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Samagama

For improvement of Self-Expression

Body Movement
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Dancing
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About the practice workshop

What practice will I learn

Samagama includes a series of structured exercises and improvisational movement sequences built around various personalized themes, which helps in building a connection between mind and body. She teaches individuals to use their bodies to express and explore emotions.

Benefits of this practice

Regular practice of the Samagama routine helps the practitioner to significantly increase the range of body movements on a regular basis creating a higher awareness of the body improving self-expression

Incorporating in my life

The practitioner can practice it on a regular basis for around 30-60 min ideally. They should make the practice self-reflective by journaling the thoughts and emotions they experience while practicing it both in words as well as drawings.

About the specialist

Tripura specializes in teaching creative movement holding an experience of more than three decades. She is a trained professional of bharatanatyam from the renowned institute of Kalakshetra Chennai, South India. She has received fellowships from the Indian Ministry of Culture for her innovations in dance therapy and contemporary dance. She has combined bharatanatyam, Chhau, Dance movement therapy, and elements from ancient Buddhist practices to create a unique and holistic wellbeing offering called Samagama that promotes bodily self-expression.

Online from
Delhi

Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

The Natya Shastra, attributed to sage Bharata Muni, is a Sanskrit treatise on the performing arts, dating back to a compilation between 200 BCE and 200 CE, providing comprehensive insights into the field.

Bharatanatyam, as recognized by the Natya Shastra, promotes the wellbeing of practitioners by combining precise movements, expressive gestures, and spiritual connection, engaging both the body and the mind to foster physical and emotional wellness.

Modern research & publications

"Dance Movement Therapy consistently improves affect-related psychological conditions, such as anxiety and depression, while also enhancing quality of life and cognitive skills."

Research Paper: Effects of Dance Movement Therapy and Dance on Health-Related Psychological Outcomes. A Meta-Analysis Update

Journal: Frontiers in Psychology 2019

Authors: Sabine C. Koch, Roxana F. F. Riege, Katharina Tisborn, Jacelyn Biondo, Lily Martin, Andreas Beelmann

Introductory practice workshop

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory practice workshop with Tripura Kashyap.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for the intro session

Introduction to Samagama form of Bharatnatyam that helps in improving self expression

Demo practice

Engage in an interactive Q&A session to gain insights, ask questions, and clarify doubts about the course

Pre-requisites for the intro session

Enough space to be able to move around during practice

Good camera that provides full body coverage

Comfortable clothing like leggings with t-shirt, keep your hair tied up and a yoga mat will be good.

Small speakers attached to the computer/laptop

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the practice workshop for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this practice workshop in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online practice workshops
10 sessions
Duration of each session
60 mins
Frequency
Weekly
Course price
$2000-$2500

Session 1

Introduction and Movement Seeding
  • Overview of self-expression and creative movement
  • Grounding exercise and movement seeding
  • Verbal reflection on your experiences

Session 2

Warm-up and Movement Building
  • Gentle warm-up through basic movements
  • Movement exploration to build and develop physicality
  • Cool Down and Reflection

Session 3

Creative Visualization and Gestures
  • Creative visualization exercise
  • Introduction to hand movements from Indian classical dance
  • Integrating visualization with hand movements

Session 4

Somatic Resourcing and Emotional Expression
  • Introduction to somatic resourcing
  • Somatic exercises to enhance body awareness
  • Exploring emotional expression through movements

Session 5

Hand Gestures from Indian Classical Dance
  • Introduction to hand gestures in Indian classical dance
  • Learning and practicing basic hand gestures
  • Incorporating hand gestures into creative movement sequences

Session 6

Creative Movement - The Brahmaviharas Embodiment
  • Overview of Brahmaviharas (Loving-kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, Equanimity)
  • Creative movement exercises to embody each Brahmavihara
  • Discussion on the intersection of Buddhism and creative movement

Session 7

Chakra System - Movement Activities to Balance Energy Centers in the Body
  • Introduction to the chakra system
  • Movement activities focused on each chakra
  • Reflection on the experience and discussion on balancing energy centers

Session 8

Emotional Expression through Creative Body Movements
  • Exploring emotions through movement
  • Creating improvised movements based on emotional prompts
  • Discussion on the role of creative movement in emotional expression

Session 9

Dream Enactments through Creative Movement with Verbal Reflection
  • Brief discussion on the connection between dreams and movement
  • Movement exploration based on dream themes
  • Verbal reflections and sharing of personal dream enactments

Session 10

5 Rhythms (Pancha Tala) and 5 Elements (Pancha Tatva)
  • Introduction to the 5 Rhythms dance practice
  • Exploring the connection between rhythms and elements
  • Integration of 5 Rhythms and 5 Elements into a final creative movement sequence

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Conducted by

Tripura Kashyap

Dance movement specialist, inspired by Bharatanatyam and Buddhism

Course price
10 sessions • Weekly
$2000-$2500
Start with intro session
$199
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