María Fernanda Rodríguez
PhD Buenos Aires University (Biological Sciences Area); Archeologist (UBA); Soul Motion Teacher (Madrona Mindbody Institute, USA); Dance / Movement Therapist (CAECE University), Training in Focusing and in therapies through sound (Gong and bowls)
I want to start by the present for telling you how I feel today… In April 2019, I graduate as Soul Motion Teacher with Vinn Arjuna Martí, Aletia Álvarez, Michael Molin-skelton and Winky Wheeler at Madrona Mindbody Institute, in Port Townsend, USA. This journey began three years ago with my participation in different international workshops and Foundations (first stage for the Training) led by Vinn Arjuna Martí in Argentina, between 2016 and 2019.
How did the story start?…
My path in dance began with the exploration of 5Rhythms proposed by Gabrielle Roth. In this sense, I participated in different workshops: 18 international (USA, Mexico, Chile and Brazil) and 9 in Argentina, in addition to regular weekly classes in 5Rhythms and other similar lines such as Flowdance. On the other hand, I advanced into the line initiated by Kathy Altman and Lori Saltzman in San Francisco, USA: Open Floor International, carring out the workshop: Art Murmur- with the pioneers and another in Buenos Aires : -Libido- coordinated by Christine Havens. In the same line, I completed the Continuous Training Program for professionals in the area of health during one year: “Recycling in the Role, directed by Marisu Rimoldi in Buenos Aires, 2015 and 2019, 60 and 52 hours respectively. The postgraduate in Dance / Movement Therapy (2011-2013) allowed me to make my own synthesis and my proposal.
At the same time, I have started to explore other paths: Butoh Dance (individual and groupal classes with Ana Laura Osses who follows Rhea Volij proposal), dancetherapy (one seminar at María Fux School) and TaKeTiNa, “El poder del Ritmo”-The power of the rythm (by Reinhard Flatischler, creator of this line of inquiry through the body). On the other hand, a workshop of the “Vajra Dance” in the Dzogchen community, Tashigar Sur, in January 2018 and Tai Chi classes with Adriana Vergelin (Conciencia Tai Chi, Buenos Aires). I also participated in Meetings of the Argentine Association of Dance Therapy (AADT) in Buenos Aires.
In relation to the harmonizing sounds and their therapeutic function, I carried out courses and workshops in relation to different systems of sound harmonization: Gong Master Training -level I- with Don Conreaux, biosonic harmonization system with quartz bowls with Marcelo Pietraccone, Didgeridoo – circular breathing, with Andrés Saggio and percussion (workshops in Bahia, Brasil and in Ghana, África).