Join us for an Alchemy Spinning workshop, deep into the heart of the foundational values that inspired Kumu on February 16th, 2014 at Interplay, Oakaland.

Our world is full of compassionate people doing “good work,” and yet the destructive complexity of our society continues to spiral.

For compassionate action to be transformative it needs to be wise and free from any obfuscations of culture, mind, or ego.

This somatic workshop, led by Kumu Innovator Raquel Santiago, will take us on a journey from not-knowing, all the way to transformative action, as we discover our ability to tap directly into basic human goodness through our fully embodied presence.

This consciousness-expanding, somatic workshop uses breathwork, dance, movement, yoga and chakra meditation, building up to the unforgettable experience of Sufi-inspired Alchemy Spinning.

Open to any person of any age and fitness level. No previous dance or spinning experience is necessary
Date: February 16, 2014 9am – 1:30 pm

Venue: InterPlay, 22273 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612

Cost: Gift Economy. Kumu follows the Gift Economy principles and we are pleased to offer this workshop as a gift. Gifts back are accepted but not required.

Please RSVP -and honor your RSVP. Space is limited. RSVP as soon as possible. Do not forward. Per invitation only.


Raquel Santiago

Founder of Alchemy Spinning

Raquel is an international dancer, dance activist, yogi, and transpersonal somatic therapist, originally from Barcelona, Spain, She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She is trained in contemporary dance, butoh, Middle Eastern, African, yoga and meditation. In addition to Alchemy Spinning™, she founded Crisalis™, a somatic therapy to treat eating disorders, sexual abuse, and trauma. Dubbed “the new Isadora Duncan of the Environment,” Raquel has danced for UNESCO, Shambhala, TEDx, and other venues and organizations.

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