Anara Durand

Anara has journeyed through the world of dance since early childhood.

In her teens and early twenties, she  studied contemporary, flamenco, contact improvisation, jazz, Egyptian raqs sharqi & nomadic dance in London, Somerset and Egypt. She regularly attended barefoot, shamanic and ecstatic dance sessions and found a love and authentic attraction towards ecstatic dance, leading to a practice of Gabrielle Roth's 5Rythms for over 25 years.

At the age of 18, Anara was introduced to a pioneering hypnotherapist & reiki master; Christine Green, an extraordinary therapist and founder of Wellbeing Consultancy in the UK.

She began an intensely transformational and educational journey with Christine, learning about the positive alchemy that can take place between mind, body & spirit, with access to tools used in hypnotherapy & psychotherapy such as Austin Technique, N.L.P, Brandon Bays 'The Journey', E.F.T, Hypno-Analysis, to name but a few. She learnt how to re-programme the subconscious and to heal the root cause of historical or ancestral karma.

She has also learnt several healing modalities including reiki, shamanic, sound and crystal healing.

Anara  adapted  some of the methodologies to fit within her work as an holistic dance movement practitioner.

She spent a year studying Acting, Voice and Movement at Central School of Speech & Drama, and a degree in Fine Art at Central St. Martins where she developed a love for landbased art. This led to her studying  permaculture and sustainable community development. She lived for a year in the woods at an eco permaculture educational community in north Devon where she took part in teaching permaculture, introducing people to the concept of rewilding and converting zones of the forest from commercial pine into a woodland of native species. She then spent a year at Eco Forest, a permaculture community in Southern Spain, where she took part in teaching permaculture and  brought her art practice and holistic dance movement therapy to the land. 

She found that raw nature provided a more sincere mirror for her clients and explored the ways in which together rewilding and holistic dance movement could support the whole being and the community.

She has studied professional diplomas in hypnotherapy, past life regression therapy, safe and effective dance practice at the British Ballet Organisation and attended  for a year of dance movement psychotherapy at University. She is currently studying a Masters degree in History of Art at Bristol University. Anara is also a reiki master and sound healer, poet and author of mythical childrens' stories, set in magical landscapes. 

"Your work is cutting edge" 

Clare - Uk


''Anara's dance form is a Great Initiation into self discovery, to be able to express and harness a special Medicine that emerges from our Genetic Global Heritage.''

 Louise - Uk

"Just to say thank you for helping me gain such confidence to allow me to feel free and confident enough to let go  all on my own !.  It was a first for me and a positive experience, I am grateful for the environment you have created which allows us all to feel secure enough to do this.  "

Susan - Uk

 
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