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Breathing being, Performative Being | 20- 26 August 2019

7day summer retreat
with the exceptional meditational movement teacher from Indonesia
Suprapto Suryodarmo
20th to 26th of August 2019
(5hrs daily)

“Breathing being, Performative Being”
Αt the Garden of Healing Apollo


Amerta Movement Meditation & Self Awareness

focusing on the Performative aspect of Ritualistic expression


Contact us:
phone: 0030 6932190273

For the 2nd consecutive year, we have the honor to host the exceptional, internationally recognized master teacher Suprapto Suryodarmo, in a 7-day summer retreat!
This year we prolong the retreat for one more day. Prapto suggested that this time we focus on the performer’s expression, cultivating presence and self awareness through interrelation. The last day of the retreat, we share our experience as performative beings, in an open day performance!

An intensive 7day workshop on awareness and the art of being present through free form movement meditation will take us into an experiential journey to the core of ourselves. Relaxing the body-mind we come into contact with our essence, our true spirit, our creative potential. The practice encourages mindfulness and the movement of our heart while we come into contact with unnecessary habits and mechanisms that inhibit our expression.

Through this process we discover pathways that connect us to our inner space experiencing flow, pleasure and a sense of expansion. Discovering ways to sink into our selves, we learn how to support our being with trust. From the state of presence we communicate, we inter-relate, we allow our selves to play and express our authenticity in oneness. Suprapto with his exceptional teaching, brings religiosity, art and nature into the practice. He offers us a unique way to embody images that release memories, sensations, emotions and mirror our true self that reveals our story.

The retreat can be attended by anyone interested in meditative movement. There is no need for physical or technical skills on dance and movement in order to participate. Practitioners from any kind of meditation practices, performers, artists, therapists as well as people from various professions are all welcomed.

Suprapto Suryodarmo developed his work, which connects Vipassana (the main meditation Buddhist practice) with dance, theatre, the healing arts and the relationship with nature, for 40 years without interruption. That way he developed a large community of performers, therapists, prominent dance and martial arts teachers. He also influenced deeply people interested in deepening self awareness and self-expression through contemplative, free form movement.

Suprapto has taught 10day retreats in Greece a number of times since 1997 until 2000 organized by Christina Klissiouni. The environment of Greek land, its rich culture and the special light of our country have been very strong resources that influenced deeply both himself and each participant. We are honoured and very happy to announce this workshop today and share it with Amerta movement community.

In 1997, Suryodarmo initiated “Sharing Movement” circulation in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Australia; and “Web Art Garden”, a worldwide network of artists and presenting organizations. In 1998, he served as an artist delegate at the ASEAN-Europe Meeting II in London, UK; and in 2004 presented in the Asian Traditional Arts Festival: Shaman Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Prapto is a founding member of Yayasan Dharma
Samuan Tiga in support of Art & Religiosity in Bedulu, Bali; and a charter founder and chairperson of the board for the International Foundation for Dharma Nature Time, an International cooperative foundation.

He has taught and performed in Indonesia, Europe, the UK, Australia, USA, Mexico, Japan, India, and the Philippines for over 20 years. Since 1970, Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto) has studied free movement, Vipassana, and Javanese Sumarah meditation techniques – placing these practices within the nature, temple, and human field. He was initiated into Javanese Theravadin Buddhism in 1974 and also created a new ritual art that he titled “Wayang Buddha” (Buddha’s Shadow-Puppet). In 1986, Prapto established his own school Padepokan Lemah Putih, a uniquely landscaped garden in Mojosongo, just north of Solo, Central Java. He has taught and performed in Indonesia, Europe, the UK, Australia, USA, Mexico, Japan, India, and the Philippines for over 20 years. The main intention of his Joged Amerta movement work is to develop a way to lessen the sense of identification through the practice of movement arts. Hence, it is more than an approach to improvisation; Joged Amerta is a practice cultivating an attitude towards life.

Abeliona Retreat Center at Messinia – Pelloponisos in the south Greece.

Abeliona is a stone-built village, an idyllic place secluded in the mountains, surrounded by magnificent nature which you will have the opportunity to explore by walking next to beautifull springs and quiet paths. Close to the significant archeological site of Epicurious Apollon temple and Neda waterfalls.

Retreat cost (Accomodation & food is not included)
Workshop fees: 560€ per person
Deposit: 250€ (tax is included)

Early bird: 490€ till April 15th (fully prepaid)

Pireaus Bank
IBAN: GR31 0171 0030 0060 0301 0117 551
Any commission requested by the greek bank (4-5 euros) should be paid by the depositor. Please notice that there is no refund in case of cancellation

Free to contact us for any information concerning your travel and accommodation – email:, phone: 0030 6932190273

For accommodation please contact Abeliona Retreat center
T: +30 26260 23991- 3,

April 2, 2019