This class is based on my Movement Medicine training, therapeutic work and background as a Dance Teacher. I am offering a movement based process, that has worked for me in terms of my own healing and integration.
I am currently running my classes as distance classes, with an optional zoom check in space and a music download and picture of the altar for you to dance at home. This months class is taking place on Mon, 6th November. Please contact me if you want to join and I will send you the details.
Here is my invitation for you for this month’s class:
As we come face to face with the cycle of death and rebirth in late autumn, we are once again with the element of water. Nature teaches us to let go of what no longer serves us and so we can return to our essence. As the sun’s power declines and earth’s vegetation slowly dies, this aspect of water is taking us into the depth of our emotional world, which lies beneath the level of consciousness. Here we find the behaviours and beliefs we’ve developed in order to cope with what happened in the past, the parts of ourselves we’ve had to abandon in order to survive, the baggage we have carried for others, the tears we didn’t cry and many other things. This time of year offers us an opportunity to let go of what no longer serves us. It also offers us an opportunity to excavate and love the parts of ourselves we sent into exile when we were children, because they were too painful to cope with or unacceptable by authority figures whose approval we depended on. If we can stay with and dance with our feelings, no matter how scary or painful they are, we are gifted with the alchemical gold of transformation.
The invitation for this month’s class is to give space to what no longer serves us in our lives – perhaps an identity, a relationship, a dream that didn’t come to fruition, a survival pattern. I invite you to give this aspect of yourself to the dancer inside you – so you can witness and release it through your dance. As we meet our feelings related to those aspects with love and consciously release them, we create the ground to birth a new, truer self. As always, I will be sharing a practice that has been helping me to do this.
If you would like to join this month’s class, please let me know by Sunday, 15th November and I will send you the music, pictures of the altar and guidance to connect with the element. If you would like to join, but can’t make it on Monday, rest in the knowing that the dance space will hold you whenever you dance, as it is held by the music and altar.
I will be holding a ‘pre-dance zoom space’ before the class on Monday, with a led mind-body meditation to settle into our bodies, connect with the element and the opportunity to share what we find. If you would like to join, please click the zoom link at 6.30pm.
If you would like to dance at the same time as me, start the music at 7.15pm.
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