Lou was born in the center of Paris, Luk was born in the center of Brussels, we met in the center of Berlin, and Baziel grew in Antwerp. But far from all the urban unrest we have inevitably fallen in love with Alentejo on one of our journeys. The robust nature, the elegant landscapes, the simple life have brought us like a magnet to one of the southernmost regions of Europe. We have chosen to start a new life here in the midst of this immense silence and beauty. Nature gives us the power to rediscover the source of life and discover that you don’t need much to be happy.
The Alentejo is a province in Portugal with a strong energetic and authentic power. It attracts people who seek a new meaning, away from capitalism and consumption. It is increasingly becoming the birthplace of new communities with a strong ecological and spiritual mission. People with a strong heart connection with nature and with each other. But equally good people who want to take it easy. Slow and calm are words that fit well with this region.
Look closely at the eyes of Alentejanese, they are filled with light, they reflect the sunlight during the day and the starry skies at night. They radiate happiness and fulfillment.
We are very happy to live here with our son and thankful for what life has to offer us here.
After a long and intense professional career dedicated to dance and performance Lou develops further herself into the field of somatic practices, based on healing and self inquiry. For more than 30 years she dedicates her life to the study of self in motion. Specialized in the profound sensitive abilities of the being and how its subconscious manifests through embodiment and movement patterns, she mainly applies her researches to her performative art and shares it through her pedagogic and therapeutic approaches which she defines as Embodied Philosophy and Energetic Physiology. Louise is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner. She embodies Chi Kung, Tuina, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement and Yoga for more than 20 years.
Luk has devoted his life to the study of theater. Theater is a place where people and communities are healed. It shows the vulnerability and fragility of people, allows us to fail and mercilessly exposes our intimacy. Theater shows what is swept under the carpet and what is unauthorized or taboo. Theater airs up because it shows what we all know, but doesn’t dare to say out loud. In many publications (books, essays, articles), he bears witness to his passion for exceptional contemporary theater makers. He specializes in how theater makers shape their ideas and how creative processes on the rehearsal floor contribute to that creative imagination. After a life devoted to teaching and research, he focuses on the art of touch. Introduction to tantra and years of deepening in various tantric inspired courses were decisive in this new path.