NATURAL RYTHM – Nina Radovanovich

I used to think that I hate a routine and I was always running away from fixed schedules, fixed places and definite time, searching for freedom of making decisions in a moment, guided by my volatile desires.

Few years ago, I found myself in an ashram in India, where I had no space for personal wishes, free time and space to be spontaneous. In order to stay in the ashram, the rules were clear. You have to wake up at 4am for a meditation, following by an asana practice and pranayama, breakfast at 8h, lunch at 13h, karma yoga at 16h, afternoon practice at 18h, dinner at 20h, going to bed at 22h. Always the same, always precise.

In the beginning my mind wanted to scream and run away, but gradually my body was adapting to this rhythm and started to enjoy it. I began to notice the changes in sensations I was feeling in my body mind, first very subtle and gradually more noticeable.

I realized that instead of thinking of routine as some repetitive tasks I have to do, I was thinking about the rhythm that my body loves to dance to and was feeling so naturally in tune. This was helping my body mind to relax and become free. Free of thinking about future, free of thinking about what could happen next, but being free in that well know space and time where I feel safe and comfortable the way I am.

Living the void – Elisa Ghion

Verbal exchange shapes our dialogical relationship, giving shape to the silences that intersperse words. Silence can therefore be considered a relational place in which we are

Read More »

Linus and Emelie

Linus and Emelie are two professional musicians and sound healing practitioners fromSweden.Emelie has been studying classical percussion and chamber music at Örebrouniversity in Sweden and

Read More »

Circle – Nayeli Špela

A circle is a place where our dance continues and we witness each other through another chanell.  We still improvise and we also allow ourselves

Read More »

Beginner’s Mind – Lior Ophir

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few” Shunryu Suzuki Towards the upcoming autumn contact silence retreat I

Read More »

Who moves who? – Roberto Bellatalla Between lines, points, spirals, an invisible thread holds bodies and ropes together, like the grass that grows in the interstices, new forms are generated,

Read More »

Polarità – Elisa Ghion

In this period I am particularly interested in observing how polarities interact with each other. Thepresence of one makes the presence of the other vivid.

Read More »

E=mc2 – Anna Da Pozzo

E = mc 2Did Einstein dance contact? Today at school I explained this wonderful scientific revolution condensed into a formula.When the time comes for this

Read More »

LEAF JAM – Angela Mara Florant

Finding pleasure in every movement.Connecting with the season.Harvesting thoughts,Inspirations.Moments of silence.Focused spaces where we dance.Moving from the insideTo the outside.I don’t know the next stepI

Read More »

ECHOES – Marta Iucci

« Once a Zen Master asked a disciple: ‘Have you seen the snow leopard?”No’, replied the disciple.’Isn’t it wonderful?’ The Master asked him.from «Silence is

Read More »
Tomo Haru


Here is Tomokombu at work, he will accompany us in the evening jams of the first round of the retreat. We remind you that the

Read More »

6 – 10  April 2023

Gaia Terra, Flambruzzo, Udine

31 Agosto – 4 Settembre 2023

Monterosi, Anghiari, Arezzo

29 October – 2 November 2023

Gaia Terra, Flambruzzo, Udine


CONTACT SILENCE retreats is a social promotion project of LIBERA MENTE APS association

We firmly believe that contact improvisation holds great potential on a social and communicative level and carries within it an unequivocal educational message. In addition to being the vanguard of the natural and authentic movement, it teaches respect for one’s body and the other, nourishing the fundamental need of the human being to physical contact, gives joy and well-being to those who practice it, reconnects man to his creativity and the primordial dimension of the game.