María Cañizalez Jerez

Biodanza Facilitator and Biodanza Festival North Organiser

Originally from Venezuela, I teach Spanish to adults, children and young people. I work as a nanny to a beautiful girl who is accompanied by three beautiful dogs! And I am a fully qualified Biodanza teacher, specialising in Biocentric Education, Biodanza for Older People, Biodanza for Children and Adolescents and also Identity and the four elements. I am a member of People Dancing: The Foundation for Community Dance, and an Affiliate Member of the British Psychological Society. I have been a firm believer in the positive power of Biodanza since I first encountered it in Italy in 2006. In 2011 I  began organising popular monthly sessions in Manchester, and I facilitate weekly classes and monthly workshops in Manchester and Sheffield and I am eager to bring Biodanza wherever I am invited to do a taster class. I now want to spread the word more widely, by offering Biodanza to institutions and care settings as a pathway to better mental health and wellbeing. I live with my family in Manchester and I enjoy yoga, hiking and languages.