We will meet again on 18 March to spend Po\wolna Sobota (Slow Saturday) together: to be, breathe, look at one another, learn more and discover new things. In March, we will talk about how good it is to dream and about waking up, about the sense of touch and women’s kitchens. Po\wolna Sobota (Slow Saturday) will also feature some workshops: Po\wolna pobudka (Slow Waking Up) with yoga and an evening relaxation with a dance journey into our inner self. Kraków5020 is the organiser of the event and KBF is the event’s partner. 

Po\wolna Sobota (Slow Saturday) will begin at 9.00 am with po\wolna pobudka facilitated by Justyna Kozioł. Justyna’s day-to-day activities include intimate group classes (Joga na Ruczaju) and the organisation of weekend excursions with yoga for women as well as the annual Summer Yoga School. During the Po\wolna Sobota (Slow Saturday) in March, the focus will be on working with the hips and pelvis, their mobility and strength. Healthy hips are the basis of balance in our body. This is where forces and tensions intertwine. Mobile, agile and strong hips also mean a better flow of fluids, impulses and a better communication between the lower body (legs, the sense of grounding, certainty, safety) and the upper body (hands, feeling of agency, decision-making, responsibility, courage).

At 11.00 am, we will talk about our dreaming and waking up.

In connection with the World Sleep Day on 17 March, we decided to invite specialists in scent and aromatherapy to Po\wolna Sobota (Slow Saturday) in order to talk about how to sleep better, for example using scents, perfumes, essential oils, as well as supportive habits and rituals.

As spring is just around the corner and some of us also want to prepare for it, we will also ask our visitors: aromatherapist and florist Iwona Sulik, a creator of essential oils, Kasia from R.A.W. as well as Piotr and Łukasz from the Dragonfly Olfactory Studio perfumery about ways to wake up for the spring.

We will spend the Po\wolne popołudnie (Slow Afternoon) from 2.00 pm with Krakow chefs. Rene Redzepi, currently notorious (for his overly radical ways of managing people), the chef of the Danish Noma restaurant long regarded as the best restaurant in the world, used to say in his interviews that women sometimes make better chefs than men. However, they often go away to work at school canteens just to have time for themselves and their children. How do young women find their way in restaurant kitchens, where military rigour often prevails? How are Krakow female chefs build their own rules of operation in restaurants? We will talk to three of them: Zuza Hronowska from Astrid, Magdalena Kisielewska from Nowy Bufet and Klaudia Sewiło (aka Klauderka) from Mezzalians.

During the slow interview at 5.00 pm we will learn what the sense of touch is and why it is so important.  Historie Dotyku is a collection of 702 fragments focused on the sense mentioned in the title. Moving at the intersection of poetic prose and philosophical essay, the authors describe touches that are simple and tender, touches that come to mind first and also those that are difficult, forgotten, overlooked or silenced. The open structure of the fragments does not impose a reading style. They can be read on a linear basis of browsed at random like a map that does not show just one path.

We will end at 7.00 pm with the po\relaks: with ‘Dzikie Pląsy’ (Wild Dancing) or a dancing journey into our inner self with Samia Mandragora. During our meeting you will go on a journey into your inner self to the accompaniment of music that makes your body want to dance! This is what Samia said about dancing: ‘[…] it is the primary power of expression that has accompanying the humanity almost for ever. Dancing does not necessarily mean a specific style and learned steps or choreography. The dance to which I invite you is a journey into your wild and primal nature. In movement, we can gradually mute the mental layers that bombard us with messages all day long. In this type of movement, you can satisfy many of your needs and longings. Dancing opens you up to feel more fully, highlights what is most important to you at the moment and makes space for your emotions.’

The curator of Po\wolna Sobota (Slow Saturday) is Aga Kozak, a teacher of good life, mentor, journalist and personal development coach. Free admission will be available separately for each part as of 12.00pm on 13 March at kbf: tickets.

Due to the limited number of places [especially at the Po\wolna pobudka (Slow Waking Up) and po\relaks (After Relaxation), one person can only collect one ticket. In case you cannot be with us, please LET US KNOW – the waiting list is usually long and your ticket will immediately go into someone else’s lucky hands!

Kraków5020 is the organiser of the event and KBF is the event partner.