Enlivened Body Knowing:
Dance practices for alchemy and re-patterning
An Online Course - Begins Sept. 9, 2020
An invitation to sharpen your instincts, dance to delicious music, unravel patterns and nourish the Earth.
During these times of shape-shifting and uncertainty your body is a wise guide who can sense the way forward. She can hear the living languages of the Earth...
English language and other latin-influenced languages are structured to separate us from the Earth and our bodies while encoding domination, oppression and conflict.
In a conference I attended recently Lakota Elder Tiokasin Ghosthorse said, “We’re using the same language that put us to sleep to try to wake up”.
Our bodies understand the living languages of the Earth and can guide us in indigenous ways of knowing beyond spoken language. In this moment where societal structures are loosening, it’s imperative to change our inner landscape to reflect the world we want to create.
Dance Medicine for Alchemy and Activism: Transforming old habits into new possbilities
Through movement we connect to the Earth of our bodies and re-member our essence. We can explore new ways of feeling and being, and consciously re-pattern old ways that have bound us or limited our perspectives. Movement can help us to widen our horizons of what feels possible.
Dance helps us to access the truth of our bones, the knowing of our flesh, the depth of our heart and the wisdom of our soul. The movement practices in this course can support you to deepen your relationship to the Earth of your body, and listen to the instincts and language that your body uses to guide you.
Your body is a living animal that expresses your soul and can help you track your destiny, and align your actions with Earth's living systems and the new world that is longing to emerge.
Our flesh is composed of the very Earth that is undergoing so much devastation at this time. As we restore ourselves we restore the Earth. As we restore the Earth we restore ourselves.
During our movement homework I'll guide you to explore what feels nourishing and opening to your body, while finding movements that soften tension and create space. We'll have specific themes each month and opportunity with guidance on how to interpret what your body tells you through movement and postures.
Our Journey at a Glance
Through simple practices and prompts we'll explore the following themes...
Fearlessness - In session 1 we'll explore embodying our inner warrior, while acknowledging our inner worrier. Practices from this class will support you to anchor and deepen confidence in your own embodied knowing and ability to navigate life's ups and downs moment by moment.
Playfulness - In July we open the door to possibility through engaging the wisdom of playfulness as a remedy for rigidity and pushing upstream. Movement practices for the month will be focused on playfulness/releasing judgement.
Curiosity - Building on playfulness, we dance into curiosity... Noticing our triggers and what feels uncomfortable, along with relationship patterns and dynamics that feel restrictive or stale (with others, yourself or possibly money etc). Movement is a way to open the door to curiosity, which is closely connected to the state of wonder.
Re-patterning: Now that we've come in as the curious observer and made some observations we can pick a couple things to work with. This is where we turn up the heat of dance alchemy - engaging your inner warrior, expanded by capacity to be playful and curious. From this place we can acknowledge patterns that are stale/colonial/boring/harmful and play with shifting boundaries, allowing new life to flourish and the openness for spontaneous embodied knowing.
Alignment - In August our movement exploration will be centred around listening to our deepest truths, guided by our bodies knowing and aligning with Gaia's rhythms. We'll listen for what feels balanced and enlivening - through the unique language of our own body.
DATES: Wednesday's Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 4
Our sessions are 75 min. beginning at 7pm EDT (on Zoom).
ALL SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED and sent to you the following day!
This course as PAY WHAT YOU CHOOSE <3
I ask that you tune into your intuition and listen for what would be the right exchange to participate in the course. CHOOSE AN AMOUNT BELOW AND CLICK TO REGISTER
Registration is open for 30 participants...
If you feel turned on by a monthly dance date to support your personal evolution and daily pleasure SIGN UP to RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
***HST is added at check-out 13%
*** You will be charged in Canadian dollars
You'll receive an email on Tuesday June 23 with the webinar link for our 7pm EST Fearlessness dance exploration! I look forward to this journey together <3