Dance – the Alchemy of Celebration
Through dance and meditation we explore the profound alchemy that happens when we bring the heart, dance expression, silence – and the magic of celebration – to whatever is happening inside of us. In the workshop, with the deep love we discover in the heart, we learn the art of welcoming our challenges with YES, rather than seeing them as ‘problems’. Through this alchemy we will work with issues and feelings that are there in our lives, facing them in a new way that transforms our energies.
Being Yourself –
Dance, the Joy of Rebellion
Through Dance Alchemy, we find the roots in the physical and emotional body of the voices of conditioning that tell us how to be and not to be – and keep us small and afraid. In this group we unearth and question the limiting ideas of how we should be. Facing them, and expressing the life energy held within them as it is, allows the false to be burned away. As we dance the life energy that is our birthright, we can begin to relax into being ourselves – just the way we are right now.
The Power of the Heart
The power of the heart – the power of Yes to what is, is the only real transforming force. And it is opposite to the whole training of the conditioned mind. The possibility for a life-changing, revolutionary self-love can be found only in the heart chakra. In this group we will enter the heart and allow its’ unknown mystery to be revealed. Through heart meditations, dance alchemy, breath, celebration, loving communication, guided sensory exercises and many surprises we move deeper and deeper into the acceptance, power, vastness, welcome, allowing, trust, and joy that is found in our own heart center. Together in a very protected space we allow the heart to transform us, and journey to the beauty and silence within.
The Joy of Feeling
Emotional Aliveness and Emotional Intelligence Through the Power of Dance
Life is a poetry, not a problem. When we re-discover the flow of emotions and sensitivity that we had as a child, life becomes that way again. When we reclaim our birthright, the right to feel, the right to a beautiful, colorful, deep and poignant life, then our feeling ability becomes a joy – rather than the suffering created by our society’s teaching; that emotions are something wrong, to be hidden, avoided or condemned. We discover the beautiful possibility of dancing to express feeling, and of celebrating our emotions as they are – so instead of a problem, they can be the poetry of our soul.
Without awakening our emotional aliveness we cannot enjoy the depths and beauties of relating, friendship, and the trust of life. Through this group process we can unwind the patterns that have haunted our relationships, health, creativity, and all areas of life. We will practice tools to take with us into life, to learn new ways to live our emotions creatively, and new ways of relating from vulnerability, tenderness and self-acceptance.
We cannot change the past, but we can rekindle our body’s healing power, and through love and meditation, bring to ourselves what was missing in our emotional upbringing, and begin this new way of living, loving, responding to life moment to moment!
The Body Remembers
Releasing Trauma through Dance Alchemy
We human beings live in a body-mind system that is deeply complex, sensitive and interconnected – what happens mentally and emotionally is also imprinted in our body memory, which involves the brain, the nervous system and the unconscious mind. Our system has the innate ability to heal itself when there is a painful incident or situation. For many of us, our movement and expression has been inhibited in the way we grew up, so that natural capacity cannot function. So, even if we have understood a certain feeling or pattern, we may still be reacting not to the present reality, but to a past traumatic event or situation, and this even may reinforce the original trauma. This creates pain and suffering. This can reinforce the original trauma, and create more pain and suffering.
Through Dance Alchemy, we begin to let the body speak, unwinding it’s tensions and traumas in a safe, loving atmosphere. The process of unwinding the body allows the body to come back to it’s own natural healing capacity. Through group processes, including loving touch, somatic exercises, and healing hypnosis we deepen the healing and find new creative possibilities. We no longer have to react helplessly, but have a chance to learn the joy of responding to life.