DANCE YOURSELF AWAKE
9am – 4pm Sunday 13 October 2019
“NO SHOES, NO BOOZE, NO SET MOVES, FIND YOUR OWN GROOVES”
A day of Conscious Dance that has no structured steps or choreography.
Conscious Dance is a practice using music and movement to find our essence as expressed through the body. If we tune in to how our body wants to move; in harmony with the dance, we encounter connection and meaning; love in all its guises. This is possible when we show up, let go, move and breathe; when we embrace the moment we are in without agenda or judgement. Music and guidance will carry us through this journey. Dancing consciously gives us the opportunity to feel what is going on right now in our body and to express what is. Gabrielle Roth, founder of the Conscious Dance practice, 5 Rhythms, said, “the quickest was to still the mind is to move the body.”
This Dance practice leads us into meditative awareness, planting seeds of intention, exploring breath, structured and fluid movements of Yoga Asana that journey beneath the surface of the mind. This is more about how it viscerally feels, less about the form of postures. Music helps us transition into free movement, moving from the inside out, expressing our essential selves. A shared journey into rhythmically induced meditation.
The first time I taught Conscious Dance, one of the dancers told me that he had never felt so much joy and freedom in his life. He used to wonder at people dancing wildly at festivals, assuming they were all high on some substance. Now he knows he can be his own source of embodied freedom; it’s through movement in time to rhythm; it’s called dance 😉
During this day NeLi will share the essence of the practice. You will have the opportunity to reflect, ask questions and set your own intentions for two practice sessions of Conscious Dance. A basic / moderate level of fitness is desirable, however “dancing” may be expressed by a simple tap of toes; everyone uses their body at a pace and style that suits them.