience lived with great intensity by an individual in the here-now.”

Vivencias are a doorway though which we penetrate into the pure space of being, where time stops existing and we are here and now forever.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

Children of the Stars

4. Biological Aspects of Biodanza – PD4

“There is no doubt that the energy of life is one, common to plants, animals, and humanity. We are contained in a cosmic broth of life. The energy of life circulates in us and in nature as a flux. We humans block this flux; we try to stay isolated. But in reality we are linked by a subtle telepathic intelligence whose nature is love and which we can open or close ourselves to.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

The World Within

5.  Physiological Aspects of Biodanza – PD5
“A hologram is a structure in which each part is tied with the everything the everything is contained in each part.”

Rolando Toro Araneda


Becoming Conscious

6. Psychological  Aspects of Biodanza – PD6

“Biodanza has perfect continuity with traditional human sciences., therefore it is not an alternative technique but and extension of traditional human sciences.”

Rolando Toro Araneda


Life, Death & Resurrection

7. Mythical & Philosophical Aspects of Biodanza -PD7

“Humanity, throughout history, has frequently lost the great revelations discovered by its visionaries and gone through dark periods of dissociation and complete loss of identity. We can look for inspiration within these Mysteries in order to nourish the health and vitality of our civilisation.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

Who am I?

8. Identity & Integration – PD8

“Our identity is revealed in the presence of the other. This notion of being different and  unique is revealed in the presence of others.”

Rolando Toro Araneda 

Moving into New Awareness

9. Trance & Regression- PD9

“Integrative trance has a restorative effect. The trance that leads to sleep, the trance that leads to sexual ecstasy, the trance of dancing are all examples of integrative trance. The mystic trance, accompanied by vivencias of supreme happiness, physical well-being and union with the cosmic totality is also a form of integrative trance. The trances induced during the exercises and ceremonies of Biodanza are integrative. During the integrative trance, states of anxiety disappear.

Coming out of an integrative trance has the quality of “rebirth.” The trance of Biodanza has profound “reparenting” effects.”

Rolando Toro Araneda 

Touch of Life

10. Contact & Caress – PD10

“Anybody that is not caressed begins to die. Contact is a source of health and is the most important therapeutic action. To see that all people have access to caresses … is the only revolution that makes sense.“

Rolando Toro Araneda

Your Will to Live

11. Vitality -PD11

“Vitality means having a strong will to live and possessing energy available for action.” this line is generated in the instinct of conservation of life, in the many mechanisms in charge of maintaining the homeostasis and regulation of the organism. It is linked to the first experiences of movement and feelings of energy.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

Connecting with Another

12. Affectivity -PD12

“Affectivity is a state of deep affinity toward other beings, capable of originating feelings of love, friendship, altruism, maternity, paternity, and companionship. However, opposing feelings such as anger, jealousy, insecurity, and envy can also be considered components of the complex phenomenon of affectivity.”

Rolando Toro Araneda


Stepping Beyond Ourselves

13. Transcendence -PD13

“A feeling of intimate connection with nature and with another person is a peak experience we rarely have in our lives. To know “for sure” that we are not isolated beings, but that we are participating in the unifying movement of the cosmos, is enough to alter our scale of values. Perceiving themselves as a source of intimacy and open with love undoubtedly influences people’s evolution, inundating them with vitality and inner unity.“

Rolando Toro Araneda

Desire & Pleasure in Your Life

14. Sensuality -PD14

“Sexuality and life are absolutely linked. Sexual desire represents a strong motivation to live. Human sexuality is a way of being and growing. Our whole life unfolds according to our sexual connections. Human identity is organised in the natural flow of erotic energy.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

Creating Your Life!

15. Creativity -The Path from Chaos to Harmony -PD15

“Creativity is an integral part of the cosmic transformation, the path from chaos to order. The work of creation is always the expressive result of the act of living. The creator’s problem can be a struggle against his own overabundance. The humility necessary to take one of several projects and to carry it out well, as if we were eternal, thinking of the infinite time that it takes the universe to create a small flower, a bumblebee, an emerald.

Our opulence as artists is not in our overabundance, but in the humility to abandon our multiple options and to place our serene love in a single one of them.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

A New Beginning!

16. Review Weekend – PD16

“By proposing a process of integration and development for each individual, Biodanza postulates freedom and respect for each one, the same respect the farmer has for the seed. This idea can only be supported from the axiom that the human seed is essentially good, that is to say that there is a divine impulse within it. All a discipline of development must do is to help individuals recognise this impulse within themselves.”

Rolando Toro Araneda

Director of School of Johannesburg and Didactic Facilitator

 Dr Feroza Mansoor


Feroza is a medical doctor who works as a Conscious Transformation, Leadership and Executive Coach and a Biodanza Facilitator. She is the Director of Life in Your Hands and the Owner of Biodanza South Africa. She initiated and successfully ran an HIV Project for 10 years and has been in Training and Development for over 20 years. She is an accredited Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator and is also a Family Mediator. She is passionate about personal development and transformation and about helping others reach their full potential in life. She has been dancing since 2008 and working as a Biodanza Facilitator since 2014 and Director since 2019.

Her personal life journey led her to Biodanza in 2008 which has helped her transform her life from being a “survivor” of life to a “thriver” of life. She has worked under the mentorship of Carolina Churba Doyle since 2015, shadowing the weekly Thursday classes in Johannesburg and then in the last cycle of School in 2015 she shadowed Carolina and assisted with the students in School.

Carolina left South Africa in May 2018 and has formally handed her company Biodanza South Africa and the School of Johannesburg to Feroza since April 2018. Feroza now owns and runs Biodanza South Africa and as the Director of the School of Johannesburg. She continues with the work and the legacy of Biodanza South Africa, already started by Carolina Churba Doyle over 22 years ago.



Dr Feroza Mansoor

Biodanza South Africa

Cell:   +27 (0) 83 643 33 22

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