San Francisco Friday Night Practice

~ Rhythm and Flow ~

8-Week Series, Fridays 7:30-9:30pm

January 10th - February 28th, 2020

@ Bija Yoga, 1348 - 9th Avenue

San Francisco

This 8-week series will be a satisfying experiential dive into the key theoretical foundations within Biodanza for both new and experienced participants. At once fun and deep, it will be an opportunity to weave the individual and collective threads that support us in fully showing up for our lives and doing what we are meant to on the planet.  


  • Awaken your zest for life and reconnect with your playful nature 

  • Improve your ability to relax and let go

  • Reinforce your organic rhythms and natural state of flow

  • Find a new sense of being at home in your body, and greater ease in being you

  • Boost your wellbeing through joyful experiences rather than mental effort


Biodanza is a system of movement and inspirational music that promotes human development. A commitment to your weekly group practice is a commitment to your own growth, to co-creating a space that facilitates mutual transformation and allows these changes to take root in our lives over time. As we continue to show up for ourselves and each other, we begin to manifest in all new ways.

Pre-registration encouraged! 

$160 for the series / $25 drop-in

Paypal or Venmo - / 415-717-3578

Each class builds on the next so the sooner you start the series the more you will get out of it and you are welcome at any time.  

Led by IBF Certified Biodanza Facilitators:

Julie Neustadter ~ ~ 415-717-3578

Clara Rubin-Smith McKie ~ ~ 415-694-8843

Clara Rubin-Smith McKie is a lifelong dancer and a movement teacher on a mission to make dance accessible for everyone. She first experienced Biodanza in Chile in 2000, and completed her three-year teacher training in 2007, with further specializations in Biodanza for Children and Teenagers, Biocentric Systems for Organizations, and Progressive Class Integration. Her monograph, "The Roots of Well-Being: Biodanza in Pregnancy, Babyhood and Beyond" focused on creating conditions supportive of growth and well-being with both families and people of any age. Clara’s work is informed by a background in community development and a focus on communication that includes an interdisciplinary degree in Anthropology, Modern Languages and Dance, experience as an interpreter/translator, and training as a mediator. As a certified Biodanza Facilitator, Clara leads groups in English and Spanish, and has taught a wide range of ages from many walks of life. Her children and students continue to be two of her greatest teachers.

Julie Neustadter's charismatic and loving nature makes everyone she encounters feel at home and welcome. She facilitates with warmth, humor and depth. Her ease in showing vulnerability and her inspirational passion for life create a safe haven for her students to open their hearts, connect with their playful nature, express their emotions, and support profound positive changes in their lives. As a certified Biodanza Facilitator, Julie completed her 3 years of training in 2012 and later her thesis "The Path from Depression to Joy". During the past 7 years as a facilitator she has deepened her training in Canada, France, Portugal, Italy and Spain, gaining specializations in Biodanza “Voice and Percussion,” “Biocentric Systems for Organizations," “Progressive Class Integration,” “Identity and Instinct and the Animal Archetypes," "Gender and Identity," and "Self Esteem." Julie has a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and studied movement with Anna Halprin for 2 years. In addition to her weekly classes, Julie has facilitated at Northern California Dance Camp, Whistlestop Healthy Aging Center, and at Dance4Healing, a study on the healing effects of dance with cancer patients. She is currently collaborating with trauma therapists to bring Biodanza to women recovering from trauma.