That may sound odd.....after all, this is where you spend most of your time...right? But how tuned in are you to the intelligence that your body holds? How aware are you of all that is stirring within?
This body-based mindfulness practice asks you to relax your intellect, quiet your brain, and connect with the messages you receive internally. With presence and engagement, while looking through a lens of curiosity and playfulness, you will learn to attune to the knowledge of your body, rather than reacting to or responding from it's perceptions without even realizing.
You will learn to move from your center and in alignment with what your body is feeling and needing. It is not therapy but has therapeutic elements as this experiential approach reveals emotions and patterns of relating and engaging with yourself and others..
Everyone is welcome, movement will be tailored to you......you're body is in charge.
Starting in March, there will be a weekly gathering on Sunday evenings online. In these classes, there will be a facilitated start to help you to get grounded in your body and to turn your attention inward. From there, the evening is up to you. I may give more guidance throughout the evening, you may be on your own. Each class will be unique. Use this class as a mindful/meditative experience, express your emotions through movement, allowing your body to play alone or in connection with others. There is a lot of freedom in this practice....bring what you need to the dance floor and allow your body to support you and lead you.....exploring the music, movement, and the moment. Register for Sunday Classes here.
There will also be pop-up Dancing with the Elements events. These will be announced ahead of time (through the newsletter, website, instagram and facebook), and those who sign up will be sent directions. to our meeting spot These will be held rain/shine....dancing with the earth, sky, and all of the inspiration that provides. Music will be a backdrop, but we'll try to tune in to the sounds of nature as well. Smaller groups....I'll limit the number of those who can attend. Masks required.
The next level of depth will be the Soul in Motion Class Series (The Women's Circle followed structure in January 2021). These will be short 3-5 week offerings (once again, dates will be announced) with a specific focus. I'll be providing more structure and facilitation, while also allowing some freedom to play and experiment with what you are learning about letting your body inform movement and expression rather than your thoughts or the outside world. It'll be about connecting with how things feel rather than look, maybe even having a new experience of inhabiting your body! This is a practice to support you in how you move and respond to the world both on and off the dance floor. Perhaps an easier entry point for those who are anxious with starting to dance, or those who would like some more parameters. It can also be beneficial to expand the vocabulary of your dance, to deepen your practice, or to take you to places you haven't explored. Once again, I'll meet you where you are.....let me know, listen to your body, honor what you need.
Finally, there will be workshops that will have even more facilitation and guidance. These will have themes that will help you to determine if it's something you'd like to dive into more deeply. Our bodies play a role in our social and emotional lives and we hold patterns that often are outside of our awareness. Awareness creates choice, and more choices allow more freedom. These workshops will be aimed at uncovering unconscious ways of being, re-learning, choosing.
A beautiful, embodied way of noticing.....