Desert Calling – Morocco 2019

Welcome  to « The Call of the Desert… »
– 2 January 2019 to 10 January 2019

I am delighted to invite you to Morocco, where I was born and raised, for an exceptional immersion experience south of Marrakesh:

« The Call of the Desert… »

The desert can help us to shed our old skins, experience profound silence, share the warmth of community, and taste the timelessness of mother nature.

This will be an opportunity for us to dance and be danced (as the Moroccans like to say: « AL MAJDOUB », which means « to be danced »), to be born and reborn, and to open ourselves to limitless interconnection.

Omar will lead several 5Rhythms waves and Johanna will lead periods of meditation  for those who wish. You’ll also have a chance to immerse yourself in traditional Moroccan culture. The teaching will be both in French and in English, so feel free to join us for the adventure!

Workshop date :
– 2 January 2019 to 10 January 2019
Photos by Joahnna Magin Phd

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Photos by Joahnna Magin Phd

Video performance with Omar in the desert

Photos in Nature

Johanna and Omar

Omar’s teaching is grounded in simplicity, gently welcoming movement as it arises in each individual. Born and raised in the Moroccan tradition, he explores the boundaries between Moroccan trance and modern dance. Also trained as a professional actor and storyteller since 1995, he brings a sense of playfulness and joy into his classes and workshops. He teaches in Paris, Lille, Toulouse and Karlsrhue in Germany, and leads retreats every New Year in the Sahara desert.

What say 5 rhythms teachers :

«Omar! Thank you for expanding my universe far beyond what I thought was possible. I was transported by our dance to another realm. Fullypresent, flying high on instinct and intuition, wings open to the stars.Thank you for your dance. You are beautiful. Until we meet again. Keepsharing your magic!
Lucia Horan »

« Omar brings to the teaching the quality of improvisation and awakening, a joy that springs every moment in the dance »
Peter Wilberforce one of the first worlds 5Rythmes in France